Sunday, 4 October 2015

Have a Soulful Sunday

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
~George Eliot

This Thanksgiving
For the Beauties and abundance of the earth
For Family near and far
For friends old and new
For the gift of each new day
And the chance to make a difference
Let us give thanks.

I am always thankful for my many blessings
and you are certainly one of them.

Happy Thanksgiving each and every day
We celebrate our beautiful Canadian Thanksgiving
October 12th but I celebrate my beautiful blessings each and every day

My friend Matthew made this beautiful arrangement 
for my balcony

Happy Soulful Sunday

Our beautiful niece Michelle and her friend being interviewed in  Toronto
Soup recipes

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Rabbit Rabbit

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees....
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream...
~Ernest Dowson, "Autumnal"
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"Autumn is summer's flamboyant farewell."
~ A A Fitzwilliam
☼⁀⋱‿✻ Dancing into the seasons...

Happy October everyone

Rabbit Rabbit

My Sweet Love in Seoul celebrating a week of love
with his family there for Chuseok

I ℒℴνℯ….ღ Fall

Justin about age 3 the same 
age as Logan above is currently

Now Indian summer arrives, a change of season that is more a sense memory than a date on the calendar. Finally the heat is passing. Gradually family surroundings don a rustic palate of jewel tones that dazzle with their beauty. Let October seduce you with her charms. "Beguile us in the way you know." Poet Robert Frost entreated the season of abundance. "Release one leaf at the break of day."
From the book
Simple Abundance
A daybook of Comfort and Joy
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~ George Cooper

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Have a Soulful Sunday

Anna's Flowers in Kingsville

Owl you need is love

Logan always ready to travel and hop on another plane
for new adventures

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Logan learning from his Dad

he wants to climb the mountains too

Here we go (Smiles)

"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, 

full of wonder and excitement. 

It is our misfortune that for most of us 

that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct 

for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, 

is dimmed and even lost 
before we reach adulthood. : ~Rachel Carson
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Logan at Seoul Fest Seoul South Korea
with his parents

Have a soulful Sunday

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Shake
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp applesauce
1 tsp Torani salted caramel syrup (or 1 tsp caramel extract)
dash apple pie spice
1/2 cup greek yogurt (try an apple flavored one!)
2 tbsp sweetener (I use stevia)
1/2 cup sweet diced apple (I love Fuji)
Handful of ice
Blend until smooth, then enjoy!
Found on this site  
Thank you
My cousin Darlene is selling these
fabulous products 
Anna's flowers in Kingsville is one place to find them

Chantelle posted this on Facebook for her Mom
Congrats to Darlene Fox Lachance for getting this awesome product in over 30 stores throughout Southwestern Ontario! My favourite face lotion just so happens to be a product my mom now sells.You may start seeing this product around town, including local pharmacies and gift shops. Like her page or PM her (or me) for more information. It's sold at Anna's in Kingsville for one
My Son took this photograph in Thailand
even Monks carry their cell phones everywhere

Bella Luna watch for the moon tonight we are supposed to be in for a spectacular view

Perhaps I'll watch Moon Struck One more time
One of my favorite movies

Blessings on this Full Harvest Moon friends! Tonight is also a rare supermoon lunar eclipse, set to begin at 9:07 pm EST, ending at 12:27 am. The moon will go blood red and should be a spectacular sight - don't miss it!
The Full Moon in September is also known as the Aster Moon, Autumn Moon, Barley Moon, Dancing Moon, Holy Moon, Leaves Changing Color Moon, Chrysanthemum Moon, Little Chestnut Moon, Elderberry Moon, Drying Grass Moon, Maize Moon, Moon of the Full Harvest, Moose Moon, Moon When Deer Paw the Earth, Moon When the Leaves Fall Off, Morning Glory Moon, Mulberry Moon, Rice Moon, Seed Moon, Silky Oak Moon, Singing Moon, Wine Moon, Wood Moon, Yellow Leaf Moon.

"Happy Chuseok!" in Korean :

추석 잘 지 내 새요. (Chuseok jal ji nae sae yo.)
추석 잘 보 내 새요. (Chuseok jal bo nae sae yo.)
Wishing all my loved ones in Korea a most blessed and golden week
during Chuseok (their Thanksgiving)

Chuseok is one of the most important holidays of the year, a celebration of harvest and gratitude for its bounty of the earth.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Happy Friday I wish you Happiness

" There is a powerful exercise, quite simple , which I began to use many, many years ago.
Who would I have met on the way , be it a person or an insect , the first thought that I assume with respect to this point: "I wish you happiness ! " But most importantly, that this idea was indeed the very first , "I wish you happiness ."
It completely changes on what is going on between you and that person.
I say this from personal experience .
Sometimes it's very difficult when you meet the enemy when you find yourself face to face with an unexpected tough situation ...
And at this point you get an opportunity to create more space around you ... You see how it pops up this negative emotion , and before it will take "up" over you , you have time to convert it ... You see everything as it is: that's evident ignorance ; anger - not that other, as ignorance from my side, from their side..
Convert him, let go , turn into love.
Try it and see how much everything will change in your life . "
~ Richard Gere

Photograph and Text from Authentic Acceptance on Facebook

Thank you 

Something beautiful to share:

For the love of a tree,
she went out on a limb.
For the love of the sea, 
she rocked the boat.
For the love of the earth,
she dug deeper.
For the love of community,
she mended fences.
For the love of the stars,
she let her light shine.
For the love of spirit,
she nurtured her soul.
For the love of a good time,
she sowed seeds of happiness.
For the love of the Goddess,
she drew down the moon.
For the love of nature,
she made compost.
For the love of a good meal,
she gave thanks.
For the love of family,
she reconciled differences.
For the love of creativity,
she entertained new possibilities.
For the love of her enemies,
she suspended judgment.
For the love of herself,
she acknowledged her worth.
And the world was richer for her
~Charlotte Tall Mountain

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

First Day of Fall

"Autumn bowed to place a beautiful crown on the Queen of morning, and her velvet robes sway merrily in the chilly breeze." ~Terri Guillonnels

A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, create a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.

Judith a Linberg

A beautiful blog with wonderful autumn photographs

Owl you need is love

May your autumn be blessed with magical wishes

Let the ghourd times roll

This photograph courtesy of my cousin Wendy
a raspberry field of Celosia near their home



ƸӜƷ·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.Happy First Day of Fall

At no other time does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds."― Rainer Maria Rilke

Most photographs from Pinterest or Facebook
on the autumn scenes
Photograph below courtesy of 
Wendy and Rob

Happy 30th Wedding anniversary my beautiful cousin Wendy and fabulous husband Rob

The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.