Nature’s Art…

July 24, 2020

Decided to dry these Long Beans for next year and think they look lovely as hanging art.

Hi dee Friday…

October 23, 2015

Glad you are here. It’s rainy, cool, and Fall with a touch of cozy. The grass naps quietly in the yard, hints of green still peeking through since the blanket of winter has yet to cover the little blades who insist on trying to wriggle out from the past week of warm temperatures. This time of year brings a delight to one’s nose when leaves are burned and bon fires mix with marshmallows and hot dogs. The quietness of outside broken by orange bright wood, conversation, and packages rustling to quell the appetites that nature brings to life in the evening time among family and friends.

It brings rest to mind and body.

As the South says, “Happy Fall, Ya’ll”.

Many times politicians try to distinguish themselves by it. Clergymen, businessmen, the local and national sect, all like to keep this safety phrase in their pocket to bring out and scan just like a credit or debit going through the register. And ALL of them are lying. They will not cross the invisible line. They ARE politically correct. They may go against the tide up to a point, but somewhere they are going to shy away from the REAL issue(s) that cause them to even remotely identify with being non politically correct. Political correctness is nothing more than bowing to those in power at the moment. Those moments are fast adding up and like it or not, change is coming. THINK FOR YOURSELVES. Get away from the television. Get away from the sports. Get away from the educational system. Get away from the religious institutions. Notice I said ‘religious institutions’, not God. There IS a difference. Here a word, there a law, they’ve all been slipped in with nary a bump on plenty of issues. Others, those just too hard to take at first, were consistently through days, months, and years put up to the public and distorted according to the purpose and plan of the perpertrators who finally wore down the resistance of those who knew better. Those who didn’t know, are seeing maybe for the first time in their lives, what is REALLY the fruition of their work, or else they are still blind as a bat and plunging headlong into the abyss still believing they stand for the right things, ie political correctness. It’s no longer a case of time will tell. The time IS here and time IS TELLING AND SHOWING each and every day. WAKE UP. THINK. LOOK. OBSERVE. REALLY SEE. I’m not telling you to be an isolationist, but I am saying with each encounter you make in daily life whether school, work, religious, social, etc. Start to question what you see, read, listen to and participate in. Don’t just be a warm body absorbing everything like a sponge and then letting the water run down the drain. Take what you’ve absorbed and put it into different containers to look and ponder on LOGICALLY. THIS IS A KEY FACTOR: logic is almost non-existent. Everything runs off EMOTIONS today. Next time you’re watching something on tv, pay particular attention to the background music. Ten to one, if you took out the music, you may not feel as inspired to give or do or whatever the case is. Images are also very powerful, so a better thing to do might be to turn your head and simply listen to the commercial instead of viewing it. Experiment like this until you come up with a workable method for distancing yourself emotionally to all the things out there. Give, give, give, is the order of the day. Whether in money, time, effort, acceptance, or a myriad of other things that someone ‘feels’ is the ‘right thing to do’. Nature in and of itself teaches that life is not fair. We had better go back and learn it. FAST.

Final Note: An article I recently read had an advocate who said something like, ‘We’ve had very few negative comments, so I’m thinking maybe people are saying to themselves,’Well, maybe I shouldn’t say anything.’ I paraphrased, not remembering the exact wording, but my what a powerful statement it is. It jumped off the page at me and fits in perfectly with what I’m trying to get across.
…………………………….UP IS DOWN…….DOWN IS UP……until you SEE & Change it…