Pondering

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

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Seagull

His sorrow was not solitude,
it was that other gulls refused to believe the glory of flight
that awaited them;
they refused to open their eyes and see.
~
Richard Bach, 2006

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Fungi and Moss

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Sweet Orange Tomatoes

Orange tomatoes – like eating candy

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Fern Shadow On Rock

Fern shadow on rock

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Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit

The kiwi are getting a nice size and there are lots on the vine this year.  They like their new location in the orchard.  Looking forward to our own fresh, organic kiwi in a month or so.

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Bye Cuz

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Sechelt Waterfront

Sechelt Waterfront

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Roberts Creek Beach at Low Tide

Roberts Creek Beach at Low Tide

Swimming Lessons

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Touring The Coast With My Cousin

Gibsons Harbour

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Catching Up With My Cousin

Last time we saw each other, we were little kids.
Now we’re big kids
who still love to talk, laugh and enjoy good food.
Finding my cousin and getting to know her
is one of my most precious adventures so far.
The same blood runs in our veins,
there’s a connection there
that time nor others selfish choices can destroy.
So happy we found each other again cuz.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Freedom

If you can be with the pleasant without chasing after it,
with the unpleasant without resisting it,
and with the neutral without ignoring it –
that is an incredible freedom.
~Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

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We’ve Got Company Coming

I haven’t seen or talked to my cousin for over 60 years.
Today she’s coming for a visit.
We’ve been emailing for the past three years,
catching up on lives we missed being part of.
Can’t wait till you arrive cuz.
See you in a few hours.

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Brains

We can walk on the moon
and mine gold from the sea

but we can’t figure out the human brain.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Sunday Morning Prayer

Bowing poppies

Thank you for this very special place you gave us over 40 years ago. 
And thank you for protecting and preserving it.
In spite of our wanderlust and mistakes,
loggers and well-meaning friends
we are still here where you placed us,
happy and grateful to be.

Whatever comes in the next chapter of our life
I pray our daughters and grandchildren 
will experience the peace and contentment here.
Not lack of problems nor perfection,
not complete silence but quiet enough to soothe the soul.

May they see beauty not just work,
birds and not just mosquitoes,
sun and not only shade.
Please help them choose to shift their perspective
toward what is good and lovely
when most in our world only seem to see
what is not.

©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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