Each of us is but one in all of time!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Toad Tales

In 1980 we took a wonderful trip from Ames to San Francisco to Los Angeles to Phoenix to New Mexico ( I can't spell Albuquerque) to Colorado and back to Ames.

My favorite part of the trip was on the Pacific Coast Highway where we overnighted at Big Sur.
It was awesome.  Mother wanted me to drive to the Interstate after we had seen Big Sur but you really could not drive there from here.

Here are a couple of videos to give you a taste of it.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Night Music

Molly on Monday - With Cassie and introducing Todd.

 Molly here,
  B G and I have been waiting and waiting for my little brother to get here.  It has been a long time but finally he got here.

Before that our friend came for  a visit.  She helps BG get the house cleaned.

Cassie decided to be a pest.

So we had our conversation with a cat on the shoulder.

I wasn't too happy with that but it worked out.  I love it when she comes to visit as she is my friend.

And then some people came up with a new best friend to live with us.

BG said his name is Todd and so BG is going to call him Toddster.  I may just call him Woof.  BG has trouble saying Todd and sometimes it comes out Toad.

 We had met him before but we had to do some sniffing so we could get to know each other.

Here some information about him.  He is very skittish, and he was born 12/6/14.
BG got him a collar like mine so we match.

His dad is a Cocker Spaniel and his mom is a Golden Retriever. They were trying a small Golden.  We think he is nice and beautiful.

The only thing wrong with him is he is a little fearful.

BG says that is because he was in a kennel.  He still has a kennel.  It is his "safe place" and he goes in there to sleep.  He does not sleep on the couch and that is OK with me because I sleep there most of the time.

BG said he was afraid that he would not come in and out but he does.  When I go outside he scoots out to go outside and play on the snow and he helps me with patrol duty.  He met the Big Dog and that worked out.  He didn't like the kids in the neighborhood though and he barked at them.  B G is getting a "penny bottle" to help him with that.

 The family who were fostering him brought him to our house and that worked really nice.

They are nice people and they took good of him.

I will show a couple of videos at the end.  When I played them he perked up and tried to find where they were.

BG says he is a "work in progress."  I would love to have Brandon train him.

He comes and in out with me and so that was what BG was worried about.

His Foster family was really nice and they seemed to like him.   But BG and I will take good care of him.

There are a lot of pictures to see.

BG made this picture our Cover picture in Facebook.  We rather like it.

Todd is not quite sure what is going on here.  I think he feels abandoned.

We love our yard. And we can't wait until the green is green again.  Thanks for stopping by.  Woof!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Night Music


Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade,
But do not be disheartened,
The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep?
The source is within you
And this whole world is springing up from it.
~ Rumi

Imbolc" (the old Celtic name).
This holiday is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid's (pronounced BREED) Day. One of the 4 Celtic "Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. "
This is the seasonal change where the first signs of spring and the return of the sun are noted, i.e. the first sprouting of leaves, the sprouting of the Crocus flowers etc. In other words, it is the festival commemorating the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year.

"All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and
Frost envelopes the Earth.
But Lord of the Sun,
Horned One of animals and wild places,
Unseen you have been reborn
Of the gracious Mother Goddess,
Lady of all fertility.
Hail Great God!
Hail and welcome!"

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.
- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
~ Sarah Williams,

Light up in your soul, such fire of love…Burn altogether opinions and statements…The religion of Love is apart from all religions…For lovers, the only religion is God!
~ Rumi

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

One kind word can warm three winter months.
—Japanese Proverb

Without Love, the universe would stand still.
~ Rumi

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

"Like the bee, gathering honey from different flowers, the wise man accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions."
~ Srimad Bhagavatam

"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  - Thomas Jefferson