Thursday, June 30, 2011
Throughout history, the weekend of the Fourth of July has been one of the most dangerous of all. I guess because of it being summer and usually very warm every where, people tend to have more parties. It's very easy to forget what you are doing , especially if your having a good time. So all I'm asking all my Sparkfriends to do is be aware of how much you are drinking and partying. Be safe in all you do.
If you are out on the water in a boat or other water craft, please wear your safety vests. Please keep a close eye on the small children around you and keep them safe. Make sure they are wearing flotation devices if they do not know how to swim.
Remember, moderation in all things. Let's all try to make it through this holiday with out any mishaps. Spark on and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This afternoon when I took Buddy for a walk, the sun was in just the right place. As I approached the pond, the sun was hitting the water in such a way that the section where the current runs through, looked just like a carpet of sparkling diamonds right down the middle of the pond. It made me want to reach out and try to capture some in my hands. There wasn't a sound except the breeze sighing through the leaves. It was just one of those perfect moments in time that mother nature gives us from time to time. If we are patient and watching.
That's one thing I've been trying to learn, patience. We are all hurrying through this life and some how we seem to be missing a lot of the little things that make life bearable. So I make myself, take at least 20 mins out of each day and just take the time to appreciate my surroundings. 20 mins to catch my breath, 20 mins to just absorb. It really leaves me with a sense of peace, especially when its been a stressful day.
Some of you will say, I don't have 20 mins. Then take 10. Just make sure you slow yourself down and take some deep breaths and take a good look around, pretend your a little kid and be fascinated by a flower or a bug or even a rock. Take this time to clear your mind. You'll feel so refreshed. Find your beautiful place.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I got very lucky, I went out to weed the veggie garden today, and what did I see, deer tracks walking all around in it. He never touched a plant. I was so surprised. I expected that he'd have eaten at least the beans and peas, but nope . He was just checking it out I guess.
I'll have to keep a closer eye though. Maybe the plants weren't big enough for him yet. He might be back. I say he, it is probably a she. Well, it could be a small moose, we've got one who is wandering around the area. I saw him over by the pond the other day.
I had walked Buddy over to the pond for his evening walk, and we were down to the Dam. I heard some rustling on the other side and at first I thought it was just the wind blowing the trees and bushes, but I kept watching and pretty soon, out he came. He's very young . Luckily he was on the other side of the dam and Buddy really wasn't paying attention. I don't know what he would have done with that.
We did also successfully hunt up another turtle that same night , so Buddy is feeling quite triumphant. His Friend "Frankie" (a husky) , got bit on the nose by a snapping turtle the other day. He's okay, he just lost a little skin off the end of his nose. His master said he didn't learn though, he went right back for more. She had to really fight to get him away from it. Mother Nature can be dangerous.
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