This Weekend in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day on Monday. This Memorial Day weekend also begins the unofficial start of summer. It is a weekend as we begin the freedom of the summer weather, we celebrate the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives to protect that freedom. Wars have plagued human history since its beginning and every culture has tried to honour those who died trying to protect it. Above is an image from Arlington National Cemetery where in the United States we honor our soldiers. The Cemetery is a sea of white Tombstones of the lives lost to war. As we go about our weekend let us HONOR THE FALLEN!
I read this great article on how to build a Squirrel-Proof Birdfeeder. One just hangs the Birdfeeder off a PCV Pole. The pole is too slippery for squirrels to climb and the flimsy nature of the PVC will further deter the squirrels from climbing it. Above is an image showing how well it worked! The Squirrel is happily enjoying the sunflower seeds. Nature Will Find A Way! In spite of all of our science and technology, nature seems to find a way to circumvent all we do and overcomes all our restrictions we place on it. We must learn to work with Nature and in conjunction with it otherwise "NATURE WILL FIND A WAY!"
Above is an image of of a Frog on a Lily Pad. Things do not get much simplier than a Frog on a Lily Pad. The Lily Pad is appreciated by the Frog. It allows the Frog to get out of the water, it allows the Frog a platform to see predators coming to get back into the water, it allows the Frog to catch its food, and it allows the Frog a platform to call for a mate. The Frog appreciates the Simplest Thing in its life: The Lily Pad. We like the Frog are surrounded by some of the simplest things in our lives, but do we appreciate them or do we take them for granted? So often only we we lose them are they appreciated. If we lose electricity, if we lose hot water, if we lose our transportation, and please forbid it we lose our internet connection. These are some of the simplest things in our lives and we only appreciate them when they are gone. Let us start to appreciate the simplest things in life. When the light comes on be grateful, when taking a hot shower be grateful, when the car starts be grateful and when you get the connection to the internet be grateful. APPRECIATE THE SIMPLEST THINGS!
Above is an image of a Wood Stork about to "Stick A Landing" on a tree branch. The hardest thing about flying is not the flying, but the landing. We in our busy life do alot of flying around. We are moving from one place to another, going from one thing to another, we are on the go all the time, but how many times do we Stick The Landing. When do we begin to settle down in our lives. As we go about our busy day, let us think at some point in our day about calming down and relaxing. Let us think about "STICKING THE LANDING."
Above is an image of the view from our hotel from our trip to California. Both my wife and I have Fond Memories of that trip just one year ago. We all have Fond Memories of our Life. They could be from our childhood, our years in school, people we met, trips we took, or anything that was a favoriable experience. Fond Memories are the good times of our life and can bring us joy when we remember them. Recall your Fond Memories when you are down or sad and try no matter what stage you are in in life to have more FOND MEMORIES!