The Wood Pecker’s Chronicle

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I remember the cartoon called Woody the Wood Pecker, this guy on this Birch tree isn’t quite as colorful or loud as Woody was. Watching him peck into this tree, I can say one thing that, for a small bird he has one heck of a strong beak. While camping deep in the Wilderness, there were many different birds that I have seen, with the Eagle being the one most viewed daily. All these birds fly around so open and free, with no worries of anything as they fly around. Then there were the Loons and the Canada Geese swimming in the lake and moving about as free as the birds flying in the sky. Maybe if there is reincarnation? I would love to come back as a bird, more specific, the American Bald Eagle, because they soar among the thermal in the sky as free and with a worry free mind, plus as they fly they do it with the greatest of ease. The Eagle is a big bird with a big wing span and when he fishes in the lake, it is awesome to watch as he swoops down on it’s prey, then grabs it within its claws and fly’s away to the nest they call home. When the Eagle swoops down to grab the fish, they make it look so easy like maybe I to could just reach in and grab a fish? But as I try, I then find out it ain’t so easy.

Just as we walk our paths through this journey of life, they to being the Birds also have a path to follow along their journey through life. We share this planet of Earth with many other species, but some may think we own this planet? on the contrary, God created this planet for all to coincide with each other, to enjoy and travel their journey in peace and happiness, but we the Human species through Greed and Stupidity, have made all our journeys become painful and full of chaos. We have totally forgotten how to share anything with anybody anymore, all we want is me…..me……me…… all the time, with no respect or regard for anything around us. This was not God’s vision when he created all within this planet, but it is how we Humans have evolved through our own stupidity and the need for Greed. We have ruined all the Habitats of all the other species, with the building up of all the land around, then we wonder why we are now being visited by some of the wild creatures around us? It is not uncommon for a Bear or a Moose to run through our yards today, simply because we have torn down their homes, to build up our homes to sell and become more greedy. Now we look for cleaner energy like the wind mill farms, where the Government wants to put them up by the 100’s, but unless you take the land from the people, where then will you turn? cause if you turn to cutting down more tree’s to open up an area for these windmills, now your forcing the animal world out of their homes, to try to blend in somewhere else and where do you think that somewhere else is? Correct, right in our own back yards. The bottom line for all the corruption and greed we see today is, everybody has their hands out for the green paper, with no regard or respect for what is around them anymore.

With all this corruption, greed and stupidity around us today, I would love to be an Eagle right now, simply because they are a protected bird, being the symbol of our Country and with that said, they can fly freely to where ever they want to go, with no worries of where they are going, not too mention only the Bear is as good as a Fisherman as they. Ahh!!! the beauty of soaring the great blue yonder, seeing everything from up above and then shitting on all the corruption below and I would know where just to drop the little turd bombs, then laugh as I fly by…….then as I return to the nest that i would call home.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, just as all the other species around us. to stop all this corruption and have no regrets, we first have to start respecting all that is around us, then we have to eliminate the greediness that has engulfed us, so we then can walk our paths in peace and all our journey’s will be happy for all.

 

” The American Bald Eagle is a beautiful bird, that simply soars through the sky with the greatest of ease”

” Corruption, Greed and stupidity has engulfed us all, time to respect all that is around us, to end the ugliness that has engulfed us”

 

” We wouldn’t want anybody to force us out of our homes, why then do we do it to the other species”

” Woody the Wood Pecker in the cartoon was fiction, as the real Wood Pecker blends in to the environment and isn’t as flamboyant”

 

Why do they call it the Loon???

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This bird known as the Loon, is also known as the Maine state bird. Not sure how it received the name of Loon ( have to research this), but the sound it makes is so soothing, as you sit lake side and relax watching the sunset  to the sound of the Loon.  The Loon is a quiet bird that goes about it’s business very quietly, it doesn’t bother anyone as it swims around the lake with no worries in the World. As good as the Loon swims above the water, it swims very well below also, you see him in this picture here and as you take the shot, he will duck under water and swim to the other side of the lake, like a fish beneath the water. The Loon and the Eagle as well as a few Herring, are what I saw most of as I camped for a week in northern Maine, mixed in with a Moose one morning at 4:00 am. I was woken one morning by some splashing outside my tent, but as I slowly opened the door, as to not alarm what was out there, I saw a Moose splashing water on himself/herself, wish I could of taken a picture, but didn’t want to startle the Moose with the flash, as it wasn’t light enough to take the shot without it. We all need to take a break every once in a while in a place where peace and serenity are everywhere, We all want to go to the exotic places where there are way to many others with the same idea, to me this is no way to totally relax, this could also be a big reason why there is way too much ugliness in our Society today? When most go south for the beaches and heat, I go north for cool and the mountains and around these mountains is where you find the peace and serenity, front and center all around you.

Like I said the Loon is a quiet bird that goes about his/her business and doesn’t bother anything around it, so why then the name of the Loon? I can think of a few of the species of the Humans that should have the name the Loon, simply because some are just a Lunatic, that will harm and hurt you, without thinking twice about it. We should all be like the Loon and enjoy everything that is around us, without trying to hurt others, in order to try to control everything around you.We all at one time or another have been a Victim, or we have Victimized someone else? It could be something simple like giving the finger as someone cut in front of you on the road, or maybe you got angry and punched someone in the face breaking their nose, or maybe even mentally like, not acknowledging someone, that just wants to be a friend? Either way you have been a creator of a Victim, or maybe you have been the Victim of this similar behavior?   Until we all treat each other with respect and dignity, this ugliness will never go away, we are the real Loons or lunatics here as we walk our paths of this journey through life, because the Maine state bird known as the Loon, is a peaceful bird that soothes you with it’s sounds as the sunsets on the lake.

This picture is so peaceful on so many levels, the calm water of the lake making the travel of the Loon easy across it’s journey, then the Loon just swimming along as peaceful as can be and unless you were looking out into the lake, you would never of saw him. This is what peace and serenity is all about, this is how to totally relax and wipe your mind clear of all the negative thoughts. As you sit in your chair lakeside and watch the sunset, listening to the soothing sound of the Loon, Then clearing your mind of all the ugliness, this is how to totally relax and as you relax, with all the pressures of everyday escaping your body, you will fall quickly asleep, leaving you with real sleep and not just closing your eyes, so you can function at work the next day. This could be the answer to all of us in this Society and for the why of, how this ugliness has engulfed us all. We simply don’t take the time to truly relax and to truly get the rest we need, in order to function properly, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” why call this beautiful bird the Loon, when it is nothing but peaceful and bothers nothing along its journey”

” To totally relax is something we all need to learn and take the time to truly do”

” Negativity breeds this ugliness around us, time we all do our part and let the negative thoughts go once and for all”

” Instead of the name of the Maine state bird being the Loon, maybe something more peaceful would of been more appropriate”

 

The Real true Beauty that is around us

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This is a mountain range in Franconia Notch, within the state of New Hampshire, One of the most beautiful of Notches that New Hampshire has. Once you reach the summit of any of these mountains, then walk across the ridge between each mountain, really there are no words, just quite simply……… it will take your breathe away with the beauty, especially on a beautiful sunny day with no clouds. For those yet to embark on any kind of real hiking and not a simple nature walk in the woods…….. what are you waiting for? True the journey to the summit may be a bit physical, it may take some work to walk the trails to the top, but the end result will leave you in awe for the rest of your life, not too mention, actually seeing all the true beauty of God’s Country, the way he envisioned us to seeing it.

Within this Society we all live, we don’t take enough time to enjoy all that is around us and I don’t mean, watching all the ugliness that surrounds us, or maybe keeping an eye on someone walking down the street, then wondering if they will try to break into your home? To truly enjoy all that is around, go to places that you normally would never go, go trekking on some trails that actually give you a workout and takes some work to walk, go camping in places that don’t offer you a swimming pool or nightly events for campers in the recreation hall,  go camping in places that are deep within the woods and your devices won’t work or even get a signal, that is the problem in this Society, people are afraid to go away from being plugged in to any device. There is a lot more to this journey of life then we even think about in our daily lives, we get so caught up in the crap, we then forget about the real world out there among us. I get the fact that we all suffer some life events at one time or another but what we forget is, instead of suppressing the crap deep within ourselves, fix what needs to be fixed, so we can continue walking our paths with confidence and strength. When we are strong and confident, our self Esteem then flourishes which helps us achieve all that we set out to do, when we suppress we then become someone we are truly not, which then leaves us within the world of self doubt, which is a place that has zero beauty to it at all. We all need an intervention in this Society, we all need to fix what the true problems are, so we than can continue to walk our paths of this journey through life, with strength and confidence, to be better and be at peace within ourselves and what is around us.

There is a lot more to all our paths of this journey through life, all we have to do is go out and explore, do things that take us out of our normality, change is good and when done correctly, change can be great for us all as we walk our paths of this journey. Go hiking up a mountain that offers you a challenge and that in return, will have your breathe taken away by the sure beauty that is around you. True you may become addicted to this beauty, but I would rather this addiction, then any evil addiction, like drugs… alcohol etc….. If hiking is not for you, then take to some real camping, like being one with nature and camping so deep in the woods, that your alone with your thoughts to unwind and clear your head of all the cob webs, that this Society en-plants within you. Real Primitive camping is how our true Ancestor’s lived, these are the true Warriors of Mankind and us today are totally weak compared to them. We have become so lazy with all this technology at our finger tips, that we have totally forgotten how to truly live anymore. We have become so dependent on being plugged in,  that we have forgotten how to unplug and enjoy all the true beauty around us. We have become so crazy within this Society, that we complain about everything around us, instead of really doing something about it, when we complain of everything we will never truly see the beauty around us, which will then have us become bitter of everything including becoming bitter of ourselves, which then lets self doubt enter into our lives as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

There is a lot more to life and walking our paths then being plugged in all the time, get out and enjoy all that is around you, simply by doing things out of the ordinary and taking you out of your normal life. Go out and explore in places that you would normally never venture, go trekking through the woods and see what kind of true beauty awaits you? Unplug from your daily routine and get plugged into a whole new world to you, a world that has no electricity and if you walk far enough, you just might find the true you, the you that has become lost within this ugly Society of today. We as Humans are very unique to each other, but when we keep attacking one another, only shows just how dumb we have become within this Society and the fact that we all need a major intervention, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

 

” The true beauty awaits you, all you need to do is unplug and explore what is around you”

” Hiking and camping to some is too much work, but it is work that will give you the biggest rewards”

” Unplug from your devices and get outdoors and plug into the true beauty of life and truly find the real you hidden inside”

” Change is scary, change can be difficult, but when done correctly, change can be the greatest thing we will do”

 

The Dawn of a new Day……

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Each one of us wakes up each and every morning, some earlier than others, but truly just how many wake up to actually see the Sun wake up with them? How many actually wake up and look at all the beauty and sense of calm around them? It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to figure out that, the poll for these questions would be scarily low and I say ” scarily”, simply because the fact that there are very few that actually pay attention to what is around them.

The calmness of the morning and the sight of the Sun waking up, is enough to calm the soul within you, it is enough for you to reflect on the past issues, so you can take action to fix them and move forward stronger and better. The problem lies within us because we have become too lazy to take action of anything anymore, not too mention we have become too scared because of all the ugliness around us.

I would not want to choose to be a Police Officer today, only because when you put that badge on to go to work on a daily basis, you can’t say with certainty that you will be going back home to loved ones. This is the sad reality for which we all live today, these officer’s did not sign up for this, I know their job is to protect and to serve each community for which they live and work, but with all the ugliness within this Society, no Profession that any of us sign up for should be life or death profession. I blame we the People within this Society for letting it come to this, next blame is aimed straight at our so called Leaders of this Country, for a failure to lead and a failure to work together with their Peers for the good of the American People, not to mention a total disconnect with all that is around them.

We all want greatness, we all want success, we all want the American Dream, I have a news Flash for you, the American dream doesn’t exist anymore, simply because of greed and the fact that we have become too lazy, to put in a good hard days work anymore. We all want the easy way, we all dream of winning ” Powerball”, so we to can have enough money to work even less than we are today, then when we don’t get our way, or our dreams turn into nightmares, we then become angry to all that is around us and we will never see the calmness of the morning, let alone watch the Sun wake up each morning.

All this ugliness around us is the total fault of each and everyone within this Society today. Those that have achieved success have turned their backs on those still struggling, and the ones that have not turned their backs, are looked at by the rest of us as a lunatic, or someone that is crazy? Jealousy is another way for us to look at each other with a sense of inability, we see someone that has succeed and we then look back, with a sense of jealousy which then leads to anger of that person, when we look at someone with Anger, it then snow balls into an Anger that then grows throughout this Society. We all have our issues, not all of us can own a Company, because then there would be no worker’s to make these Companies great, but when there is a disconnect between the Companies and its worker’s than the company fails, just like the Leaders of this Country having a major disconnect with their Peers and the ones who voted them into office, now you have a Country going down faster than the Edmund Fitzgerald or the Titanic. We the People are at fault for being lazy and letting this chaos go on for to long and our Leaders are at fault, for not Leading us as they said they would when we voted them in. Can you say Term limits……. I just did and we need to get rid of the career Politician before they have a disconnect with all that is around them. Time is now for us all throughout this Society to get busy working, get busy fixing all our issues, which then will help fix the issues of our Society, so we all can move forward peacefully, through happiness, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The Dawn of the new day is so peaceful and calm, time to experience it once again so we can calm our souls moving forward”

” The morning Sun brings light to each day, it’s time to get rid of the darkness to see the light”

” to achieve success and greatness, first you need to work very hard and when the going gets tough, step up even further and work that much harder”

” This ugliness around us comes from somewhere, time to accept responsibility and stop pointing the blame elsewhere”

 

To look deeply into what you see

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This picture is taken just above 3,000 feet and you can see that you are getting above the tree line, but what is even more spectacular of this picture, is that you can see more clearly of what is around you. This was in the morning and as the sun burns off these clouds, you can even see as far as the eyes can see, you can see more clearly of the mountains around you, as these we are looking at are within the Franconia Notch area. You can’t quite make out the tall peaks like Lafayette or Liberty, only because of the low lying clouds, but once they burn off, the view becomes much more popping to the eyes.

This Notch I would have to say is the most beautiful to the eyes, than all the other Notches throughout the White Mountain Region, especially where I have seen it from multiple angles and on top of multiple mountains throughout the notch and I must say, there is no bad angle, when you really look deeply into what you see.

Within this Society we all live, we totally take for granted of views like this, because we are too busy to look deeply into what we see, some may go to places like this, but do you really look at what you see, or do you just go to these places to say ” Ya… I have been there”. Places like this are totally part of God’s hard work, just so we can visit and really look deeply at what we see, a place to go and totally unwind, from our everyday nose to the grind type of living with our jobs, so we can try to make ends meet, a place to go to think and clear our minds, that gets filled with the everyday crap, a place to go when we are feeling overwhelmed, feelings that we don’t understand because of some of the Life Events that may cross our paths. We all struggle at one point or another along our paths of this journey, it is places like these that when we look deeply into what we see, we can go to think, look at all the true beauty around us, be alone with our thoughts to chat with Jesus and better understand ourselves and our thoughts, clear our minds of all the crap, get back in touch with ourselves, our true feelings and emotions, so we than can move forward better and stronger along our paths of our journey through life.

Views like this will definitely take your breathe away when you look deeply into what you see and when you let yourself feel the true feelings that is within you. in this Society it is looked at as a weakness if you let your feelings show, or even let yourself cry when you need to cry, but if you fully take advantage of places like this, we all can move forward better and stronger throughout Society and as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

 

” Franconia Notch of New Hampshire has a beauty so great, that you need to look deeply into what you see, to see just how great”

” Life above the tree’s is so fragile, you need to experience it, just to see how delicate life truly is”

” God worked hard to create this Planet of Earth, we just have to look deeply into what we see, to truly respect all his hard work”

” This journey through life just isn’t about gathering all the material things and having all the money, just look deeply into what you see to truly see all the true beauty around you”

 

The many faces of Change

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Change is a force that you just can’t avoid, although some may tend to try and act as if there is no such thing as Change, but in order to move forward and be better and stronger along this journey of life, there has to be change, or we would simply wander through this journey, without walking confidently in all we do along our paths.

The many faces of Change with all it’s different expressions, some change is very minimal, as other change will change who you truly are, whether good or bad. One day you can change the way you cut your hair, but on the other hand a change in lifestyle can and will always be the most difficult kind of change. Within this Society most will resist change, simply because they are afraid of the unknown factor it brings to us, we all fear the unknown, but when you move forward slowly and methodically along your path, accept the change that comes, we will find that we should never fear change, as change can help us grow stronger and be better as we walk our paths along this journey through life.

Within this Society we tend to think that we know more than each other, we are better than each other, but seriously we are all very similar to each other, just that because we are so unique to each other, change that is good for one, may not be the right change for another. The unknown part of change we should not fear, we should embrace it, learn from it and our past mistakes, so we then can move forward through change, stronger and better than before.

This picture shows a side of Change that we never look at, on this Bald face of this mountain, there was once a Face that was naturally cut into these rocks, to those that live in New England this face was known as ” The Old Man of the Mountain”. This old Man kind of owned this rock face for many many years, as he was cut into the rock face through erosion, well….. a few short years ago that same erosion has taken him from this rock face. This is Nature’s way of bringing Change to us and from this Change, some because they can’t deal with the change properly, are trying to develop a way to bring the face of the old Man back to the face of the rocks. The Old man came to us to show us the beauty of the rock face, now that he is gone, we need now to get used to the bald face rocks once again and see if erosion will bless us with another figure on the face of the rocks.

True when I travel through Franconia Notch, which was the home of the Old Man of the Mountain throughout my life, I am sorrowed that when I look up he is not there, but at the same time I can embrace the change and see the true beauty on the face of these rocks. True the rocks may look bare now without the Old man, but it is exciting to look deeply on to these rocks every time I go up that way, to see if maybe there is another formation being formed by nature, for us all to relish once again as we travel through Franconia Notch.

Change is a force that affects us all, the many faces of Change may look different to us and make us fear the force of Change, but if we embrace the Change, learn from it and our past mistakes, we then can move forward through Change and be better and stronger, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

‘ The Faces of Change are not there to scare us, they only simply are there to guide us to prosperity to be better and stronger”

” The Old Man of the mountains has made us look up for many years, now that he is gone, let’s look up and see the real true beauty of the mountains of Franconia Notch”

” Fear not the unknown part of change, conquer your fear so change can make you better and stronger”

 

That is on big Bird……

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This bird is known as a Herring, it is one of the biggest birds I have seen as it stands pretty tall, with a wing span just as big. You notice how it sort of blends in with it’s surroundings, at first glance it kind of looked like one of the tree stumps around it.

As we look at this bird, think about all the different kinds of birds out there, you don’t see them squawking and calling each other a ” Racist”? This is only done by us the Humans within all the other creatures that walk this planet Earth. We the people of this Society are our own worst Enemy, we would rather bicker and fight each other, instead of walking our paths of this journey through life peacefully and happily.

Simply just look at our so called Leaders of this Country, they can’t even have a friendly disagreement, without either fighting with each other, or just clamming up and doing nothing, which then the People of the Country are the ones that really hurt from their disconnect. Then because of all the troubles of our Leaders, we the People see this and continue it throughout the streets, which does nothing but create more drama and chaos around us all. When the life events happen to each of us and yes we all have these events come to us at one point or another, instead of fixing the issues ourselves from the events properly we either do nothing, or we take it to the so called Leaders and try to make them file a bill against whatever the event was that came to you, but what we should of done in the first place is, fix the issue properly ourselves, so we then can continue moving forward stronger and better than before. You also add in the Political Correction throughout this Society and the fact we are afraid to do anything properly, for fear of offending somebody, now you have some pretty ridiculous bills that are trying to be passed by these so called Leaders. With this Political Correction we are all trying to make each other happy, but the reality of it is, we are all sad and hurt very deeply inside our souls. We all should never be afraid to look each other in the eye and tell them straight up the reality of anything, instead of   tip toeing around like we are walking on eggshells. just like a movie quote from A few good men, ” You can’t handle the truth”!!! Hate to say it but in this Society of Political Correction, this quote is right on. Just like within our Leaders of our Government, when they or anyone of us disagrees with our President, now we are a ” Racist”?? Come on now People its time to grow a backbone, fix our issues properly, so we all can get back to walking our paths of this journey through life peacefully and happily.

Just like the bird in this picture, we all belong to a large species, not all the members of the Species are the same, or even look the same, but yet unlike the birds we the People of our Species, do nothing but fight and disrespect each other every chance we get. Why do we keep on doing this to each other, we see that it does nothing but bring more ugliness around us, but yet we just keep on defying each other. The why we do it? Your guess is as good as mine and we all can guess just like we all have an opinion and you know what the saying is to we all have opinions? I think we all should simply just coincide with each other just like the birds around us,  fix our issues properly from the events that may come to us, so we all can walk our paths in peace, then be as happy as a bird singing each and every morning.

 

” The Herring bird is one big bird, there are bigger birds and they are all part of the beauty of this planet”

” Diversity is all around us it is within the animal kingdom as well as the Human kingdom”

” A true Leader just simply goes about his business, the rest think they can lead but in reality they make everything worse than it was”