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"August Winds" by Rolly A. Chabot

Updated on August 13, 2012
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Welcome as Always

Morning all to a breezy August morning here in Alberta. Still standing wondering where all the long anticipated summer has gone this year. Already we are looking towards the down slope to winter and I might add not looking forward to it either.

Enjoy some time with Quigley and I as we sit for a while and drop a few thoughts onto this hub.

Gather around and lets take a look at something I have been pondering this past while. Do help yourselves to what you like to drink and get settled in for a short hub this morning.

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Winds of Life

I love to stop and watch nature and all she has to offer. Everything around has its own story and the offerings are many. We can learn so much about the passing seasons when we take the time to study them.

Life is much the same as we pass through our own seasons. As much as we battle it we do run into the later years in life. You know the ones the fall and winter years. I must tell you that I fought it to begin with. You know all the silly things we want to try and we do with little or no regard for our safety. In my case the fastest cars, sky diving, fast motorcycles and scuba diving. Living life on the edge I suppose and yet living it to the fullest that was available.

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Life Storms

There are those days where we drift along a quiet river and draw in the clear clean air and are at peace. Then there are the days where we have some little irritations that change us. Then come the days when we find ourselves in a firestorm of pain and suffering.

At the end of the day when we place our heads on the pillow hopefully we can say we have done the best we could do and fall asleep with some peace. When I think back over the years and some of the firestorms I have been through I can appreciate just sitting back and saying "Well I guess I have reached this place called the Fall season of life. So what is next? Can we really be sure what comes next. There is little I can do about yesterday and nothing I can do about tomorrow. So I focus on today and what it is I can do to make it the best day that I can.

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Listening

I recall sitting at this waterfall a few years ago and wondering where the peace and quiet could be found with so much noise all around. After a short time it was found in the beauty all around me. The softness of the moss I lay on. The soft sound of the song birds and the crisp air that blew through the treetops.

We live in an extremely noisy world with traffic, sirens, TV's, blaring stereo's and just plain old noise. We all need to get away and be refreshed and recharged. It is here in places like this I get recharged. Find your place and leave all the yesterdays and tomorrows behind and seek what there is today.

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Offering

I have just released one of my books as a free download until this coming Friday for all who may be interested. The novel is the first in a two book series and is centered around the life of a young Blackfoot Native man who knew far to well the challenges of life and the obstacles he faced in his younger years. It reflects back in many ways to what we all face.

Thanks all for reading this smattering of thoughts today... know that you are all loved and may something here today give you peace.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      No wonder I like you so much! You speak the same language I speak. LOL Well done my friend! I always feel the peace after reading one of your beautiful works.

      Peace and blessings,

      bill

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Billy... I think we are both in that autumn or fall stage... hopefully we have learned something along the way...

      Hugs Bro from Canada

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Wow I just saw this and had to say that its funny but August is the windiest month over here in Oz too and I hate it, we've just come through a severe wind storm here...always blows a gale at this time of the month and I hate flying & driving in it...Oh! but your hub is so calming! How did you do that?:)Voted up & awesome & coming back for more!!cheers

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Carter06... great to have you stop in and say hello... glad you were able to find some peace... I better get busy as well and catch up on my reading...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Rolly, Is is always a pleasure to read your hubs. I am in the autumn phase also and watching the heath slip away form some of those that I love. I wish I could just travel up to your neck of the woods and sit my that waterfall with you, Quigley and your wife. I would love to be able to take in the beautiful natural scenery in your part if Canada. I downloaded the book and I want to thank you. God Bless.

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      lmmartin 4 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      No breezes here, Rolly. Just skin and hair drenching humidity and heat, with a thunderstorm almost every afternoon. Like you, I have a place where I revel in nature's solace. Lucky me, it's my own back yard. I must take some new pictures and write another hub about it, soon. Yes, I need an entire pitcher of water beside me to do the simplest of garden chores this time of year, but it is well worth the sweat.

      PS: I for one am looking forward to the winter months!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Pam... thanks for the visit and you and yours would be more than welcome to visit Canada. You would have a built in tour guide for certain.

      Hope you enjoy the read...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      "There is little I can do about yesterday and nothing I can do about tomorrow. So I focus on today and what it is I can do to make it the best day that I can. " What words of wisdom! I know too many people that either live in the past or worry about tomorrow missing the blessings of today. Love your smatterings!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lynda... That sounds like something I would struggle with the humidity... I was just out on the West Coast as you know in the Gulf Islands and I never drowned in the humid air. Take care of that garden and yes please do take some pictures and write us a hub... love your garden.

      Hugs from Canada

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      "There is little I can do about yesterday and nothing I can do about tomorrow. So I focus on today and what it is I can do to make it the best day that I can. " What words of wisdom! I know far too many people that either live in the past or worry about tomorrow. Today is all we really have. Let's make it count.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi lifegate... great to see you visit and really my friend I think we have all lived in the past or the future and where has it gotten us other than today...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi rolly, sorry I haven't been over, seems ages! we get caught up in our hub world and the real world and forget our friends on here who always make sense and write beautiful things. I know what you mean about sitting in nature, I sat in the little park today and was totally taken in by the trees, in my mind I was thinking how one of them seemed to stretch out to the other tree as though trying to reach it, and it made me feel like maybe all creatures, even plants and trees need company! I know, sounds silly but it really did look like that, I love trees anyway, I always feel that there is more to them than just standing blocks of wood, maybe they have a concsiouness too, I like to believe they do, hugs from across the pond! nell

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rolly, You write words of wisdom, we can't change yesterday and we know little about tomorrow. I love that old gospel song, ' One day at a time. ' Thank you for reminding us to live this day..Cheers

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Nell... Plants and trees do have much in common. Now that you are thinking along those lines here is a question for you. "What would happen if you disliked the tree beside you, too much shade, sucked up all your water, maybe to noisy, attracted all the wrong kinds of birds or worse yet gave a home to that pesky squirrel?

      The mind of a writer is scary is it not... glad you found some peace in the park and yes trees are wonderful living things. An old trick is when you feel tired rest your back against a tree for several minutes and you will feel refreshed.

      Hugs back at you

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Always... hugs for your comment and that song says it all does it not... hope you take advantage of the download I mentioned...

      Love from Canada

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have such a beautiful way of writing about relationships and nature, thank-you for another wonderful read.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      "Can we really be sure what comes next." This hub was so contemplative and beautiful. I felt relaxed as I read it yet it made me think. I am certainly in the Fall of my life...fast approaching winter...focus on today and do the best we can is the best advice you can give. Loved your hub. Your photos are beautiful and a perfect compliment to your writing.

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your beautiful word pictures,Rolly; I think of Frost's poem.."Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", and how this makes me feel myself..yet his words"miles to go before I sleep", seems to give me comfort and spurs me on to meet another day head on, come what may.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      wowww such a nice read...I enjoyed it completely.....no breeze here but the strong sun with lotsa sweat for sure. Though your cool hub is very enjoyable to read. thanks for sharing this one. All my votes and passing it on!

      deergha

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Christy... thanks for the comment and the kind words. Nature can tell us so much if we pay attention. After spending as much time as I did in isolation and time with the Cree Indians their wisdom of nature became an entirely new education. They have a special connection to nature.

      Hugs as always from Alberta

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi tillsontitan... I love the name you have chosen and the way it come about... thumbs up on your choice. I think all of us no matter if it the fall or winter of our lives have learned in the previous years and have come to that place of understanding and maybe just saying well today is here and living it to the fullest.

      I so appreciate the youth, you know the Springs and Summers. They are so technologically advanced and they are making some great choices through what they have learned. Good on them. Me well getting the snow shovel out for the winter years... better yet I could hire someone. Now that is wisdom... lol

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi whonunuwho... Frost has many such thought provoking poems and writings. I have a collection that I have held dear over the years and they are all classic. Each time I read his works they shed light on something new.

      Welcome to the Fireside and I do hope you enjoy your time here. May you find peace and be filled with joy.

      Rolly in Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi dghbrh ... first welcome to the Fireside... thank you for your comment and I do hope you get some cooling winds soon. The heat is something I would be struggling with...

      Rolly in Canada

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Rolly, you have got a point there! too much shade? cut it back a bit! lol!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Nell... good to see you here again... lol... stay tuned... did you get your copy of Smoothwolf... It is coming down tomorrow...

      Hugs from Canada

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