Hibernation


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Hibernation
It is a matter of orbits and tilts
Of light verses dark
Warm over cold
A means of survival

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To flourish
When all things seem alive
To hibernate
When life is frozen against the low angle light

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Each morning the sun moves along the horizon
It is that season
As day equals night

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To awaken
Out of a den
To emerge from the mud
Or beneath the matted leaves
Whether the earth is ready or not

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Life is stirred
Weaken, yet hopeful
To what life offers ahead

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Curious Friday: A Matter of Design


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Look around
Life made of small patterns
Small designs
Woven into the fabric
Of a world we see everyday
Easy to miss
One has to look close
Take the time
Yet when you see it
All the small patterns
All the small designs
The whole looks different
And maybe a better place

The picture above is of a fungus called Splash Cups or Bird Nest fungus – Crucibulum laevehe The fungus lives on decaying wood and the bird’s nest is the reproductive part. The little eggs inside are called peridoles that look like seeds but contain spores inside. The peridoles open and little drops of water splash into the cup spread the spores to surrounding areas.
They are usually only about a 1/4 inch in size.

How Few Words


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How few words can I use
To express all that
I see and feel

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For it seems more words I use
The less they seems real

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Finding that balance
I haven’t reach there yet
Nor do I think I ever will

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Entice


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The glory of life
In unspoken terms
Energy spent, wonders unfold

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Unmoving, yet searching for partners
Its’ nature a color, a scent
Offering a sweetness of life

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In return, one’s life may continue
With the seeds on the move
Then are bedded to the earth

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A cycle unbroken
With subtle changes within
Adapted with it chance of movement
To where it had not been before

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Essence of love


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Essence of love
Is the intricate sum of its’ parts
Each alone have it’s own value
As with a flower, a color, a scent that may be present
A petal, the pattern they follow
It is each that create the beauty one can see
Love is each and all those small things that one feels and wants to express
Love isn’t one thing, but all those things that make everyday
For us it is what each of us are and what we want and give to each other
For we see is the beauty of the other and give ourselves to it and that is the essence
That is the love, that is us together

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective


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This winter I have taken two airplane trips to visit kids and as I looked out the window of the plane I was in awe of the beauty of the landscape with all of it changes and at the same time sadden by by our footprint in all of it’s environments.
As one stands on the ground you can’t always see the true impact we have had on natural wonders of a living earth, it takes that different perspective even though even flying is adding to the changes that are occurring.

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From my perspective that is the problem – that of human dominance and our ability to take it all for our own needs; like a run away train without much thought of the future for us and all living things

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My photos don’t do it judice, so I might recommend a book “Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air” for it is fascinating photos of America’s landscape

Designs on the Land Exploring America from the Air by Alex S. MacLean, Jean-Marc Besse, James Corner and Gilles A. Tiberghien
“Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air”
by Alex S. MacLean (Author) , Jean-Marc Besse (Author) , James Corner (Author) , Gilles A. Tiberghien (Author) , Alex MacLean (Author)