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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Decisions

"It does not take much strength to do things, 
but it takes great strength to decide on what to do"

~Elbert Hubbard



Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2010

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Here She Is Again...Danielle!


     
Once Upon Another Time- Cover

Announcement from the proud aunt:
Last time you met her here, she was a photographer setting up her first business website.  
Today I'm inviting you to listen to the debut You Tube performance of my niece!
I wonder what she'll do next!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Good Stuff in the Sunday Morning

Just about every day something interesting comes my way, through my email in box and the posts of friends or family on Face Book.  Some days it is like a stack of presents, which leave me learning, energized and happy to live in this age of shared information through technology.  Some days I feel a sense of overwhelm that just about suffocates me.  There is too much information, too many people...just too much, which makes my eyes burn and drains what feels like my last braincell.  On those days even the great places and people I usually embrace are too much and I shut it all down.
That was not the case today.  
This morning was filled up with goodness! 
First there was an interview with a favorite poet (quite possibly my all time favorite poet) Mary Oliver.  I listened to her soothing voice on the car radio as she spoke and recited a poem from her new book.  Each sentence said felt quotable...made sense...touched me in some way.  Reading her poems in the NPR post instantly adds her book to my library book list.  And reminds me I need to read her work more often.  I need to read more of her work period.

Next I came across a post on my Face Book feed by one of my favorite writing web sites, Writing Our Way Home.  The husband~wife team always share mindful writing and living practices.  Today's post also shared quotes from a book that catches my eye.   
Acorns Among the Grass looks like a book I would enjoy and so, 
I also add it to my library list. 

Then my guy turns on the news, CNN.  I am not really listening, I am taking care of some important matters.  But the excitement in the newscaster's voice draws my attention.  I lift my eyes to see skydiver Felix Baumgartner free-falling through space from 128,100 feet.  I can not help but get excited with them!  Amazingly enough, he lands on his feet, doing a little jog, before kneeling to embrace earth once again.  Wow!

What a Sunday morning!
I think I shall go sit in the warm breeze, listen to the crows and hawks 
and embrace my 'Earth' cloth for a little while.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day too.

*NOTE: Thanks to Deanna for quickly finding the Felix Baumgarten link and saving me the searching time involved in sharing this.

UPDATE: Then came this one:
http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/2012/08/butterfly-effect-update-37.html
Filled with butterflies and links to a wonderful project.  There is still time to be involved!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Seeing Wings

Tonight while eating dinner, I have been watching Winged Planet on the Discovery channel.  You can find it here.
I've watched courting dances and lessons in the water for little ones, imprinted on a man, not their mother.  And I've watched them fly...seen the sky, from a birds-eye view!  Wow!
I am so fascinated by the old theory...ya know if you buy a new VW Bug...then you see VW Bugs e v e r y w h e r e you look!!!  Along with all of the winged exploration Jude has been doing over at Spirit Cloth, I have been noticing 'wings' everywhere!  Today alone while I went to one store to pick something up, I saw butterflies on stationary/office products, pillows, on the rear window of a parked car, and even in an age marking on the asphalt!  Then I got home and turned on the TV to 'Winged Planet'!
I love when this happens!
What have you been noticing on your daily travels?

And 'Winged Planet'...Reminding me of the Magic Feather Project that Jude has been pulling together, with the donations of stitched feathers (&stones) from many in the world wide community!
So, as I begin my day with the screams of the hawk and close the day tonight as the crows called to one another on their way towards home, I basked in the cries and imagine feathers and wings.  Feeling grateful for the many ways we can soar.

Feathers, Pow Wow 2010

Flight over Sedona, AZ, 2009


Blogger is not cooperating with me adding any more old photos.
Rats!
Well, imagine great shots of the Monarchs that visit California and hang out for a while :)
Or imagine any winged creature of your own and tell us about it in the comments!


Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2012