A Red Red Rose

May 29th, 2015

Red roses

 

This is a close-up photo of a floral arrangement I put together using red roses. 

 

A Red, Red Rose

By Robert Burns


"O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile."

 

I've got red roses, and Robbie Burns on my mind it must be the season finale of Outlander this weekend LOL. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Outlander! 

 

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Seeking The Mystical

May 15th, 2015

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour."

- William Blake

rainbow 

I took this photo with my cell phone camera approx 2 years ago outside of St Jacobs, Ontario after a brief, but intense storm. 

My tree

Taken last Summer. An ancient cedar tree I like to tell my secrets to. When I learned I was very sick with a potentially life threatening illness a couple of years back the first being I told was this tree. When I learn I had weathered that storm I too told this tree.  

My own most powerful mystical experiences have always involved the natural world. I would suggest to those who are seekers to spend time alone with nature either hiking in the wilderness, swimming in the ocean, or even just walking through a neighborhood park. I find that my mind always feels better even with just brief a sojourn in nature. I fill my pockets with rocks, and pine cones, twigs and things so I remember. :)

 

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Pond Life

May 5th, 2015

Some of the critters that call High Park in Toronto, and the surrounding ponds and wetlands their home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wendigo Pond is named after nearby the Wendigo Way, which is a quiet residential street. Both names refer to a very scary aboriginal myth of a monstrous spirit. Although I don't know it, I'm certain there must be a really cool and interesting reason behind the naming of strret and pond after this creature. Well I surely hope that is the case. 

 

Not So Wordless Wednesday Tuesday

Signs Signs

Youth Is Not An Age

May 1st, 2015

 

There is such a joyfulness in youth that  I hope they will never fully lose. My daughter and some friends of hers a few years back goofing around at a local park. They are all off to University now....where does all of the time go.  

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."  ~Sophia Loren

 

 

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