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Trees are poems…..

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Bomen zijn gedichten …..

Purplerays

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.”

~ Kahlil Gibran

Photo: #unknown . White Wisteria
Text & image source: Jain 108 Mathemagics
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High Recognitions . . . We must enrich the Earth with love and kindness.

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Kindness to Animals

Becoming is Superior to Being

Control Road to Crystal SpringHouse Finch On Old Rusty Wheel — Image by kenne

Kindness to Animals

Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live:
Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs you save at home,—
As his meat you throw along
He’ll repay you with a song;
Never hurt the timid hare
Peeping from her green grass lair,
Let her come and sport and play
On the lawn at close of day;
The little lark goes soaring high.
To the bright windows of the sky,
Singing as if ’twere always spring,
And fluttering on an untired wing,—
Oh! let him sing his happy song,
Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.

— Anonymous

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Where It All Needs to Start

Uninterestedness, self-centredness, self-assurance, lust are characteristics of all times. But as time goes by, it is important that man pays more attention to how he lives and how he relates to the environment, the other creatures that the Creator has provided for man.

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“We must think critically…” to check what to nurture and leading yourself towards love – guiding to a place of courage and compassion, generosity and hope, joy and kindness and forgiveness and integrity.

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Looking forward to a year full of Kindness

Kindness to Yourself

Adventures of the Madcap Christian Scientist

You know, this stuff didn’t start with Trump. The greed, the racism, the me-firstness, the bullying, the dishonesty, the corruption, the mean-spiritedness – that stuff has been a part of our society and politics for a long time – the only difference in the last couple of years is that it’s come out in the open – people almost seem proud of their hate and greed and dishonesty now. And to see all of that being played out in front of us – in the open – is disheartening, yes. But… here’s what gives me hope: It seems to me that if there’s been a rise in acts of hatred, there’s also been a rise in acts of kindness in the last couple years – people seem, to me, to be more conscious and deliberate about kindness.

And that’s where it all needs to start, doesn’t it? The healing and…

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May…..

Purplerays

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

(traditional gaelic blessing)

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A Wayside Sacrament

Purplerays

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting ~ a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Wind Coming Down from the Mountains

 

     

Ancient Skies

100_5360As the winter storm roared through the trees, thunder rumbled rolling

through the valley, having been sent down the side of the mountain,

and I realized our spirits are so fragile, we often sense

the loneliness of the wind, with snowflakes swirling,

and yet inside our cocoons, we acknowledge the safety

and that God was never angry, even though

He probably does live in the wind

coming down

from the mountains.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

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Rapture ~ Vervoering

De Amerikaanse zeearend of witkopzeearend (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) mag dan over de gehele wereld wel een voorbeeldvogel zijn van gracieuze macht en vliegkunst, alsook een bijbels voorbeeld van zorg, de mens zijn onzorgvuldige omgang met de natuur had deze wonderbaarlijke vogels bijna uitgeroeid.
Gelukkig hebben zorgvuldige maatregelen voor milieubehoud en inspanningen voor biologische herintroductie in het Noordelijk halfrond bijgedragen aan het herstel van de verschillende adelaarspopulaties en hebben er voor gezorgd dat wij deze prachtvogels weer prachtfiguren zien maken in de lucht.

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Wonderen van de Schepping: De arend

The Eagles Have Landed ~ de Arenden zijn geland

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  1. Holler Lakes & Birds~
  2. Say Hi to the World’s Heaviest Eagle!
  3. Crowned Eagle!
  4. Bald Eagle Family on Their Kill!
  5. The Eagle Has Landed…at the Holler!
  6. The Eagles Have Landed~
  7. Castle Rapture~

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Elusive raptors
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when glimpsed (juvenile bald eagle)
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create

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rapture.

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Intelligent
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detached
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observant.
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Bald Eagles remind us of what we value.

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Cheers to you from the eagles who look to us for their survival~

Note: Bald Eagle populations were decimated in the wild in the United States. Careful environmental conservation measures and biological reintroduction efforts have helped restore bald eagle populations. Dismantling environmental protections may bring bald eagles back to the brink of extinction and beyond. Their survival is up to us.

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The Eagles Have Landed ~ de Arenden zijn geland

Bald Eagle populations in Southern California have been decimated in the past decades from residual DDT, habitat destruction, and human persecution. also in Europe at one point many different sorts of eagles had nearly disappeared from several regions, but slowly through nature conservation they come back more on the scene.

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De meest gekende en meest kenmerkende arend mag wel de Amerikaanse zeearend of witkopzeearend (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) zijn die een van de roofvogels is die in Canada en in de Verenigde Staten broedt. Aan het eind van de twintigste eeuw stond de vogel op het punt van uitsterven, maar de populatie is tegenwoordig tot een stabiel niveau hersteld.

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Soaring Eagles,

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touch earth,
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for a time,
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but never really,
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leave the sky.
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Their home is always,
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in the clouds.
Cheers to you the stunning eagles of Vancouver Island~
(Note: Dark colored eagle is a juvenile)

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Moment by Moment

Too many people have their eyes closed for the small things of nature and go places without really “seeing” those places and their beauty.

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