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Bits and pieces of June

Clockwise from top left:  Me (introduce yourself); first thing (a bird at sunrise); natural light (on the creek grasses); half (of two doors); line (of clouds) ; ice cream (or where the ice cream originates).
Clockwise from top left: Me (introduce yourself); first thing (a bird at sunrise); natural light (on the creek grasses); half (of two doors); line (of clouds) ; ice cream (or where the ice cream comes from if it was plastic ice cream, which it’s not, but I think you know what I’m going for here).

On the first of June, Karma invited us to join the #iHeartFaces photo challenge for the month of June.  Thank you, Karma, for another fun project!

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A summer song

Bringing the day
Bringing the day

When no one is watching Mother Earth, and most of the time no one is, she sings softly to herself.

~ Sharon Weil

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78 degrees of coolness

Watching the sunset yesterday.
Watching the sunset yesterday.

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

~ Douglas Adams

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Another rise and fall

Clouds over Back Creek
Clouds over Back Creek

When we look up, it widens our horizons, we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries.  No differences of caste or religion or race.

~ Julia Gregson, East of the Sun

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Let’s talk trash

Through the woods
Through the woods

In my beginning is my end.  In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended,
Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place
Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.
Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires,
Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth
Which is already flesh, fur and faeces,
Bone of man and beast, cornstalk and leaf.

~ T. S. Eliot

Let’s take a walk out to the dock.  We can have a seat on the bench, enjoy the breeze and the scenery, and talk a little trash.

*Warning to those who don’t like snakes.  There are no images of living, breathing snakes in this post, but there is a photo of a snake skin.  It’s the third one down from here.  After that, it’s all good.  I’ll warn you again just before the photo appears, and when it’s all clear.

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Elemental

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  (8 June 2012)
Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia. (8 June 2012)

Ocean and sea shore contain all the elements of Nature in a primal form.  There is the sun and the element of fire.  There is the ocean or sea and the element of water.  There is the land with the element of earth and the ocean and sea breezes with the element of air.  Spending time in this environment brings our own bodily elements back into balance.

~ Ted Andrews, Nature-Speak

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