Autumn is my favorite season. I simply love the colors,the fresh crisp air and the aroma of the whole season.
For this reason I chose this beautiful , timeless piece by Vivaldi, for my Musical Monday contribution.
Hope you enjoy the music and the magnifecent photos! To participate in Musical Mondays or to enjoy other Musical Monday's Four Seasons theme go to:
My other favorite season is.....SPRING!This song makes me think about how eager we all are after a long,perhaps snowy winter.So enthralled to see that sun come to warm our days! Here Comes the sun by my favorite band,The Beatles!!!
* 8 Things This is the first time I participate in magpie girls 8 things.
This week the theme is Alter Egos and Past Lives These are just *8 of many more fantasies in my dreamy little head! The following may be difficult but not impossible to achieve….
1.Peace activist ~ promoting peace all around the world and really making a difference People who inspire me: Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon , Mother Teresa etc 2. I don’t know what to call this but I’d like to be able to feed the hungry, give shelter to those without homes, rid humanity of disease ,heal the earth, stop pain ,sadness, devastation…would “world saver “fit? Yep I’m a dreamer. 3. Healer ,wise woman, herbalist 4.Las Vegas show girl! *blush or a great dancer! Singer actress. All around STAR! 5.Wonder Woman! Hey ,she was my childhood hero! 6.A talented artist, painter, sculptor! I believe in reincarnation and I was told I have been: 7. Native American medicine woman (past life) 8.Chinese Emperor (really?) (past life)
I just found this on another blog and decided that even though it's Wednesday , I still want to participate! if youd like to participate go here : http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/ (I'm still learning all the blogging tricks so I hope I'm doing this right with the links .)
Outside my window...is a breezy ,cloudy day.Feels like Autumn and I'm loving it! I am thinking...about my mother and hoping she will get through surgery and treatment well. I am thankful for...the time I can spend with the people I love. I am wearing...jeans and a t-shirt with a beautiful grey wolf on it. I am remembering...My father and the few times I got to visit with him. I am creating...Zentangles I am going...to the Native American Pow-wowo this weekend! I am reading...Manic A memoir by Terri Cheney I am hoping...that my mom is feeling better today! On my mind...My siblings.Wondering how they feel about me. Noticing that...leafs are changing colors and falling already! Pondering these words... Cour…
I'm not a great writer and that is why I tend to keep my posts fairly short.However today,with this meme I want to take the opportunity to express the way I feel about the issue of homelessness. There are lots of social issues that concern me, this one in particular really gets to me.
I have walked the streets of New York and Los Angeles and have witnessed the devastation of being homeless.It boggles my mind ! I have seen people on the streets sleeping on boxes,covered in plastic bags in freezing temperatures.This on 5th Ave. in Manhattan! We're living in America.The most powerful country in the world and yet we have people living existing on our streets! What's going on? We mindlessly waste food on a daily basis, meanwhile hundreds go hungry day in and day out.We complain about all the things we don't have. But a lot of times we have much more than we even need. People need shelter,food,air, water,love...Those are our basic needs. ..many people don't have these basi…
These photos are of clouds over the Hudson River. Ever since I can remember I have loved to watch clouds.When I was a little girl I used to lay on the grass and find shapes in the clouds.I used to see bears,angels,butterfies and all sorts of wonderful things! I loved the way the clouds moved. I believed when they moved it was the Earth itself turning! I still love to cloud watch!I'm still fascinated by the shapes and the way those fluffy clouds move across the sky! I did this meme through Skywatch Friday,but I don't know yet how to link!=(
In remembrance of those who lost their lives on this devastating day, September 11, 2001. My prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones and to the survivors of the attacks,to all those that did service, to every single person affected.We were all changed by this event.May we find strength to carry on with hope for peace always in our hearts. Shinto Prayer for Peace Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world? Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us? I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of the mountains. "Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mi…
My favorite thing about the warm weather is being able to enjoy nature's gifts. I love the flowers and trees, the squirrels running to and fro,the blue summer skies. I especially enjoy the sounds of summer. Every morning when I get off my bus I have a hill to climb to get to work. When I reach the top, I sit for a rest and listen to the caws of the crows and the song of the birds. There have been lots of cicadas around this summer.I love to hear their spirited singing. The sound they make is beautiful and exotic. At night I enjoy sitting outdoors. When the sun has set and the noise of the day is done the crickets come out to serenade is with the sweet sound of their chirping. I find these sounds oddly comforting. They bring memories of sweet childhood summers. Summer is soon coming to an end but I will relish the summer sights and sounds as long as possible. What do you like best about Summer?
The Starfish Story adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977) Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean." "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this, th…