Tropical moments to warm us through the Winter…..
Tropical moments to warm us through the Winter…..
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mean(s).” Use it with or without the “s,” any way you’d like. Have fun!
a) to have in mind as a purpose: intend
Those stairs are steep and I mean to climb them!
That bartender, I mean she knows how to mix a drink!
b) to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future
Nature was meant to be loved, cared for and protected…
a) Lacking in mental discrimination: dull, contemptible-often used in negative constructions as a term of praise.
”Dismantling the government is no mean feat. “
b) characterized by petty selfishness or malice
”a mean, surly man”
3) excellent, effective
”That restaurant makes a mean seafood platter!”
4) Occupying a middle position, intermediate in space, a position between extremes.
Serving as a means, intermediary, something intervening.
A middle point between extremes.
By all means (most assuredly: certainly) we can accomplish great things when we work together.
Okay Dan I think I’m ready for those technical words now…
And that beer!
One might not even notice the brilliant, elusive winged mystery darting to and fro among the blossoms like an effervescent spinning rainbow of magical grace and wonder.
Can you see her there? There and gone too soon. Every evening at sunset she arrives and dances, but is only there if one takes time to notice…
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So, after a week of feeling the tension of the world increasing to mind numbing levels, I got the sweetest video yesterday morning from my grandson’s Mom. It is dark due to their being under a blanket. (It isn’t your eyesight failing!)
The Fourth Little Bird says, “Every little thing is gonna’ be alright.” He was born on Earth Day, so I trust his intuition. I think Bob would have enjoyed his rendition.
As I was sitting outdoors yesterday three crows flew overhead and landed in a nearby tree, one of them squawking away. They stayed the entire time I was outdoors too. In many ancient legends crows have specific duties and connotations. I read up on the various prospects and my favorite about three crows is that big, exciting change and transformation is coming. It didn’t hit me until later in the morning that they arrived a short while after I got the Three Little Birds video. It played in my head all day.
Oh, we went to a really cool music venue last evening, had good food, drinks and listened to an awesome Blues band. I’d say that was a good start to new adventures…
Go out and make some magic. This is my message to you…
“Now, open wide….”
Across the species chain, Motherhood remains the same.
Caught this one taking her baby on its maiden food voyage in my friend’s backyard ‘sanctuary’.
Stay tuned for more…..
Today was such a beautiful day I had the urge to get out and explore, take photos and just get lost in history. At first I thought of a church tour but there are just too many here. The Georgia skyline is literally dotted with steeples. So, I began checking historic churches, which led to historic buildings, then narrowing it down to nearby cities and finally I hit a winner.
This visit was not about patriotism or politics but about my love of cemeteries. There is so much history written on grave stones and in the case today, much more that was left unsaid on the unmarked stones of the soldiers who fell in the battles around the cemetery. So many were never identified and lay in graves there, acknowledged in the only way humanly possible without the modern science techniques we use today.
Another thing that I love to see when I visit a cemetery is the birds that live there, so often lighting on the head stones and posing there or squawking until I take a photo. Many indigenous peoples have beliefs that include birds being messengers from the Spirit world. I like to feel this is true. If it is, then there were a lot of messages coming at me today. Here are the best of the images I got while we walked around.
If you hold your finger on the bottom of the photo you may find a caption!
It was getting late, so we headed over to the second stop on our excursion. This one should catch your eye, Dan. I think it was your kind of place. 😉
I have more photos but not enough time to edit and put them in this post. I also feel this might be one of the best put together museums that I have ever visited. It truly warrants its own post when I have the chance. Meanwhile, here are a few of the highlights. If you are ever in Kennesaw, and if you love trains or history, be sure to stop by.
Then we were hungry so headed in search of food. We found a new little place called The Nest and grabbed some cold beer and Barbecue. I had mine in tacos. I hope your Free48 was beautiful. Got a busy week ahead so you may not hear from me for a bit. Have a great week and stay cool, in all ways. 😎
It has been a practice of mine for quite some time now to seek out small miracles which can turn things around-a moment, a day or an event which otherwise seems bleak. The last few weeks have been very trying and painful for my family in many ways; and although I am not right there with them physically, my heart still aches and longs to turn things around and make life beautiful again for everyone, so thoughts and prayer must suffice in this moment.
I also had a birthday over the past #Free48. My ‘Birthday Buddy’, my son who shares the same birthday, was not here this year and that added to the prospect of a bleak celebration. But, as is always the case, Nature stepped up to the plate and presented me with some magnificent bits of brilliance to say, “Happy Birthday!”.
With well wishes from friends and phone calls from loved ones, including a birthday song from the grandkids, it was-as always-a special day.
This early gift from my sweet sister kicked things off!
All I really cared about was getting outside to take some photos and having a nice meal somewhere that someone else cooked. 😉My dear hubby, as always, was a willing partner and smiled through it all-even the humidity. It really wasn’t too bad in the early part of Sunday. Here are some of my favorite things from our excursion.
Then I heard it. That familiar cry that sends me running like a crazed shopper on Black Friday. There is no mistaking a hawk’s screech. When we turned around there was a huge one flying low across the front of the property with its lunch in its claws. Seeing where it lit, I stealthily crept over to stand beneath the tree for some photos. I will spare you the gore (in this post) but it always amazes me to watch these birds methodically eat. He left nothing behind either, not a hair. We looked it up later to find this was a juvenile 😱 Broad Winged Hawk.
Please don’t tell Zippy! 🙊🙈He showed up to say Happy Birthday too!
I got my dinner out at Yardhouse. Plus a free birthday dessert! So yummy.
And yesterday there were a few more surprises from friends at work. And hubby stepped with a few surprises he said he didn’t have time to get over the weekend with me hanging around. 😉 He’s so good to me.
A gift from my oldest. A hands free gadget for my crafts, like jewelry making. I think it looks like Doc Oc from Spiderman! 😀 I thought you’d like it, Dan!
Well, there it is. Brilliant Birthday. I hope everyone has a better than anticipated week. Ours begins with a no tolerance hands free cell phone law in place. Should be high revenues for the state of Georgia! 😏
This was in my head when I woke up. Now it can be in yours too!
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