vineri, 27 martie 2015

Timeless (6) When Spring comes. Când vine vorba de primăvară.

New blooms and the first green leaves on branches of of white cherry plum (Corcodușul - Prunus cerasifera, sinonim P. divaricata) in Springtime of March, 26, 2015.


Springtime; March, 26, 2015.




Clipa aceea*
"Câteva cuvinte, ţi-ai spus,
doar câteva cuvinte, şi ai creat
o întreagă istorie, al cărei prezent
este deja ieri, aşa cum mâine
va fi doar trecutul aceluia 
ce-l va lăsa în urmă, pierdut
pentru totdeauna...
Doar un cuvânt, îţi spui,
doar un cuvânt, şi te-apropii
în drumul tău de nebănuitul pas
spre necunoscut, fără să te sperii
de gândul acela care eşti şi nu eşti
tu, de clipa aceea în care poţi să fii
şi eşti..." 
Poezie/Poem de/by: Elena Liliana Popescu 


A creative Spring sight of sky in deep blue.

First quarter of the moon. Primul patrar. "Primul Pătrar - când Luna este la o elongatie (depărtare) de 90° est, față de Soare;  atunci vedem doar jumătate din discul lunar iluminat (jumatatea din dreapta)."http://www.space.com/ "Weather permitting, you can see this for yourself this week because the first quarter falls on Friday (March 27) at 3:43 a.m. EDT (0743 GMT)."

"Primul Pătrar - când Luna este la o elongatie (depărtare) de 90° est, față de Soare;  atunci vedem doar jumătate din discul lunar iluminat (jumatatea din dreapta)."http://www.space.com/ "Weather permitting, you can see this for yourself this week because the first quarter falls on Friday (March 27) at 3:43 a.m. EDT (0743 GMT)."


A mix of new buds, fresh leaves and blossoms of cherry plum (Corcodușul (Prunus cerasifera, sinonim P. divaricata), Skies of march with the first quarter of the moon... Creative way to  "start to reinvent the soon coming days of Spring"...
From Did you know Category/ Știați că:

"Prunus cerasifera is a species of plum known by the common names cherry plum and myrobalan plum. It is native to Europe and Asia. (...)
It is one of the first European trees to flower in spring, often starting in mid-February. 
The flowers are white and about 2 cm across, with five petals." 

"Corcodușul (Prunus cerasifera, sinonim P. divaricata), denumit și Myrobalan sau Bomb, este o specie de plante care aparține genului Prunus, nativă din centrul și estul Europei, sud-vestul și centrul Asiei."

Este unul dintre primii arbori europeni care înfloresc primăvara, adesea pe la mijlocul lunii februarie. 
Click for more onfo on Wikipedia

"Primul Pătrar - când Luna este la o elongatie (depărtare) de 90° est, față de Soare;  atunci vedem doar jumătate din discul lunar iluminat (jumatatea din dreapta)." http://www.space.com/ "Weather permitting, you can see this for yourself this week because the first quarter falls on Friday (March 27) at 3:43 a.m. EDT (0743 GMT).""Beginning skywatchers often think that the best time to look at the moon is when it is full, but experienced observers know that the moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.

Light hits the moon obliquely, casting its surface relief into high contrast when the Earth's natural satellite is at its first quarter. Weather permitting, you can see this for yourself this week because the first quarter falls on Friday (March 27) at 3:43 a.m. EDT (0743 GMT)." Excerpt; Read for more info on http://www.space.com/28935-first-quarter-moon-skywatching.html

Sursa/source: http://www.astro-urseanu.ro/imagini/observa/fazelelunii/faze2015/03-faze-mar-2015
"Primul Pătrar - când Luna este la o elongatie (depărtare) de 90° est, față de Soare;
 atunci vedem doar jumătate din discul lunar iluminat (jumatatea din dreapta)."
Click for more info:
 http://www.astro-urseanu.ro/imagini/observa/fazelelunii/faze2015/03-faze-mar-2015.jpg**

*Sursa/source of poem: http://www.romanianvoice.com/poezii/poezii/clipaaceea.php
**Sursa/source of video/info From Did you know Category/ Știați că: Wikipedia & internet

...Hope you'll have good time to have a look at the moon on the sky!!
 A necessary update according to http://weathertemperature.com
Forecast for today, in my part, says: "light rain, mist..." 
"Feels Like: 5 °C, 42 °F
Overcast Wind Speed: 28km/h, 17mph
Wind Direction: 70° ENE
Precipitation: 1.7mm
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 10km
Pressure: 1007hPa
Cloud Cover: 100%" 

"The visibility will be around 7km (4 miles) and an atmospheric pressure is 1008hPa. We expect around 4mm of precipitation to fall and cloud covering 86% of the sky, the humidity will be around 84%. We forecast there is a 89% chance of rain around at 5:00, 89% chance of rain around at 8:00, 87% chance of rain around at 11:00, 98% chance of rain around at 14:00, 93% chance of rain around at 17:00, 99% chance of rain around at 20:00 and 64% chance of rain around at 23:00."


Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
From the Spring of march, 2015. Springtime aspects. First quarter of the moon.
Series of photo instants, up-close & collages in color and black & white. 
Visions of a Happy Springtime!

Previous & related post:

 Timeless (5) Deci ... Primăvara a venit ...So, The Spring has come...
Gladly shared with:
Pink Saturday


Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 
Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...

sâmbătă, 21 martie 2015

Timeless (5) Deci ... Primăvara a venit ...So, The Spring has come...

So... Spring has come...
What you'll do, knowing this? It's this event a new start of renewing?...
"More than ever before, Happiness is a socio economic goal, a cultural priority, and the subject of scientific research. During Happiness Week, and especially on the International Day of Happiness, we take time to create and act on opportunities for all of us to achieve Happiness." *Excerpt from the message from United Nations adviser and CEO of the Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation, Jayme Illien, who helped draft UN Resolution 66/281, proclaiming March 20th the International Day of Happiness forever. http://www.happinessday.org/
You'll go out if the weather allows?

You'll make long walks in the nature, in the parks, wherever you'll feel fine?

Maybe you'll try to see or watch, surprised, at the first new buds and the first leaves?

Maybe, for instance,  you'll think that the magnolium is almost, ready to bloom...

So...
What's your thought, today... What makes you happy? What’s your reason to smile today?

"In 2015 their campaign, titled 'YOUR HAPPINESS IS PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER', focuses on the importance of human connection in the context of the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in modern societies."Maybe you're not ready to be in the mood to contemplate... to dream with open eyes... to start to reinvent the soon coming days of Spring... to see and look at the infinite blue sky, even more blue than ever before...

Springtime has come... yes, for sure...
but you already know it... you really know... just the way I do know, too  ...

So: A happy first day of spring for all of you! 
"Living alone is linked with increased chance of mortality  Loneliness kills. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Brigham Young University researchers who say they are sounding the alarm on what could be the next big public-health issue, on par with obesity and substance abuse."  Excerpts from "Why Loneliness May Be the Next Big Public-Health Issue"
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
From the Spring of 2014. 
Series of photo instants, up-close & collages in color and black & white. 
Visions of a Happy Springtime!

From Did you know Category/ Știați că:


 "The International Day of Happiness *

"More than ever before, Happiness is a socio economic goal, a cultural priority, and the subject of scientific research. During Happiness Week, and especially on the International Day of Happiness, we take time to create and act on opportunities for all of us to achieve Happiness." *Excerpt from the message from United Nations adviser and CEO of the Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation, Jayme Illien, who helped draft UN Resolution 66/281, proclaiming March 20th the International Day of Happiness forever.

"The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012.

Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part:

The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples, Decides to proclaim 20 March the International Day of Happiness, Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities[…]


—United Nations General Assembly, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 June 2012"...*Excerpts; click above to read for more info on Wikipedia:


Sursa/source of video/info; Wikipedia/ internet
Reception*
"Each year since the day's inception the charity Action for Happiness has coordinated an international campaign to coincide with day, bringing together a coalition of over 60 organisations to promote positive social action to help create a happier and more caring world. In 2015 their campaign, titled 'YOUR HAPPINESS IS PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER', focuses on the importance of human connection in the context of the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in modern societies. As well as running the official Day of Happiness website they have organised happiness flash-mobs in 12 cities across the world and promote the sharing of positive messages on social media on the hashtag #internationaldayofhappiness." *Excerpts; click above to read for more info on Wikipedia:

"Living alone is linked with increased chance of mortality.

Loneliness kills. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Brigham Young University researchers who say they are sounding the alarm on what could be the next big public-health issue, on par with obesity and substance abuse." 
Excerpts from "Why Loneliness May Be the Next Big Public-Health Issue"


Sursa/source: lessonslearnedinlife.com
Sursa/source: lessonslearnedinlife.com

Definitions of Spring**

noun:
the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, 
in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere 
from September to November.
"in spring the garden is a feast of blossom"
verb:
originate or arise from.
"madness and creativity could spring from the same source"
synonyms: originate, derive, arise, stem, emanate, proceed, issue, evolve, come

Synonyms
noun:
leap, jump, bound, vault, hop, pounce
springiness, bounciness, bounce, resilience, elasticity, flexibility, stretch, stretchiness, give
buoyancy, bounce, energy, liveliness, jauntiness, sprightliness, confidence
source, geyser, wellspring, fount, onsen
origin, source, fountainhead, root, roots, basis, ground zero
give, springiness
leaping, leap, saltation, bounce, bound
springtime
natural spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring

verb:
leap, jump, bound, vault, hop
fly, whip, flick, whisk, kick, bounce
originate, derive, arise, stem, emanate, proceed, issue, evolve, come
appear suddenly, appear unexpectedly, materialize, pop up, shoot up, sprout, develop quickly, proliferate, mushroom
announce suddenly/unexpectedly, reveal suddenly/unexpectedly, surprise someone with
leap, jump, bound
take form, take shape, form
ricochet, recoil, bounce, resile, reverberate, rebound, bound

See also
spring break, hot spring, spring up, leaf spring, 
coil spring, box spring, in spring, spring tide, spring onion, spring out

Definitions of springtime**
noun
the season of spring.
"Freedom for children also means liberation from school - holiday travel - great news,
 because Greece in the springtime is pure enchantment."
See also
springtime of life

Translations of springtime
noun
primăvară
spring, springtime, morning, may
**Sursa/source of video/info; Wikipedia/ internet

Gladly shared with:

Viewing nature with Eileen: Saturday's Critters
Scenic Weekends
Pink Saturday
Make My Saturday Sweet


Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 
Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...

duminică, 8 martie 2015

8 Martie Fericit! Happy March, 8!

8 Martie Fericit! International Women's Day! Ziua Internațională a Femeii! Happy 8th of March to my mom and to all of you! May you have a Warm and Happy Springtime just like a sunny and glorious day of May (pictured below)!  Lots of joy to all of you in this wonderful day!  Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always!  Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna! So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...

8 Martie Fericit! Happy 8th of March! International Women's Day! Ziua Internațională a Femeii






Happy Birthday to my mom!
Happy 8th of March to my mom and to all of you! 
May you have a Warm and Happy Springtime just like a sunny and glorious day of May 
(pictured above)! 
Lots of joy to all of you in this wonderful day, now and always! 

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

8 Martie Fericit! Happy 8th of March!

 International Women's Day
Ziua Internațională a Femeii

"2015: Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity:
Picture It!" 
  • "This year’s theme, “Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!" envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination." read for more info on UE Women:(UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.  See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/about-un-women).
  • "În 1908, 15.000 de femei au mărșăluit în New York cerând un program de lucru mai scurt, salarii mai bune și dreptul la vot, iar în 1909, conform unei declarații a Partidului Socialist din America, Ziua Internaționala a Femeii a fost stabilită pe 28 februarie. Un an mai târziu, în 1910, în urma unei Conferințe a Muncitoarelor de la Copenhaga, unde au participat peste 100 de femei din 17 țări, s-a hotărât ca Ziua Femeii să fie sărbătorită în aceiași zi peste tot în lume, data de 8 martie fiind aleasă însă abia în 1913."  Despre: Ziua Internațională a Femeii
  • ** "International Women's Day
  • It is a day to emphasize the feminist struggle for womens rights. In some regions, the day has lost its political charge, and has become simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. (...) 
  • ... was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace."
In some countries, such as Cameroon, Croatia, Romania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria and Chile, the day is not a public holiday, but is widely observed nonetheless. On this day it is customary for men to give the women in their lives – friends, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues, etc. – flowers and small gifts. In some countries (such as Bulgaria and Romania) it is also observed as an equivalent of Mother's Day, where children also give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers." 

*/**Excerpts; read for more info on Wikipedia;
See more, also, at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/about-un-women).


Sursa/source of video and info; Wikipedia/ internet

Previous and related posts in Project/serie: Tradiţii / Traditions

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 
Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...

Gladly shared with

duminică, 1 martie 2015

1 Martie Fericit! La mulţi ani de Mărţişor! A happy day on March 1st!

La mulţi ani de Mărţişor! A happy day on March 1st!


"Mărțișor (Romanian pronunciation: [mərt͡siˈʃor] is a Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Alike, though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania,Greece [not in citation given] and Italy.  The name Mărțișor is the diminutive of marț, the old folk name for March (Martie, in modern Romanian), and thus literally means "little March". It is also the folk name for this month.  Mărțișor, marț and mărțiguș are all names for the red and white string from which a small decoration is tied, and which is offered by people on the 1st day of March. The string can also be black and white, or blue and white) Giving this talisman to people is an old custom, and it is believed that the one who wears the red and white string will be strong and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring."

"Mărțișorul este un mic obiect de podoabă legat de un șnur împletit dintr-un fir alb și unul roșu, care apare în tradiția românilor și a unor populații învecinate. Femeile și fetele primesc mărțișoare și le poartă pe durata lunii martie, ca semn al sosirii primăverii." (...)
Istoric
"Originile sărbătorii mărțișorului nu sunt cunoscute exact, dar prezența sa atât Români cât și la Bulgari (sub numele de Martenița) este considerată ca fiind datorată substratului comun Daco-Tracic, anterior romanizării la primii și slavizării la ultimii, deși legendele populare îi dau alte origini, care, la Bulgari, sunt legate de întemeierea primului lor hanat la Dunăre, în anul 681. Se mai consideră deasemenea că sărbătoarea mărțișorului a apărut pe vremea Imperiului Roman, când Anul Nou era sărbătorit în prima zi a primăverii, în luna lui Marte. Acesta nu era numai zeul războiului, ci și al fertilității și vegetației. Această dualitate este remarcată în culorile mărțișorului, albul însemnând pace, iar roșu — război. Anul Nou a fost sărbătorit pe 1 martie până la începutul secolului al XVIII-lea."
"Mărțișor (Romanian pronunciation: [mərt͡siˈʃor] is a Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Alike, though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania,Greece [not in citation given] and Italy.

The name Mărțișor is the diminutive of marț, the old folk name for March (Martie, in modern Romanian), and thus literally means "little March". It is also the folk name for this month.

Mărțișor, marț and mărțiguș are all names for the red and white string from which a small decoration is tied, and which is offered by people on the 1st day of March. The string can also be black and white, or blue and white) Giving this talisman to people is an old custom, and it is believed that the one who wears the red and white string will be strong and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring." * read for more info on  Wikipedia



Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
1 Martie Fericit! 

Previous and related posts in Project/serie: Tradiţii / Traditions
Martie - La mulţi ani de Mărţişor!

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 
Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...

Gladly shared with
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...