duminică, 17 aprilie 2016

One picture or more... From time to time.(9) Portrait in purple lilac; Daydreaming Spring of a baby cat.

Portrait in purple lilac; Daydreaming Spring of a "baby" cat. Puiu M in April 2016.
Puiu M in Spring
"Jupiter Conjunction with Moon Sunday night
Sunday evening will feature another neat event. The Moon and Jupiter will be nearly side by side."
"Usually the waxing gibbous moon washes out most of the night sky. But, Jupiter is so bright you won't miss it." * Read more info about the celestial event, below the page.
Excerpts space.com: "Finally, if clouds hide your view of the moon and Jupiter on Sunday, don't fret. They'll be together again on May 14."
excerpts space.com: "Finally, if clouds hide your view of the moon and Jupiter on Sunday, don't fret. They'll be together again on May 14."
















A very small half of moon behind the clouds...and a silhouette of plane up in the sky at afternoon. O foarte mică jumătate de lună în spatele norilor ... și o siluetă de avion pe cer, la amiază.
A very small half of moon behind the clouds...and a silhouette of plane up in the sky at afternoon.
O foarte mică jumătate de lună în spatele norilor ... și o siluetă de avion pe cer, la amiază.

Nourii de Nicolae Labiș

"Privesc grăbiţii nouri ce-alunecă pe zări,
Topindu-se departe şi revenind întruna.
Parcă-mi trimit tăcute, nostalgice chemări,
Ei, fraţii cu dreptatea, cu ziua şi cu luna.

Oceane mari de apă pe-a cerului genuni
Câteodată-s limpezi ca lacrima pe-o pleoapă,
Revarsă altădată şi trăsnet şi furtuni -
Rămân aceleaşi totuşi oceane mari de apă.

Ce chipuri prinde-n slavă al norilor convoi!
Centauri, turme, nave, creneluri de redută...
Noi îi urâm când grindini revarsă peste noi,
Noi îi iubim, cu stropii lor calzi, când ne sărută."


The clouds of Nicolae Labis

"I look at  the hasty clouds that slips on sight,
That melts away and still returning back.
It would seem that they send silent nostalgic calls,
They, brothers with justice, with the day and with the moon."*
*Excerpts of the poem above: (an imperfect translation).

Source of video: You Tube/ Internet

Mendelssohn Songs Without Words Op.67 no.2 in F sharp Minor


A very small half of moon behind the clouds...and a silhouette of plane up in the sky at afternoon. O foarte mică jumătate de lună în spatele norilor ... și o siluetă de avion pe cer, la amiază.

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages edited in 
color and/or black & white. 

Visions. April, 2016. Spring.
2016©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com



From Did You Know Category:

From around the web/media this week*

Jupiter conjunction with Moon, Sunday Night;around 21.10 pm

Source: This graphic is courtesy of AccuWeather.com Astronomy Facebook friend www.ClassicalAstronomy.com; http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/astronomy/keep-an-eye-to-the-sky-this-weekend/56731195
This graphic is courtesy of AccuWeather.com
 Astronomy Facebook friend
www.ClassicalAstronomy.com
"Jupiter Conjunction with Moon Sunday night
Sunday evening will feature another neat event. The Moon and Jupiter will be nearly side by side."
"Usually the waxing gibbous moon washes out most of the night sky. But, Jupiter is so bright you won't miss it."

Lyrids Meteor Shower next week
Next week will be fun for sky watching was well. We will be approaching the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower. This is the first significant meteor shower since the Quadrantids in January.
The shower peaks in the few nights around the 22-23rd.*

*Click to read more info on http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/astronomy/keep-an-eye-to-the-sky-this-weekend/56731195.


"... the constellation Leo the Lion, which is currently high in the evening sky of spring. You can't miss Leo since the bright "star" Jupiter is currently in this part of the sky in 2016, underneath the Lion. The waxing Moon is moving through the evening sky week, and will pass Leo's brightest star Regulus on Saturday, April 16, and will pass Jupiter the next night, Sunday, April 17." Source : www.ClassicalAstronomy.com on Fb, courtesy  accuweather.com


"If your sky is clear early Sunday evening (April 17), be sure to look up to the southeast about an hour or so after sundown for a stunning cosmic duet. There, more than halfway up in the southeast sky you'll find an eye-catching sight: You'll immediately see the moon, which will be at its waxing gibbous phase, 85 percent illuminated, en route to becoming full during the overnight hours late Thursday night (April 21) to early Friday morning (April 22).

But on this particular Sunday evening, you'll also notice a very bright, silvery "star" shining with a steady glow to the left or upper left of the moon. That's not a star: it's the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. Moon and planet will keep each other company as they move across the night sky through the course of the night."
"Jupiter is ideally placed for evening viewing, shining high and free of trees and other obstructions, and where even the distorting effect of the atmosphere is at its least. Jupiter currently shines in the constellation Leo. It reaches its highest point in the sky — transiting the meridian, as the astronomers would say — soon after 10 p.m. local time, and it sets during the predawn hours, around 4:40 a.m. "
"Finally, if clouds hide your view of the moon and Jupiter on Sunday, don't fret. They'll be together again on May 14."

Picture of spider and the fly nebulae PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA/JPL-CALTECH/2MASS; Tangled WebNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the infrared glow of IC 417, a nebula about 10,000 light-years away. The space cloud is often called a cosmic spider, as it seems to be hunting its small neighbor NGC 1931. PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA/JPL-CALTECH/2MASS
On National Geographic click to see and read about :
Week's Best Space Pictures: A Cosmic Spider Creeps Into View
Source: Picture of spider and the fly nebulae; Tangled WebNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the infrared glow of IC 417, a nebula about 10,000 light-years away. The space cloud is often called a cosmic spider, as it seems to be hunting its small neighbor NGC 1931. 
PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA/JPL-CALTECH/2MASS

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Flowers and heart-shaped leaves of S. vulgaris

"The Oleaceae are a family of flowering plants in the order Lamiales. Notable members of the Oleaceae include olive, ash, jasmine, and several popular ornamental plants including privet, forsythia, fringetrees, and lilac."
"Syringa vulgaris (lilac or common lilac) is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills.This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, etc.), as well as much of North America. It is not regarded as an aggressive species, found in the wild in widely scattered sites, usually in the vicinity of past or present human habitations."
Description

"The leaves are simple, 4–12 cm (2–5 in) and 3–8 cm broad, light green to glaucous, oval to cordate, with pinnate leaf venation, a mucronate apex, and an entire margin. They are arranged in opposite pairs or occasionally in whorls of three. The flowers have a tubular base to the corolla 6–10 mm long with an open four-lobed apex 5–8 mm across, usually lilac to mauve, occasionally white. They are arranged in dense, terminal panicles 8–18 cm (3–7 in) long. "

"Liliacul sau Syringa vulgaris face parte din familia oleaceelor şi este o specie din genul Syringa care înfloreşte primăvara.
Clasificare ştiinţifică
Regn: Plantae
Diviziune: Magnoliophyta
Clasă: Magnoliopsida
Ordin: Lamiales
Familie: Oleaceae
Gen: Syringa
Specie: S. vulgaris
Nume binomial
Syringa vulgaris

Carl Linnaeus in 1753" 

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"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.



Source of quotes: Power of Positivity; Lessonslearnedinlife.com; Positive Energy.
Source of info: Wikipedia, Discovery News, National Geographic; public e-media/internet.
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Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

duminică, 10 aprilie 2016

Timeless (24) In April. Speechless Spring.



Necuvintele de Nichita Stănescu



"El a întins spre mine o frunză ca o mână cu degete.
Eu am întins spre el o mână ca o frunză cu dinţi.
El a întins spre mine o ramură ca un braţ.
Eu am întins spre el braţul ca o ramură.
El şi-a înclinat spre mine trunchiul
ca un măr.
Eu am inclinat spre el umărul
ca un trunchi noduros.
Auzeam cum se-nteţeşte seva lui bătând
ca sângele.
Auzea cum se încetineşte sângele meu suind ca seva.
Eu am trecut prin el.
El a trecut prin mine.
Eu am rămas un pom singur.
El
un om singur." 
Din "Necuvintele" (1969)



          

Unwords  by Nichita Stãnescu

"He offered me a leaf like a hand with fingers.
I offered him a hand like a leaf with teeth.
He offered me a branch like an arm.
I offered him my arm like a branch.
He tipped his trunk towards me
like a shoulder.
I tipped my shoulder to him
like a knotted trunk.
I could hear his sap quicken, beating
like blood.
He could hear my blood slacken like rising sap.
I passed through him.
He passed through me.
I remained a solitary tree.
He
a solitary man."
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Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.









Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.

Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages in color and/or black & white. 

Visions. April, 2016. Spring.
2016©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com


Source of video: You Tube/ Internet

From Did You Know Category:

From around the web/media this week*

 Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry,  Avril the Musée Condé, Chantilly.  verso: April; between 1412 and 1416
Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry,
 Avril the Musée Condé, Chantilly.
April; between 1412 and 1416 

Limbourg brothers [Public domain],
 via Wikimedia Commons
"Aprilie sau Prier *este patra lună a anului în calendarul Gregorian şi una dintre cele patru luni gregoriene cu o durată de 30 de zile. Numele lunii aprilie (latină: Aprilis) vine de la cuvântul latinesc aperio, ire = a deschide, deoarece în aprilie se deschid mugurii plantelor.
Grecii numeau luna aprilie Mounichion. În România, luna aprilie, popular, se numeşte Prier."
"April* is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and one of four months with a length of 30 days.

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, "to open", in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to "open", which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of άνοιξη (ánixi) (opening) for spring. Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros), or from the Etruscan name Apru. Jacob Grimm suggests the name of a hypothetical god or hero, Aper or Aprus." *click to read more about on Wikipedia.

About Lilac/Liliac

"Syringa vulgaris (lilac or common lilac)is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills. This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, etc.), as well as much of North America. It is not regarded as an aggressive species, found in the wild in widely scattered sites, usually in the vicinity of past or present human habitations."
Description
"S. vulgaris is a large deciduous shrub or multistemmed small tree, growing to 6–7 m (20–23 ft) high, producing secondary shoots ("suckers") from the base or roots, with stem diameters up to 20 cm (8 in), which in the course of decades may produce a small clonal thicket. The flowers have a tubular base to the corolla 6–10 mm long with an open four-lobed apex 5–8 mm across, usually lilac to mauve, occasionally white. They are arranged in dense, terminal panicles 8–18 cm (3–7 in) long. The fruit is a dry, smooth, brown capsule, 1–2 cm long, splitting in two to release the two-winged seeds."
Taxonomy and naming
Syringa vulgaris was first formally described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 and the description was published in Species Plantarum. The specific epithet (vulgaris) is a Latin word meaning "common" or "usual".

Liliacul sau Syringa vulgaris *"face parte din familia oleaceelor şi este o specie din genul Syringa care înfloreşte primăvara. Este un arbust a cărui înălţime poate ajunge până la şapte metri, cu ramuri drepte şi lujeri puţin muchiaţi.
Florile sunt simple sau duble, plăcut mirositoare, grupate în penicule de până la 20 cm lungime, multiflorale, în culori diferite, de la liliachiu la alb. Floarea are caliciul mic, campanulat, cu patru dinţi, corolă cu tub de un centimetru lungime, cu patru lobi patenţi şi două stamine.
Utilizare
Creşte în tufişuri, în sălbăticie, dar este mai ales cultivat ca arbust ornamental.
Liliacul are şi proprietăţi medicinale. În acest scop se recoltează frunzele, din care se prepară infuzie sau comprese."

*Click to read more info on Wikipedia.
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About GALAXIES

Sursa/Source of picture/info: click to read more info on Discovery News
An artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole
occupying the center of a distant galaxy.

ZHAOYU LI
 (SHANGHAI ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY)*

Excerpts: "Astronomers have found a monster black hole, some 17 billion times more massive than the sun, in a modestly sized galaxy, raising suspicions that supermassive black holes may be much more common than originally thought.

Previously, all known supermassive black holes were found in very large galaxies that are clustered in large groups of galaxies."
"Black holes are regions so packed with matter that not even photons of light can escape the gravitational warping of space.

The largest black hole found so far is about 21 billion times more massive than the sun. In comparison, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, named Sagittarius A, is about 4 million time the mass of the sun.

The newly discovered black hole is in a somewhat isolated and average-sized galaxy known as NGC 1600. It was studied as part of an ongoing survey of the 100 most massive galaxies within about 300 million light-years from Earth."

*Sursa/Source of picture/article above: click to read more info on Discovery News

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About Animal Communication on National Geographic

NEWS: The Science of Meow: Study to Look at How Cats Talk
"March 28, 2016 - Do you know what your cat is saying when it meows at you? Researchers in Sweden are trying to give us a better idea by identifying melodic patterns in cat meows: Is your cat hungry or really hungry? Additionally, the way you talk to your cat may influence how your cat talks back. By comparing cat speech in two regions in Sweden where people speak separate dialects, researchers will determine whether cats in different regions also have different cat "dialects." With the number of cats living as pets worldwide estimated in the hundreds of millions, the research may help cats and humans communicate better."

* Click to read more info on the link below:
What Are Cats Trying to Tell Us? Science Will Explain

Excerpts:  So why do cats meow anyway?
Cats use both visual and vocal signals to communicate with humans, but they need to vocalize to get our attention. With other cats, they tend to rely on visual and olfactory signals. When a cat says “meow,” it’s normally addressed to a human being, not another cat. (See "What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised.")


Source of video/excepts article/sursa: video National Geographic
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"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.


Source of quotes: Daily Vibes; Lessonslearnedinlife.com
Source of info: Wikipedia, Discovery News, National Geographic; public e-media/internet.
Gladly shared with:
Miercurea fără cuvinte alături de Carmen


Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

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