duminică, 24 ianuarie 2016

One picture or more... From time to time.(6) Banal. Hibernal. Random in january.

"At windows, trills of singing birds;
In the garden, so colorful blooms;
Blue skies as the skies of may or june,
And like a parade of sweet delights.

All is well, all is bright...

At the same windows, trembling trees.
In the garden, cheerfully speedy bees.
Up in the sky - a rainbow appears -
Under drops of "falling" tears…

All is well, all is bright...

At the windows, shadows of greens,
In the garden, so playful critters.
Under the sky that at dawn
seems to be painted in orange shades.

Shades of sadness, shades of joys,
For a thousand pure smiles.
All it seems to be like a painting
of thrills, or thoughts, hundreds of choices
for the old and young, for souls...

At the windows of nowhere,
Image of today or yesterday,
Image that can fade so slowly,
Will remain as souvenir...

So...All is well, all is bright!" 

Carol. When all is well. By Alexa T
"At the windows, shadows of greens, In the garden, so playful critters. Under the sky that at dawn seems to be painted in orange shades."
 Sursa/Source of video: 
"Moonlight" - Electric Cello (Inspired by Beethoven) - ThePianoGuys

Definitions of spectrum
"Noun: a band of colors, as seen in a rainbow, produced by separation of the components of light by their different degrees of refraction according to wavelength."
Definiții ale spectrului.
"Noun: o bandă de culori, așa cum se vede într-un curcubeu, produsă prin separarea componentelor de lumină de diferite grade de refracție a lor, în funcție de lungimea de undă."
"A spectrum obtained using a glass prism and a point source is a continuum of wavelengths without bands. The number of colours that the human eye is able to distinguish in a spectrum is in the order of 100. Accordingly, the Munsell colour system (a 20th-century system for numerically describing colours, based on equal steps for human visual perception) distinguishes 100 hues. The apparent discreteness of main colours is an artefact of human perception and the exact number of main colours is a somewhat arbitrary choice." 
Click to read more info on Wikipedia. About Spectrum. Rainbows
Newton, who admitted his eyes were not very critical in distinguishing colours, originally (1672) divided the spectrum into five main colours: red, yellow, green, blue and violet. Later he included orange and indigo, giving seven main colours by analogy to the number of notes in a musical scale. Newton chose to divide the visible spectrum into seven colours out of a belief derived from the beliefs of the ancient Greek sophists, who thought there was a connection between the colours, the musical notes, the known objects in the Solar System, and the days of the week." 
Excerpts from Wikipedia; About Spectrum. Number of colours in spectrum or rainbow.

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. January 2016, winter.


From Did you Know Category:

About History. Events.
"Proclamarea Unirii"; Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României. "Proclamation of Union"; National Museum of Romanian History. By Theodor Aman (1831-1891) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Proclamarea Unirii/Proclamation of the Moldo-Wallachian union 
by Theodor Aman (1831-1891)

 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României

"Unirea Principatelor Române,* cunoscută ca Mica Unire (Marea Unire fiind cea de la 1918), a avut loc la jumătatea secolului al XIX-lea şi reprezintă unirea statelor : Moldova şi Ţara Românească. Unirea este strâns legată de personalitatea lui Alexandru Ioan Cuza şi de alegerea sa ca domnitor al ambelor principate la 5 ianuarie 1859 în Moldova şi la 24 ianuarie 1859 în Ţara Românească." 
"Union of the Romanian Principalities* , known as the Little Union ( the Great Union being formed in 1918), was held in mid-nineteenth century and is the uniting states: Moldova and the Romanian Country. The union is closely linked to the personality of Alexandru Ioan Cuza and his election as ruler of both principalities: Moldova on 5 January 1859 and 24 January 1859 Romanian Country (Țara Românească)."
Alexandru Ioan Cuza portrait by Carol Popp de Szathmary [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Alexandru Ioan Cuza portrait By Carol Popp de Szathmary
(at 1864)[Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons; (1812 – 1887)

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza,* or Alexandru Ioan I, also anglicised as Alexander John Cuza; 20 March 1820 – 15 May 1873) was Prince of Moldavia, Prince of Wallachia, and later Domnitor (ruler) of the Romanian Principalities. He was a prominent figure of the Revolution of 1848 in Moldavia. He initiated a series of reforms that contributed to the modernization of Romanian society and of state structures."
*For more info click the links above. Source: Wikipedia.
"Week’s Best Space Pictures: Dazzling Diamonds This Hubble image features the star cluster Trumpler 14, one of the brightest groupings of hot, massive stars in the Milky Way. The stars are quite young, about one million years old. " Photograph by Nasa, Esa and J.M. Apellaniz (Insituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia). Sursa/source: For more info click to read on National Geographic

About Space. Media review.
"Week’s Best Space Pictures: Dazzling Diamonds This Hubble image features the star cluster Trumpler 14, one of the brightest groupings of hot, massive stars in the Milky Way. The stars are quite young, about one million years old. " Photograph by Nasa, Esa and J.M. Apellaniz (Insituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia).
Sursa/source: For more info click to read on National Geographic 

Source: National Geographic: On January 28, the moon will join the five visible planets in the dawn sky, first stopping by Jupiter, high in the south.  ILLUSTRATION BY ANDREW FAZEKAS, SKYSAFARI
Source: National Geographic

"Over the next two weeks, five planets will line up for a cosmic dance that will dazzle skywatchers all over the world.
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are aligning for the first time in over a decade, and there’s no need for telescopes or binoculars to see the event, since all five planets will look like bright stars in the morning twilight." 

For more info read the article posted on National Geographic
Capture of moon in January, 18, 2016.

   About Health. Documentary 
Excerpts from the speech held by Sandra Aamodt  at an official TED conference. 
(Video below.)
(Sandra Aamodt is neuroscientist and science writer; 
She "explores the neuroscience of everyday life, examining new research and its impact on our understanding of ourselves").

"As my New Year's resolution, I gave up dieting, stopped worrying about my weight, and learned to eat mindfully. (...) As a neuroscientist, I wondered, why is this so hard? Obviously, how much you weigh depends on how much you eat and how much energy you burn. What most people don't realize is that hunger and energy use are controlled by the brain, mostly without your awareness. Your brain does a lot of its work behind the scenes, and that is a good thing, because your conscious mind -- how do we put this politely? -- it's easily distracted. It's good that you don't have to remember to breathe when you get caught up in a movie. You don't forget how to walk because you're thinking about what to have for dinner. 
From an evolutionary perspective, your body's resistance to weight loss makes sense. When food was scarce, our ancestors' survival depended on conserving energy, and regaining the weight when food was available would have protected them against the next shortage. Over the course of human history, starvation has been a much bigger problem than overeating. This may explain a very sad fact: Set points can go up, but they rarely go down. Now, if your mother ever mentioned that life is not fair, this is the kind of thing she was talking about. (Laughter) Successful dieting doesn't lower your set point. Even after you've kept the weight off for as long as seven years, your brain keeps trying to make you gain it back. 
Sadly, a temporary weight gain can become permanent. If you stay at a high weight for too long, probably a matter of years for most of us, your brain may decide that that's the new normal.
... If I've convinced you that dieting might be a problem, the next question is, what do you do about it? And my answer, in a word, is mindfulness. I'm not saying you need to learn to meditate or take up yoga. I'm talking about mindful eating: learning to understand your body's signals so that you eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full, because a lot of weight gain boils down to eating when you're not hungry. 
Let me leave you with one last thought. What if we told all those dieting girls that it's okay to eat when they're hungry? What if we taught them to work with their appetite instead of fearing it? I think most of them would be happier and healthier, and as adults, many of them would probably be thinner. I wish someone had told me that back when I was 13."
Warning: Please watch the short video for full talk at an official TED conference, above.
 For medical advices about and on this topic consult a specialist, if more data is required.
Only, green leaves of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis without blooms in winter.
Have a positive and awesome year of 2016! 
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...

55 de comentarii:

  1. Hello Alexa, We had a lot of snow here too. Your kitty is a cutie! Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy new week ahead!

  2. Wonderful winter photos and like especially your sweet cat and the bright fruit. All great shots! Thank you also for linking with Today's Flowers which I appreciate very much :)

    1. Many thanks, Denise! I appreciate your Today's Flowers, too!Greetings!

  3. Your snow pictures are perfectly suited to black and white - the snw looks so soft.

    1. And the snow lasts, as it was said at forecast...This winter is pretty difficult everywhere!

  4. Hello,Alex!
    What lovely photos you have shown us! Those beautiful snow views made me feel chilly !!
    The snow on your hand looks like sweet shaved ice the Japanese eat in summer!
    Have a good new week!

    1. So glad that you've enjoyed seeing the snow... Didn't know about sweet shaved ice as a delight! Great idea to cool off in summer!
      A good week to you, too!

  5. Hi! Your poem is very impressive. Your photos are very fantastic. The mosaic photo is stunning cool. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much and so inspired by your thoughts! And so glad that you enjoyed the post! Greetings and a good week to you!

  6. What a fun bunch of snow images and some you have edited in very grand ways. I love the cat too...we have always had at least one. Happy Week to you and yours~

    1. Thank you for appreciation and thoughts expressed! My cat loves to pose! Happy week, too!

  7. Great snowscaped photos!Thanks for joining us in Our Beautiful World. AriadnefromGreece!

  8. Este uimitoare postarea ta. O impletire eleganta de idei, culori, informatii. Parca intru intr-o poveste si ma pierd pe aici, ca intr-un labirint! Imi plac fulgii - stele, parca imi vine sa intind mainile si sa-i prind... :)
    O seara frumoasa si un an incredibil!

    1. Ma bucura impresia pe care v-a facut-o postarea! o "poveste" urbana, aici sau de oriunde, in cotidian...
      Cu multumiri, o saptamana minunata dintr-un an incredibil, asemenea!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/eat-your-greens-fruity-ones.html

  10. Good evening, Alexa! :)
    This is such a beautiful and interesting post! Your blog is lovely.
    See you soon!

    1. Thank you, Sara! Highly appreciated your thought! A good week for you!

  11. Fabulous snowy images...love those with a bit of color too!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  12. Beautiful pictures :D thanks for sharing this lovely post.

    Lots of love,

  13. Very creative selection of photos ~ love the snow ones and favorite is the beautiful cat!

    Wishing you the best in each day. ~ ^_^

  14. Wonderful photos!! Love the snow shots! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

  15. All is bright and beautiful in your world today Alexa. Even the monochrome snow pictures sparkle. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    1. Thank you for appreciation and expressed thought, Sallie! Thank you!

  16. Beautiful photos and poetry Alexa! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

    1. Thank you so much, as well for I Heart Macro, Laura! Have a lovely week!

  17. Wonderful mix of beautiful photos, science and history and music! I always learn something here. Thank you Alexa... Michelle

    1. Thank you, too, Michelle! Always a pleasure to know your thoughts about my posts!

  18. the apples impressed me the most. They look so natural, just hold out your hand )))

  19. A beautiful collection once again, Alexa!
    Thanks for taking part in the Friday Greens meme.

  20. Interesting and beautiful post Alexa, I especially love the beautiful snow photo collage and that sweet kitten! Thank you for joining us at OBW!

    1. Thank you so much, Wen! Highly appreciated your thought! Greetings and a lovely day at OBW, as well!

  21. Dear Alexa,
    How much I enjoy so wonderful, loving posts like this one!!! Your beautiful poem, your wonderful pictures of the snowy world and your beautiful, beautiful cat open my heart and my soul widely!!!
    Thank you so much for this!!!
    I wish you a great and peaceful weekend!!! Enjoy a very good and happy time!!!
    Lots of love and thoughts full of light,
    Katrin :)

    1. Many thanks, Katrin! So lovely to read your thoughts! May your weekend to be sunny and lovely, too!
      Thoughts full of light for soul, as well!

    2. Yes, Alexa, when the thoughts are full of light, the soul will shine bright :)
      Have a wonderful Sunday and make you a very good time :)


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