duminică, 14 februarie 2016

Timeless (21) Fugitive thought. Snowdrops in winter.

Over our heads, above our minds from all of the corners sharply, from height, the clouds can come to scatter the dark, to scatter the night. What brave heart!

"Remember. Keep it gently. Keep it close!" He whispered with a softly voice. "Close to your soul, near to your heart". Melancholy. Heavy thrills on the path.
Under blue dark skies, emotions are deep; "Rains can come so suddenly"! At dawn, when sun is apparently bright, The clouds are gathering all over around.

Over our heads, above our minds
from all of the corners sharply, from height,
the clouds can come to scatter the dark,
to scatter the night. What brave heart!

"Remember. Keep it gently. Keep it close!"
He whispered with a softly voice.
"Close to your soul, near to your heart".
Melancholy. Heavy thrills on the path.

Under blue dark skies, emotions are deep;
"Rains can come so suddenly"!
At dawn, when sun is apparently bright,
The clouds are gathering all over around.

"You must look inside, you know" ...
Into your soul, without second thought.
"Are in there fluffy white clouds, white enough,
To scatter the shadows, to scatter the dark"?

Fugitive thought.



"You must look inside, you know" ... Into your soul, without second thought. "Are in there fluffy white clouds, white enough, To scatter the shadows, to scatter the dark"?

Drumul nebătut 
de Robert Frost

"Două drumuri mi se arătară în pădurea aurie
Şi tare regretam că-mi fusese dat tocmai mie să aleg.
Călător fiind, am stat acolo îndelung
Şi am privit departe pe cel ce dădea într-un crâng
Iar copacii îmi părură dintr-odată întinşi la pământ.

După ce am apucat-o pe celălalt drum
Crezând că poate am ales mai bine acum
Căci parcă avea mai multă iarbă
Mi-am spus repede, în barbă,
Că sunt cam la fel.

În acea dimineată
Ńu semănau atât de mult.
Frunzele nu fuseseră călcate de demult
Oh, am pornit-o pe cel dintâi şi a doua zi
Deşi ştiam exact unde mă voi opri.
Şi atunci m-am îndoit de el.

Vă spun toate acestea cu un oftat,
S-a întâmplat cândva, pe înnoptat,
În pădure două drumuri am văzut
L-am apucat pe cel mai putin bătut
Şi asta a contat."


The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference."


















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. February 2016, winter.

2016©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

From Did You Know Category:
From around the web/media

"The northern lights twinkle above snow-covered trees in Sweden's Stubba Nature Reserve, which sits within the 3,630-square-mile Laponian Area UNESCO World Heritage site." Click to read more on National Geographic




Picture of the week 
"The northern lights twinkle above snow-covered trees in Sweden's Stubba Nature Reserve, which sits within the 3,630-square-mile Laponian Area UNESCO World Heritage site."
Sursa/source: Click to read more on National Geographic


Wikipedia: "Ghiocelul (Galanthus L.; din limba greaca: gala - lapte, anthos - floare) este un gen de plante bulboase din familia Amaryllidaceae, plante care înfloresc printre primele la începutul primăverii.  Cel mai reprezentativ membru al genului Galanthus este Ghiocelul comun (Galanthus nivalis).  Ghioceii nu trebuie confundaţi cu 2 plante asemănătoare, luşca (Leucojum vernum) şi ghiocelul bogat (Leucojum aestivium); acestea sunt mult mai mari şi au toate cele şase petale de aceeaşi mărime, deşi unele specii de Galanthus au segmentele interioare de aceeaşi mărime cu cele exterioare."
"Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos "flower") is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous perennial herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae. Most flower in winter, before the vernal equinox (20 or 21 March in the Northern Hemisphere), but certain species flower in early spring and late autumn." 
"Galanthus nivalis, the snowdrop or common snowdrop, is the best-known and most widespread of the 20 species in its genus, Galanthus. Snowdrops are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring and can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. They should not be confused with the snowflakes, in the genera Leucojum and Acis."
Naming
"The generic name Galanthus, from the Greek gala (milk) and anthos (flower), was given to the genus by Carl Linnaeus in 1735. He described Galanthus nivalis in his Species Plantarum published in 1753. The epithet nivalis means "of the snow", referring either to the snow-like flower or the plant's early flowering. 
The common name snowdrop first appeared in the 1633 edition of John Gerard's Great Herbal (in the first edition (1597) he described it as the "Timely flowring Bulbus violet"). The derivation of the name is uncertain, although it may have come from the German word Schneetropfen, which was a type of earring popular around that time. Other British traditional common names include "February fairmaids", "dingle-dangle", "Candlemas bells", "Mary's tapers" and, in parts of Yorkshire, "snow piercers" (like the French name perce-neige)."

Distribution and habitat.
"The genus Galanthus is native to Europe and the Middle East, from Spain, France and Germany in the west through to Iran in the east. It has become naturalized in other parts of Europe (Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands) as well as in eastern Canada and the United States."
"Galanthus nivalis is the best-known and most widespread representative of the genus Galanthus. It is native to a large area of Europe, stretching from the Pyrenees in the west, through France and Germany to Poland in the north, Italy, Northern Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and European Turkey. It has been introduced and is widely naturalised elsewhere." Click to read more on Wikipedia


Sursa/Source of video above: Internet/ You tube.
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Sursa/source of positive quotes/images: 
Daily Vibes, Spirit Science, 
lessonslearnedinlife.com, simplereminders.com

Gladly shared with:
Miercurea fără cuvinte alături de Carmen
Viewing Nature with Eileen

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...

66 de comentarii:

  1. I love snowdrops, and they look beautiful in black and white!

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  2. Hello Alexa, lovely sky images and beautiful flowers. I love the Frost poem! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  3. Clouds are so beautiful! and the poem "The Road not Taken"! Thanks for visiting me and a happy Valentine's day to you!

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  4. Cand iti citesc postarile, vad arabescuri frumoase si complicate ce ma poarta unde nici nu imi trece prin cap. Mi s-a parut tare deosebita si poza saptamanii, cu puzderia de stele si arborii inzapeziti.

    O saptamana superba sa ai, draga Alexa!

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    1. Ma bucur sa aflu aceste ganduri! cum zapada ne-a lipsit in aceste zile, peisajul stelar si cu omat din NG, mi s-a parut a fi cel mai potrivit...*-*
      Pana la noi vesti, toate cele bune in noua saptamana, asemenea!

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  5. Wonderful series of photos and delightful mix of poetry ~ wonderful message here ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Many thanks for your words and appreciation!*-*
      A good week to you, too!

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  6. I love seeing the snowdrops! I won't be seeing any in my neighbourhood for a few weeks yet!

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    1. I thought that it is to early for such blossoms, but february is quite warm this year...It looks like a warm april time! :)

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  7. I love snowdrops....great info. And your pictures are gorgeous. Alexa, you included my favorite poet too, Robert Frost, making this an even more special post.

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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  8. Lovely words and beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them Alexa, and thank you also for visiting my blog. Have a great week :)

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  9. Good morning Alexa,
    Lovely photos of your collection! I like all of them,especially the fifth captured my eyes.
    So delicate... it is beyond words.

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  10. Beautiful shots!
    Thanks for linking at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/old-san-juan-pigeon-park.html

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  11. What lovely shots. The snowdrops are beautiful.

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  12. Heisann! Thank you for sharing this information and great shots. I´d like to have this floral snow-drops... My granddaughter will have a kitten she will call Frost!
    Have a nice week ;:OD)

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    1. So sweet to have such a name... For sure, a cute kitten!
      Have a nice week, too! Salutari!

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  13. Hi Alexa. Thank you for visiting me today. I love snow drops although they don't grow here in Canada that I know of. They really are pretty and I imagine nice to see in the gardens this time of the year. A promise of spring. Blessings, Pam

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    1. Indeed, I'm sure they look great in gardens, too, but much better in the forest in their natural habitat! Well said "a promise of spring"!
      best regards!

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  14. I love snowdrops! It's one of my favorite springflowers. Have a great week!

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  15. Hi! Nice collection of snowdrops' photos. I like snowdrops and paper white flowers very much. Your poem is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you kindly for your lovely words and thoughts expressed! Highly appreciated! Greetings!

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  16. Snowdrops always seem like a promise. The Road Not Taken is one of my favorite Frost poems. Lovely photos.

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    1. An early sign/"promise" of spring...Thank you so much!

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  17. Beautiful snowdrops, Alexa. They are definitely a sign that Spring is springing!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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  18. You have to love that touch of green in the centre of the snowdrop blossoms...
    Thanks for joining us at the Friday Greens meme.

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  19. A magical series of photos. Love the art detail of the little figures.

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  20. Beautiful post as always Alexa. Snowdrops are little winter miracles, aren't they! The Road Not Taken is a great poem. .,,

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    1. Indeed; so right about, a great poem! Thank you so much!

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  21. How lovely those bare branches against the sky are, Alexa! Nice edits too.
    Thanks for participating in the Saturday Silhouettes meme

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts; a lovely place Saturday Silhouettes!!

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  22. We had done Robert Frost when I was in Univeristy!Thanks for sharing at Our Beautiful World!AriadnefromGreece!

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  23. Well this series of photos made me smile... Beautiful use of color and texture and what nature has to offer as well as humans... I can't right click your photos to use in the collage anymore,,, Michelle

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    1. Many thanks, Michelle! Highly appreciated! I'll try to see what can be done...

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  24. Great shots ... Love the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

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  25. Wonderful images and texts, Alexa! You create very interesting effects in your photos. I was, however, able to choose my favourite images: they are those with magical stardust and hearts. :)
    Have a lovely new week! See you soon!

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely words and thoughts expressed! Have a good week, too!

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  26. You have amazing photos and interesting & positive aforisms / poems. I'll keep an eye on your posts... I wish you a lovely week Alexa!

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    1. Thank you kindly for appreciation! A lovely week, too!

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  27. Beautiful thoughts and images, Alexa, of your winter world. The Road Not Taken is one of my favourites, and I had featured it on my blog, a while back. To me, it speaks of choices that we make that are very unique to us, personal and perfect for our situation at a given time.

    Your snow drops are so pretty! I love their Greek name; it suits them so!

    Have a lovely week!

    Poppy

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    1. How lovely you said, Poppy: "it speaks (nb.the poem)of choices that we make that are very unique to us, personal and perfect for our situation at a given time." Wonderful vision!
      Many thanks for your thoughts and appreciation! A lovely week to you, too!

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