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"?
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.
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Series of photo instants,
up-close & collages in color and/or black & white.
Visions. February 2016, winter.
From Did You Know Category:
From around the web/media
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
"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."
"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.
Sursa/source of positive quotes/images:
Daily Vibes, Spirit Science,
Miercurea fără cuvinte alături de Carmen
Viewing Nature with Eileen
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...