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.
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.
a solitary man."
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
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Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.

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Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages in color and/or black & white. 

Visions. April, 2016. Spring.

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."
"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.
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.

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.


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

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

"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.
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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...

59 de comentarii:

  1. Hello, spring does leave us speechless. I love the blossoms, bird and the cute kitty video. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

    1. Yes, Springtime has so much beauty to offer; and that it can make someone speechless... Have a happy day, too and a great week ahead!

  2. Răspunsuri
    1. Indeed, always looks so lovely in Spring with new buds!!

  3. Budding and blooming. I'm enjoying your photos of spring.

    1. In so many shades of new fresh green is enjoyable to look at new buds, indeed!

  4. Brilliant post Alexa and thank you so much for sharing this with Today's Flowers. I am so appreciative of your kindness.

    1. And Springtime is just at the beginning! Many thanks, Denise!

  5. Mereu ma surprinzi cu aceste treceri de la florile pamantului, pana la stele! E un salt extrem de concentrat! Si imi pare bine ca m-am reintalnit cu Nichita. Este atat de... diferit!
    Videoclipul cu mieunatul a fost delicios. Nu mi-as fi imaginat diferentele de sunete in felul acesta. Si este perfect corect sa nu ne mai batem capul cu ce nu conteaza si sa ne simtim bine cu noi si acum.
    Multumesc pentru calatorie, Alexa! Si sa ai o noua saptamana excelenta!

    1. Perfect de acord, Suzana! Timpul trece atat de repede; Si sunt atatea lucruri ce trebuie descoperite, cunoscute, intelese...(in orice fel, chip sau grai or mieunat *-*)!! Si, oricat de apasatoare ar fi vremurile, da, mai avem timp si de "viziuni" cum frumos ai spus:"de la florile pamantului, pana la stele"!
      Multumesc si eu de gandurile oferite! o saptamana asemenea iti doresc, de la excelent tot in sus, cu drag! Calde salutari de April!

  6. Great edit of your photos! Timeless, speechless in Spring! Oh yes, the beautiful season leaves us timeless and speechless. I was busy going out for sakura in full bloom while I was taking care of my mother-in-law 96 at our house. Happy spring!

    1. Many thanks, Tomoko! It's so nice to hear that even you're so busy and staying with your dear mom, you have time for all that is so beautiful around you! I love to read your posts, at my turn, and have a look at the amazing photo instants from sakura in Nara, right through your camera lens! Many thanks again! Greetings and Happy Spring to you, too!

  7. Such spring sweetness, serenity and beauty in your post today, Alexa. I am very familiar with all the Greek etymology of the season, but found the others interesting, too. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Thank you so much, Poppy! I found the aspects offered by wikipedia very interesting, as well. I'm so glad, that Spring has finally arrived and let us be surprised by its beauty.

  8. Beautiful colours and spring shots.

  9. That delightful poem in words and pictures ... Beautiful photos !! Invite you to enjoy life!

  10. Răspunsuri
    1. Thank you so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :)

  11. What a wonderful and divine series of photos ~ all very creative and unique ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  12. You do so enjoy creating these beautiful images....and I loved learning about April and lilacs....spring needs no words when we look to the fields and skies! Happy Spring!

    and LivingFromHappiness

    1. So true, I love editing pictures according to theme or subject of essay!! Many thanks, Donna! Happy Spring to you!

  13. Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-many-faces-of-louie.html

  14. I love all the trees, the branches and the leaves!

  15. I´m impressed, so many gorgeous pieces of art. Love to watch :)

  16. Interesting post.....lovely photos.....thank you!
    Happy Tuesday!

  17. Heisann.... just beautiful, no more comments are needed .... Have a nice week ;:OD)

  18. Spring is breathtaking especially if one lives with a white expanse of snow for several months. To see colour again and inhale scents is an awakening of the body.
    I like the various interpretations down with the photo of the bird in the sky.

    1. I do imagine what you're saying about the white expanse of snow for several months... It must be so difficult; from this point of view, Springtime is waited with so much joy, for sure!! Many thanks for your thoughts expressed!

  19. Hello Alexa..You captured the moody yet colorful nature of the spring.. My cats meow a lot and it is always when they want something.... Michelle

    1. Oh, they are so cute, then... Communication must be very intense; if they want something, they will capture attention, anyway... My cat "talks" in vary ways,too, with different "voices" and nuances..lol*-*
      It's a joy, no doubt! Hugs and greetings, Michelle!

  20. Frumoasa postare! Ce pacat ca mi-e asa rau si rar pot iesi sa face ceva poze.
    Multa sanatate!

    1. Am surprins cateva instanturi ale inceputului de primavara. Sper ca timpul frumos de april sa se instaleze; stiu ca zilele acestea au fost variatii de temperatura, asa de mari, incat toata lumea a avut de suferit; mai ales cei cu suferinte cronice orteo-artrozice, meteo-sensibilii si cei cu diverse alergii, etc... Toate cele bune cu multa sanatate iti doresc, asemenea!

  21. Lovely collection of photos!

  22. LOL, thanks for linking up to The Creative Playroom

  23. Wonderful post, Alexa. I particularly enjoyed the poem by Nichita Stănescu.
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

    1. Thank you! Nichita is a very known poet in here. Absolutely profound in poetry and essays. I'm glad that you've enjoyed it of his existentialist thoughts. Best regards!

  24. Wow!!! This left me absolutely breathless in awe :D

    1. Glad you enjoyed this series of photos! Thank you!

  25. Hello, Alexa!! Breathtaking words and breathtaking photographs...they go quite well together!

  26. Some beautiful shots, there, Alexa!
    Thanks for joining us on the Friday Greens meme.

  27. A trebuit sa ajunga aici sa imi dau seama ca liliacul de sub fereastra n-a inflorit. :) Mai are timp, 'ca tare-i frumos.
    Mi-a placut foarte mult incursiunea. Multumesc.
    Avem un motan care "vorbeste" aproape non-stop, in special cand vorbim la telefon (atunci o clipa nu-i tace gura) :) Daca-l intrebi... orice... raspunde negresit cu un "miau", cel putin. :)
    Iti doresc, cu drag, un minunat sfarsit de saptamana si o primavara super!
    P.S. Fotografiile sunt excelente!

    1. Super!! Asa si puiul nostru, "vorbeste" cat se poate de clar si culmea ne intelegem!! *-*
      Multumesc si asemenea, o primavara frumoasa si insorita, mereu!

  28. Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. Your processing photos are very impressive. I like Andre Rieu's famous performances of Second Waltz very much. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! Indeed,also the Second Waltz of Dmitri Schostakowitsch is beautiful! glad you enjoyed Waltz Medley of Strauss, too and the pictures edited! Greetings!

  29. Lovely!
    Thank you for taking part in the Saturday Silhouettes meme.


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