marți, 16 mai 2017

One picture or more. From time to time (20) Spring in May. 'When blossoms are dancing on the alleys'... "Când florile dansau pe alei" ...


Motto:
A Life 
poem by EDITH SÖDERGRAN

"That the stars are adamant
everyone understands—
but I won’t give up seeking joy on each blue wave
or peace below every gray stone.

If happiness never comes, what is a life?
A lily withers in the sand
and if its nature has failed? The tide washes the beach at night. 

What is the fly looking for on the spider’s web?
What does a dayfly make of its hours?
(Two wings creased over a hollow body.)

Black will never turn to white
yet the perfume of our struggle lingers
as each morning fresh flowers
spring up from hell.

The day will come
when the earth is emptied, the skies collapse
and all goes still—
when nothing remains but the dayfly folded in a leaf.
But no one knows it."
Spring in May. 
'When blossoms are dancing on the alleys'... "Când florile dansau pe alei" ...
"Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means "cultivated garlic". Linnaeus first described the genus Allium in 1753. Some sources refer to Greek αλεω (aleo, to avoid) by reason of the smell of garlic. Various Allium have been cultivated from the earliest times, and about a dozen species are economically important as crops, or garden vegetables, and an increasing number of species are important as ornamental plants." More info to read on Wikipedia.
"Wisteria: Definitions of wisteria noun a climbing shrub of the pea family, with hanging clusters of pale bluish-lilac flowers. Native to North America and eastern Asia, ornamental varieties are widely grown on walls and pergolas. The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring."
"Aesculus hippocastanum is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious (hermaphroditic-flowered) tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree."

From Did You Know Category
About Some Flowers in May.

"Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means "cultivated garlic".
Linnaeus first described the genus Allium in 1753. Some sources refer to Greek αλεω (aleo, to avoid) by reason of the smell of garlic. Various Allium have been cultivated from the earliest times, and about a dozen species are economically important as crops, or garden vegetables, and an increasing number of species are important as ornamental plants."
"Cultivation
Many Allium species have been harvested through human history, but only about a dozen are still economically important today as crops or garden vegetables.
Ornamental
Many Allium species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamentals. These include A. cristophii and A. giganteum, which are used as border plants for their ornamental flowers, and their "architectural" qualities. Several hybrids have been bred, or selected, with rich purple flowers. A. hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' is one of the most popular and has been given an Award of Garden Merit (H4). These ornamental onions produce spherical umbels on single stalks in spring and summer, in a wide variety of sizes and colours, ranging from white (Allium 'Mont Blanc'), blue (A. caeruleum), to yellow (A. flavum) and purple (A. giganteum). By contrast, other species (such as invasive A. triquetrum and A. ursinum) can become troublesome garden weeds."
More info to read on Wikipedia.

"Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae (Leguminosae), that includes ten species of woody climbing bines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan. Some species are popular ornamental plants. An aquatic flowering plant with the common name wisteria or 'water wisteria' is in fact Hygrophila difformis, in the family Acanthaceae."
"Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria) is a woody, deciduous, perennial climbing vine in the genus Wisteria, native to China in the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Yunnan. While this plant is a climbing vine, it can be trained into a tree-like shape, usually with a wavy trunk and a flattened top."
More info to read on Wikipedia

"Iris (plant) is a genus of about 260–300, species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Some authors state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, as well as some belonging to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower."
"Iris sibirica, commonly known as Siberian iris or Siberian flag, is a species in the genus Iris. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial, from Europe (including France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine and northern Turkey) and Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Siberia). It has long green grass-like leaves, tall stem, 2–5 violet-blue, to blue, and occasionally white flowers. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions."

"Aesculus hippocastanum is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious (hermaphroditic-flowered) tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree."
"Description
Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, growing to about 39 metres (128 ft) tall:371 with a domed crown of stout branches; on old trees the outer branches often pendulous with curled-up tips. The leaves are opposite and palmately compound, with 5–7 leaflets; each leaflet is 13–30 cm long, making the whole leaf up to 60 cm across, with a 7–20 cm petiole. The leaf scars left on twigs after the leaves have fallen have a distinctive horseshoe shape, complete with seven "nails". The flowers are usually white with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals; they are produced in spring in erect panicles 10–30 cm tall with about 20–50 flowers on each panicle. Usually only 1–5 fruit develop on each panicle; the shell is a green, spiky capsule containing one (rarely two or three) nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 cm diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base.
video

Inflorescence
Etymology
The common name "horse-chestnut" (often unhyphenated) is reported as having originated from the erroneous belief that the tree was a kind of chestnut (though in fact only distantly related), together with the observation that the fruit is most likely to be toxic to horses.
Distribution and habitat
Aesculus hippocastanum is native to a small area in the Pindus Mountains mixed forests and Balkan mixed forests of South East Europe. However, it can be found in many parts of Europe as far north as Gästrikland in Sweden, as well as in many parks and cities in the United States and Canada.
It also grows in the Kyoto prefecture in Japan."

Source of info above: Internet/ Wikipedia.
Motto: A Life  poem by EDITH SÖDERGRAN  "That the stars are adamant everyone understands— but I won’t give up seeking joy on each blue wave or peace below every gray stone.  If happiness never comes, what is a life? A lily withers in the sand ..."Că stelele sunt de neatins Toată lumea înțelege - Dar nu voi renunța să caut bucurie cu fiecare val albastru Sau pace sub fiecare piatră gri."  "Dacă nu vine fericirea, ce este o viată? Un crin ce se usucă în nisip ..."

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Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. Spring in May.
Spring 2017

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GândCălător.blogspot.com

*****
Motto: 
"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".*


*Source of poem, video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of quotes below:  
Power of Positivity;  mystic sounds; 
The Hearty Soul; Inspirational Quotes. Internet.
Happiness starts with yourself.
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...

40 de comentarii:

  1. Am mers cu atentie pe "urmele pasilor tai" si m-am bucurat de verdele parcului, de florile minunate, de trilul pasarilor si ganguritul porumbeilor (l-am si vazut pe-un zburator cum se infoia cu mandrie incercand sa-si cucereasca aleasa) :)
    Minunate fotografii!
    Desi am ascultat Yiruma parca tot trilurile din parc le auzeam si glasurile de copii. :)
    "Aleg sa fiu fericita..." :)
    Iti doresc, cu drag, sa ai parte de zile frumoase - de sanatate, liniste, senin. <3

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    1. Multumesc frumos pentru ganduri, Diana! am prins o zi de mai, la inceputul lunii, foarte animata si cand peste tot florile erau in plina etalare, 'la concurs' cu larma din jur... Intr-adevar, porumbeii erau superbi, foarte ocupati cu ale lor ;) :)
      Toate cele frumoase, asemenea si multumiri inca o data; o saptamana de mai linistita, mai insorita si senina, asemenea! Salutari cordiale cu drag!

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  2. What fabulous shots of spring. The light is just wonderful! (And Happy Birthday - have a great day!)

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    1. Many thanks for the lovely thoughts! Indeed, there was such a warm light in that day. Thank you so much!

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  3. M-am mai plimbat un pic prin parc impreuna cu tine si a fost foarte bine! O adevarata desfatare! Si multa armonie intre imagini, citate, muzica. Minunat! Ai devenit o maestra!
    Multumesc mult, Alexa!
    O saptamana excelenta si plina de senin sa ai!

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    1. Multumesc frumos pentru gandurile, randurile oferite! Multumesc pentru ca m-ai insotit in virtual, sperand ca a fost o lejera si agreabila plimbare. Intr-adevar, incerc sa (re)gasesc ceea ce poate incanta si alina printre toate aspectele mai mult sau mai putin aspre ale zilei. Un fel de a spune; in genere luna aceasta, calendaristic vorbind, a fost, este si va fi una admirabila, incat nu pot sa ii aduc vreun repros. Natura este o explozie de frumos oferit in dar, tuturor :) Sper sa aduca si senin, dupa ceva momente mai dificile. De aici, 'armonia' aparenta, dar pe care o gasesc benefica ca efect asupra sufletului. Frumos mentionat: "armonie intre imagini, citate si muzica." 'Seninul' poate fi creat, poate fi 'reinventat'...
      Toate cele frumoase si inspirate sa fie, cu mult senin, asemenea, dar mai ales cu multa, multa sanatate pentru toata lumea! Salutari cordiale cu drag!

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  4. Hello, I love all the flowers! Your photos and post are just lovely, well done! Spring is beautiful time of the year! Have a happy day and week ahead!

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    1. Many, many thanks, Eileen! Indeed, Spring is one of the most beautiful season of the year. Best regards to you and a sunny week in May, too!

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  5. ...Alexa, a wonderful collection of spring beauty paired with your lovely tune. Thanks so much for joining today, enjoy your week and please stop back again.

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    1. Many thanks for the thoughts, Tom! Have a great and sunny week at Foto Tunes!

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  6. Boa tarde, lindas fotos com a entrada de luz apropriada, a natureza oferece a beleza, as fotos são excelentes.
    Felicidade neste seu dia, parabéns!
    AG

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    1. Thank you very much for the lovely words and appreciation of my photos! Obrigado por felicidade, também! Multumesc frumos pentru felicitari!
      A very pleasant and sunny week in May!

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  7. So many wonderful photos, love the flowers. Your photos are so bright and crisp and full of spring colors. Wonderful.

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  8. Dear Alexa T - All the photos are so fascinating. Greenery and various flowers shine fantastically in different light. The piano tune and sound resonated in my heart while I was seeing the beautiful nature.

    Yoko

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    1. Wonderful words and thoughts; nature is beautiful, indeed! Thank you so, so very much, Yoko! Thank you!

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  9. Again a wonderful meditative walk through spring. Most I like the photos with the doves (we have them here so little) and the may-plants have all in my garden too, without aesculus hippocastanum.
    By the way: every friday I make a linkup "Weekend Green" in my second blog, you're invited :)
    It's open the whole week until thursday
    http://mascha-colorofhope.blogspot.de/
    Enjoy your weekend

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    1. I like the doves and they are, almost, the only birds I can photograph from up-close, being, sometimes, so tranquil in their attitude on the alleys... And the flowers in May are lovely, indeed.
      For sure, I'll come and i'll join your linkup "Weekend Green", as soon as possible. Many thanks for invitation.
      Have a lovely Weekend and sunny Saturday, too!

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  10. Spring in May is lovely in your pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Lovely Spring time photography that you share ~ delightful and so beautiful ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Happy Sunday, Carol! Thank you so very much, as well!

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  12. Your beautiful images of spring and quotes are a contrast to the cold autumn I'm currently experiencing in Melbourne, but I'll soon be back in the northern hemisphere to enjoy your sunshine and lush gardens.

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    1. Autumn is lovely in its own charming way, too! Glad to read your thoughts about beauty of sunny Spring! Thank you so much!

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  13. Lovely photos Alexa. In some you have manipulated great vintage feel. In sunshine it is challenging to photograph... I wish you a great Sunday!

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    1. Indeed, the photography looks different in the vintage look. Thank you so very much for appreciation and expressed thoughts, lovely as always! A happy sunny Sunday, Riitta!

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  14. What a great place to wander about in and take photographs. Such great edits also. You make it appear dreamy.

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    1. May as a month is such a dreamy month, indeed! Thank you so much for the lovely thought!

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  15. Happy Birthday Alexa, may your day be filled with joy :) So many gifts you have bestowed on us today. I love each photo, idyllic, so beautiful. Thank you so much! I leave smiling.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Denise! I appreciate and I'm smiling too reading your lovely thoughts shared! Hope you enjoyed this short edited walk. May is such a great month; and the beauty of nature in this month is so amazing. Thank you, again!

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  16. I see you now have your wonderful spring green and the flowers. I am new to gardening really and read with great interest about the plants and trees. I have planted allium here and love the blooms as do the bees ...Happy Spring Alexa...hugs...Michelle

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    1. Oh, indeed; a time for wonderful blossoms, all over!! Thank you! Also, You always have beautiful pictures with flowers, Michelle! And you know so much about nature, envinronment and various amazing critters. Many, many thanks for all! Your garden must be a paradise for plants, blooms, bees, other insects, little or big birds and so on... A happy sunny Spring to you, too! see you soon at your lovely 'Nature Notes'.

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  17. Multumesc de plimbare!:)
    Saptamana reusita sa ai!

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    1. Cu placere, Robert! Sper sa fi fost o plimbare cu aspecte cat mai placute sufletului. Luna mai este admirabila; a umplut aleile de salcami, castani, flori de glicina, de iris dar si alte surprize florale.
      O saptamana buna si reusita, asemenea!!

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  18. What subtle but lovely scenery. Spring is a wonderful time of year for beauty.

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    1. Indeed, you are right and you beautifully mentioned: "Spring is a wonderful time of year for beauty". Nature has this power. With every Spring, everything looks so beautiful.
      Thank you very much, Betty!

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  19. Spring flowers are just beautiful in your area! Those tall tulips are my favorite flower but all your pictures are lovely. And as always your words are inspiring. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sallie! Tulips are lovely and in the park, I saw lots of. Among others, tulips are my favourites, as well. But for sure, in Spring is all about wonderful blooms, all over. And the lyrics, texts or poems cited, I find them so positive and inspiring, too! Thank you!

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