miercuri, 24 februarie 2016

Timeless (22). In passing. February. În treacăt, februarie.

The hieroglyph   "What loneliness to find no meaning when there is a meaning  And what loneliness to be blind in the full light of day, -  and deaf, what loneliness, amidst the swelling of a song  But not to understand when there is no meaning, and to be blind in the middle of the night, and deaf when silence is complete, - oh, loneliness within loneliness!"   By Nichita Stănescu. In "Epica Magna", 1978 "Hieroglifa   Ce singurătate să nu înţelegi înţelesul atunci când există înţeles.  Şi ce singurătate să fii orb pe lumina zilei,- şi surd, ce singurătate in toiul cântecului.  Dar să nu-nţelegi când nu există înţeles şi să fii orb la miezul nopţii şi surd când liniştea-i desăvârşită,- o, singurătate a singurătăţii!" De Nichita Stănescu Din volumul "Epica magna" (1978)

Haiku  "Întunecând întunericul, iată porţile luminii."   De Nichita Stănescu Din volumul "Epica magna" (1978)  Haiku  "Darkening darkness Behold doors of light. "  By Nichita  Stănescu From the "Epica magna" (1978)


Haiku

"Întunecând întunericul,
iată
porţile luminii." 

Din volumul "Epica magna" (1978)

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The hieroglyph 

What loneliness
to find no meaning
when there is a meaning

And what loneliness
to be blind in the full light of day, - 
and deaf, what loneliness,
amidst the swelling of a song

But not to understand
when there is no meaning,
and to be blind in the middle of the night,
and deaf when silence is complete, -
oh, loneliness within loneliness!

 By Nichita Stănescu. In "Epica Magna", 1978

 In passing. February in collage. În treacăt, februarie.

Late update, 26,feb.:
In memory of Tina Forrester - EG Camera Girl.
She called herself Camera Girl from East Gwillimbury because her family used to name her like this. And this is wrote in her blog profile. Her final post was about nature starting with a beautiful picture with the title "Frost on sunroom window (February 2016)". I remained with her last comment ( dated february,15) when she said: "I love seeing the snowdrops! I won't be seeing any in my neighbourhood for a few weeks yet!".  I'm deeply sad and I have no words to express the sorrow. It will remain in our memory through her beautiful photographs captured. Our prayers are with Tina and her husband who lost their lives this week.




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 libration of the Moon over a single lunar month. Also visible is the slight variation in the Moon's visual size from Earth."By Tomruen (Lunar_libration_with_phase_Oct_2007.gif) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
"The libration of the Moon over a single lunar month.
Also visible is the slight variation
in the Moon's visual size from Earth."
 By Tomruen
(Lunar_libration_with_phase_Oct_2007.gif) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
"The Moon (in Greek: σελήνη Selene, in Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite. It is one of the largest natural satellites in the Solar System, and, among planetary satellites, the largest relative to the size of the planet it orbits (its primary). It is the second-densest satellite among those whose densities are known (after Jupiter's satellite Io).

The Moon is thought to have formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, not long after Earth. There are several hypotheses for its origin; the most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia."
"The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth. The Moon's rotation is tidally locked by the Earth's gravity, therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face is variously sunlit depending on the position of the Moon in its orbit. Therefore, the portion of this hemisphere that is visible to an observer on Earth can vary from about 100% (full moon) to 0% (new moon)."
By Orion 8 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Orion 8 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star." 

Confucius ( 551–479 bc )
The teaching Confucius. Portrait by Wu Daozi, 685-758, Tang Dynast; Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=857482
Chinese philosopher; Latinized name of Kongfuzi ( K'ung Fu-tzu ) “Kong the master.” His ideas about the importance of practical moral values, collected by his disciples in the Analects, formed the basis of the philosophy known as Confucianism.
""Confucius, as an exemplar of human excellence, serves as the ultimate model, rather than a deity or a universally true set of abstract principles. For these reasons, according to many commentators, Confucius' teachings may be considered a Chinese example of humanism.

One of his teachings was a variant of the Golden Rule sometimes called the "Silver Rule" owing to its negative form:

己所不欲,勿施於人。
"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."
子貢問曰:“有一言而可以終身行之者乎?”子曰:“其恕乎!己所不欲、勿施於人。”
Zi Gong [a disciple] asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'reciprocity'! Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."
Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton" 
Read for more info on Wikipedia about Confucius



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Sursa/Source of video above: Internet/ You tube.
Sursa/Source of  info Wikipedia; National Geographic; public media.

Sursa/source of positive quotes/images: 
Daily Health Post, Spirit Science, 
sun-gazing.com, Dr. Oz Show

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Viewing Nature with Eileen
Saturday Silhouettes
The Weekend in Black&White


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...

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!

"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 in mind.
"Are in there fluffy white clouds, white enough,
To scatter the shadows, to scatter the dark"?

Fugitive thought. By Alexa T.

"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.
"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"?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.

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:
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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...

sâmbătă, 6 februarie 2016

One picture or more... From time to time.(7) "Hibernal". February in mind.

"February  is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years. February is the third month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere." "The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 713 BC. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BC), when it became the second month." More info on Wikipedia

Sursa/Source of video above: Internet/ You tube.
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"Sometimes… From a word, You can create a thought. Sometimes from a thought, You can create in word."

„Uneori…
Dintr-un cuvânt,
poţi crea un gând.
Uneori dintr-un gând,
poţi crea-n cuvânt.
Si uite așa ia avânt,
Firul visului etern,
Uneori prea latent.
Efemer…
Dintr-un gând,
poţi crea un cuvânt,
Inspirat, creionat,
Subliniat, de împrumutat.
Gând de dat,
Uneori, efemer
Sau stingher.
Așezat între A și Z.
Ca literele în alfabet.
Ca urmare, uneori,
Când suntem doar noi,
Dă-mi un semn,
De cuvânt stingher
Deloc efemer.
Să-l port în gând
Așezat între A și Z
Ca literele în alfabet.
La mijloc de cord
Ca un acord.”

Acord între cuvânt și gând. A.T.

"Thought to be given as a gift, Sometimes ephemeral Or in loneliness. Placed between A and Z. Like the letters in the alphabet."

"Sometimes…
From a word,
You can create a thought.
Sometimes from a thought,
You can create in word.
And so is gaining as a momentum,
A thread of eternal dream,
Sometimes too latent.
Ephemeral…

Suddenly from a thought,
You can create a word,
Inspired; like a sketch.
Underlined; or borrowed.
Thought to be given as a gift,
Sometimes ephemeral
Or in loneliness.
Placed between A and Z.
Like the letters in the alphabet.

As a result, at times,
When it's about just us,
Give me a sign,
A shy word
Not at all ephemeral.
To wear it, in mind,
Placed between A and Z
Like letters in the alphabet.
At the middle of heart
As an agreement. "

Agreement between word and thought. By AlexaT.
NB.  Sorry for any inconvenience; any error in phrase; or syntax.

"Este cea mai scurtă lună, ce are 28 de zile. Odată la 4 ani se adaugă o zi lunii februarie, aceşti ani numindu-se "ani bisecţi", 2016 fiind un an bisect. Februarie este ultima lună adăugată calendarului gregorian, în anul 450 î.e.n. de către Numa Pompilius. Înainte de acest an, romanii considerau iarna un anotimp fără luni." Sursa Observatorul Astronomic Amiral Vasile Urseanu
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:

"February  is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years.
February is the third month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere." 
History

Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry Folio 2, verso: February (Created: between1412 and 1416) Limbourg brothers
February,
from the Très riches heures
du Duc de Berry
Limbourg brothers [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
"The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 713 BC. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BC), when it became the second month." Click to read more info on Wikipedia




"Este cea mai scurtă lună, ce are 28 de zile. Odată la 4 ani se adaugă o zi lunii februarie, aceşti ani numindu-se "ani bisecţi", 2016 fiind un an bisect. Februarie este ultima lună adăugată calendarului gregorian, în anul 450 î.e.n. de către Numa Pompilius. Înainte de acest an, romanii considerau iarna un anotimp fără luni.

"Singura planetă vizibilă mai devreme în noapte este Jupiter, care răsare la ora 21 la începutul lui februarie și la ora 19 la sfrârșitul lunii. O puteți vedea la o oră-două după răsăritul ei, înspre est. Jupiter ar trebui să se vadă ca un astru foarte strălucitor (cel mai strălucitor din zonă) care nu pâlpâie.




Dacă nu vă descurcați așteptați serile când Luna se va afla în zonă și folosiți-o ca să găsiți planeta. În serile de 22 februarie Jupiter se va afla în stânga Lunii, pe 23 tot în stânga dar mai aproape, iar pe 24 februarie în dreapta ei." 

Numele lunii vine de la ritualul roman de purificare ce se numea "Februa". În tradiția noastră populară, luna februarie se numeste Făurar. "Sursa: Observatorul Astronomic
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 Imagine that...A blue sky marked with an ethereal path...





Sursa/source of positive quotes/images: 
thehiyL.com, sun-gazing.com, notsalmon.com

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...

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