Friday Fun – Moon

If you want the moon, do not hide from the night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself ~ Rumi

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For Kate’s Friday Fun

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Friday Fun Foto: Clouds 2 images

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The clouds.

The clouds,

reveal my story clearly.

The denseness,

the heaviness,

the structure,

the diffuse blurred edges,

the simple curves,

the fluffy patterns.

They know me so well.

The rationale I applaud them.

I hope you like the entry Kate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury

Every state of society is as luxurious as it can be. Men always take the best they can get.  ~ Samuel Johnson

I find luxury in every small moment of positivity!

  • First and foremost is some Sunshine …Next
  • Watching buds every seasonfunfoto_14may19_5
  • Capturing a good reflection. 

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  • Going on a hikefunfoto_14may19_4.jpg
  • Staying at a comfortable place while travelling ( these images are from Madrid trip).

After all it’s “luxury” to be alive and contended.

For Kate’s Fun Foto: Luxury 

Creativity and Commitment

Please excuse me for tagging a few challenges to this post but you will soon find the reason. 🙂

For Nurturing Thursday, I would like to share this fantastic quote:

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the           “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality~ James P. Womack

Hurray it’s weekend and I am back on wordpress to relax. I had an extremely busy week with almost 10 -12 hours of brainstorming every day. Today I am satisfied and contended.   All are happy happy and hence the quote.

Be committed!

I visited a remarkable place in Pisa last week, called “Orto botanico di Pisa”, the Botanic Museum” one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world and world’s first academic/university botanical garden established in 1543 by naturalist Luca Ghini.

The garden has contained a gallery of natural objects (now Pisa’s Museo di Storia Naturale), a library (now part of the university library), and portraits of its directors throughout the centuries. It also includes one of the earliest iron-framed hothouses built in Italy.

Nature has always facinated humans and many  live a very creative life.  This is amazing how circa 400 hundred years ago someone thought about studying botany and sharing his knowledge with his pupils.  So many generations have benefited from his work and I am sure more will be inspired. Creativitiy at its best!

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The botanical garden extends across three hectares and is home to plants from all over the world, including medicinal plants like foxgloves, aquatic plants, and centuries-old trees, such as a majestic magnolia and a ginkgo planted at the end of the 1700s and an enormous camphor tree planted in 1872.

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The hand written notes and old printed books are very well preserved. There is so much information available for someone interested in botany. Also the outside gardens and green houses are well maintained.

Though it was warm and dry day in Pisa the wisteria flowers and various varieties of camellia flowers were in full bloom and spreading their fragrance all over the gardens.

Here are some clicks!

For lens-artists-photo-challenge the theme is creativity.

Last Friday for Friday Foto Fun,  the topic was libraries. Kate I hope you don’t mind this post.

On a funny note: when we were near Wisteria vines and Camellia trees my son asked if he could borrow the camera. Till today he didn’t ask about how the photos came up and now I feel that he is better with patients than camera 😉  but then some things are never to be said. Anyways, the above flower images were taken by me on my mobile!!!

For details on botanical garden:

https://www.visittuscany.com/en/attractions/botanical-garden-and-museum-in-pisa/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orto_botanico_di_Pisa

Sacred

Today, while travelling on snow covered mountains I got answer to a question, “what is sacred to me”.

Every man’s story is important, eternal and sacred. That is why every man, as long as he lives and fulfills the will of nature, is wondrous and worthy of every consideration ~ Hermann Hesse

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My second entry to showcase wonders of April 😀

On the ground we have colourful Keukenhof in spring

And over the mountains it’s still the ski season.

P.S. Due to travelling, I was not active on wordpress today .

Love is all around us!

  • Pigeons are monogamous; i.e., they mate for life, and the survivor accepts a new mate only slowly. [https://www.britannica.com/animal/pigeon]
  •  Pigeons are thought to be monogamous but there are no studies, to our knowledge, which verify this assumption using  molecular techniques. To establish positive familial relationships between parents and offspring, DNA fingerprinting  studies are being conducted on ten established pairs. Pairs are identified by observation and blood is collected from  adults and chicks. DNA isolated from the blood is dialyzed, digested with the restriction endonuclease Hae III, and the fragments are transferred to nylon membranes.  The membranes are probed using radioactively labeled Jeffreys’ probes,
    which are multilocus probes used to identify banding patterns in DNA.  Probing of the membranes is performed by Dr. Patricia Parker at Ohio State University.  Banding patterns are compared between parents and offspring. Results obtained to date show that pigeons are monogamous. [http://science.widener.edu/~vatnick/Monogamy.htm]
  • An interesting read [http://nautil.us/issue/33/attraction/what-pigeons-teach-us-about-love]

This post is inspired by Kate’s Friday Foto Fun