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Growing Love 

ivonprefontaine:

Here are a wonderful image, a beautiful poem, and a Rumi quote to enjoy. There are words that speak only in silence.

Originally posted on Underground Energy:



I love you with a fiery love

A love which will remain untouched
Upon its birth
An illuminating glow doth emerge
Covering nature and her witness
The tallest redwood
Connecting hearts on branches
Uprooting loss and brokenness
Restoring life and wholeness
I love you with a fiery love
A love which will remain untouched


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Squireles in the snow.

ivonprefontaine:

These are incredible pictures. The photographer was patient to get all these wonderful and humourous photos. Fact is sometimes better than fiction. Without photoshopping, these images point to the innate curiousity and desire animals have for fun.

Originally posted on Simple & Interesting.:

macro-photography-squirrel-vadim-trunov-russia-1Squirrels are funny little critters that flit around trees like little brown flashes. Vadim Trunov, a Russian photographer, got pictures of some of these little rascals playing in the snow. And fighting – with winter around, those squirrels got into a quarrel over a pinecone, whose juicy seeds make for a tasty winter snack!
macro-photography-squirrel-vadim-trunov-russia-2Vadim says that he simply left the cone on the ground and it eventually attracted a squirrel. And then, a challenger appeared! He was at ground zero of an epic squirrel duel and captured it all on camera. Needless to say, it is a very cute fight, as far as fights go.
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Source: Bored Panda.

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Monday Musings: Elsewhere

ivonprefontaine:

The short Rumi verse is accompanied by a wonderful picture. The trees blend with the sky and clouds.

Originally posted on TINY LESSONS BLOG:

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My soul is from elsewhere,

I’m sure of that,

and I intend to end up there.

-Rumi

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Wild Geese

Mary Oliver wrote this beautiful poem about sensing and perceiving Nature through direct experiences. Maurice Merleau Ponty wrote about the phenomenology of perception which is the about the way body and its senses act as gateways in perceiving the world. Our body is not an only a thing, it is an object that researches the world.

When we “the soft animal of your body” experience and sense Nature, we are in Nature. We have images for our imagination that fill our hearts and souls so fully. We belong in ways that we cannot as an observer standing outside. We are part of a community that includes all of Nature.

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.

Thursday’s Special: Breaking the Rules

ivonprefontaine:

Rules build boundaries. Sometimes we have to break the rules and find out what is outside those walls. It is always easy to play it safe, but so much more fun when we take risks and it works.

Originally posted on Ese' s Voice:

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I was thinking about breaking the rules…specifically and in general, and this photo seems to fit the theme. If it was me (instead of the snowman), I would probably consider a couple of things before getting to the action. For example, not cutting the branch you are standing under. Or how safe it is to hold the saw barely with your fingertips. What about staying around after all the snow in the town is gone for good…also against the rules, isn’ t it?!
On the second thought…”If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!” – Katharine Hepburn

Be inspired and inspire!
More about Paula and her Thursday’s Special Challenge here:

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Poem: Quiet Flame

ivonprefontaine:

Here is a wonderful poem. It reminded me of Judy Brown’s poem Fire. There are spaces between the logs where the fire finds additional fuel and adds to the different colours.

Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:

Flames in Poetry Symbolize Love Quiet Flame: A Poem about Love. Photo: Umberto Salvagnin, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr.

This poem is inspired by a writing challenge called “Love in Ten Sentences.” Thank you to both Nicole at The Whispering Pen (check out her motivational posts!) and Sylvester at Syl65’s Blog (hello beautiful poems of faith!) for inviting me to participate in the event!

The challenge is to write a poem about love within ten sentences. Then, once complete, pass on the challenge to ten other bloggers. As I wrote my poem “Quiet Flame,” it was tricky to space out the idea I had with ten periods to the poem… but I did it! Here is the poem.

Quiet Flame

The fire was closer than
I realized, its flames licking my wounds of
Merriment in the rear window.
The glass broke when your hand reached for mine,
As your fingernails hid beneath my weighted palms.

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Simply stunning

ivonprefontaine:

This is such a simple photo. Yet, at the same time there is complexity and mystery hidden in the folds of the rose petals.

Originally posted on kelzbelzphotography:

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Stop and smell the roses

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