Good Spirits

Hello readers, I hope you find yourselves in good spirits. This will be a quickie, as I have been finding it a little difficult to attend to many things of late. What a year it has been so far, in February we encountered bumblebees, ladybirds, mosquitos, and a little sunburn. How things are changing. If the last few years are anything to go by,  July and August will be downright cold. My mother used to say that one day the seasons will swap places, and it seems that she was right.

These photos are proof that in the Northern hemisphere spring has well and truly arrived. It’s saffron season now, and as we March into April, colour is breaking out all over the place. A happy note indeed.

With that I shall take my leave of you once again. With my thanks to all readers for dropping by. If I haven’t caught up with your latest blogs yet, please bear with me, for I will pay you a visit as soon as I can.

Peace and Namaste from Amras.

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You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins….you may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewer of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then–to learn! Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you……….”

~T.H. White: “The Once and Future King”

 

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A Solstice Celebration

Well, here we all are. We made it to the all important 2012 Summer Solstice. Congratulations everyone.

Just six mini-months to go until the next Solstice. And then, hold tight! another spin around The Milky Way.

Oh, and Happy Birthday Luthien!

Sunset 16th June 2006

In 2006, a few days before the solstice,  we were invited to attend a concert at Stonehenge.  It fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine to visit the stones. Up close, the stones feel warm, alive, and friendly.  I got out of my buggy for this pic.

I’m very fond of crows, and while there I made friends with this little fellow.

This was romanticized very simply on ‘windows paint’. I made two copies of my original photograph, with one image rendered out of focus. Then an easy process of judicious erasing and superimposing. And there it is. I hope you like.

©Francis Moloney:2006-2012.