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Inspiration Pearl #4

In Inspiration, Nature, Wildlife on September 24, 2012 at 2:11 am

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

 

 

Photo from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

You suppose…

In Inspiration, Nature, Photography on May 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

You suppose you are the trouble
but you are the cure

You suppose that you are the lock on the door
but you are the key that opens it

It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.”

Rumi 1207-1273
Persian Poet and Sufi Mystic

 

Be yourself.

In Inspiration, Nature, Photography, Universe on May 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.

Alain de Botton

Creative writing from life (is like painting from life…)

In Inspiration, Nature, Painting on March 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Anais Nin

It’s your year.

In Inspiration, Nature, Photography on January 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

2012, you are so very welcome to my door. Thank you very much for coming.

Some say, the Age of Aquarius is about to start soon and we are going to experience significant changes. Human attention is going to shift and the Earth will never be the same again… Who knows.

Something is definitely going to change, it always does. It is a beginning of a new year.  The date changes one digit and we immediately change our calendars. That is to start with. Then our age changes and we celebrate our next birthday with our friends and families, wishing we were young again (or, if we ARE young, wishing we were teenagers/kids again, silly…). We also have New Year’s resolutions that we try to keep at least for a couple of months or weeks after 01.01… It’s good to start anew. It is always possible to do that. Not only in January.

It is possible to keep your promises and rituals (more fitness? acting classes? travel?) going and not give up on a first obstacle or when there is not enough time. Do not be harsh to yourself. That does not help…

BE GRATEFUL for what you have. A lot of people would envy and wish for things you have and sometimes take for granted. So, this year, do not do this, for a change.

As you may know, I have launched a photographic part of Emerald Me. The Inspiration Blog. It is called Emerald Me. The Gallery. You can find all the inspirational and beautiful photographs and pictures (design, drawings, paintings, graphics, etc.) that I find uplifting or simply brilliant. Here is a little taster for you to bite…

by Maria Kallin

by Maria Kallin

Cool Wall Hooks by Thelermont Hupton

Do you like it? If you do, you are welcome to keep visiting the Gallery, or even subscribe. Whenever I see an amazing photo that moves me or touches me in some way (or whenever I take one with my camera), I post it, with a link to the source file (so you can find more if you want). This is to make your day more interesting and remarkable. It takes only one constructive thought to make a change in your day.

Cool Wall Hooks by Thelermont Hupton

Stunning views!

In Film, Inspiration, Music, Nature, Photography, Universe, Video on November 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Here is the beautiful view from the top of the hill in Greenwich Park, just next to the Royal Observatory.

View from the Greenwich Park: London skyline © Anna Wawrzyniak 2011

I was there today. This is its November view. You can see London’s Canary Wharf and the skyline. Isn’t it beautiful?

I got really inspired by the astronomy and the time measurement methods (moments are passing by so quickly…), while visiting the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium. The Universe is so huge and powerful. I think we do not think about it enough.

Inspired by Greenwich, I looked up on the Internet and I started viewing NASA’s photos. Here are the ones I found for you.

This is The Giant Nebula 3603, one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Giant Nebula NGC 3603 © NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage

Looks like from a movie. But it is real!

It is 20.000 light years away.  And the image spans roughly 17 light years…

If you come to Greenwich’s Planetarium, you can see a show called The Secret Lives of Stars… I think I can recommend it for gloomy autumn evenings. It will cheer you up. 🙂 Whenever you are near, or plan to come to London and Greenwich, this is something worth seeing. And the Meridian Line, of course. Both on the ground and in the air, made of a green laser light,  pointing very far… Extraordinary experience. You can see the history of time measurement in the Observatory as well. Amazing.

These are Ancient White Dwarf Stars. Uncovered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA's White Dwarf Stars © NASA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)

They are 12 to 13 billion years old…

Nice idea for a wallpaper?

…If we are talking about dwarfs and astronomy, there is something that came to my mind… A little bit of humour is good.

🙂

This video shows a fragment of Moomins and the Comet Chase 🙂

The music is done by Bjork.

 

I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Enjoy the day of today!

The World is so full of miracles!

Weather

In Inspiration, Music, Nature, Photography, Video, Wildlife on November 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

My weather forecast for today is: rays with a chance of inspiration drizzle.

Weather affects us in many ways. That is a fact. When it is sunny, we feel happy and invigorated. Even some rays of light can give us smile.

When it rains, some might feel down. I, personally, like rain. It sounds beautiful and it clears the air. And I like clouds. Especially on pictures.

National Geographic prove in their Photo Tips, that you can take an especially beautiful and unique picture on days when the weather is bad.

On one of these days this photo was made.

New Your City skyline © National Geographic

This is New York City’s skyline  in a fog. How different then the way it is normally seen. The colours are different. The atmosphere is different. The mood.

When we are feeling gloomy because of the weather, it is good to look with a fresh perspective, imagining, or even taking a picture. Even with your mind. You can always find something beautiful, even in the densest fog ever.

Winter can be beautiful too. And a lot of fun.

Polar Bears in Svalbard (between Norway and the North Pole) © National Geographic

Fog, once more.

Skyscrapers in Dubai © National Geographic

If we are talking about Skyscrapers, there is a song that can change your attitude for the better, even if you are going through a bad day (or days).

It is called… SKYSCRAPER. It is sung by Demi Lovato.

In the introduction she is being thankful to her fans for supporting her through a difficult time.

Nice to be thankful for something. There are lots of things to be thankful for. Every day. I am sure you would come up with many reasons. Good exercise after Thanksgiving.

How beautiful a lightning can be.

Lightning, Utah-Arizona border. © National Geographic

As you see, even adverse weather conditions can be beautiful. If you are prepared for them, have an umbrella, warm clothes and shoes, you can enjoy the beauty and take the moment to think of it nicely.

Keep warm!

x

Links:

National Geographic – Inspiring People to Care About The Planet 

Gone Feral in Idaho Blog

Demi Lovato’s website