Nature is our true teacher and the way of harmony in our lives.
I don't simply mean going for a walk in the park sometimes or liking some flowers.
I mean...there is a Way of Nature...her cycles and seasons and lessons...from dewdrops to vast skies..
to the changing fruits and whispers on winds.
The wise ancients always followed this Way of Nature, listening in attentively to the quiet...or sometimes loud lessons....
But the loud lessons happen only when we have lost our balance with her.
May we learn to tune in and find it and live it, for the benefit of the Whole.
Because 'Nature' is always Whole and the Whole.
I bow to the Inpartial teachings of Nature and strive to follow the way.
I gently do this, keeping on slipping up and learning again...because if there is to be peace...it can only be in this Natural Peace.
Not forced, or conquered or contrived...but according to Nature and Natures Whole Way.
Which is never personal...and always vastly inter-relational.
Thank You So Much All And Thankyou Sensipeter
July 26, 2009, 12:18 am
Thankyou for the wonderful contribution on mangroves dear Peter....wow.....:))) and thankyou for pouring in more holy waters to keep it all lovely and live-ly.....treasuring....
your natural heart of love dear....
and all of us here and everywhere....may the blessings and ever-present teachings be with you , always....
Lets Continue With Nature As Our Educator :)
July 14, 2009, 11:47 am
THE "WALKING" TREES
Mangroves live life on the edge.
With one foot on land and one in the sea, these botanical amphibians occupy a zone of desiccating heat, choking mud,
and salt levels that would kill an ordinary plant within hours.
Yet the forests mangroves form are among the most productive and biologically complex ecosystems on Earth.
Birds roost in the canopy, shellfish attach themselves to the roots, and snakes and crocodiles come to hunt.
Mangroves provide nursery grounds for fish; a food source for monkeys, deer, tree-climbing crabs, even kangaroos;
and a nectar source for bats and honeybees.
As a group, mangroves can't be defined too closely.
There are some 70 species from two dozen families—among them palm, hibiscus, holly, plumbago, acanthus, legumes, and myrtle.
They range from prostrate shrubs to 200-foot-high (60 meters) timber trees.
Though most prolific in Southeast Asia, where they are thought to have originated, mangroves circle the globe.
Most live within 30 degrees of the Equator, but a few hardy types have adapted to temperate climates,
and one lives as far from the tropical sun as New Zealand. Wherever they live, they share one thing in common:
They're brilliant adapters. Each mangrove has an ultrafiltration system to keep much of the salt out and a
complex root system that allows it to survive in the intertidal zone. Some have snorkel-like roots called pneumatophores
that stick out of the mud to help them take in air; others use prop roots or buttresses
to keep their trunks upright in the soft sediments at tide's edge.
These plants are also landbuilders par excellence.
Some Aborigines in northern Australia believe one mangrove species resembles their primal ancestor,
Giyapara, who walked across the mudflats and brought the tree into existence.
The plants' interlocking roots stop riverborne sediments from coursing out to sea,
and their trunks and branches serve as a palisade that diminishes the erosive power of waves.
Article by Kennedy Warne
For National Geographic
Read more: here
Thank You All So Far- And I Hope More Come And Comment And Add
July 14, 2009, 12:09 am
More Mother pictures and reflections !!!!
I am so glad....
And i want to echo beautiful gentle breeze's words here-
.... " things really GROW ~~~ Peacefully, not pushed or squeezed or manufactured ~ Just a breath, in and out ~ A flow of NOW-ness ~ Flowers, fruit, seed.... ~ She flows and grows and recedes and provides and is always moving ~ And it teaches me, pick the fruit when it is there in your hand.... Don't wait, ;) ~ And say THANK YOU!! ~ ... And if it isn't ripe... it is YOU who must wait...:)
~ Namaste and Peace and Love to All ~ "
We Are Part Of Nature Not Apart From Nature
July 13, 2009, 4:56 pm
If there is any message from 2012
It is this..
We only have one Mother (Earth)
and to abuse her in the way we have, is to deny
who we are.
to rob her children ,the Animals and plants of the Natural "Perfect Way". of living in Harmony with our fellow creatures.
There is a reason to us being human.. it is called 'Having a Choice' animals do not have this..
It is in our power to live this harmony, limit our greed
Every year plant a tree.
If we all did this instead of the fires of the Rain forest
We could survive on this Magic World.
Our planet is Blue
Giai is Blue!
Will she look like Mars when the climate dies?
Giai is red when dead.
We are Nature
Will earth, Our Eden always be?
In our local paper the head line this month..
Good News a new Marina and Hotels boost the Economy!!
Who want them?
Do I have a choice?
Campaign to reject or include..
A real story..
In Manchester just 150 years ago was a Deer Park.
Industrialisation in England started to concentrate
on an area of factories railways and commerce was built becoming by the end of the Victorian era, the first
Industrial Park in the World.
As a '50's child the streams there were Blue, green and red with the Die from the cotton factories.
I have a photo of the Deer in the wood there taken a century before.
If you fell in the river Urwell you would die of pollution in just 10 minutes in the 1950's.
Incidentally my Great grand father caught fish in the same spot as a child.
In the last 50 years millions have been spent on anti pollution schemes in this City the biggest slum clearance in
Europe at one time there was not a tree for half a mile from the city centre.
But now it is Green.
And amazingly a few years ago a fish was caught again in the river.
Look at the area where you live
Save the Hedge rows, Stop tree felling Demand a park area.
It can be done, We all have responsibilities as Lightworkers to be Planet Aware!
Sorry I will go for a walk
and be blessed for the wonder that is ours
Love the pictures every one
Thank you for sharing
July 13, 2009, 1:02 pm
Nature... although moving imperceptably slowly at times, like clouds in seeming stillness yet ALWAYS moving ~ growing, receding, joining with others, even hurtling across the sky ~ then one blink and the picture has changed... Living closer to nature these last few years I have REALLY noticed the procession of growth as everything comes into and out of season... There are strawberries for a window when there are strawberries ~~~ and THIS IS PERFECT and THIS IS IT!! Strawberries NOW ~~~ And then there aren't strawberries, there is something else... Western "supermarket mentality" shielded me somehow from how things really GROW ~~~ Peacefully, not pushed or squeezed or manufactured ~ Just a breath, in and out ~ A flow of NOW-ness ~ Flowers, fruit, seed.... ~ She flows and grows and recedes and provides and is always moving ~ And it teaches me, pick the fruit when it is there in your hand.... Don't wait, ;) ~ And say THANK YOU!! ~ ... And if it isn't ripe... it is YOU who must wait...:)
~ Namaste and Peace and Love to All ~
A lovely blog........ THANK YOU BELLE!! txoxo
July 13, 2009, 6:04 am
Hello lovingone, yes we learn so much from observing nature in all her variuos cloaks.
She helps us to understand ourselfs on such a deep level. What a wonderful, magical
photo you posted. Thank you so much for sharing your love and joy with us.