Sea Foam

Is it the breath of the ocean? The foam that remains painting the shoreline…filled with the remains, the breath…

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According to Wikapedia.org: derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming agents. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves in the surf zone adjacent to the shore, the presence of these surfactants under these turbulent conditions traps air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension.

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Fairies In the Garden

The Dr. Heber W. Johnson Rotary Garden – Home of the World’s Largest Rotary Wheel, was host to the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society‘s Secret Garden Tour Ribbon Cutting. Painting the garden were precious, little fairies.

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Twirling, dancing, flittering, skipping and even a little pouting, they entertained the patrons with a sense of innocence, happiness and life.

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The remainder of the day was caught in the beauty of “The Lesson of a Child” – to not take all of life so seriously, to dance, to flitter, to discover, to twirl…enjoy, foster and seek those things in life that make us smile and utilize our gifts to make this world a better place.

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You may say this is “Polly-an-ish,” no matter! Life is short, So why not be fairy-like and play!

Why Not Talk About Our Age

Everyone wonders and are often in fear of obtaining the answer because some tradition or cultures “says” you should never ask – THE question – of AGE.

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It is no accident, our birth, or the date upon which we were born. Why not celebrate all that life’s journey has brought forth so far?! Why not reflect in gratitude of the lessons, experiences, love and blessings?!!!

Each day brings us 86,400 seconds! We should not fear them, rather savor those moments. So, on behalf of those of us who do not mind the passing years and changes that come with these passing days…CELEBRATE YOU! Happy Birthday to YOU! and me too!

Honor and Dignity

Sitting here reflecting on today…September 11th.

This date was a life changing date for me…for a nation, for families I do not even know, for business and economy, and for our world.

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It makes me ponder on the question(s) of “why?” It makes me appreciate and grateful for the many blessings we have. It makes feel compassion for people who have lost loved ones in times of hostility, indifference and suffering.

I pray for peace, not just on this day alone, but this day enhances the level in which I pray for the good for/of all; that evil is eradicated and quality of life improves for humans. When we care there seems, no there is, to be a responsibility to ourselves, our own children, our family and friends, to our neighborhoods and community, to our country and our world…

Before I close my eyes to rest, I pray for dignity for all. Blessings my friends and never forget (anything that changes life for the better and reminds us to do no harm to no one and make decisions for the betterment of all).

Poly-anish it may seem, though absolutely achievable. For it is a choice to take, make and repeat!
Be blessed my friends.

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Odonata

Dragonflies are able to move in six directions, fly at more than 45 miles per hour, hover like a helicopter, fly backwards, straight up and down and side to side! It exudes a sense of power and poise – something that comes only with age and maturity (symbolism of the Dragonfly). The most common symbol for a dragonfly is change. Change, to make something different from what it is, to transform or convert -seems appropriate.

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Alternative names for a dragonfly are: darning needle, snake feeder, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk, ear sewer, and snake doctor. Bizarre names as they are, the dragonfly itself is harmless to humans. They prey on Mosquitos and other insects.

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Mystical to me.

Nymphaeaceae

The Water Lily, according to numerous horticulture websites: (The Nymphaea waterlilies) perfectly symbolise innocence, purity, fertility, pleasure, celebration, hope, rebirth, wellness, and peace. All ancient cultures around the world have associated the white lilies with gods and spirituality.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphaeaceae

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One of life’s treasures…as the weather warms and the sun shines, the heart shaped leaves create a foundation for the gentle white bloom.

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Inspired by Claude Monet and his paintings, I photograph and design to capture this purity!

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There is so much beauty in life!

Tregembo Animals

Lions, tigers and bears -alright!

There is this little, small-town zoo: Tregembo Zoo – Wilmington, North Carolina.
(http://www.tregemboanimalpark.com/) for over 50 years the Tregembo family has been zoo-ing it! This zoo is one of the best attractions in Wilmington. Where else can you go in Southeastern, North Carolina and feel like you had a chance to be like Dr Doolittle and travel the world to see exotic animals?

From peacocks:

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To panthers:

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And giraffes:

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Turtles:

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Tigers:

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And so much more:

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So travel the world in our small hometown and discover animals you have always wanted to see!