Christopher Cross performing “Sailing” live in 1980. Enjoy.
The image for this mandala was taken at Erieau, Ontario 2011.
Abundance is, in large part, an attitude. ~ Sue Patton Thoele
The photo used to create this mandala was taken while on a drive through Essex County (Ontario) on the Talbot Trail. We spotted the roadside stand and stopped for onions, and because everything looked so amazing we left with the onions plus potatoes, tomatoes, beans, berries and… well, you get the idea.
Sometimes when I see this kind of abundance I think of how privileged we are here, in this part of the world at this point in time, and how many billions around the world today and throughout history have never known this kind of plenty.
I try to maintain that awareness as I move through my day to day concerns.
A ship is safe in the harbour…but that’s not what ships are for. ~ John A. Shedd
This is one of those images that I can’t make up my mind about. At first glance, I don’t think it works. At second, I like it. At third… nope. Etc. etc. Does it work for you?
The source image was taken at Deer Island, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick. © Kathryn Tisdale 2011.
The sun is the god of the day,
So turn from him your cool cool face away.
Lest in his hot passion he seeks,
To ravish the lovely rose petals that grow on your cheeks.
Your dainty, delicate cheeks.
I’ve known that verse most of my life, and while I have been known to misremember things now and then, I recall the chorus sang it during our high school production of Man of La Mancha. Nothing at all came up when I put the lyrics in a google search, so you’ll just have to take my word for it, flawed memory and all.
I often think of these words at this time of year, when I become hyper aware of the sun’s intensity.
I was discussing this with friends the other day – two of us redheads and one very fair blond — all women of a certain age — and we came to the conclusion that the normally-pigmented just don’t understand how harsh, hot and glaring the summer sun can be to those of us who evolved in fog.
The summer sun is why I was drawn to this image of a covered bridge — it, and its grove-like setting suggests the perfect respite from the bright and glaring outer-world.
This image was taken 2010 in New Hampshire? New Brunswick? See what I mean about my memory.