Sunday Poem~

“Rhapsody on a Windy Night”

by T. S. Eliot

In honor of the gusty, gutsy thunderstorms and pre-hail rains clearing the space for the holiday weekend.

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/rhapsody-windy-night?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Poem-a-Day%20%20July%203%202016&utm_content=Poem-a-Day%20%20July%203%202016+CID_bf9517558b13b7cf701f8443c0ca4deb&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=read-more

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem ~

Birches

by Robert Frost

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/44260

We had a swaying silver birch in our front yard. During an ice storm, the three branches curved, stuck to ice like spider legs.

I remember how we worried over the little tree’s survival through the winter.

Swaying Silver Birch lived – silver lining perhaps.

Tall majestic birches touch my soul. No wonder, the white peeling bark tree stands tall in multi-cultural symbolism – birches, poem worthy, rune worthy, totem worthy and

Healer of hollow hearts – http://www.ecoenchantments.co.uk/myogham_birchpage.html

Enjoy!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

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Photography by Victoria Kaloss

What’s wrong with this picture?

daffodil bloom in January

Can you guess?

This is a daffodil —-

the picture was taken on

January 3, 2016

in New Jersey

Hmmmm.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility (leaving a small footprint when possible)

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Photo credit: Victoria Kaloss

Jack’s Back! And pictures of the bay~

Weeks ago, a friend and I ventured out to the Spy Museum in Port Monmouth, NJ.

The house reportedly haunted, filled with history, pirates the likes of Captain Morgan, murder and espionage during the Revolutionary War captured our imagination. Lucky ladies, the spirits with us as we roamed atop original planks on the last day the Museum opened its doors to the public until spring.

We rambled onto the bay side beach, the Spy Museum’s backyard. The wind haunted exposed skin, not quite ready for Jack Frost. Fishermen lounged awaiting nets in the sea water their baited bountiful fill. Pedestrians strolled, jogged and walked mutts along the shoreline. I adore a seashore be it bay, ocean, sea – I think the thrill rests in expansive skyline as much as the earth’s shorelines. That day, I found the chilly air bothersome – until this morning.

Today, the first frost glistened icy white over grass blades, tree branches, black metal mailbox and sagging electric wires – a sharper cold to the museum excursion.

Jack’s Back.

Fond photo memories of a chilled not shaken day gone by:

 

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Photography credits; Victoria Kaloss

A place I’d like to visit-

Crystal Cove State Park in Newport, CA –

what can I say, winter’s nipping my heels and my nose

sending me California Dreaming!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

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Photographs + Oceans = Conservation

Mother Nature NetworkPaul Nicklen Sea Legacy

This Friday is traditional Native American Water Blessing: Singing to the Waters.

I thought this article from ‘Mother Nature Network’ presented at just the right time.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/can-beautiful-photography-save-worlds-oceans

Written by: Jaymi Heimbuch

Photo: Paul Nicklen

Here is the link to a Native American Water Blessing song with information to attend on-line;

http://howtoliveonpurpose.com/25536/emotions/native-american-water/native-american-water-blessing-sing-for-the-water/

Video credits: The Water Song, written and performed by Chenoa Egawa (Lummi, S’klallam) and Alex Turtle (Dine`, Southern Cheyennne), produced by Swan Clan Productions.

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle (Mother Earth included)

Victoria Kaloss

Proud Mother!

Eight years ago, old taxis hedges in the front yard, older azaleas crammed in the north-west corner

uprooted, recycled at the township yard.

New plantings strategically and intuitively landscaped

replaced the woody clippings; future paper bags,

free municipal mulch –

Last month, the Scotch pine finally germinated seeds –

pine cones

fertile,

thriving

securing

roots

home.

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

pine maturing from living room window 2

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