Our Golden Companion

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Celebrate the sun,

The source of all heat, light and life

on Earth;

Our Golden Companion

through all the days of our lives;

The fiery center of our solar system;

Sol Invictus.

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Apollo’s bright chariot;

Atum-Ra in his bark, traversing the sky,

Vanquishing Apopis so the sun might rise again.

Lord Shamash at the gates of the East,

Belenos, whose fires are lit to celebrate

his healing powers,

Helios.

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Earth grows green and verdant at your touch,

But burns and withers if you come too close.

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Solstice, midsummer; longest day;

The tipping point.

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With summer’s sun now in retreat;

Cooling darkness returns

to quench the heat.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

Photos taken Summer Solstice 2016, after 8 PM

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“Limitless undying love

which shines around me

like a million suns

it calls me on and on across the universe.”
.

John Lennon

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Rainbow orb in our garden June 2015

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“We all shine on…

like the moon and the stars and the sun…

we all shine on…come on and on and on…”

.

John Lennon

WPC: Weightless Over the Pacific

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Weightless

Floating in a watercolor sky,

Lifted up, and ever higher up,

Riding warm rivers of air.

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Sailing freely above a peaceful sea;

Seeking nothing, seeing no one,

Knowing only light and dark, heat and cool,

Fog and rain.

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You dance, playing with golden sunlight as it falls to Earth.

Sky sculptor, peopling the troposphere

With sylphs and rainbows, giants and dragons.

Every myth begins and ends in your embrace.

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Floating in, creeping off the waves onto the strand,

You blur every boundary.

Misty, dreamily, relentlessly you descend;

Leaving even Earthbound beings

Weightless.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

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For the Daily Posts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weightless

Photos from the Oregon Coast April 2015

Christmas Eve Wishes

 

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May you dream

Without limit or doubt;

May you make something beautiful

That  couldn’t exist until you made it;

May you be loved, and may you

Have people to love in return;

May you be wise;

May you always be kind;

And may you have a healthy

And prosperous New Year!

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Woodland Gnome 2015

Layers

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Color lies in layers,

like a living, moving quilt

blanketing the garden,

 preparing for winter slumber.

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Soak  in every vibrant tint and hue

While one may;

While life vibrates

From petal and leaf, berry and seed.

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What more can one do

than wrap oneself, too, in such beauty?

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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WPC: Monochromatic

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Gardeners dream in every shade of green…

Every living shade and hue.

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But other colors fill our mind’s eye, too.

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Greens fade to silver grey. 

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Soil’s browns lighten in the sun. 

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Vibrant peach and orange and gold bloom

In our imagination,

As soothing, watery blue brings restful peace. 

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Color saturates our world. 

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What is ‘monochrome,’

But one pointed concentration

On a single vibration at a time? 

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A single color’s purity penetrates first the eyes,

Then the mind,

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And finally explodes in living light within the spirit.

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Gardeners dream in every shade of green…

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 Woodland Gnome 2015

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Inspired by The Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

WPC: Vivid

Queen Anne's Lace

Achillea millefolium, not Queen Anne’s Lace

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“Colours are brighter when the mind is open.”

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Adriana Alarcon

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Caladium

Caladium

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Vivid, adjective:

Bright, eye catching,

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Rose

Rose

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Intense.

Full of life,

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Coreopsis

Coreopsis

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Animated,

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus

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Clearly perceptible;

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Colocasia

Colocasia

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Strong, distinct,

Fresh.

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Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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Creating clear mental images,

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Coleus with Colocasia

Coleus with Colocasia

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Realistic;

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Salvia

Salvia

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Absorbing… 

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Woodland Gnome 2015

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

.  .  .

Gardenia

Gardenia

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“Vivid images are like a beautiful melody

that speaks to you on an emotional level.

It bypasses your logic centers

and even your intellect

and goes to a different part of the brain.

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Steven Bochco

Green Rain Falling

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Green rain falling.

Staccato dripping from gutters,

Broken by frog song,

Call and response from the pond;

Celebration of wet abundance.

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Ground glistens below

Jewel encrusted leaves.

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Steady patter, hour after hour.

Creek filled ditches flowing,

Flowing, flowing, where?

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Frogs shelter on  windows, hunting

By porch light.

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Turtle heaven,

Watery world

Filled with liquid shadows.

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Birds perch beneath the eaves,

Warbling,

Waiting,

Rainy week in June.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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Green Man

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Jack, the Verdant One,

Re-born in earliest spring

From winter’s slumber.

Light, warmth, wind and water

Call you back into being.

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Your face is everywhere:

Visible in every leafy bough,

Twining vine

And moss covered root.

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Eternal Green Man-

Virile spirit,

Fertile source of all abundance;

Breathe your inspiration

Into our hearts.

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May your endless enthusiasm

And transcendent joy

Sustain us on your sylvan paths,

As you nourished all those

Who came before us.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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Water

 

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Icy molten glass dances

And flows on windblown ripples;

Rising like liquid sky.

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Wetness, swirling in

Murky translucence, blurs

Borders of creek and land.

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Eternal mirror

Cloaking what lies beneath with

Life’s pageant of light.

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In response to Writing 201: Water Haiku

Woodland Gnome 2015

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

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“Daffodowndilly

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
 

A.A. Milne

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“The promise of spring’s arrival

is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”

 

Jen Selinsky

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015

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