My North - the Beauty of June

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."The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing."

― Dan Simmons









World Ocean Day

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A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science. We cannot manage what we cannot measure, and no single country is able to measure the myriad changes taking place in the ocean. 


by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO






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Given with Love

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This is one of the marvelous birthday bouquets I've got. I think it is really wonderful to celebrate round birthdays !!





“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” 

― Brian Tracy





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the cute found

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Two weeks ago we've spent holidays at Fuerteventura in a really beautiful villa. At the first day we've watched an adult cat passing the lovely planted garden. At the 2nd day while we were relaxing at the pool and terrace I heard some little kittens calling for their mom and we discovered these three cute kittens.





A bit too thin, very shy but enterprising and lively. We waited the whole day and the kittens too, but no mother returned. So we decided to feed them in the evening and they were so very hungry and thirsty.  And so we've done the whole week. They didn't leave the small area round the hole in the roof, but they played together and enjoyed the sun... and our nice food and the water.





The bad news after our holidays week is: the mother cat didn't return and we were sure these kittens are too young to survive without her. So we've informed our kind staff and Juanita immediately fall in love to them. She has assured that she will take care of the kittens. She's such a warm hearted person, that I'm sure, these story will have a



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softness

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Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immoveable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation.

- Laozi




Floral Friday - MySundayPhoto




These are buds of a clematis.






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My North - never seen before











"To the attentive eye, each movement of the year has it's own beauty, and in the fame field it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before and which shall never be seen again." 


-   Ralph Waldo Emerson




This time of the year with all it's fresh and crispy greens and the glowing yellow of the raps fields around us here in My North is so full of joy and hope. 

Wish you all a great long weekend, dear friends!! 


cordially yours, Isabella 






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Earth Day Every Day

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 “Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.”


 —Ralph Waldo Emerson






Let's celebrate every day a World Earth Day !! 








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The Solution of the Riddle

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“Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.” 


― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit








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Frohe Ostern !! "Alban Eiler" und ein Osterlied






..."Am 21. März wurde von den Kelten das Vogelfest »Alban Eiler« gefeiert. Dieses Fest markierte den Beginn des Frühlings. Traditionsgemäß ging das Volk von der Morgendämmerung bis zum Vormittag hinaus, um auf die Rückkehr der Zugvögel zu warten. Wenn dies erfolgreich war, wurde in der Gewißheit des angebrochenen Frühlings anschließend geschmaust und gefeiert. Die heutige Verbindung von Eiern und Küken mit dieser Zeit ist ein Überrest der druidischen Beziehung." ....



Osterlied

Die Glocken läuten das Ostern ein
In allen Enden und Landen,
Und fromme Herzen jubeln darein:
Der Lenz ist wieder erstanden!

Es atmet der Wald, die Erde treibt
Und kleidet sich lachend in Moose,
Und aus den schönen Augen reibt
Den Schlaf sich erwachend die Rose.

Das schaffende Licht, es flammt und kreist
Und sprengt die fesselnde Hülle;
Und über den Wassern schwebt der Geist
Unendlicher Liebesfülle.


Adolf Böttger, 1815 - 1870





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A sudden Softness - #MySundayPhoto

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Early Spring

Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows' wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,

hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees. 


Rainer Maria Rilke














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Longing

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“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.” 


― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart




 


Skywatch Friday - MySundayPhoto



more memories from this lovely island tagged with: Insel Sylt  


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