Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy










Sometimes I see new light or different view



And significant changes in imagery



That allows me to paint you a beautiful picture



With a variety of ideas in my photography



It is the love and spirit offered by nature



That comes to me so easily and sets me free



Making love play a song of peace and harmony.



           

                                       One of the first things in our lives that we find is love. Our parents offer an eternal love, which a new babe succumbs to and prospers into a loving child. We need to orient ourselves to develop that love fuller into loving everything and everyone around us. This is so easy to do, there are no special tools other than what you alone can offer.



               Even if you feel you are doing it your best there is always room to expand. If we all did our extreme potentials, maybe we would see a more rapid digression of the ills in our world during our lifetime. It can’t change overnight, but you can very easily. All you have to do is step forward and try harder. Your outlook on life will increase as well as your wealth of knowledge and spiritual growth.



            We need to look beyond families, and ourselves, looking for increased inner potentials. We need to build our minds, but also the world we live in. There are a number of projects to repair our outdoors that we all enjoy. Even if we each did one project each year, that would be one more for humanity, building into the millions each year. Listen for that song, that song of life, which may even, be a chant from ages past. It calls on all of us with all it’s passion to save and restore natural areas around us before all is lost.



          Look at was once prairie, oceans of grasses and flowers. We built up our lives and forgot about the wealth this land really offered. No gain without pain is often heard. The prairie has suffered a painful past. To set out amongst the beautiful flowers, or be hidden away in the tall grasses, is one of the most delightful experiences one can do to hear that song. Let it tell you about the past and try to imagine what it was like. Many areas that were once eighty- percent prairies are eighty- percent cities, and rarely get above a very small percent even with restorations.



There are still areas to be found to catch a glimpse what these oceans may have looked like. The best way is to hold your hands out with your eyes shut. Breathe in deeply that fresh prairie air and expand the horizons in your thoughts for as far as the eye could see. Listen to the song of the birds and insects. Release all thoughts into the wind and breathe in new ideas and happiness. Share this wealth with all you love through thoughts or prayer. Spread this happiness, it is so nice to share, on a gentle prairie breeze, touching life with love.






23 comments:

  1. Nice Post Steve! Happy Valentine's Day to you. We are having a mini-snow storm here in Nashville, but it looks as though you are having a bigger one out there!

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  2. It has snowed here the last two evenings,maybe 3 inches.

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  3. Hi Steve !
    The photos with the train in ths snow are very beautiful because of the difference of color between white and orange.I love plants and flowers. Over it was so cold that a few plants have been very cold in the greenhouse and it seems they are dead. The heatins was not rather high.

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  4. Where's the prairie gone? Hidden under the snow. Love that orange train rushing by. It's nice to stand still and breathe, and be thankful for the chance to be here, living the moment. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. The colorful flower photos were a pleasant surprise after the snowy photos at the beginning of the post. All are lovely, but I have to admit, it's nice to see flowers at this time of year. It's snowing here now. We must have gotten a couple of inches last night, and one more inch is expected today. It's the beautiful, cling-to-the-trees kind of snow.

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  6. I do love the prairies as well. Such few remnants left though. Our best is a few miles south in Iowa. It's called Hayden Prairie.Trout fishing through the ice never occured to me though. Something new. :)

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  7. The red train in the snow is excellent! We spent some time train watching yesterday, but no snow here.

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  8. Steve, what a beaiutiful post..very intricately woven with the prairie and thoughts on love and life. Thank you!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures. You capture the beauty of the prairie so well. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. those train shots with the snow are really cool! Really like the second one...and the cacti too :) Love cacti!

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  11. Happy Valentines Day Steve. Love those train shots

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  12. I a;ways enjoy your posts. The pictures alone are worth the visit.

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  13. oooh, great train shots. Love trains. Love those flowers. Your photos are always so inspiring. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. What a lovely post, Steve.

    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. :)

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  15. I love those train pictures. I always like seeing trains. One thing that makes me happy is that I have the what I believe is the biggest prairie preserve in the state right down the road from me. I'm eagerly waiting for spring when I can investigate it further.

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  16. So happy to see some photos of winter! Love of all kinds is present everywhere if we only take the time to take it in! A wonderful valentines message, and terrific photographs!

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  17. your pictures are really wonderful...the train breaks the silence of the snow...
    I am your newest follower.pls follow back if you can.

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  18. Steve, belated happy hearts day to you. The red engine was so appropriate too.

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  19. Hi There, Just stopping by to say HI.... Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. We had a great trip--but it's nice to get home. I'm trying to catch up on some blog posts...

    Love all of your pictures today ---but the snow ones really caught my eye!!!! We just haven't gotten much snow here this winter ---and I miss it...
    Betsy

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  20. oh how i loved your train photos !!

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