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Super Blood Wolf Moon & Jade Rabbit

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On Moon's Earth side
Astronomical phenomena
Cosmic geometry
Perigee syzygy

Earth totally eclipses Sun's light
from reaching January's 
red-looking near-proximity Moon
Meanwhile …

Chang'e 4's probe lander
and rover Yutu-2
gather data and explore
on Moon's far side.

Much significance to the words blood, 
chang'e, yutu, super, and wolf—
like colour, moon goddess, jade rabbit/
moon rabbit, superlative, and month.

Pacific Cruise—El Salvador to Costa Rica

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Passports relinquished La Union, El Salvador                                     Line up below deck                                     eager for rationed food. Scoop of cold beans slice of mouldy bread                                      dollop of hastily scrambled egg.                                     Scalding boiled coffee  or ladle of warm water  thin paper cups, plates too.                                      Hungrily passengers                                      devour meagre fare  cramped in a dim mess area next to a bulkhead                                     above the bilge.                                     Satisfied, safe motors roar pump, grind,                                      propelling onward                                     bypassing hostility to safer ground Puerto Mora, Costa Rica.
More stories and photos from on board the Nickel Ferry here.

Shadow Magic

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Living beauty
delicate colour 
forest scent
shadow magic 
in morning's light.

El Salvador

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Beautiful faces
Hostile authorities
Old world welcome
in tiny Tamarindo.

More about photos and stories about adventures in El Salvador here.

Lifting Fog

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Lifting fog as I greeted Dawn this morning. Colour and light at my windows. Before my eyes tangible imagery. Sensory cognition. Inception of a merging.  A materializing alignment  of my beliefs culture and heritage.

A Single Flower

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Clockwise from top left: ChrysanthemumAsterCalendulaSword lilyDaffodilDianthus.

New Year Thoughts…

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…of beginnings
and commitments.

…fresh starts
and re-starts.

Intentions.
Dreams.

Introspection.
Reflection.

… about perceptions
and complexities

… and realities of becoming
excellent, respectful

pure-hearted
human Beings.

Guatemala

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Breathtaking 
   archaeology
       …rutted roadways.

Welcoming 
   congeniality
       …spontaneous giggles.

Intoxicating
   biodiversity
       …festive colours.


Click for travel journal and more photos.

Mystical Christmas

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Promise hidden
in simplicity.

Remember 
the past

to prepare
for the future.


Winter Dreamtime

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Earth on a tilt
away from Sun
here, in the North.

The long night is a gathering together time,

a story sharing time.











Starlight Bear Shaman


Tomorrowwe begin a slow turn toward Sun once more.

Thank you to artist Arthur Short Bull for permission to share his creations. 
Starlight Bear Shaman is from the inspired Bear and Crow Shaman series.

Christmas at Jaipur Bridge

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Jaipur footbridge
not Rajasthan, India
but Canada, Calgary 
downtown, across a lagoon
—its water frozen,
to Princes Island
amidst the Bow.

Trees honoured
pathways, too, with light.
Symbolic reminders.
Promising hope,
peace, continuation of life
perhaps eternally.
Traditional, ancient.

A single skater swirls 
circles and figure eights
with a swoosh
on sky's reflection.
Metal blades slice
through evening's hush
at Jaipur Bridge.

On Comet

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen  approaching Earth will be 11.7 millions kilometres from us.  Tomorrow. 

No viewing devises required beyond our own eyes— our amazingly designed exceptionally advanced— built-in viewing devises. Look up.

Meteoric Showers

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Sudden,  temporary  brilliance.  Geminids.
Thank you Google for today's awesome doodleand NASA for thisGIF.



Star Flower

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Lest

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A century since Armistice Compiègne.
A great war ended 11.11.1918, 1100h. 
Poppies, solemnity and
ceremonious remembrance
of blood spilled, those killed
—sacrificed— in lines of duty
past and present.
LEST WE FORGET

Mexico

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I hope these are the correct words to describe Mexico. I wrote them with words I remember, words I rarely speak now.

Cuarenta años han pasado
desde que hice mi camino hacia ti
entró en tu belleza
te abrazé
sabores, sonrisas
lengua y costumbres.

Pueblos, fincas, campos
mercados, plazas, tiendas
selvas, playas, caminos
cactus, mariposas, lagartos
palmeras, tu agua
y gasolina Pemex.

Nogales, Guaymas, Culiacán
Oceano Pacifico, Mazatlán, San Blas
luego al este a través de tu centro
ondulado, montañoso
restos de conquistadores
sinuoso al golfo.

Tampico, Veracruz, Chiapas
a través de la península.
Campeche, Yucatán,
lugares sagrados; recordatorios antiguos.
Los Mayas, Quintana Roo
colores del Caribe.

Susurros de viento, arena y tiempo.
Recuerdos tan vívidos
fresco y magnífico
como nuestros dias y noches
y semanas juntos
en mi corazón…eternamente.

Todos estamos relacionados.

Link to my journal and photos of Mexico.


Samhain

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Earth's rotations S k y ' s  l i g h t s Wind's breath • Autumn's abundance  N a t u r e 's  r h y t h m s ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ F i r e 's  w a r m t h Life's circles • Kindred spirits T i m e ' s  m o m e n t s  Samhain's celebrations

Tock

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Arizona

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Manmade Mead Water supply Arch-gravity Dam

Craters and canyons Caves and critters
Nature's forms Grand
Mesquite and acacia Snow covered cacti Nature's forces Sun

Link to travel log.

Restoration

Leaves do sway
Little dancers soar

Love demands surrender
Levity does something

Lifestyles deserve sensuousness
Loathe devious seductions

Lollipops danger sugar
Longterm denial sucks

Languages don't sync
Lying denies sins

Love destroys satan
Longevity death second life

California

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Missions, make believe leisure, discovery.  Reclaimed desert golden state. Redwoods.
Pacific Coast Highway.

Link to travel log.