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Longest Day

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Summer Solstice Litha Sun Dancing Customs and traditions.

Emotion and Memory

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Amygdala and Hippocampus Almond and Seahorse Emotion and Memory

Memories flood,  emotions spark,  deeply, urgently across distances and time of our existence  and pre-birth.
Scents, sights, sounds, tastes and touches. Secrets. Music, art, life. Evocative stimuli. Neurobiological activation.

Hard Ticks

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Lyme transmitter Ixodes ricinus has no eyes. It's found in the Balkans, Bosnia & Herzegovina, British Isles, central Europe, China, Czech Republic, east Europe, France, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, the Middle East, Mongolia, Nepal, North Africa, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain and Thailand. 

In North and Central AmericaIxodes scapularisis the most common Lyme vector. Lyme's been identified in Bolivia and Colombia.  A Lyme-like illness is showing up in Argentina, Brazil, parts of the Caribbean, Central America and USA in increasing numbers.  Click onLyme Disease Research Networkfor current Lyme info and updated research.

May Day

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Centuries old spring fest
                        Maypole, Yggdrasil, Maibaum
                               Ancient traditions.

                        Flower baskets and crowns
                        Music and dance
                               Visions and dreams.

                        May Day,        and night.

Self-Portrait

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The past stays on us, remains visible
                 to those who look closely
for what's static, changeable, interchangeable.

In my memoir Spirochete I refer to life being like a card game. And I've written about the hand I was dealt. My cards include corporealitymy name and my personality. Some not so great, like Lyme disease, and some excellent.


This vessel is how I portrayed myself a year ago. It's a fascinating comparison to today's prismatic refraction.


How to Be a Middle Aged Artist — a guest post

How to Be a Middle Aged Artist
Fall in love daily, weekly,   Every seven yearly Never stop scratching that itch. Keep track of the moon cycle Use the energy of the full moon Remember the new moon for cleaning up and putting away. Dye your hair to match your mood Change it again and again Until only silver shines through Recalculate your budget again and again. Cry bitter tears when anyone says the words Retirement plan. Be a foot soldier for the cause of Art Dance until your shoes wear out Pound your fists on padded walls Write a business plan Based on collected fortune cookie wisdom

Next

After now is next. Have a look. 🌝

https://cynoptixnext.blogspot.com/2019/03/after-now.html

Moon

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Super Worm Full Moon     +     Equinox

Identity Constants

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Beautiful equation.
Mathematician's jewel.
A magnificently profound
remarkable formula.
Complex combination.
Five constants of equality.

eA number with unending digits, it seems to appear from nowhere

i The square root of -1 is an imaginary number used a place marker

πThe ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter has unending digits

1A single entity 

0Absence of quantity

                                     Rotating, dilating,
                                     open-minded
                                     and orbital,
Mr. Euler's identity formula 
has a ring to it.

Perú

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Frozen black nights
sky's star glitter 
Steaming ice melts
mucky morning mist. 
Oases not mirages 
midst blinding sand 
drifting desert storms.

Hostility in uniform
mistrust easily bribed.
Green-toothed llama 
smile ceremoniously
drooling chewed coca
leaves truth in Runasimi
eternal Quechua love.

Click here for more photos and the travel log of my drive across Perú.

Time

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Below is a blog I posted in 2017. 
It it came to mind as I thought about measured time and approaching change from Standard to Daylight Savings and inconsistencies around the planet Earth. 
Some clocks, watches and watchers, chronometers and chronographers alter. Others within same countries and territories do not. South Africa, Guam, Saskatchewan, Iceland, Arizona, Hawaii, Taiwan, Japan, China, Queensland.
DST would not be for me, if I had a voice in the mechanics of measured time talks.
ESCAPEMENT
Tock, as in tick      as in clock                                  and mouse click.



Ecuador

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Rainy season Sleet cold steely  drops   lines of ice  at the invisible equatorial ring — fat point of Earth
Beautiful land a refuge  from mounting mistrust, mayhem and warring  northern neighbour's  machine-gunned  macho manned pares.
Muddy torrents slide. Sudden detours  round quake damage.  Earth on the move. Roads on the run. Risk.  Life on the edge.

Click here for my travel log and more photos.

March Myths

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Hares
…leaping
Lions
     …roaring
Lambs
     …bleating.

Weather, or not.
Photos from Pinterest.

Colombia

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Undulating green/
      verde valleys
lush   rolling seas 
  coffee   cacao 
coca   caña.

Mistrust   military
parés. Rapid fire
      interrogators 
tongues  pistolas 
ametralladoras.

Mystery 'round each curve.  
      Wild warillas 
or      unguarded 
bountiful beauty.


Click here for the story and more photos.

Micro Marvel

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Pistil Peduncle Petal   Style Stigma Stamen   Magnificent Microcosmic Mastery

Love Life

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY Life is a miracle to love. ♡

Life

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Words to ponder. ♡

Flowers from Small Flower {floral studio} arranged by me, with love.

Caribbean Sea—Panamá to Colombia

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Days in paradise
Hours in hell.

Colombian rules.
San Andres — Mag Mell.

Click here for the story and more photos.

Lunar New Year

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Red River Pig © CAdams                                             Peccary © CAdams 
YEAR
 of the  PIG … oink,nöff, chrum, 哼

Morphism

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Clear weather on 
Candlemas, Imbolc
or Là Fhèill Brìghde
a sign to ancients 
of lingering winter.

Marmota monax
morphs for moderns.
Groundhog Day. 
A moment of amusement
in northern winter's chill.

Februarius

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Februum
Month of purification 
Festivals to celebrate.
Candlemas. Righteous 
living.

Connectivity 
Between Earth, Sky Beings  
and human ones interacting.
Moments of
contemplation.

Imbolc
Acknowledging transition. 
Our celestial journey between 
Solstice and Equinox reaches
midway.

Saint Valentine
Violets and roses.
Agape, bhakti, chesed, pragma
Philia, metta, zaagidwin.
Love.

Panamá

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Continents, 
    oceans, cultures
        connected.
            Bridge, canal 
                railway snake
                    through jungle.
                        Americas linked.
                            Beautiful. Corrupt.
                        Crooked. Riveting.
                    Swirls of order 
                amidst poverty.
            Wealth within chaos.
        Contrasts 
    melted together 
in unforgiving heat.

Click here to link to my travel log and more photos.

Memories — a guest post