Sunday, June 19, 2016

Life Is A Beautiful Ride

LIKE THE SIGN says, life IS a beautiful ride a lot of the time, if you're not riding from one catastrophe to another.

The graceful three-foot Buddha statue I recently photographed at the entrance to a store in Crescent Beach is a sign that the beauty without can be sought from within through meditation.

Whether the view is grand or bland, there is something poetic about every life. And you don't necessarily have to hop on a bicycle to discover something to move your senses.

Through the ups and downs, twists and turns ... beyond billowy clouds, wind-ruffled trees and rain splattered streets, it is clear to me ...

that a beautiful life is more than a pretty picture.

Hopes, fears and dreams, as if thought-pebbles tossed out to sea, can create beautiful and even not-so-beautiful ripples in reality.


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Painting A Brighter Future For The Planet

HOW CAN you not love this little guy? The endangered Western Painted Turtle was just one of the unique creatures featured during World Oceans Day celebrations at Blackie Spit Park in Crescent Beach.

The global initiative to promote a healthier planet came to local beaches this Sunday. Tents were set up and there were many displays by naturalists and environmentalists. We saw how eggs are nurtured and covered with wire to increase the chances of turtle survival.

Plush toy animals were for sale as fundraisers. I didn't check to see whether the markings on each toy was different from the next. Nature's creativity knows no bounds and, like fingerprints, each live painted turtle evolves with a different pattern on its underbelly.

The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society brought a falcon (above) to the event. The majestic bird had lost its eyesight while the monkey-faced barn owl (pictured below) permanently lost the use of its wing. The caring organization adopted the creatures in need.

It was early when my husband and I arrived. People were just starting to trickle into the event. The morning sun was already sizzling up the sea and sand and there was a party atmosphere.

Musicians and singers were warming up ... exercising their lungs and voices, filling the air with their jubilant sounds.

I snatched a few seconds of song from the folks below ...

and made a very "mini movie" out of it. Since I don't know the name of the group, I call them the Three Musical Musketeers.


On my best days I feel like Mr. Bean does in the inspiring comedic clip (below) from a movie. Check it out, it will surely make you smile:


The scene, enriched by the voice of French composer Charles Trenet, stars a gleeful Mr. Bean who is not at all desensitized to the wonders of the world that some people are passionately trying to preserve.

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