Full Moon 6/9/17

I am enjoying a full moon. Earlier I visited damselfly, ladybug and wasp, all considered “beneficial insects”.
wasp and ladybug
great hunters in the garden
seeking their dinner
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
awesome damselfly
you are settled and resting
then you’ll be hunting
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
breaking through the clouds
the light of the moon shines bright
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
Bright Blessings, Namaste, Namu Amida Butsu
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
~ Raven


Wasatch Mountains, City Bird, and the Moon (3/4/15 & 3/5/15)

3:4:15 moon sig“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…”
~ John Lennon

Raindrops on grass on 3/4/15.

Raindrops on grass on 3/4/15.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – My youngest son took me out today and I was able to get these portraits of the Wasatch Mountains.  The photo at the top of this combined days’ post is the almost full moon with budding tree branches in front of it.
3:4:15 w mts sig 3:4:15 mt o sig 3:4:15 sky sig“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
~ John Muir
3:4:15 mt o clouds sig 3:4:15 clouds sig “majestic mountains
with fresh snow and lively air
breathe and feel present”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
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Crocus on 3/5/15.

Crocus on 3/5/15.

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Thursday March 5, 2015 – A pigeon in a parking lot and the full moon rising are today’s photographic offerings.  The berries in front of the moon are on our neighbors’ hawthorn tree.  The birds haven’t eaten every one yet.
3:5:15 the strut sig 3:5:15 h moon sig 3:5:15 p sig“She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.”
~ Shannon A. Thompson
3:5:15 the crack sig 3:5:15 rising moon sig“good morning pigeon
sun setting the moon rises
over the mountains!”
~ Raven Ariana Simons

3:5:15 moon detail sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Full Moon Blessings ~ Raven

Milkweed Aphids, Ladybug and Snail 10/8/14

“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”
~ Anais Nin
10:8:14 rattlesnake master sig 10:8:14 shell 1 sigFlashback Monday, October 8, 2012 – This is my pick photo of the day and stars these pretty asters with the super sparkly light background.
October 8, 2012 sigFlashback Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a duck at a park I stopped at today.
October 8, 2013 sigWednesday, October 8, 2014 – This year has seen an excess of aphids on my milkweed late in the season.  The ladybugs have been fewer in number.  I haven’t done anything except observe.  It is a full moon with a full lunar eclipse and day 8 of the month long poetry challenge.
10:8:14 ladybug and aphids sig 10:8:14 milkweed aphids sig “Living means constantly growing closer to death. Satisfaction only temporarily relieves hunger. Find the balance, and plant your feet.”
~ Jackie Morse
10:8:14 lb close sig10:8:14 lb side sig 10:8:14 lb sig“predator and prey
balance one with the other…
each necessary”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:8:14 snail 10:8:14 pretty snail 1 sig“wee cute traveler
crawling along so slowly
a home on your back”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:8:14 funny snail 1 sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Full Moon Blessings ~ Raven

Magical Creatures of the Super Moon 8/10/14

Flashback Friday, August 10, 2012 – Details of my first datura blossom star in today’s pick photo.

August 10, 2012 sigFlashback Saturday, August 10, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars one of the group of hummingbirds that are sharing my yard 🙂
August 10, 2013 sigSunday, August 10, 2014 – Today is the second Supermoon in a series of three this year. Good times!  Here are some magical creatures and a few shots of today’s super moon as it rose to go along with any magic you may have brewing in your cauldron this evening!  Blessing to you all and extra special supermoon energy to all of those on my prayer list!  You know who you are 🙂
8:10:14 painterly bumble 2 sig 8:10:14 nice bumble 1 sig 8:10:14 painterly bumble 1 sig 8:10:14 double bumble sig 8:10:14 nice bumble sig “You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.”
~ Terence McKenna
8:10:14 goldfinch sig 8:10:14 hummy 1 sig 8:10:14 side by side 2 sig 8:10:14 hummy flare 1 sig 8:10:14 looking up sig

“This is why the shaman is the remote ancestor of the poet and artist. Our need to feel part of the world seems to demand that we express ourselves through creative activity. The ultimate wellsprings of this creativity are hidden in the mystery of language. Shamanic ecstasy is an act of surrender that authenticates both the individual self and that which is surrendered to, the mystery of being. Because our maps of reality are determined by our present circumstances, we tend to lose awareness of the larger patterns of time and space. Only by gaining access to the Transcendent Other can those patterns of time and space and our role in them be glimpsed.”
~ Terence McKenn
8:10:14 hummy trumpet sig 8:10:14 silhouette sig 8:10:14 peaking sig 8:10:14 sm trees 1 sig 8:10:14 sm 5 sig “It is the imagination that argues for the Divine Spark within human beings. It is literally a decent of the World’s Soul into all of us.”
~ Terence McKenna
8:10:14 moon sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Bee Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven