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Finding solace in nature’s protection


Picture perfect! ©copyright2014owpp

Picture perfect!
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This was an unforgettable outing… when life gets too chaotic we are lucky
to have the possibility to run to the hills to seek solace in its protection.
Regardless to past behavior, nature embraces & cradles humanity unconditionally.

As hard as it was to choose the best of this collection, I tried to put myself
into the viewer “shoes” & select the top ones which came to a grand total of
sixteen so, my apologies for the length of this post 🙂

We are greeted by the quaint ©copyright2014owpp

We are greeted by the quaint
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The charming & peaceful ... ©copyright2014owpp

The charming & peaceful …
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Lampposts heavy in scent ©copyright2014owpp

Lampposts heavy in scent
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Stones marked by history ©copyright2014owpp

Stones marked by history
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we disregard human distraction ©copyright2014owpp

we disregard human distraction
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To ensconce ourselves into nature ©copyright2014owpp

To ensconce ourselves into nature
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White cabbage butterflies resting... ©copyright2014owpp

White cabbage butterflies resting…
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While humans fly ;) ©copyright2014owpp

While humans fly 😉
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... and fly ©copyright2014owpp

… and fly
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We then enter a Walt Disney scary forest :) ©copyright2014owpp

We then enter a Walt Disney scary forest 🙂
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Find a picturesque bridge ©copyright2014owpp

Find a picturesque bridge
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And get closer to admire... ©copyright2014owpp

And get closer to admire…
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Get back to civilization ©copyright2014owpp

Get back to civilization
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Yet still welcomed by nature's ornaments ©copyright2014owpp

Yet still welcomed by nature’s ornaments
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Ending our day with a splash :)

Ending our day with a splash 🙂

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I treasure your scent & this magical season!


Delicate... ©copyright2013owpp

Delicate…
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Magnolia…

You reach toward the skies
Delicate as a water lily
Ephemeral blossom
I catch your petals
Falling unto my open palm
Treasure your scent
And this magical season

Magnolia tree ©copyright2013owpp

Magnolia tree
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Nature in its full glory


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Your branches heavily
In bloom swing in
The breeze with the
Weightlessness of a
Feather embalming
The air with the
Softness of spring
Promises…

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Name: Cherry blossom tree
(Disambiguation) Originally
imported from Japan. In
Japanese Sakura.

Our hamster’s burial 2011


White hamster

Our hamster’s burial
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It was a crispy, sunny, Sunday afternoon in nineteen ninety three.

Our whole family was united under the same roof of our old car in solemn solidarity, clinging unto a battered shoe box where our hamster lay peacefully among the outdated newspapers we had provided as temporary
comfort.

Not that it made much difference to our poor deceased creature, who surely had already joined his other soul mates in hamster paradise.

But it was more for our solace than his.

We drove endlessly in search of an isolated spot, that would allow us to dig a hole for our albino pet that had taken a special place in our heart.

Living in a busy town did not make things easier. We roamed around aimlessly, trying to detect that precious empty spot.
There! Shouted our oldest, followed by an echo coming from the rest of us, where? Where?!

The answer came swiftly, On your right, can’t you see?

We darted in a single movement, to the right, our eyes lighting up at the prospect of a discovery, and, yes! It was there!…

Was this going to be the final resting place for our pet? We wondered.

We stopped, got out of the car, our children trooping out, straight and sedate as little brave soldiers.

We studied the grounds as experts would, weighing the pros and cons and finally decided against.

We were staring at a manicured lawn. A public one and therefore, liable to a fine. Besides, even without a fine, we would have never had the heart to spoil such a well tended landscape.

So, off we went, in search of wilder pastures.

After a back and forth animated verbal exchange, we deliberated our verdict. We were going out of the city to find a peaceful spot in untouched nature.
Everyone agreed it was the best solution and peace settled among our tribe.

The further we went, the more subdued we all were. We had to face the inevitable.
Tranquility descended upon the small tight space of our vehicle.

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The day had begun to fall. The sun was hiding behind dark heavy clouds and a blanket of mist hovered on top of the fields in a protective embrace.

We stood perfectly still, as if mesmerized.
This was, thee acme.

Digging a hole

In a cowardly gesture, I inquired if anyone fancied digging a whole. It must have sounded far too brutal to their young and innocent ears because, my question collided with implacable deafening silence.
So we all went, together into action ( Mainly me! ) implicating ourselves into the mission we had endeavored to do.

It was quickly over and we drove back feeling gratified for having accomplished what we had set our mind and heart to.

How is it possible, I thought, to have gotten so fond of this little creature, when I used to be terrified of any four legged living form?
I ended up being the one helping him in his last gasps of breath…
A person, I mused, is full of surprises.

After a moment, the car slowly filled with the familiar ” music ” of sibling rivalry and I smiled at the pleasant continuation of life’s trivialities.

All was in its right place.