We had some technical difficulties, but did what we set out to do. Watch the bird…
Here is a close-up:
La Liberté Absolue… une construction permanente, une dynamique… non un état
Absolute Liberty… permanent construction, dynamic…not a state.
Ma Main ne pousse pas les pieds des hommes… ils vont ou ils ne vont pas.
La Révélation d’Arès XXXVIII/8
My Hand does not drive men’s feet….they go or they do not go.
The Revelation of Arès XXXVIII/8
Here is the smaller window:
Le Créateur nous a montré la Voie, Il n’a pas dit qu’Il la gravirait à notre place…
The Creator has shown us the Way, He didn’t say He would climb it for us.
While waiting for sunlight to make a better photo, I gave some thought to what is a hobby. In my mind, it is an activity that one does for pleasure without worrying about profit, although some manage to earn money with their hobbies, enabling them to continue to pursue the activity without wrecking the budget.
I do a lot of different things and enjoy doing them. As I don’t have a paid job outside the home, is my entire life a hobby ?
I chose to share with you my interest in cultivating plants. Some call it a disease – propagationitis. I have a hard resisting sowing, dividing, rooting cuttings. Here you can see some tomato plants growing from seeds I sowed, some of which I save, some of which were a free gift with a seed order. I bought the Sungold variety but plan to see what happens next year if I save the seeds. Last year all our tomatoes died with blight. Fortunately I had seed from other years for the long meaty variety I have been cultivating for some time from seeds saved from a tomato a lady gave me. You can also see a bit I pinched off a plant growing in a public area. It has two little rootlings, visible if you click on the image to get the larger version.
When I am working with plants, I feel a synergy with the Creator. A kind of love passes through me towards them.
Now I am off to work in the garden, preparing some things to take to a plant exchange on Sunday, a gathering of plant hobbyists.
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This is not a bouquet. The bits were not cut with a bouquet in mind, but rather were stuck in water because they had been cut, but I couldn’t just toss them on the compost pile. The barberry has itsy-bitsy yellow flowers and the the intense blue ones are lithospermum. The ash tree in bloom inspired the following watercolour. Many in my painting group did not realize that ash trees flower.
What most amazed me is the quantity of pollen on the table after approximately 36 hours. No wonder some people are allergic.
Later in the day, we realized something was missing, it looked rather austere, so we added some colour:
L’homme n’est Homme que libre
Man is man only when free.
« Je n’élève pas de force. Mon Bras attend au bout du bras d’homme ; il Le saisit s’il veut » (Révélation d’Arès XXX/6)
“I do not raise anyone forcibly. My Arm waits at the end of man’s arm ; he grasps It if he wants to.” The Revelation of Arès XXX/6
In the small side window:
La liberté absolue ! La seule liberté inscrite dans la nature humaine.
Absolute freedom ! The only freedom which is part of human nature.
This is one of my recent watercolours. It has not yet been framed. Framing is expensive and I’m not sure the investment is worth it.
The scene gives me to consider the path of life. This one is a little flat, but speaks to me saying, you can take a little rest on the bench, enjoy the view, and then get up and keep on going. We don’t know what lies around the bend.
“You shall lead My People by the middle of the Heights that I have intended for them, by their still passable paths, but not by toilsome rock climbing (routes) and not by the roads below lined with inns.
Take the middle paths ; they slope upwards, but the slope is endurable ,
it goes by springs and through fruit groves ;
along the slope children can walk,
wives can follow their husbands (and) lie down right next to them at halting places in order to warm up their bodies, fill them with joy, so that they together overnight forget about the strain of the ascent.”
The Revelation of Arès 7/1-2
La liberté absolue est celle qu’un homme a le plus de chances d’acquérir s’il travaille sans relâche à se délivrer de sa culture, de ses préjugés, de ses inhibitions, de ses peurs.
Absolute freedom is the one a person is most likely to attain if he works without ceasing to free himself from his culture, prejudice, inhibitions and fears.