Archive | April 2010

Picture Perfect : Keep It Simple

It is always a thrill, one of life’s simple pleasures, to see seeds germinating.  These are ones that I save each year.  I call them “my favorite marigolds”.

Photo taken in my greenhouse this morning.  Canon Powershot A510.  I used the P setting which is the same as automatic only I told it to never use the flash.  I pushed on the little flower to get a macro setting since it is a close-up.  It was very simple even if not strictly only the auto setting.  No cropping or other manipulations other than reducing the digital size.  It took a little time because I waited for the sun to hit.

Keeping it simple can be a mind-set, a lifestyle choice on all levels, seeking what is essential, the heart remaining fixed on one’s main goal.

“The clearer of conceited sciences you will make your head under My Breath, in the Spirit’s brightness, the more discernible My Marvels will be to you; for this reason I said, “Be like children!”

The Revelation of Arès 33/8

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Scientific Proof

Somewhere, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a headline saying studies show that human beings are incapable of doing more than three things at once.  Humph, I thought, and was not even  tempted to read the article.  Just think of a parent of small children getting a meal ready.

This afternoon, while I had a pot of marmalade setting to boil, and was chopping oranges for another batch, drinking a cup of tea, I was thinking about this.  I betcha’ I could tap my head, rub my stomach, sing and walk at the same time.  I tried it and yes I can.

What is touted as scientific proof may prove nothing at all and  things for which there is not scientific proof could very well be true.

refuting the postulate that human beings are incapable of doing more than 3 things at once

Scientific Proof

Somewhere, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a headline saying studies show that human beings are incapable of doing more than three things at once.  Humph, I thought, and was not even  tempted to read the article.  Just think of a parent of small children getting a meal ready.

Yesterday afternoon, while I had a pot of marmalade setting to boil, and was chopping oranges for another batch, drinking a cup of tea, I was thinking about this.  I betcha’ I could tap my head, rub my stomach, sing and walk at the same time.  I tried it and yes I can.

What is touted as scientific proof may prove nothing at all and  things for which there is not scientific proof could very well be true.

Picture Perfect : Out of Place

In my plan as a gardener this dandelion is out of place amongst the bugle.  I plan to dig it out with my asparagus gouge and then it will be harmonious to my eyes.

In a harmonious world, war, hate, exploitation, and so on, are out of place.  I believe if we would realize our divine nature, live in love and peace, all the rest would fall into place.

For more entries on the theme of “out of place”, go to Picture Perfect.

mésange attack.AVI

bird attacking his reflection

Fear and Trepidation



After a visit from an aspiring raw vegan, I have quite a few sprouts left over.  I don’t relish raw beans so I cooked something up.  Do you ever throw a dish together in the kitchen and then hesitate before the first bite?  Usually I have a good idea of what the results will be be, but here, I was not at all sure.


Mmmm, it was good.  Sigh of relief.  I sautéed some onion and a little bit of celery in olive oil, then threw in 2 handfuls of azuki bean sprouts, stirred a bit, then added some sprouted lentils, let that cook a few seconds, saw a chard leaf hanging around so put that in, then turned off the heat and poured in about a teaspoon of soy sauce and sprinkled on about a teaspoon of brewers’ yeast.

We can create our own situations of fear; here is another example.  This mésange, a blue tit, sees his reflection in the window and attacks.  One year he went on for hours until I thought of adding a sheer curtain to change the reflection.

Picture Perfect : I Spy … F

Feeding the Flock

Before we got chickens, I took care to research what would be the best to feed them.  After all, I am depriving them of their liberty; the least I can do is to feed them well.  It may be that they eat better than some people since I sprout wheat, corn and lentils for them.

We also must consider what we feed ourselves—physically, mentally and spiritually.

For spiritual food, I have found nothing better than our Creator’s Word, given in the past in the Bible and the Qur’an,  and fresh for today in The Revelation of Arès.  Pronouncing It with the aim to accomplish It germinates good within.

For more entries on the theme of I Spy … F, go to Picture Perfect.

I turned the dial to the little icon with a sprinter for this shot which gives a higher speed, since they were moving.  Canon Powershot  A510