I love open places, gardens, parks, fields. This picture was taken in a park nearby. In places like these, you are definitely closer to your Creator and can spend time to appreciate all the beauty created by Him. People saying "I don't believe"...should look at nature and ask themselves...."where does it come from!" ..well, surely not a human who created it!
Since I grew up on a farm, I really do love farm animals. These cows are in the same park, nearby. During my childhood years on the farm, I've never seen white cows! We had one tame cow...her name was Makkie...well, all of them was really tame, but Makkie was special. You would climb in a lemon tree and she would come to you, knowing that you're going to pick those lemons and she used to love them! Then, she sticks out her tongue, waiting for you to put the lemon on her tongue!! She was lovely and you could anytime get on her back, as kids we loved that of course...I also had a pet chicken....called Chirrey....if you call him, he would come and in the afternoons, when we came back from school, I went outside with my lunch, sitting on the lawn, just for him to join in! Of course I didn't eat much when he joined in....he loved it...and I thought it was fun!
I do love chess...not only like it...so take note. Chess is a game that really makes you think...in life you have to make certain choices....as in chess...making the wrong choice...can lead to disaster! So, priorities!! You have different moves to make...as in life..different choices...options....and you have to decide which one is the best for that particular moment....in real life, you have to think with your head...as in chess...you have to plan for the future...think ahead...in chess the same...some people in some countries live only for that day...that's when you mess up in chess...or in life...choices are really important in life. You can choose to drink/smoke/take drugs/to hate/to love/work/teach/play/inform...the list is endless....as long as your choice is the right choice!
I like Seurat's style...it is called Pointilism....you paint in dots basically....fine dots to make up the picture.....you can even use Paint on your PC to do it! Easy...and I LOVE the sea! The waves...I can remember a poem I learnt in primary...it is called Waves..."there are big waves and little waves, ....waves you can jump over"...but, I love the sound!! I can sit for hours listening to the waves, they have stories to tell!
Here is a quote about trees:
Being thus prepared for us in all ways, and made beautiful, and good for food, and for building, and for instruments of our hands, this race of plants, deserving boundless affection and admiration from us, becomes, in proportion to their obtaining it, a nearly perfect test of our being in right temper of mind and way of life; so that no one can be far wrong in either who loves trees enough, and everyone is assuredly wrong in both who does not love them, if his life has brought them in his way.- John Ruskin, 1819-1900, Modern Painters VI
Trees play a prominent role in the origin myths of many cultures. In Virgil's Aeneid Evander tells Aenas that the city of Rome was founded by the God Saturn, together with "a race of men that came from tree trunks, from hard oak..." In Greek legend various gods are frequently getting transformed into a tree, which then sometimes gives birth to another god. Adonis was born in this way. The Egyptian god Osiris also sprang from a tree.
The Tree of Life appears again in the very last chapter of the Bible, in Revelations, chapter 22:1-2.
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I love lightning!! It is the power of nature!! I really do miss it in the UK....you don't get it that much here...
And...of course...Autumn!! All the different colours you get!! I LOVE it....A fantastic time ....the best season, to see all the changes...wonderful!!
But, let me not forget Spring....new life, new flowers, new fruit...everything new...clean, fresh....and beautiful....
I love reflections...(I took this pic in a park nearby) .....that's when you look and start reflecting about your own life too....if the day is gone, are you asking yourself...what GOOD have I done today...was it a smile...something I said...a hug...a book...a suggestion.....a picture....a friendly word...?
I like African art...isn't this just wonderful....it reflects earth! Mother nature...
I like to be curious....not nosey....curious! There is a difference...I like to KNOW...I want to find out if I don't know....I want to experience ....I want to test... I want to see for myself too.....I want to look what happens if....I do this or that...isn't that curiousity!
I do love different places...places that are different than the "normal"...I like this picture....it has some history...some character....it wants to tell you a lot of things...what is locked inside? If you unlock it, what will come out...how many stories....how many memories....
I like red...even in nature....I like watching these tiny mini-beasts...see what they are up to.....see what they wanna do! I have many red garments ....too many red...but every time I want something new...it just happens that the best one is in red...why is that!?
I love/like to be creative....I like new things...I like people trying new things ....even if it comes out rubbish....I'm using PAINT.NET..(link at the bottom of my site)....to create/enhance pictures....this one at the bottom is my version of the artist...MATISSE's "Snail"....you can see the real "Snail" of Matisse somewhere on my blog...if you do a search...