December 1 Sunset Glory

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Sunset Over Horsetooth Mountain, Fort Collins

Geese Sail the Sunset

Geese & Plant Life Mirror



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Push the Foliage Aside

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Sometimes you have to move the foliage aside to find the beauty ~

Photograph taken in Portugal, May 2012
Quote & photograph ~ nannette rogers kennedy


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Every year
I see the first buttery
dandelions of the season,
it reminds of when
I was very young~
my mother and I
made invaluable crowns
of what some call weeds~

nannette rogers kennedy
photo & poem, April 2012 

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Divinity Dances & Soars

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When I see things like this, I always pause and think: How can anyone not believe in a higher power?

Below is from the article, “The Startling Science of a Starling Murmuration” by Brandon Keimon
………What makes possible the uncanny coordination of these murmurations, as starling flocks are so beautifully known? Until recently, it was hard to say. Scientists had to wait for the tools of high-powered video analysis and computational modeling. And when these were finally applied to starlings, they revealed patterns known less from biology than cutting-edge physics.

Starling flocks, it turns out, are best described with equations of “critical transitions” — systems that are poised to tip, to be almost instantly and completely transformed, like metals becoming magnetized or liquid turning to gas. Each starling in a flock is connected to every other. When a flock turns in unison, it’s a phase transition.

At the individual level, the rules guiding this are relatively simple. When a neighbor moves, so do you. Depending on the flock’s size and speed and its members’ flight physiologies, the large-scale pattern changes. What’s complicated, or at least unknown, is how criticality is created and maintained.

It’s easy for a starling to turn when its neighbor turns — but what physiological mechanisms allow it to happen almost simultaneously in two birds separated by hundreds of feet and hundreds of other birds? That remains to be discovered, and the implications extend beyond birds. Starlings may simply be the most visible and beautiful example of a biological criticality that also seems to operate in proteins and neurons, hinting at universal principles yet to be understood.

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Our minds are our very own simulators

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Our minds are our very own simulators…we can simply imagine a thing and be happy or sad ~ when you are feeling down or angry remember one of your most joyous memories or look at beautiful photograph and exercise your face into a smile.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the result~

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