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Old 07-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #276
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Broceliande ..






The castle of Trécesson

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Old 07-16-2009, 03:00 PM   #277
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The castle of Trécesson

That castle looks like Avalon

and Mudra is the queen

let us stop here and feast on the beauty

and smell the fragrence
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:06 PM   #278
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WOW, Who knew our Garden in Avalon could have grown so large.!!! Twelve pages now, and growing by the day. Every contribution and every thought an expression from all who care for the Earth in some way. In Gratitude to Mudra, this is a place of Love and Life.

This is a place for Peace, Introspection, Sharing; to pause awhile at a Waterfall, cross a new Bridge, or hold in view a particularly Beautiful Flower for some Meditation.



Ocean Flowers ...












The Ocean-Rose ...


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Old 07-16-2009, 11:04 PM   #279
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Thank you my dear friends .. I so much love to be here with you.
For you Jrod7 and Zeddo .. some more wonders from underwater
and great music to visit them .


My boundless love to you all
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:34 AM   #280
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Thank you J_Rod7 for those beautiful ocean flowers.
Here are some more for you..










Look what I found with the plants: SEAHORSES !






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Old 07-17-2009, 03:11 PM   #281
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Thank You Lightbeing, that one large blue/purple is a beautiful sight.

And SEAHORSES, Maybe I'll get one for my Granddaughter, tell her I got her a 'pony.'

Thank You Mudra, for that video of those AMAZING deep-sea creatures.

The one sending multi-color signals, how could such ones ever have evolved? Must be either for finding mates or food.

While watching the video, I remember coming across a story about a deep jelly-fish creature (actually, it's a Hydrozoan) which has been found to be virtually immortal: ...



The little critter is known as Turritopsis nutricula


Meet the world’s only immortal animal
Fri, Dec 5, 2008 Biology

If you’re thinking McLeod, you couldn’t be further from the truth. What you have to do is think small; not microscopic, just big enough to see with your naked eye. Turritopsis nutricula is a hydrozoan, and it’s considered by scientists to be the only animal that cheated death.

Solitary organisms are (according to current belief) doomed to die, after they completed their life cycle. Hydrozoa are a huge class of predatory animals that live mostly in saltwater, closely related to jellyfish and corals. Eggs and sperm from an adult jellyfish (medusa) and they then develop into polyp stage. Medusae evolve asexually from polyps.

Still, our Turritopsis nutricula (could we call it Joe??) managed to find a way to beat that. What these little folks do is they revert completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after they reach sexual maturity. They’re even cooler than that. When they’re young they’ve got only several tentacles, but at a mature stage, they get to 80-90 of them.

They’re able to return to polyp stage due to a cell change in the external screen (Exumbrella), which allows them to bypass death. As far as scientists have been able to find out, this change renders the hydrozoa virtually immortal.


http://www.zmescience.com/meet-the-w...mmortal-animal

So, I'm thinking - since these critters are immortal, we should all be knee-deep in them by now. Then something else down there must find them to be quite tasty.

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:32 PM   #282
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Plants and flowers to make Perfume

Ylang Ylang


Patchouli


Lavender


Jasmine


Jojoba


Sandalwood


Bergamot


and the list goes on ....

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Old 07-18-2009, 12:04 AM   #283
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My happiest (well, some of my happiest) moments are when I am in quiet contemplation of the majesty of nature, and have the fortune to capture that moment to share with others.

Enjoy

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:58 AM   #284
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You are welcome J_rod7!

[SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Thank You Lightbeing, that one large blue/purple is a beautiful sight.










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Old 07-18-2009, 08:22 AM   #285
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Thank you for sharing, ZEDDO!

These are for you.







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Old 07-18-2009, 08:29 AM   #286
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Lost in the shapes and colours,
remembering who I am
looking in the now
to give off love is all I can

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:35 AM   #287
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The colour that draws me in
taking me on journeys of discovery
promises of things to yet unfold
embracing me in the bosom sublime.

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:39 AM   #288
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This last one is to say thanks to Mudra for showing me how to post pics

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:43 AM   #289
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Thank you for sharing, ZEDDO!

These are for you.

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Stunning, simply stunning, thank you !!

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:45 AM   #290
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Flowers are much

wiser than man

they give there gift

unconditionaly....


Beauty beee
buzzin free.....

have a beauty day
rest awhile in the
the Avalon garden
its all a wonderfull
mystery ....
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:24 PM   #291
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Zeddo I love your colors in the garden .
Everyone here shines a light of its own.
We are all unique and yet at the same time we are one.
I can only feel the love we all share.
Thank you my dear friends for sharing this extraordinary moment
with me.

My boundless love to you
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:10 AM   #292
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Here are more gifts from Mother Earth.



















The Earth Laughs in Flowers
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Blessings and love to all !
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:14 AM   #293
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sun rising daisies

Boundless love to you friends now and forever
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:28 AM   #294
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Poland's wild flowers
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #295
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Great to see you in the garden Burgundia.
Thank you for the lovely Polish flowers

Boundless love to you and come again
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:17 PM   #296
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Ginko tree


maple tree


Willow


Chestnut tree


Magnolia


Lime tree


Birches

Loving kindness
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #297
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Missed this garden of Eden!

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Old 07-20-2009, 03:32 PM   #299
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Thank you Gemeos for these wonders .
Thank you Lightbeing for yours
Thank Rhythm for your words
Thank you to all of you !!!!

I love you
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:53 AM   #300
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I found the following at this URL :

http://www.pleiadians.com/sample_ptimes3.html

Here is the text :

The Magical Mystery of Trees
By Karen Marciniak
As nature reawakens in spring I find myself awed and energized as I feel the frequency this wondrous transformation produces. Here in North Carolina the redbud tree with its lavender flowers heralds the arrival of the season, followed soon after by the white petals of the dogwood. As these two woodland companions brighten the landscape, I perceive a magical energy beginning to stir.

Most of us are so accustomed to seeing trees that we take them for granted. Often we forget they are fundamental to our life on Earth: They act as our planet's lungs, absorbing carbon dioxide and returning to us life-giving oxygen. Trees provide us with food, raw materials for our homes, heating, shade in the summer, warmth in winter — and they beautify our environments year-round.

Trees are allies and a continuous reminder of the richness and power that the living library of nature holds. In this day and age, however, we have forgotten our bond with these powerful entities because our current way of living is not designed to help nurture or revive this connection.

Our ancestors were intimately connected to the landscape; they revered nature and noted the seasonal changes and intuitively knew that everything held its own magical meaning, especially trees. They approached trees with respect because they knew these entities — who resided in the underworld, the earth and the heavens simultaneously — were endowed with their own form of consciousness. Trees are the longest-lived and largest plant form on Earth, and through history have been acknowledged as symbols of power, wisdom, fertility, and life.

The famous Biblical stories of the tree of life and the tree of knowledge are two archetypal views of the tree, which can be found in mythical traditions and spiritual teachings from cultures the world over. Ancient people believed trees to be infused with an abundance of divine creative energy that could be consciously harnessed by the adept, allowing access to other states of being. Thus, groves of trees were revered in many ancient civilizations, considered a place of reflection where quiet encounters with supernatural forces and beings could take place. Trees growing in rings were used by the Celts as sites for their rituals and ceremonies. Cultures in Asia and Australia regarded trees as mythical ancestors frozen into a vegetable form, believing one could tap into their wisdom.

Over time, different species of trees acquired culture-specific significance. To Buddhists the bodhi, or fig-tree, is considered a symbol of enlightenment, as it was under this type of tree that the Buddha had his spiritual awakening.

The great cedars of Lebanon, prized for their durability, were said to be used by King Solomon in the construction of the great Temple in Jerusalem. The oracular priestesses in Delphi chewed leaves of the laurel tree before opening their minds to receive cosmic wisdom. And the mighty oak, a symbol of immortality and endurance, was revered by the Druids, who ate its acorns before making prophecies.

In my life I have experienced memorable encounters with a variety of trees. However, the best tree story I know involves a dear friend named Henry, who passed from this life several years ago. Henry was a wise, caring, and colorful character who over the years helped many people with their spiritual awakening. With a sweet grin on his face he would often remark, "When it's time for me to leave this world, I'm going to slip out of my body just like I'm slipping out of my jacket."

As Henry said this, he would dramatize his statement by removing his jacket in an effortless, fluid fashion, holding it up, and then gracefully dropping it to the floor. One fall day, Henry who was in his 80's, and in good health, was out delivering telephone books. As I was later told, at some point he sat down under a tree to rest and for Henry that was the end of this reality — he quietly slipped away. When they found Henry, he was leaning up against the tree's trunk, a smile on his face. It seems when his time came, Henry intuitively used a tree to transcend this reality.

Recalling stories such as Henry's and my own tree memories makes me wonder: What will have to happen before our culture is able to rekindle its connection to these majestic entities? Perhaps, as our lives go faster and faster, and we are more easily thrown off-center, we will realize that an antidote to the madness of life can be a visit to the woods; where a few hours spent in the company of trees, or a special tree, can bring a rich harvest of inner discoveries and understanding.

When I take a walk in nature I allow myself to be led to a tree and I send an inner greeting to show my respect and appreciation. As I approach the trunk of the tree, I sometimes sit facing it, or I get close and lean against it. I relax, breath deep, and calm my mind, allowing myself to become one with the tree. At times, in the deep silence, I quickly become aware of how fully alive and powerfully present the tree is, and I feel an all-encompassing connection to the web of existence. As I have come to know, appreciate and revel the mysteries of a tree, I have in turn developed a closer connection to the mysteries within myself.

END

For those who can access You Tube do a search on - Bringers_of_the_Dawn__Teachings_from_the_Pleiadian s_Pt._1

It is an 18 part series which you may want to convert to MP3 as it is audio in video format. Perfect for when you are commuting.

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