15 January 2018
Taken in Polamatic and edited in Snapseed, Stackables and Pixlr.
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A sky is one of nature’s most intriguing and mysterious of phenomenons: quiet, serene, boisterous, sentimental, bold, intriguing, and so much more. The image in the Lens section evokes the feeling that I want as I enter the unknown of each day, that I want for everyone. That sense of enthusiasm and euphoria of a day’s unfolding.
The image is an evening sky that manages to burst into abstraction with my prodding through the blend of a few images. But a sunrise can cast forth equally stunning colorations to capture the spirit of the moment.
When I imagine its possibilities, not one boundary surfaces to curtail its limits. And that’s part of the awe, it has no beginning, no end, just seamless and triumph in every performance: day or night.
“Dare to Be Wild” (one hour and 41 minutes, 2018, directed by Vivienne De Courcy) is one of those cinematic gems about nature that must to shared. It’s based on a true story that inspires environmental advocacy on many levels. It’s a tale about Mary Reynolds who began her love of nature in Ireland by “sowing a single seed.” And then she changed the world’s view about landscape gardening. Her motto is “man is nature and nature is man, they are one and the same.” Indeed.
From iTunes (where you can rent it for $4.99): “Mary Reynolds is the youngest woman to win a Gold Medal for garden design since the Chelsea Flower Show commenced in 1913. After her victory in 2002, the British Government sponsored Reynolds to build a bio-diverse garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, in Kew near London. She continues her “campaigns for the protection of natural habitats by bringing the power of wild nature back to city parks, roof terraces and into your backyard. She is listed as one of the top ten landscape designers of all time.” I hope that you decide to view this heartfelt retelling of the start of her tireless effort on behalf of Mother Nature.