Weekly Photo Challenge : Temporary (Through the window)

 

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As the windy autumn evening tosses and turns, sending the peacefully floating leaves into a frenzy, almost like a choreographed dance gone wrong, gone wrong but still ever so beautiful.

 

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As the bare branches seek blessings from winter, forced to take a bow under the piling snow, the dull, cold, shrinking days make summer but a distant dream.  

 

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As life then rushes in with the birds and flowers and butterflies, an unwavering enthusiasm almost hard to ignore fills the air 

 

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Bringing in the warm summer rains, splashing color on the skies, making a rainbow or two, as the soil sublimes into that earthy fragrance, 

I sit by the window, embracing change, enjoying the temporary ways of life, knowing that nothing is permanent. 

 

Did you know the word temporary is of latin origin, comes from the word “temporarius” – of seasonal character / lasting for a short time. So for this week’s challenge I chose a set of four pictures that represent – Seasons.

Also I am happy I finally have the picture from autumn to complete the set. 🙂

In response to the weekly photo challenge : temporary

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All Hallow’s Evening :)

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A few of us got together to carve some pumpkins for halloween, it was a lot of fun and they look great for the first time I think 😀

P.S.  We used carving kits and the kit is highly recommended if you ever want to try it out.  I had used my kitchen knives earlier, which works okay but the tools in the kit make it way easier to get into more intricate designs.

 

Moving forward….leaving behind

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The past few months have been crazy! I have been rather busy packing up the past two years of life into small and medium boxes – some sturdy, some fragile, stuffing memories into overflowing suitcases and making “see you soon” promises that probably are as empty as the house we left behind…

Moving to a new place is always exciting, but it is also painful to leave behind a place you called home, familiar faces , accustomed roads….your comfort zone.

Well here’s to new beginnings…hoping what this wise man once said is true –  “All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”. – Robin Sharma.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge : Dense (Mussels and Barnacles)

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Mussels and Barnacles share an interesting relationship of mutualism and competition (well from the little that I have read). Barnacles are better at starting new colonies, but they thrive better with the mussels around. However, once mussels are recruited, the density of the colony is dictated by and can be dominated by the mussels.  The barnacles can however also recruit mussel predators to keep the mussels in check. Love-hate relationships, that help both parties thrive. Nature is amazing! 

IMG_1189Mussels are dominating here. Time to recruit some mussel predators! 

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Way to go team barnacles 😀  

California mussels and gooseneck barnacles on a rock, EL Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA

In response to the weekly photo challenge: dense