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Happy Feet

There are reasons to believe that having bare feet on the ground (earth, sand grass etc.) without any man made substance to come between is an important way to become 'grounded' and to disperse the electrical energy that we are absorbing all day from the appliances and gadgets and wiring that surround us even when we don't see them. I know that after walking on the beach, with our bare feet getting sandy, muddy or wet from the salt water, we all feel refreshed and energized, even sleeping better. For that reason I tend to believe that this recommendation is worth following whenever we can. 

I liked one of the comments on my original posting, made by +Jasbir S. Randhawa and so I have borrowed it for the title of this image. Originally posted for #wordlessonwednesday , the image had no title, no caption and no text with it (to comply with the 'rules'). I have to say that I also liked some of the other comments which would have made an excellent title, such as "6 feet, not quite under' by +John Ashton.

These were, indeed, happy feet, feet belonging to friends on a walk on the beach which has some areas of lovely reddish sand. The fourth set of happy feet which are missing from the scene are the four belonging to Joni, our dog, as she was, no doubt, running along the shore with her ball in her mouth at the time this was taken.

Happy Feet

 

There are reasons to believe that having bare feet on the ground (earth, sand grass etc.) without any man made substance to come between is an important way to become 'grounded' and to disperse the electrical energy that we are absorbing all day from the appliances and gadgets and wiring that surround us even when we don't see them. I know that after walking on the beach, with our bare feet getting sandy, muddy or wet from the salt water, we all feel refreshed and energized, even sleeping better. For that reason I tend to believe that this recommendation is worth following whenever we can.

I liked one of the comments on my original posting, made by +Jasbir S. Randhawa and so I have borrowed it for the title of this image. Originally posted for #wordlessonwednesday , the image had no title, no caption and no text with it (to comply with the 'rules'). I have to say that I also liked some of the other comments which would have made an excellent title, such as "6 feet, not quite under' by +John Ashton.

These were, indeed, happy feet, feet belonging to friends on a walk on the beach which has some areas of lovely reddish sand. The fourth set of happy feet which are missing from the scene are the four belonging to Joni, our dog, as she was, no doubt, running along the shore with her ball in her mouth at the time this was taken.

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Supermoon,  August 10, 2014

Sometimes you can't go anywhere special to take a photograph. Sometimes the subject comes to you. Or is everywhere (almost). Barring cloudy skies, the supermoon was there for us all. And it almost didn't matter where you were to photograph it, because as long as you could get it in your viewfinder, the foreground was almost irrelevant. I wanted in this case, though, to include the soft pinky clouds that were under it as it rose, as well as the trees, giving some context to where I was when I took it. Anyone can take a photograph of the moon, many with far longer lenses than I. But only I took it from the field behind our house and the trees make this unique to me. I was pleased with the details in the moon, as well.

This supermoon was the closest to the earth this year, at its apogee, so looked the largest. 

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Lone Aviator Over Kingsport Beach

Everyone was happily playing on the beach, fishing, swimming or wading when we walked along with Joni. The drone of this little bi-plane didn't even really break the peacefulness of the scene, in fact it almost seemed to intensify it. This typical summer Sunday beach afternoon on a hot August day could easily have looked very similar back in the 1920's

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Stone and Sand and Sea and Sky

This was a wonderfully tranquil evening for a walk along the beach. The mauve clouds and mist blended perfectly into the reflection on the calm water of the bay.

It reminds me of this beautiful poem set to music by Rose Vaughn, sung here by Rosemary Phelan and Jason LaPrade – Stone and Sand and Sea and Sky

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Spider in her Larder

This year for the first time I have noticed these spiders on this peony plant. There have been several of them, distinctive with their red strips and white, almost translucent bodies. They are mostly to be found on the flowers like this that are white, with splashes or edges of red or pink. It's not a bad camouflage, though it makes them elusive models. The bug you see on the right is dead. From what I could see, the spider lay in wait for bugs that passed by all unawares, then she would kill them. She then stashed them between the petals of the peony. It is as if she was storing them in her food locker or larder.

I did make some macro photographs of this little lady, one of which I might share later.

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Ladybug Love / Ladybird Love

On the same walk with my friend Linda, she (without her camera) spotted this preoccupied pair. I wonder where that spider's web is leading, too, but think that it would have to be a brave spider to interrupt these two. I was particularly intrigued by the 'eye' spots.

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