Be Summer, Be Now

summerIs it my imagination or did the summer doomsayers start earlier than usual this year?

I’m remembering in particular the woman on the CVS check-out line back on August 1st who had to ruin everyone’s day when she lamented, “It’s just countdown to Labor Day now.” By August 22nd, I can feel them revving up everywhere I go. They’re officially kicking into high gear.

I don’t know about you but I LOVE summer and want to cherish each of the thirteen+ hour days of sunlight while I can. I beg of you. Be summer, be now. Please.

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Awe of a Flower

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How wonderful to come across the quote and video below from the Feynman Series’ on ‘Beauty’ as I contemplated and photographed the very welcomed flowers to our garden–the magnificent peonies.

“…Look how beautiful it is

I see much more about the flower

I could imagine the cells in there

The complicated actions, which also have a beauty

It’s not just beauty at this dimension of one centimeter, there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions

The inner structure, also the processes, the fact that the colors and the flower are evolved in order

to attract inspections to pollinate it is interesting

it means that insects can see the color.

It adds a question: Is this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms that…why is it aesthetic…

all kinds of interesting questions which with science, knowledge, only adds to the excitement

and mystery, and the awe of a flower.”

 

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Over here

Some days everything is so bright and beautiful that it feels as if everything is calling, “Look at me!”

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Wall Swirl

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The Art of Typewriters

remington typewriter

Seen at Cambridge Typewriter in Arlington, MA http://www.cambridgetypewriter.com/


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Living Film Noir

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Harbor Reflection

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