Good Morning Rio!

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Notes: The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off tonight.  Photo: Rio de Janeiro’s mountaintop ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue at sunrise. (wsj.com by Pfaffenback / Reuters)

 

To Find The Wild Within

If you have not visited, Go. JUST GO.

…All in the court of her majesty, Mother Nature. She chose this place to erect her monuments…


SMWI*: It’s a shame that sometimes

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It’s a beautiful thing
to have lungs that allow you to breathe air
and legs that allow you to climb mountains,
and it’s a shame that sometimes
we don’t realize that that’s enough.

honalie


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T.G.I.F.: Let’s be – that kind of clear.

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Let’s walk around outside
and forget it is raining.
Let’s get soaked in all that noise.
Let’s be water all day,
and breathe like low tide when we sleep,
breathe like dew, and grateful faucets.
Let’s be the ice melting at the top of mountains—
that kind of clear.

~ Sophia Holtz, “Prayer to be Said on the Evening of a Terrible Day


Credits: Poem Source: The Sensual Starfish. Photograph: Namaste

Sunday Morning: O (Ode to) Canada


Morning Meditation: 40 Seconds In the Alps


 

Saturday Morning

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One needs a place (or so I find) where one can spiritually dig oneself in. The weather here has changed to heavy rolling mists and thick soft rain. The mountains disappear very beautifully, one by one. The lake has become grave and one feels the silence. This, instead of being depressing as it is in the South, has a sober charm. In the South there is too much light whereas exquisitely breathtaking fog is all I care about. This grass, too, waving high, with one o’clocks like bubbles and flowering fruit trees like branches of red and white coral. One looks and one becomes absorbed … Do you know what I mean? I feel, at present, I should like to have a small chalet, high up somewhere, and live there for a round year, luxuriating in solitude and harmony.

—Katherine Mansfield, from a letter dated 9 May 1921, The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume Four, 1920-1921


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Sunday Morning


This beautiful short film is set in southern Argentina and is paired with Bon Iver’s “Michicant.”  This Sunday morning selection was inspired by a poem from Plums & Berries:

before the sun rose
i happened to see
a bird
carve a silhouette
against a waking sky.

Good Sunday Morning.


Learn the news

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I am losing precious days.
I am degenerating into a machine for making money.
I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men.
I must break away
and get out into the mountains
to learn the news.

~ John Muir (1838-1914)


Credits: Image – youreyesblazeout. Quote: Explore-Everywhere

SMWI*: Playground, Italy

Playground, Italy from Matty Brown on Vimeo.


Incredible. When can we go?!

SMWI* = Saturday Morning Workout Inspiration

Sunday Morning: Canada

Two men.  Hitchhiking from Vancouver to Yukon. They traveled over 4,000 miles to the land of icebergs and grizzly bears.  This clip reminded me of quote in a post by makebelieveboutique.com:

Infinite nature, which is boundless Spirit, unutterable, not intelligible, outside of all imagination, beyond all essence, unnameable, known only to the heart.

~ Robert Fludd

CANADA from FRAME3 on Vimeo.

Saturday Morning: Let’s Ride (Again)

45 seconds of work-out inspiration.  “Escape” with me to the west coast of British Columbia. Spectacular shots.   (Courtesy share by DK, unpaid extension of the British Columbia tourist bureau.)


Source: GrindTV.  Related Posts: Saturday Morning: Let’s Ride

Sunday Morning: National Parks

Take a stroll through the most famous national parks in the U.S. and Canada. Song titled Sedna by Efterklang. Good Sunday morning.

64 Days of Learning from Sim Warren on Vimeo.


Saturday Morning: Let’s Ride

For our Saturday morning work-out inspiration series, here’s two minutes of bike riding in the Selkirk Mountains above Revelstoke, British Columbia.  (Yes, I’m encouraging an alternative reality.  Childhood memories – 4 hours from my home town.  It’s summer.  Taking in clean mountain air.)  Enjoy!

Kona House of the Big Wheel 3 from Kona Bikes on Vimeo.


Source: GrindTV

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Sunday Morning: Home

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My Brother Lorne sent me a link to Douglas Noblet’s Wild Air Photography site.  We grew up in the Kootenays in Southeastern, British Columbia, Canada.  Douglas’ pictures left me in wonder.  As a child growing up, you don’t fully appreciate what is out your back door.  Doug’s awesome photographs make my heart swell with pride and leave me inspired.  About earth.  About nature.  About home.  Good Sunday morning. [Read more…]

6:12 a.m. Now. Winter Solstice Commences.

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Click For Audio (“Snowstorm 1814” by Shady Bard From the Album “First The Winter)


Sources: Date/time start of winter. The Farmers Almanac.  Sources & Credits for these photo shares (and many other winter photos) can be accessed with a Tumblr account @ dkwinter.  Yes, that is our Zeke – in the third photo – his first winter – with snow on his nose.

Nature’s Color Explosion (A Slideshow…)

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click for audio (“Woods” by George Winston From His Album “Autumn)


Sources & Credits for these shares (and many other autumn photos) can be accessed with a Tumblr account @ dkfalllights. Thank you Rob Firchau @ The Hammock Papers for the music inspiration.

Sunday Morning: Fly…

Good Sunday Morning. Let me make two points here: 1) I would NEVER do this. 2) Wow! I could not stop watching.  Base Jumping at Mirror Lake, Norway.  Breathtaking landscape.  Exhilarating flight.


Last Walk Around Mirror Lake – Boom Bip (Boards of Canada Remix) from FroschYankee on Vimeo.


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Sunday Morning: Take a walk back to childhood…

Playing outside, skipping stones, drinking water from a stream, walking with stick, no worries about time – all warm childhood memories. And this set in a stunning Icelandic landscape to Bon Iver’s music.

Good Sunday Morning.


BON IVER “Holocene” from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.


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Sunday Morning: Walk with Me…

Good Sunday Morning.


WALK WITH ME from david babendreyer on Vimeo.


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