Monday, March 31, 2014

Hawk Chasing a Squirrel: Amazing Video

This is unlike anything you've ever seen...

more squirrels from my camera   here  and   here

and more hawks   here and    here

That's the Way

from the youtube site:

"That's the Way" is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin from their third album, Led Zeppelin III, released in 1970. Like several of the tracks on the album, it is an acoustic song and is particularly noted as being one of the most gentle and mellow compositions in the Led Zeppelin catalogue.

This was one of the few songs in their catalogue that Led Zeppelin authorized for use on a film soundtrack. After seeing a rough cut of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous in 2000, Page and Plant agreed to let him use some Led Zeppelin songs on it, but this is the only one which made it onto the soundtrack album. Other Led Zeppelin songs which can be heard in the movie are "Tangerine", "The Rain Song", "Bron-Yr-Aur", "Immigrant Song" and "Misty Mountain Hop".

I don't know how I'm gonna tell you, I can't play with you no more,
I don't know how I'm gonna do what mama told me, My friend, the boy next door.
I can't believe what people saying, You're gonna let your hair hang down,
I'm satisfied to sit here working all day long, You're in the darker side of town.

And when I'm out I see you walking, Why don't your eyes see me,
Could it be you've found another game to play, What did mama say to me.

*That's The Way, Oh, That's The Way it ought to be,
Yeah, yeah, mama say That's The Way it ought to stay.

And yesterday I saw you standing by the river,
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes,
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying,
Had they got you hypnotized?

And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers,
But all that lives is born to die.
And so I say to you that nothing really matters,
And all you do is stand and cry.

I don't know what to say about it,
When all you ears have turned away,
But now's the time to look and look again at what you see,
Is that the way it ought to stay?

That's the way... That's the way it oughtta be
Oh don't you know now, Mama said.. that's the way it's gonna stay,


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

are you a good dog


Baby falls on mattress:getting stuck in an elevator is a good thing...

The whole world is like this if only we could see...

Baby Falls From Window Right as Couple With Mattress

Happens to Walk By

But whaddya know? The couple happened to have a mattress on them at the time. What are the odds?

The couple immediately placed the mattress down on the ground, anticipating the baby's fall. But instead of toppling out of the window straight onto the concrete, the child's fall was halted after he got tangled up in some phone lines, so the man was able to actually catch the boy while the woman called 911. No mattress needed, but hey, talk about a good back-up plan. The child was reportedly treated for very minor injuries, thanks to the couple who fortuitously happened to be in the right place at the right time -- with a mattress no less!

The two witnesses say the baby was throwing stuffed toys from an unsecured window, and when they yelled for him to stop, the baby climbed out of his window and after his toys.
The pair carrying the mattress says, they put the mattress down anticipating his fall.
The child's fall was halted for a bit by some phone lines, but then, the baby continued to fall two more stories down. The man below, Konrad Lightner, caught the baby in his arms.

the story is, the couple withthe mattress had been stuck in an elevator for 30 minutes earlier...

timing baby..



Monday, March 17, 2014

Oh, St. Teresa

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.
"For the majority of us, uncertainty is worse than disaster, because disaster comes to us only rarely; worry depletes us often. We never know whether we are going to get a brick or a bouquet. If we knew for certain a brick was on its way, there would be no anxiety. We would just say, “Throw it and be done with it.”
We can learn how to handle both bricks and bouquets, praise and censure, success and defeat. When we can say, “Whatever comes, we will not be afraid because the divine Self is within us,” then this resoluteness and faith will enable us to work free from tension, agitation, and fear of defeat. The person who works in this way is at peace, because he or she is not anxious about results..."

Black Lab Puppy

Fierce in the Woods, Gentle in the House....

more black labs HERE

more brown lab pups HERE
Faithful dog stories HERE
awesome dog calendar HERE

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Songs for Love Falling






A Hard Headed Woman....If I laugh



(what can make the PeaceTrain man
 call for the head of an author? ...)


Ruby's Arms (Redux)

I will leave behind all of my clothes, i wore when i was with you, all i
need's my railroad boots, and my leather jacket, as i say goodbye to ruby's
arms, although my heart is breaking, i will steal away out through your
blinds, for soon you will be waking.

the morning light has washed your face, and everything is turning blue now,
hold on to your pillow case there's nothing i can do now, as i say goodbye to
ruby's arms, you'll find another soldier, and i swear to god by christmas,
there'll be someone else to hold you.

the only thing i'm taking is the scarf off of your clothesline, i'll hurry
past your chest of drawers, and your broken wind chimes, as i say goodbye
i'll say goodbye, say goodbye to ruby's arms.

i'll feel my way down the darken hall, and out into the morning, the hobos
at the freightyards, have kept their fires burning, so     this
goddamn rain, will someone put me on a train, i'll never kiss your lips again,
or break your heart, as i say goodbye i'll say goodbye, say goodbye to ruby's

pictures:  tome waits

How Can I Tell You

Cat Stevens.

How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
But I can't think of right words to say
I long to tell you that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you, but my words
Just blow away, just blow away
It always ends up to one thing, honey
And I can't think of right words to say
Wherever I am, I'm always walking with you
I'm always walking with you, but I look and you're not there
Whoever I'm with, I'm always, always talking to you
I'm always talking to you, and I'm sad that
You can't hear, sad that you can't hear
It always ends up to one thing, honey,
When I look and you're not there
I need to know you, need to feel my arms around you
Feel my arms around you, like a sea around a shore
And - each night and day I pray, in hope
That I might find you, in hope that I might
Find you, because heart's can do no more
It always ends up to one thing honey, still I kneel upon the floor
How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
But I can't think of right words to say
I long to tell you that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you....
It always ends up to one thing honey

And I can't think of right words to say

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It's Only Words, but words are all i have

Ev'rything we are will never die
Loving's such a beautiful thing
Oh you make my world.. a summer day
Are you just a dream to fade away...


 It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away...




Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Rumi Quotes

 “Sit, be still, and listen,
because you're drunk
and we're at
the edge of the roof.”  ― Rumi

“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”  ― Rumi

“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”  ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”  ― Rumi
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”   ― Rumi
“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”  ― Rumi

“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”  ― Rumi
 “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”  ― Rumi

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” 
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
 “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” 
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”  ― Rumi
 “A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi
 “Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.” 
― Rumi
 “This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
― Rumi
 “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” 
― Rumi
“People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!
If you could untie your wings
and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you
would fly up like doves.”  ― Rumi
 “Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
― Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
 “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”  ― Rumi
 “I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside.”  ― Rumi
 “Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”  ― Rumi
 “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”  ― Rumi
 “But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”   ― Rumi
 “That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.”  ― Rumi
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“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”  ― Rumi
 “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”  ― Rumi
 “Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”  ― Rumi
 “Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free.”  ― Rumi

 “I know you're tired but come, this is the way.”  ― Rumi
 “A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That's how I hold your voice.”  ― Rumi
 “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”  ― Rumi
 “You try to be faithful
And sometimes you're cruel.
You are mine. Then, you leave.
Without you, I can't cope.
And when you take the lead,
I become your footstep.
Your absence leaves a void.
Without you, I can't cope.
You have disturbed my sleep,
You have wrecked my image.
You have set me apart.
Without you, I can't cope.”  ― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi
 “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”  ― Rumi
 “Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.”  ― Rumi
 “I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”  ― Rumi

 “An eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.
A head has one use: For loving a true love.
Feet: To chase after.
Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
for learning what men have done and tried to do.
Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind
when it only wants to see why.
A lover is always accused of something.
But when he finds his love, whatever was lost
in the looking comes back completely changed.” 
― Rumi, Night and Sleep

“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!”  ― Rumi

 “Beauty surrounds us.”
― Rumi

 “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” 
― Rumi

Monday, March 3, 2014

In A Tree House Poem by Hafiz

Will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage,

For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
Is hidden and sown on an ancient fertile plain
You hold the title to.

Love will surely bust you wide open
Into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy

Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule.

A life giving radiance will come,
The Friend's gratuity will come -

O look again within yourself,
For I know you were once the elegant host
To all the marvels in creation.

From a sacred crevice in your body
A bow rises each night
And shoots your soul into God.

Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
From the lunar vantage point of love.

He is conducting the affairs
Of the whole universe

While throwing wild parties
In a tree house - on a limb
In your heart.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” 
― Rumi

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Caught in the Riptide...

Caught in the riptide
I was searching for the truth
There was a reason
I collided into you

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Nobody knows why
Nobody knows how and 
This feeling begins just like a spark
Tossing and turning inside of your heart
Exploding in the dark

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Oh inside me
I find my way
Back to you
Back to you

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Two words
In your hands
In your hearts
It's whole universe

Oh inside me
I find my way
Back to you
Back to you

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Two words
In your hands
In your hearts
It's whole universe

You are always here with me

A Young Heart

Lord let me never forget what the first heartbreaking loss of love feels like...