There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
good norning and bon weekend! it’s memorial day so i’m sending thanks to all the troops who’ve worked hard to protect our freedom over the years without judgement or politics including my own dear dad and brothers.
we’ve been working non stop lately but last night i had a chance to do a little armchair traveling and explore the idea of going to a couple upcoming events with volunteers for peace (vfp.org) this summer. below are two happening in july. there’s something for everyone including boys and girls, single adults and families. they’re held all over the world and range from archaeological digs to bringing clean water to communities in need. the sky’s the limit! normally i’d never travel to the mountains or far inland as a coastal lover. still these are good jump offs to start an overseas trip. take a look at the site and if you decide to go, let me know!
The Valley of Wonders (La Vallee des Merveilles) is in the French Alps. There were more than 40,500 protohistoric rock carvings dating from the Chalcolithic and the Bronze Age discovered throughout the region.
this one is near the Côte d’Azur. it’s also known as the valley of marvels.
way up in the mountains someone stumbled onto ancient rock carvings that are thousands of years old. what were they doing up here way back then?
It’s accessible only by hiking which is why the prehistoric site has been so well preserved.
Mount Bego, which rises to 2,872 meters, dominating its imposing stature valleys. The terrain has been shaped by glaciers that ran down its slopes there some 10,000 years ago.
this little guy has become the poster child for the region.
the work will be done in one of the caves of marvels
so many ancient sites have the spiral as a recurring theme. some of the oldest are in france.
and thousands of carvings like these are all over the rocks. i’m fascinated with the petroglyphs. what were they trying to say?
this traveler made a panoramic interactive of the region which he uploaded below:
anyway after that i’d head to italy where they’ve been creating a sustainable eco- friendly town from ancient ruins. again, not in my first choice for a travel destination necessarily but a good starting point nonetheless! granara-eco-village-green-camp
it’s supposedly close to parma
and picturesque to say the least
The organisation G.Eco (Granara Ecology) is located in Granara, a 600 mt altitude rural village on Appennini mountains. Granara is an experiment in sustainable development of an open community. The activities concern solar and appropriate technologies, bio-architecture, holistic health care, environmental education, social activities, theatre and art workshops and promotion of ecological awareness of inhabitants and hosts. Granara hosts a summer a Theatre Festival, dedicated to ecology.
it looks like the town was once abandoned
groups of dedicated visitors have come and put their hands on it to bring it back to life and repurpose and modernize it while maintaining its beauty and history.
of couse you always eat well in italy, even in the middle of nowhere!
above is a good photo video just to get an idea.
anyway VFP offers so much that it’s impossible not to find something to sink your heart and/or teeth into. they offer over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries around the world. below is just in europe! visit their site to open up the rest of the world. in the meantime have a great weekend with the ones you love!
- Czech Republic
- England UK
- Northern Ireland UK
- Scotland UK
good morning all! it’s uber early and i’m sending a bouquet your way to make sure to and smell the roses. (even if they’re ether :)
as i watch the news it’s apparent not everyone had a peaceful night as tornadoes hit texas and demolished homes and lives. many hit were under construction by habitat for humanity and it’s prompted me to get it together and finally register to work on the sites currently underway here in florida.
it was surprisingly easy to register and if you want to check it out in your neck of the woods, follow this link and choose by project or date from the calendar:
i’ll be heading to Liberty City which is one of the towns we usually just pass through (really fast) to reach our upholstery factory. it’s a community that is in desperate need of love and this is a chance to spread a little!
they need volunteers in all parts of the country so if you are working on a project or end up volunteering for one, let me know. well i’m off to get this day started. have a wonderful weekend!
good morning and happy tuesday! tuesday is reason enough to celebrate, isn’t it?
lately i’ve been torn between the status quo and moving in a different direction. i’m excited at the prospect of change. something yet undiscovered.
i blame it on a fortune cookie that said that i’d be switching professions. kind of vague but it planted a seed and for the first time in forever i’m playing with the idea of what taking a different direction would look like. how could i make the second half of my life a bit different than the first?
so i nope you’ll indulge me exploring the idea. still the same old me but looking at things in a new way, to see where i can fit in, make a difference! the first step is starting with myself, breaking bad habits and trying to be more conscious overall. ok well, more soon, til then, have a great day whatever you’re up to!
hello everyone and happy sunday! i hope you’re having a great weekend. i’m sending love to all my friends, moms of people, moms of pets and my very own beautiful mama. i see it can be a thankless job and i’d like to say thanks here and now for your undying love and encouragement (and that’s for all moms). i don’t take a day for granted with you in my life, mom! have a beautiful day everyone!
good morning and happy sunday all! it’s a bright and early morning and another chance to have a great day. sometimes that means lounging around and other times it’s getting out into the world and exploring. i came across this montage yesterday and it’s been on my mind ever since. there really is nothing like traveling is there?
it cures what ails us, sheds a different light on the world, makes our problems seem trivial and connects us in a way that only being there can do. i know myself well enough to know that wanderlust is coming on strong and maybe it’s time to book a trip. do you have plans this summer?
well so, even if we stay in one place we can still create something out of nothing! have a beautiful day where ever you go!
bonjour, sweet friends, Ça va bien? it’s close to midnight and just about time to close up shop for tonight. it’s utterly silent outside and i’m hoping for a good, deep sleep.
the events of the day all over the world have been hard to comprehend. when things get overwhelming it always makes me think about having some place to decompress and what a relief it can be.
i spent way too much time surfing images of those sorts of spaces but then again, they say the time you spend wasting is not wasted time. if you enjoy it, that is :)
so this is just a compilation of some inspiration i gathered to start my own sacred space beginning with the basics.
i’m thankful for a simple life and having the basics like clean water and a bed
i’m looking for the in between times, the quiet moments where there is peace.
trying to make sense of this life…i find stretching helpful
do you have a personal place where you celebrate or meditate?
some of these links have great tips on making that hallowed place
with very little
just by collecting something that’s a favorite color
(i’m a fool for turquoise)
or gathering special objects to create an altar
with what’s sacred to you
simplicity and complexity
i’ve always wanted to collect crystals
and bask in their beauty.
we can always count on nature for infinite inspiration.
well now it’s off to bed in the most delicious space in the house, under the cocoon of covers. hope to see you soaring by in a dream! good night!
allo dear friends! i hope you’re having a grand weekend! it’s sunny here and finally time to put away the sweaters and break out the spring dresses. now that i’m a woman of a certain age, it’s become apparent that i have to adapt my style to reflect a more, if not mature, refined, me this summer.
but then, no matter where we’re from or what age, some things stand the test of time, even the stone age look can work today.
women will always be beautiful in all forms and at all ages. strong, curvy. mysterious…
gentle, timeless and goddesses in our own right.
hard to think there have been times i haven’t even wanted to get dressed for feeling ‘thick’
Dreamer of Malta, 3000 BC
but i hope on this wonderful day, we all can embrace our inner immortal and enjoy ourselves whatever our size or age!
ancient greek statue
anyway maxi dresses and sandals will never go out of style and look great on everyone! so go be a queen and have a fabulous day!
bonjour mes amis, ça va? i hope you’re having a beautiful early morning. maybe you have a moment to yourself?
i’ve been here for about 2 minutes too long but wanted to stop by today with some sweet shots that kickstarted my morning. i’m still debating whether to get a dog or a cat. who do you have?
ok well i better get going, have a wonderful day! à bientôt!
are we genetically wired to believe our own generation is more advanced than the last?
hello guys, how’s your night? it’s after midnight so technically already tomorrow and i wanted to stop by and update the last post from earth day. when i posted about the world grid, some of your comments got me thinking about a truly wireless world so i started looking into it. please pardon the technical diversion but i got a little obsessed with what i found.
nicola tesla was known as the “father of free energy” about 100 years ago. he was praised and celebrated and even heralded as the “the man who invented the 20th century” for inventions such as the x-ray, neon and fluorescent lights, motors, generators, coils, robotics, radar, remote control, scalar energy, the system at niagra falls and the humble radio to name just a few (he had 700 patents)
(above is the westinghouse booth where some of his inventions were on display at the world’s fair in 1901).
his last and possibly most important invention was the wardenclyffe tower which in the few test runs it had, was able harness the earth’s power using the electromagmetic field, the ionosphere and solar energy.
i’m not sure about the technical part but somehow hot air in the aether could help transmit energy world wide. he was determined to use the earth’s natural frequencies instead of coal, oil or gas. his dream was for everyone to have access to electricity that was free and could be easily tapped.
he was truly the ‘electricity whisperer’
local exeriments at the time showed it worked beautifully but when the backer of the project (JP Morgan)! realized it could upset the world’s fossil fuel industries, he pulled the plug (so to speak) and said if he ‘couldn’t put a meter on it’ then it wasn’t going to happen. that simple act changed world history and tesla’s life. he fell from grace and became broke and ridiculed. and, well, we know what we’ve been up to ever since!
surprising how everyone turned on him. he simply said the world may not have been ready for it at that point:
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. -Nikola Tesla
i wonder if we have the ability to pick up where he left off?
as he said:
“We are whirling through endless space with inconceivable speed, all around us everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. Then, with the light obtained from the medium, with the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides.”
i sure hope so. bueller?
hi guys, happy earth day! i hope you had a good monday. personally, i’m winding down but just wanted to stop by and say hi on this great day of reverence for the planet. if i didn’t do what i do i’d have been an archaeologist and really take the time to study this glorious globe. i love cave paintings, stone carvings, obelisks, ancient texts and the mostly the mysteries behind each of each of them.
earth day seemed like the perfect time to explore a question i’ve always had about how the ancient sites are laid out, where they are on the planet and how they may act as a grid we can follow to tap into some of the earth’s unseen energy resources. when i googled it just now i was pretty surprised to see how ridiculously ‘on the grid’ they actually are. i’d love to be smart enough to know what to do with the information. i’d harness the power of a summer solstice and fuel the planet for a year! maybe thinking about it will spark an idea in a bright mind on how to crack the code.
well that’s one of my many earth day hopes anyway. on the homefront, candy and i have started our new green philosophy: share everything :)
well i hope you enjoy some food for thought. have a great night!
The geometric pattern of the Earth Grid is energetic in nature. and this Earth energy, organized into a precise web, may have once, and could be again, the source of a free and inexhaustible supply of power, once powering older civilizations of high technological achievement. Grid theorists state that this Grid technology can be reclaimed again—today.
(1) Giza, The Great Pyramid
(3)Tyumen Oil Field, USSR
(4) Lake Baikal, USSR,
(9) Hudson Bay, present location of North Magnetic Pole
(11) Northern British Isles, Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar, Callanish
(12) Mohenjo Daro—Rama Empire Culture
(13) Xian Pyramids, largest in the world
(14) Southern Japan, “Dragon’s Triangle”
(16) Hamakulia, high volcanic and earthquake activity
(17) The sophisticated canal civilization of Cibola
(18) Bimini, the site of huge man-made walls underwater. Discovered in 1969, possibly the lost city of Atlantis.
(20) Algerian megalithic ruins
(21) Megaliths at Axum, the Coptic Christian center in Ethiopia
(25) Bangkok and Ankor Wat
(26) Sarawak, Borneo, site of ancient megalithic structures
(28) Pohnpei Island, Micronesia, site of the megalithic city of Nan Madol
(35) Lima, Peru, boundary of the Nazca Plate, Pisco, the Candlestick of the Andes & the Nazca Lines
(40) Gabon, West Africa
(41) Zimbabwe with its ancient mines & structures
(44) The Maralinga Atomic Test Site, megalithic ruins
(47) Easter Island megaliths
(62) German underground Antarctic base
A mysterious line runs through the horizontal side of the Earth and can be easily observed from a globe with a horizontal ring. The six mystic places that are lined up with this line are the Nazca Lines, Ollantaytambo, Great Pyramid of Egypt, Paratoary, Tassili’Ajjer and Easter Island. This line also passes through in the world such as the Sahara Desert, Brazilian Rainforest, the highlands of New Guinea, the North Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea.The alignment also crosses the source and mouth of the Amazon River. There are also sites that line within 1/10 of a degree of this line and those include: Petra, Perseopolis, Khajurado, Pyay, Sukothai, and Anatom Island. Mohenjo Daro, Ganweriwala, Machupicchu, Cuzco, and the Angkok temple at Preach Vinear are within a quarter degree of this amazing line. The alignment forms a perfect circle between the equator and the outer circle of the Earth. Most ancient sites were built around atsronomical calculations.
something to consider anyway! have a great night~