Saturday, January 31, 2009

Scared of Heights, Espen Lind

'Scared of Heights' performed by Espen Lind

Happy, fun song... listening to it makes me smile. I love the line, 'You lift me up into the sky, Felt like I could fly, never gonna die'. We help each other remember... for a moment...  We fly together, let go and soar. Brain programming kicks in, we say to ourselves 'I can't...' and suddenly we're afraid.  We limit ourselves, stop ourselves from fully experiencing all we desire simply because we think, 'I can't'. This song is a great reminder of our unlimited potential. Thanks for the smile and wonderful song Espen!

Espen Lind, Song: Scared of Heights, album: Army of One (2008),  Label: Universal Music AS. Scared of Heights is also released as a single. Myspace: Espen Lind 

'Scared of Heights' lyrics:

I have always been the type to think before I speak
I have always been the type to look before I leap
And like a bolt out of the blue I was struck and there was you
For a moment I believed that I could let go
You lift me up into the sky
Felt like I could fly
never gonna die
n' I almost made it but not quite
Now you're flying out of sight
and you know I can't come with you
I'll always be scared of heights
always be scared of heights
I didn't think I'd meet someone who'd make me change my ways
Never thought I'd find someone who'd brighten up my days
Someone who made me forget
my hands were tied
my wings were clipped
Someone who made me believe that I could let go
You lift me up into the sky
I felt like I could fly
I was never gonna die
n' I almost made it but not quite
you're flying out of sight
and you know I can't come with you
'cause I'll always be scared of heights
scared of heights
Wish I never knew how great it feels up in the air
Wish I never got to feel the wind blow through my hair
Well, in my dreams you'll always be flying high along with me
and in my dreams I'll always feel that I can let go
You lift me up into the sky
I feel like I can fly
I'm never gonna die
N' I almost made it but not quite
now you're flying out of sight
and now I can't come with you
'cause I'll always be scared of heights

Espen Lind, born May 13, 1971 is a singer/songwriter, producer and instrumentalist from Tromsø, Norway.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Surrender - Celine Dion, live

'I Surrender' performed live in Las Vegas by Céline Dion

This still takes my breath away every time I hear it I tear up and shiver. First heard it when I was surrendering, letting go, giving all to Creator... learning to totally Trust. Celine's performance of this song touched my heart and Soul to a degree words can't describe. Love poured through me, arms wrapped around my body.. I knew without a doubt I was deeply loved, protected, always taken care of and nurtured. All that was required of me was to surrender to Creator, Be and Love all that is... so easy, yet... so difficult. Every time I listen to it I have the same intense and incredible experience. Thanks Céline for such an inspiring performance... WOW!

Céline Dion, Song: I Surrender, album: A New Day Has Come (2002), Label: Sony. Official website


celinedion Céline Marie Claudette Dion born March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada is a singer/songwriter/actress. She is the youngest of 14 children of a highly musical family. She began singing at age 5 and regularly preformed with her siblings at a nightclub her parents owned. Céline began to receive recognition for her talent in 1982, winning the Gold Medal at the Yamaha World Song Festival in Tokyo, along with the coveted Musician's Award for Top Performer. In 1983, she became the first Canadian ever to receive a Gold Record in France. In 2004, after becoming the best selling female artist of all time, she was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Music of Ink Painting: Breath

'The Music of Ink Painting: Breath' by Chang Jing

Stunning! Takes you away to some far off place that says... Quiet... Breathe... just Be. Lovely video, very interesting sound combinations. I love it!

Chang Jing, Song: Breath (音樂山水畫:呼吸), album: Open Music Li Xian 离弦 (2005)  Performed and co-composed by Chang Jing. Learn more and download the album.

The Chinese zither or guzheng is a traditional musical instrument with a unique ancient sound.

Chang Jing was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, at the age of 8 she began studying the guzheng. She attended Sichuan Conservatory of Music a middle school affiliated with the guzheng. From 1991-1995 she attended China Conservatory of Music and graduated first in her class, then joined China Song and Dance Troupe. I couldn't find an official webpage or additional information.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

It Beats For You - My Morning Jacket, live

'It Beats for You' - My Morning Jacket, live

Haunting, pretty song... about consciousness, love and belief. I love the line 'Just Believe and You can Do'... so true. This live performance is different from others the band has done.

My Morning Jacket, Song: It Beats for You, Album: Z (2005), Label:  ATO/RCA, Website: My Morning Jacket

It Beats for You lyrics:

Who Could See And Not Believe?

The Heart That Beats The Wavelength.

And Who Could Say But Never Do.

Things They've Said To Someone Who

Thru All That's Been And All Will Be -

So In Line So Thoughtfully(Lessly)

In Tune With You. So In Time For Me.

New Thoughts Arrive.

So In Time For Me.

Who Can Count The Time I'm Beatin... With My Hands?

Who Can Stop The Smoke From Breathin... In My Head?

Words Will Come And Words Will Go.

Make Believe And Overthrow.

Just Believe And You Can Do.

You Know My Heart - It Beats For You.

It Beats4u - So In Time We Beat.

Your Thoughts Align - So In Time With Me.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Opalescent Sky

Lee Wave Iridescence by Harold Leinbach

'Opalescent Sky' photo by Harold Leinbach

'Opalescent Sky' is my name for this exquisite photograph. Again Creator treats us to beautiful displays reminding us that everything is sacred and that we progress. What colors and patterns! Again we are shown colors that aren't 'normally' seen in a rainbow spectrum... pastels... turquoise, pink, lavender, golden pink. And is that an eight or infinity? Perhaps a message of our infinite nature... everything is possible... endless possibilities. Our visualizations of Divine Nature made manifest. This sky is magnificent! Thank you, thank you for this gift, again... thank you Beloved Creator. You continue to awe and amaze with beauty and majesty.

Photo was taken in Boulder, Colorado January 2, 2009 by Harold Leinbach. He says of the sky,

"The pastel colors were lovely and the billowing cloud shapes were quite fascinating."


Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley explains: "For brightly-colored iridescence you need cloud droplets of all the same size. You get that if all the droplets have formed at the same time and experienced the same history. Dynamic conditions inside a lee cloud are just what the doctor ordered. The clouds look stationary but inside there is a 'factory conveyor' with uniform droplets formed at one end and evaporated at the other. Voila - iridescence."

Lee waves may be found downwind of all mountains--not just the Rockies. If you live in the lee, keep an eye out for pastels in the sky.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire

'Night Streaker' photo by Howard Edin September 30, 2008

'Night Streaker' photo by Howard Edin. Captured from the Okie-Tex Star Party, September 30, 2008

'Night Streaker' is my name for this beautiful... awe filled sight. A fireball streaks by Orion through the night sky. Glorious displays lighting up the skies all over the world. Thank you Beloved Creator, thank you!


The American Meteor Society says it has had 45 separate fireballs reported to them so far in 2009. There were 40 fireballs reported during the month of January in 2008. In the last 90 days there have been sightings in: California, Sweden, New Zealand, Middle East, Canada, Africa, Argentina, Vancouver B.C., Colorado, West Virginia, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Ireland, Brazil, China... more.

January 19 - Fireball in Southern California
January 19, 2009 5:33pm PST a brilliant fireball was reported by over 24 people from California, Nevada and Arizona. It was reported to be as bright as the full moon magnitude -13.


Scandinavian Fireball 1-17-09January 17 - Fireball in Sweden

January 17, 2009 19:09 UT,  a beautiful brilliant blue sky was Creator's gift as a fireball lit the night in Scandinavia. It exploded with a rumbling boom. The photo is from a video. You can see videos, read reports and articles at TV2 ØST or Scandinavian Fireball.


My thoughts...

Are there more fireballs? It seems like there are more sightings... but maybe we are just gazing at the sky more... aware... looking... waiting for something. When we see something we gasp in wonder, point and say, 'oh ah... amazing, glorious!' or 'ah oh... doom and gloom!' Are these sightings apocalyptic? Are they signs of the end?

I see them a signs... wonderful signs of change. More of Creator's gifts and blessings. Messages to get our attention... they say, 'Stop for a moment, watch... pause... breathe... Be'. When we are awe filled, in appreciation and wonder we are One... and in that moment we begin to feel and recognize our Oneness.

All of the glorious blessings Creator showers upon us daily are signs of change. Signs of the ending of old ways which no longer work. Like the snake sloughing off of old skin to be renewed or the phoenix being consumed by fire then reborn from its' own ash. Not end as in death or cataclysm... but end of a cycle. Now we are reborn into our full glory and majesty... as we were originally intended to be.

Now is the cycle or yuga of Light... 2,000 years of Peace. Christ has come...  Buddha is here... it is Us... we are That!  The waiting is over... today is 2012... the time we've been waiting for is NOW. It is not about a timeline or calendar date... it is about raising and changing consciousness. We have fully embraced ourselves, climbed the mountain and are standing on the peak saying, 'Who am I? Where am I? What am I?'.

Now we remake ourselves. From this moment... do all with joy. Remake yourself into what you have always dreamed. Create! This is the Grace of NOW!

Be the glorious greatness that you are my friend. Love from the depths of your being ... everything... all. Rejoice!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Light Beam in Aspen

'Light beam' photo ©Thomas O'Brien, Aspen Colorado 1-3-09

'Light beam' photo by Thomas O'Brien

'Light beam' is my name for these amazing photographs. A second sun floats just above the tree tops beaming Light to earth. It looks like a being of light floating above and behind the trees. An amazing gift and wonderful display. Images taken in Aspen, Colorado January 3, 2009 by Thomas O'Brien.

Thomas says about the images,  'Alpine subsun' photo ©Thomas O'Brien 1-3-09

'I had been seeing small sun reflections in the ground all day when riding the lifts last Sunday so i decided to hike around on the backside of the mountain to see if i could find a brighter one. it was incredibly hard to photograph, it was like i was shooting directly into 2 suns at once. getting a shot without lens flare was nearly impossible. I had seen much dimmer ones before but this one was incredible. '

Atmospheric Optics expert Les Cowley reports, "It is exactly like shooting into two suns at once because it is a subsun, a direct reflection of the sun by millions of ice crystals acting as mirrors. The crystals are flat plates drifting in the cold air. Subsuns can be blindingly bright, look for them while skiing or when flying."

Photo was featured on January 11, 2009.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Ice Flowers in Arkansas

Ice flowers by Chyenne Morning Star, Edgemont, Arkansas

'Ice Flowers' photo by Chyenne Morning Star

On January 16, 2009  Chyenne went outside her home in Edgemont, Arkansas and was greeted by these lovely ribbons of luminous ice. One is a heart.  Everywhere... reminders of Creator's Love. Mother and Father Creators showering blessings upon us. It is glorious. Thanks so much Chyenne for sharing this wonderful photo with us.

Chyenne says of the image,

Every now and then in the midst of Winter when the ground is of one color and the trees are bare, She, Mother Winter will gift us with little luminous beings of ice called Ice Flowers. And particularly when one is shaped as a heart, it is a message. A message from our Mother, the Earth and our Nature sisters and brothers telling us they love us. When I went out to get wood on this January 16, 2009 morning, I noticed these beautiful beings. I have never seen them before - or in our area. They are called Ice Flowers and only form in perfect conditions. It is rare to see them here. They were scattered over the yard. It is one of those gifts in the middle of Winter that really surprises us with another beautiful life form being. These Ice Flowers are sometimes called Rabbit Frost and are formed when the sap freezes and expands in the stem, causing long thin cracks to form along the stem. The water that is drawn through these cracks freezes immediately upon contact with the air. Thin layers of ice are pushed from the stems,causing the formation of ribbons or 'petals.

The photo was featured on the home page of on January 18. They say of the image:

Scientists have been studying the ice flower phenomenon for almost two hundred years. Botanists, physicists, geologists--all have puzzled over the fragile ribbons of ice that wrap themselves around the stems of some plants during winter. Over time, the following consensus has emerged: Liquid water from deep soil flows up into the stems. Linear cracks in the stems expose the water to freezing air. Water turns to ice, and the ice extrudes from the cracks in thin sheets.

There is also a wonderful video of ice flowers at youtube. So amazing... another wonderful display. Thank you beloved Creator, thank you.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Frozen Wave... Strange Weather

Frozen Wave - Lake Huron, Mackinaw City, MI by brenda

'Frozen wave' by Tony Travouillon, Anarctica

'Frozen wave' is my name for this amazing photo taken by scientist Tony Travouillon in Antarctica.  That little dark speck is a person... what an awesome sight. Thank you again beloved Creator for this awe inspiring sight. Many other images can be seen in a gallery on Travouillon's website.


The weather certainly has been erratic lately. Has it seemed strange to you too? 


Here is what the Weather Channel reports:

January 16, 2009 - record low temperatures were set in 13 states. Plus there's a new record low for the state of Maine - Big Black River -50 degrees F. The  old record low is -48 degrees at Van Buren, Maine, January 19, 1925. For more on this see

January 16, 2009 - Jeff Mielcarz, Road Crew Host weather blog... "Talk about a roller coaster ride! On Thursday January 15th, the low in Bismarck, ND was minus -44 degrees, while the high in Los Angeles, CA was 85. THAT'S A 129 DEGREE DIFFERENCE over 1,600 miles by car! At 10am eastern on Friday January 16th the temperature in Pensacola, FL is the same as it is in Fairbanks, AK at 31 degrees. Here's the key though, when you factor in the wind ... it FEELS ten degrees colder in Florida this morning. ...In Alaska low temperature LAST Wednesday (January 7) was -46, while their high this PAST Wednesday (January 14) was 44. That's a 90 degree swing in one week!

January 8, 2009 - Dr. Greg Forbes, Severe Weather Expert weather blog reports "heavy rains have ended in Western Washington, but massive river flooding continues..."

January 6, 2009 - Stu Ostro, Senior Meteorologist weather blog records broken, "From white to wet -  The 61.5" total snow accumulation in Spokane in December was a record for any month, and there has been another 16.6" during the first week of January; Seattle had ~14" in December compared with an average of 2.5"; and 22" fell in Portland where the average annual snowfall is 5.2".

This is just in the USA. Weather worldwide is strange too.


My thoughts...

Weather can't make up it's mind... cold - warm - cold - frigid... humm is this a message? A sign? It is global warming? Or perhaps the next ice age?

Maybe it is about consciousness... what we focus on becomes our reality. Some folks believe one thing... some another. Now more then ever large groups of people are focusing their thoughts on global warming... or the other extreme massive cooling. Many people are fearful. Fear is simply an emotion... but a powerful one. Take an idea, internalize it and back it by strong emotion... and it manifests.

The Law of Manifestation states, "Suggestion is the generator behind all operations and manifestations in the material world, and these manifestations cannot happen until suggestion hits the subconscious mind and is 'taken in' by the subconscious mind. An act, objector event, begins with a mental impression of suggestion in the mind, impregnated by emotions until it is exteriorized; a normal function law is used in hypnotherapy, mental telepathic healing, destructive brainwashing cults and visualization.~'The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary' by June G. Bletzer, Ph.D.

We are manifesting our beliefs... thoughts... desires... collectively. So a tug of war of sorts is occurring... as one group manifests global warming and another global cooling.

Imagine what our world could be like with a collective vision...  peace, balance, health, happiness, equality, and prosperity for everyone... all life. Amazing Indeed!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sun orb?

sundog photo by West Chicago, IL by MACGYVER on Jan 16, 2009 On January 16, 2009 MacGyver took this interesting photo  of sundogs in Chicago, IL. What is that pink ball and arc near the sun? It looks 3 dimensional. Is it a camera flare? Some other mechanical anomaly? Or maybe it's an energy orb?  WOW! You can see a larger version at


So many wonderful gifts from Creator. Space Weather has photos of diamond dust ice halos and/or sundogs from 6 different photographers today (January 17, 2009). Plus the Weather Channel featured one on it's home page. Baby it's cold outside!

Creators Wheel photo by Chris Hawes Faribault, Minnesota Chris Haws from Faribault, MN captured another Creator's Wheel (ice halo and sundogs) January 13, 2009. He says, "It was a very cold morning, -20 degrees F, with a fine mist of ice crystals floating in the air," he says. "The sundogs were magnificent, truly almost false suns." Awesome!

frozen florr photo Mark D. Marquette, TN 1-13-09Mark D. Marquette from Boones Creek, TN took the photo left of 'Frozen Flora' on January 13, 2009. He says, "A Tuesday morning fog and 21 degree temperatures caused some of the atmosphere to freeze out, as water vapor took icy form in East Tennessee. The Sun burned off the beautiful scene by 11 am--and I sure am grateful I can set my own work hours! I enjoyed capturing this rare sight in Dixie." How beautiful! I've never seen frozen fog before.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hanalei Mist

Hanalei Mist, Kauai, HI photo ©Patrick Smith Photography 2009

'Hanalei  Mist' photo by Patrick Smith  (Nov. 2008) 

Wow words cannot describe how this photo impacts me. I lived on the North Shore of Kauai, gazed at Hanalei Bay often when I walked. The colors, golden clouds, mists, light sparking on sand and crystal blue ocean take my breath away! Thank you beloved Creator for the enchantment of Kauai... I AM in awe. And thanks to Patrick for sharing this magical capture.

The picture evokes images of Puff the Magic Dragon frolicking in the mists...

"Puff the magic dragon lives by the sea and frolics in the autumn mists in a land called Hanalee." ~From the song 'Puff the Magic Dragon' sung by Peter, Paul and Mary

Patrick says about 'Hanalei Mist':

Clear skies would have been nice to walk under, but the mood would have been gone and the light would have been harsh. Hanalei Bay is a 3-mile long perfect crescent of sand surrounded by the world’s rainiest mountains. Over 500 inches of rain drench nearby Mt. Waialeale every year and about 100 inches fall on this beach. 5 of the 7 famous waterfalls can be seen here.

You can see more of Patricks beautiful images at his website or flickr.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

'Regal Bow' Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow photo by © Dan Bush 2006

'Regal Bow' Double Rainbow photograph by Dan Bush

'Regal Bow' is my name for this sublime double rainbow which appeared February 2, 2006 in  Elam Bend. Dan Bush of McFall, Missouri took this perfect shot of it. You can see more of his photos and read his photo essay of the event at


Regal Bow

cloudy gray

drenching cold

mists abound

breaking cloud

light rays peek

drops burst

light struck

sparkling colors

become bows

arching sky

magic sparkles

colors sing

blessing... all

regal bow

~Inspired by the photo above.


Double Rainbow Lexington, NC by RickKilian 1-7-09 We are being blessed with so many rainbows. Left is a double that formed after winter storms in Lexington, NC taken by Rick Kilian January 7, 2009. You can see more rainbows at More blessings from Creator. Thank you, thank you.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Creator's Majesty

Creator's Majesty photograph ©Ryan Ridge 2009

'Creator's Majesty' photo by Ryan Ridge

'Creator's Majesty' is my name for this amazing image. Ryan Ridge added this photograph to flickr January 7, 2009. A rainbow from his front porch near Homer, Alaska. Wow!


Creator's Majesty

Snow covered mountains peek through mists.

Light plays on drifting clouds.

Still waters shimmer, cold.

While dark pines guard lakes edge.

Rainbow streaks across the sky

The scene so full of wonder

Body shudders, mind expands

Tears fall on wetted cheek

Creator's Majesty! 

Words do no justice here

Simply awe...

~Inspired by the photo above.


You can read about Ryan's life in the big woods of Alaska on his blog or see more of his amazing photos at


Monday, January 12, 2009

Heart on Fire

Heart on Fire Chile's Chaiten volcano  photo ©2008 Carlos Gutierrez

'Heart on Fire' photograph by Carlos Gutierrez

'Heart on Fire' is my name for this unbelievable photo. One of the series taken May 2, 2008 when Chile's Chaiten volcano awakened after 9,000 years of slumber. The ash cloud looks like a heart on fire, pierced by light and exploding with love.

The earth... everything, is getting more spectacular, more awesome and more majestic. I don't remember ever seeing so much awe, color, depth or events which WOW. 2008 was truly a year of movement.


Heart on fire

Earth trembles

Groans, rumbles

Mountain shakes

Bursting crust

Exploding gasses

Steam and ashes

Fire... lightening

Mother stirs

She awakens

From long slumber

And remembers

Glory bright

Patterns shatter

Heart on fire

Pierced by Light

Love pours forth

From crackling Earth

Mother wakes

with great Delight

~Inspired by the awesome images on this page.


Chile's Chaiten volcano photo ©2008 Carlos Gutierrez for UPIHere are two more incredible photographs taken during the eruption by Carlos Gutierrez for UPI. The photo below right is the most famous. It has appeared in National Geographic Magazine and on many webpages. It is considered one of the best photographs taken in 2008. Trying to understand the lightening, the experts Chile's Chaiten volcano famos photo ©2008 Carlos Gutierrez for UPIsay, 'The mingling of lightning and ash as seen above may be a 'dirty thunderstorm'. The little-understood storms may be sparked when rock fragments, ash and ice particles in the plume collide to produce static charges just as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms." You can read the full story at National Geographic or see more photographs at UniverSOUL Productions’ Weblog. I couldn't find any more information about Carlos.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Smiling Moon, Sparkling Light... Amazing Walk

Light Pillars moon halo Peter Paul Hattinga Verschure 1-10--09

 'Smiling Moon, Sparkling Light' photograph by Peter Paul Hattinga Verschure

'Smiling Moon, Sparkling Light' is my name for this gorgeous photograph. The night sky looks like it is smiling, it's cold and crisp with warming light. Another magical gift from Creator. This beautiful photo was taken January 8 in Deventer, The Netherlands by Peter Paul Hattinga Verschure. You can see more of his work at


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         January 10 was full moon 10:27pm EST. Space Weather reported that this is the biggest moon of the year about 14% wider and 30% brighter.

Went out side at 3:30am 1-11-2009, it was cold 38° F and clear.  I was greeted by a fabulous full moon with a corona around it. Photo above left is my shaky capture, the colors are wonderful, soft and sweet. It is 1-11-11 a day of Opening and Becoming.

An amazing walk...

On Friday January 9, I walked. It was magical. So much depth, color and texture. The clear blue sky was never ending, the sun warm, breeze cool and it was about 60F degrees. Perfect! The sunlight played through branches. Pine needles literally sparkled, as if laughing with joy.

Stopped to look at a tall juniper, the top covered the sun... to my amazement a rainbow ring appeared closely encircling it.  When I moved and looked again it was gone. A flock of ducks flew over head talking... talking... it seemed of the glorious day unfolding. Gathered near a pond on the fairway, 100s in number, were Canadian geese eating, talking and playing. Was it tag? I watched a while. One would run up and tap another on back or side and run away. Seeming to say, "Your it!" Then they'd tag another and another... all the while honking cacophonously. Love was pouring from everything, everywhere. Tears began streaming down my face.

I walked on. Heard the cawing of ravens. Looked up, 3 were circling. No 4! But there are flashes of white on one. That's not a raven, it's too big. I looked closer. Oh, oh it is an eagle, a bald eagle! First one I've seen here in about 10 years. More tears flowed. Such a blessing and message from Creator. "Spirit moves. The time of initiation is complete. Change occurs... will be seen soon. Trust the process and know all is well."

The eagle flew above me for about a mile, circling, drifting higher... lower... then winked out. Couldn't spot him again. Wet cheeks, shuttering in awe I lift my arms to the sky and say a prayer of thanks to Creator for all the many blessings in my life. What a magical day.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice ©Ryan Ridge 2008

'Fire and Ice' photo by Ryan Ridge

'Fire and Ice' is my name for this magnificent photograph taken in Homer, Alaska. Another magical display... unbelievable beauty and majesty. Thank you beloved Creator... I remain in awe! Beautiful capture Ryan.


Fire and Ice

Cold black grays

with colorless colors

the night fades

to in between.

Bursting light

pierces clouds

and sweeping rays

brush waters bright.

Dark turns light

with fire and ice

and golden dawn

sets sky alight.

Morning comes

with glory bright

Creator's gift

is our delight.

~Inspired by the beautiful image above.


Photo originally called 'Morning Glory' uploaded to flickr October 2008. You can read about Ryan's life in the big woods of Alaska on his blog or see more of his amazing photos at


Friday, January 9, 2009

Dancing Glory

Dancing Glory photo  ©Ryan Ridge 2009

'Dancing Glory' photograph by Ryan Ridge

'Dancing Glory' is my name for this amazing capture. On January 2, 2009 Ryan photographed a beautiful aurora near Homer, Alaska.


Dancing Glory

Dancing glory in the sky

Aurora undulates.


It dances.

Sparkles... shimmers

With delight of being.

As it touches all.

It whispers,

'Remember... magnificence'.  

~Inspired by the photo above.


Several of Ryan's photos of this display were featured in the January 2009 Aurora gallery at Space You can read about Ryan's life in the big woods of Alaska on his blog or see more of his amazing photos at


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Magic Moon

Magic Moon ©Jonathon Stone 2009

'Magic Moon' photograph by Jonathon Stone

'Magic Moon' is my name for this mystical image. On the night of January 7, 2009 a rainbow appeared around the moon (lunar corona)  in Auburn, Alabama. Jonathon Stone photographed it for us all to enjoy. 

We continue to be given beautiful displays which awe and amaze. Reminders of the sacredness of All That Is! Thank you Beloved Creator, thank you.


Magic Moon

Spectral colors encircle Light

With sparkling sisters at upper right

A sight inspired to delight

And trigger memories of our flight

The journey back to Self and Might

By gazing on this awesome sight

This Magic Moon in dark of night

We remember our own Light!

~Inspired by the photo above.


Jonathon Stone says,

"It was pretty cool a bright lunar corona appeared as these clouds drifted in front of the Moon. I didn't know the Moon would be so close to the Pleiades--but there they were."

The photograph was featured on the homepage of Space on January 8. I was unable to find more information about Jonathon Stone.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Signs and Wonders

Iridescent clouds by wilco1900, Round Rock TX Aug, 1 2008

'Iridescent clouds' photograph by wilco1900

Spectacular display! Iridescent, opalescent colors above the clouds. A glimpse beyond... to the new spectrum of Light. Colors unseen... displaying pearlized opals in the sky. Shimmering pink orange of love, sparkling gold-ish of Spirit. We are given many signs and wonders. Visions of our progress... we move... expand... become. Thank you beloved Creator, thank you, I remain in awe!


Signs and Wonders

Pearlescent... opalesce... exotic

Colors shimmer in the sky

We stretch... we move...

Beyond what was.

Expanded... broadened

We see what is

All around, everywhere

Creator's signs and wonders.

~Inspired by the beautiful photos on this page.


Atmospheric Optics explains, "When parts of clouds are thin and have similar size droplets, diffraction can make them shine with colors like a corona. In fact, the colors are essentially corona fragments. The effect is called cloud iridescence or irisation, terms derived from Iris the Greek personification of the rainbow.
The usually delicate colors can be in almost random patches or bands at cloud edges. They are only organized into coronal rings when the droplet size is uniform right across the cloud. The bands and colors change or come and go as the cloud evolves. They occur most often in altocumulus, cirrocumulus and especially in lenticular clouds. Iridescence is seen mostly when part of a cloud is forming because then all the droplets have a similar history and consequently have a similar size.

The lovely photo above taken August 1, 2008 in Round Rock, Texas by wilco1900 is displayed on I couldn't find any more information.


ice halo 1-3-09 Mila Zinkova, San Francisco, Californa Daily it seems we are given new spectacular displays. The photo left of another Creator's Wheel (a.k.a. diamond dust sun halo) was taken January 3, 2009 by Mila Zinkova in San Francisco, CA. The photo was featured this morning 1-7-09 on the home page of SpaceWeather. Gorgeous display and photo of it.

sun dog 12-24-08 by Andrea Tolman, Basin WY On December 24, 2008 a beautiful rainbow sun dog appeared. Andrea Tolman of Basin, WY capture it saying, "On the morning of Christmas Eve we stepped outside from the hospital/clinic to view two very bright sundogs."

Wow amazing! Signs and Wonders everywhere. You can see more of the recent displays at


Monday, January 5, 2009

Spring Maiden, Tingstad and Rumbel

'Spring Maiden' performed by Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel

Lovely, soft and sweet. Beautiful performance of  a traditional Korean folk song. Mmmm... nice!

Tingstad and Rumbel, Song: Spring Maiden performed on ocarina, English horn and guitar, Album: Leap of Faith (2008), Label: Cheshire Records, Video production: Aaron Rabin.

Spring dawns

Grass dances as breeze passes

Flowers stretch to warming sun

Mist puddles refracting rainbows

Bird sings of season come

Earthy musty fairy's yawn

Winter's long sleep finally done

Joyfully greeted warming sun

Life's elated... a new spring dawns.

~Inspired by 'Spring Maiden'


Tingstad and Rumbel Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are good friends who have been performing together since 1985. They have recorded 19 albums. Their album American Acoustic was recognized as Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year in 1998. Acoustic Garden won the New Age Music GRAMMY Award in 2003. You can listen to more music, watch videos, read the latest news and purchase music at their website:


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Light Portal, photo by Aigar Truhin

Light Pillar photo ©Aigar Truhin

'Light Portal' photograph by Aigar Truhin (Dec. 2008)

'Light Portal' is my name for this amazing photograph taken December 28. A visible portal or columned pathway of White Light in the  night sky above Latvia. And between the columns at the end of the path can you see the face? Is it Christ? Or Buddha? Or God blessing our return?  I am in awe... thank you beloved Creator, thank you for this amazing blessing!


Pathways of Light

Pillars of Light

arched walkways

the path is formed

beckoning, remember...

come... come, walk... fly

we await you... come.

Inspired by the amazing photo above.


The wonderful photo above was taken by Aigar Truhin in Sigulda, Latvia on  Dec. 28, 2008. You can see more of his photos at

Aigar says of the image:

Last night air in the Sigulda was very cold and filled with small ice crystals, when we see bright Light Pillars in the sky. My son say: I know, The Aliens are coming!

Space Weather featured one of Truhin's photos on their home page January 2 & 3, 2009.  With the following explanation...

MYSTERY PILLARS: "Truhin's pillars, however, are not the ordinary kind. Even two leading experts in atmospheric optics can't quite figure them out: "These pillars are mysterious," say Les Cowley and Marko Riikonen. "They have unexplained curved tops and even curved arcs coming from their base. Arcs in rare displays like these could be from column crystals to give parts of tangent arcs, others could be the enigmatic Moilanan arc or even the recently discovered reflected Parry arc. We do not know – so take more photos on cold nights!"


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Nocturne, Secret Garden - Happy New Year!

Nocturne performed by Secret Garden, music video

A lovely song and music video filled with magic, love and longing. Simply beautiful! Wonderful music, haunting song, perfect vocals. Fabulous!

Band: Secret Garden, Song: Nocturne, Album: Songs From Secret Garden (1995). Nocturne won the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest. Lyrics in Norwegian by Petter Skavlan.

Secret Garden was formed when Rolf Løvland and Fionnuala Sherry met at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. Their mostly instrumental music is a combination of Celtic and Norwegian impressions. The vocals in 'Nocturne' are sung by Gunnhild Tvinnereim.

Sherry says, "The secret garden refers to a personal intimate musical idea and something natural and organic, something that comes from the heart. It's a place within all of us where we need to go to find balance and peace of mind and listen to the inner voice of our hearts."


God's Lovers

Standing, ever embracing

The lovers watch as sun sets.

Seasons pass... years... millennia...

And yet, there's only Now

For the lovers love, eternal.

~Inspired by this beautiful image

Lovers Rock, Sedona AZ ©Light Traveler

The lovely photo above of Lover's Rock Sunset, Sedona, AZ was taken  by Light. As we drove down the mountain from Flagstaff on I-17 I would always comment about the lovers watching the setting sun. One day he pulled over and took this amazing photo for me. Thanks Light!

Happy New Year, may all good things come to you!


secretgarden Secret Garden - Rolf Løvland composer, producer, keyboardist was born April 19, 1955 in Kristiansand, Norway.  He studied at the Music Conservatory in Kristiansand and at the Norwegian Institute of Music in Oslo. Fionnuala Sherry violinist, born in Naas, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland. She graduated with honors from Trinity College in Dublin, and the College of Music. You can read news, listen to more music and buy CDs at their website

light Light Traveler (August 1946 - July 2003)  photographer, Reiki Master/Teacher, spiritual seeker and beautiful loving Spirit. You can see more and purchase his beautiful photography at Light Traveler's gallery.