Sonntag, 30. März 2014

Das alte Land und die Liebe zu Bäumen - The old country and my love to trees

My playlist Bäume/&Wälder - TREES&Woods - Photography 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrNxbrIDJLhOqrx1Ftu5yjDJ3qMtGtyLV


Oft finde ich es schwierig zu entscheiden, welche Fotos ich hochladen bzw zeigen möchte/sollte.
Idealerweise sollte jedes Bild eine Botschaft hinaus tragen. Tausende Bilder zu betrachten, welche eigentlich nur die fotografischen Perfektionen zeigen, ist mir zu wenig. Selbstverständlich versuche auch ich, qualitativ gute Bilder zu machen und zu zeigen, aber die Botschaft IM BILD ist mir der Herzenswunsch.





In diesem Falle ist es mir ein wichtiges Anliegen durch die Fotos zu erinnern, dass wir uns tatkräftig für bewährte, alte Sorten bezüglich Obst und Gemüse einsetzen sollten. Chemie und Industrie haben weltweit die Macht errungen, die Vernunft ist fast ausgestorben.

Ich füge hier ein Video zu, welches aus 3 Teilen besteht. „Das alte Land“, welches die Mission dieses Obstbauern wunderbar zeigt.  Er ist in Deutsch, aber auch wenn man die Sprache nicht versteht, ist es ein wunderbarer Film zum Betrachten.




I often find it difficult to decide which photos I want/should upload.
Ideally each image should carry a message out. I find, that to look at thousands of beautiful pictures, which only show the photographic perfections, doesn`t satisfy me for longer moments. Of course, I also try to make good-quality images and to show, but the message IN THE PICTURE to me is the heart's desire.

In this case, it is important for me to remember  that we should commit ourselves to good, old varieties regarding fruits, vegetables and other foods.Chemistry and industry have gained the power in the world, prudence is almost extincted


Above you can see a documentation, which consists of 3 parts. "The Old Country" showing the mission of this wonderful fruit grower.  Though in German,
it’s still interesting to watch even if you don’t understand the language.





Der 1. Teil der Dokumentation: "Das Alte Land - Niedersachsens Obstgarten" 
The first Part of the documentation: "The Old Country - Lower Saxony orchard"


Samstag, 29. März 2014

Questions of being - Men and awareness/ Fragen des Seins - Mensch und Bewusstsein








Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen,
die sich über die Dinge ziehn.
Ich werde den letzten vielleicht nicht vollbringen,
aber versuchen will ich ihn. 

Ich kreise um Gott, um den uralten Turm,
und ich kreise jahrtausendelang;
und ich weiß noch nicht: bin ich ein Falke, ein Sturm
oder ein großer Gesang.



Rainer Maria Rilke









Video from  LYRIK & MUSIK (nonprofit channel)

Gedicht von Rainer Maria Rilke /
Rzitation: Ulrich Mühe /
Malerei von Caspar David Friedrich /
Musik: Gymnopedie (E.Satie) Büchel & von Deylen


“I live my life in widening circle
That reach out across the world. 
I may not ever complete the last one,
But I give myself to it. 

I circle around God, that primordial tower.
I have been circling for thousands of years,
And I still don't know: am I a falcon,
A storm, or a great song.

Rainer Maria Rilke












Photographies by Gina Matt
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Montag, 17. März 2014

Spring poem and pictures

This year we really get warmest early Spring weather as a present of nature.
Next days i'll upload the first Spring Photography Video of this year, looking forward to it.

I wish you a wonderful week!

Gina




On a Forenoon of Spring 

I'm glad I am alive, to see and feel 

The full deliciousness of this bright day, 

That's like a heart with nothing to conceal; 

The young leaves scarcely trembling; the blue-grey 
Rimming the cloudless ether far away; 
Brairds, hedges, shadows; mountains that reveal 
Soft sapphire; this great floor of polished steel 
Spread out amidst the landmarks of the bay.

I stoop in sunshine to our circling net 

From the black gunwale; tend these milky kine 

Up their rough path; sit by yon cottage-door 

Plying the diligent thread; take wings and soar
O hark how with the season's laureate 
Joy culminates in song! If such a song were mine!


William Allingham (1824 -1889)  Irish poet

My video observation about busy bees in teamwork on a Spring morning:






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Dienstag, 11. März 2014

Forest flooded with sun and light / Wald durchflutet mit Sonnenlicht

I would like to show you the pictures of one of my walks in the wood.


It was a wonderfully sunny afternoon, just a few days ago. The silence and tranquility surrounded the trees, birds chirping and it seemed as if they wanted to sing a welcome song to coming spring. A place where the soul can sing it's free song. 







We often do not know what awaits us behind a road bend. 
Let's stay curious and confident!





The way is the path





...and suddenly we find the next luminated place




I wish all you wayfarers good, lightful steps



Photographies all by me Gina Matt



Sonntag, 9. März 2014

Spring's Awakening Delights

Have a wonderful time. Thanks for visiting my blog and pages.
Gina


 


Sorry, that the quotes i added in this video are not easy to read.... 
i add them here for you:

First Quote, which is of Henry David Thoreau, who tried an experiment on the bees:
He was surprised at the distance to which the village bees go for flowers. His experiment put the bees in a whole new light:
The rambler in the most remote woods and pastures little thinks that the bees which are humming so industriously on the rare wild flowers he is plucking for his herbarium, in some out-of-the-way nook, are, like himself, ramblers from the village, perhaps from his own yard, come to get their honey for his hives…I felt the richer for this experience.
*It taught me that even the insects in my path are not loafers, but have their special errands. Not merely and vaguely in this world, but in this hour, each is about its businesss.*

Second Quote:
"Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice. And that is part of the problem - because most of what comes to us from nature is free, because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it."

- Pavan Sukhdev, United Nations report, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity.

More about Pavan Sukhdev at TED Talk:






“It is spring again. 
 The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
Rainer Maria Rilke








 

Montag, 3. März 2014

Roses - Symbol of Love - Today's so called "Rosenmontag" - Rose Monday of Carneval


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. 

-Dale Carnegie






Rosenmontag (Rose Monday)

- is the highlight of the German "Karneval" (carnival), and is on the Shrove Monday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent The "Mardi Gras," though celebrated on Tuesday, is a similar event. Rosenmontag is celebrated in German-speaking countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but most heavily in the "Hochburgen" (carnival strongholds), which include the Rhineland, especially in Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Aachen and Mainz. In contrast to Germany, in Austria, the highlight of the carneval is not Rosenmontag, but Faschingsdienstag (Shrove Tuesday).

Families and children in costumes, Rosenmontag in Aachen

The Karneval season begins at 11 minutes past the eleventh hour on the 11th of November and the "street carnival" starts on the Thursday before Rosenmontag, which is known as Weiberfastnacht ("women's carnival"). Karneval is prevalent in Roman Catholic areas and is a continuation of the old Roman traditions of slaves and servants being master for a day. Karneval derives from the Latin carnem levare ("taking leave of meat") marking the beginning of Lent.]

Carnival is not a national holiday in Germany, but schools are closed on Rosenmontag and the following Tuesday in the strongholds and many other areas. Many schools as well as companies tend to give teachers, pupils and employees the Thursday before Rosenmontag off as well and have celebrations in school or in the working place on Weiberfastnacht, although every now and then there are efforts to cut these free holidays in some companies.

Celebrations usually include dressing up in fancy costumes, dancing, parades, heavy drinking and general public displays with floats. Every town in the Karneval areas boasts at least one parade with floats making fun of the themes of the day.Usually sweets (Kamelle) are thrown into the crowds lining the streets among cries of "Helau" or "Alaaf", whereby the cry "Kölle Alaaf" is only applied in the Cologne area – the exact meaning of Alaaf is disputed, it may stem from "alaf", Celtic for "luck", or "Alle af", Ripuarian for "all [others] away". Sweets and tulips are thrown into the crowd.

The celebrations become quieter the next day, known as Veilchendienstag ("Violet Tuesday", Shrove Tuesday), and end with "Aschermittwoch" (Ash Wednesday).


Meaning of Rose Monday in German
(pls use the translator)

Was bedeutet Rosenmontag?
Der Rosenmontag oder auf kölsch „Rusemondaach“ (Ruse = Rosen) erinnert an den Sonntag Lätare, den Rosensonntag, der in Köln seit dem 16. Jahrhundert als „Halbfasten“ gefeiert wurde. An diesem Tag, der Mitte der Fastenzeit, lebte die Erinnerung an den vergangenen Karneval noch einmal auf.

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