Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2015

A little Swan Story about Dreams



Enjoy my Swan Video:


MAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE DEAR FRIENDS!



Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

You might also enjoy these other videos of mine:
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/01/fragen-des-seins-mensch-und-bewusstsein.html
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2015/11/findeing-bless-in-garden-of.html


My personal website: Naturpunkt.at

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Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015

Winter landscape from Schellenberg - Austria&Switzerland

Enjoy my new Winter photos and Videos


The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of Nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere, is not lost either upon the head or the heart. It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a crust of bread.


~John Burroughs "The Snow-Walkers"

 To enlarge the photos, just click on them


Idyllic landscape with views of the Appenzeller Mountain, Hoher Kasten, 

Matschelser Ried, Rhine Valley, High Ball, First, Hoher Freschen

My new Video:


My earlier edited Video:




Am Schellenberg - Vorarlberg -Liechtenstein
Idyllische Landschaft mit Blick auf die Appenzeller-Berge, Hoher Kasten, 
Matschelser Ried, Rheintal, Hohe Kugel, First, Hoher Freschen





Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

You might also enjoy these other winter videos of mine:

http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/12/winter-earth-patterns-colourful-leaves.html


My personal website: Naturpunkt.at

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Montag, 30. November 2015

Finding Bless In The Garden of Togetherness ~ Nature Photography Poetry

Dreams are the seeds of change.
Nothing ever grows without a seed,
and nothing ever changes without a dream.
Debby Boone

 Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.
Morihei Ueshiba





Finding Bless
In The Garden of
Togetherness

HD1080 Nature Photography:



Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt


My personal website: Naturpunkt.at

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Dienstag, 24. November 2015

Transitional Mood - End of Autumn - Beginning of Winter Season in West Austria


End of Autumn and beginning of wintertime







Views from the Region of Feldkirch/Vorarlberg towards Swiss Alpstein mountains (East Switzerland) 

One of my former created Videos: 




Blick aus der Region Feldkirch
Aus dieser Perspektive sind Berge des Alpsteinmassivs (Ostschweiz) sichtbar.

Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

My personal website: Naturpunkt.at

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Mittwoch, 18. November 2015

Sky Photography ~ An Emotional Journey

"Afflictive emotions — our jealousy, anger, hatred, fear — can be put to an end. 
When you realize that these emotions are only temporary, 
that they always pass on like clouds in the sky, 
you also realize they can ultimately be abandoned." 
~Tenzin Gyatso



 Inspirational Sky Photography: My latest Video:



  “Pain is a pesky part of being human, 
I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, 
something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here.
Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped.




But then I have also learned that because of pain, 
I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing.




We may not have wings growing out of our backs, 
but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”
C. JoBell C




























Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

You might also like these other articles of mine:
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/04/new-beginnings-after-storms-of-life.html
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/01/nature-performance-sky-moods-and-sunset.html
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/07/der-himmel-fur-dich-sky-for-you.html
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/01/fragen-des-seins-mensch-und-bewusstsein.html

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Freitag, 23. Oktober 2015

The Ducks Pair in Autumn ~A Nature Observation, Nature Photography and Video HD1080

Every day we can learn a lot from nature and our precious animals.
This picture is a multiexposure of 2 photos:


"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling
like the dickens underneath." 
(Michael Caine)

Enjoy my video observation as much as i loved watching this lovely couple! 



You might also enjoy these other waterfowl observations of mine:

http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/02/naturephotographies-about-ducks-swans.html
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2014/06/schwanenmutter-und-6-junge-hd1080.html

Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

My personal website: Naturpunkt.at

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Samstag, 10. Oktober 2015

Stones In Life - A picture Story with Life Thoughts

Going 
to the river
I meet
Living stones.

Being
Among people
I see most of them
Having turned into
Lifeless fossiles.

by Gina Matt

My Video is a photographic picture poetry with thoughts about Life, 
pictures taken at the River  (West-Austria,Vorarlberg) - [HD1080]































































































Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

My personal website: Naturpunkt.at






















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Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2015

Close Ups with the Red Admiral Butterfly [HD1080 quality]

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life
is the foundation for all abundance.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth:
Awakening to Your Life's Purpose



Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies) 

The Red Admiral has a very erratic, rapid flight,  flight time from July to October. 
The Admiral lives in the mild areas of Central Europe, throughout the year. Due to the climate change it hibernates  increasingly also in northeast. In mild winter also young larvae or pupae can survive.  The Admiral is often observed on fallen fruit in the fall while vacuuming.
The caterpillars live on the nettle.
Red Admirals prefer sap flows on trees, fermenting fruit, and bird droppings; visiting flowers only when these are not available. Then they will nectar at common milkweed, red clover, aster, and alfalfa, among others.

In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in.


In my Video you can see this beautiful butterfly suckling the last nectar on flowering butterfly bush and having a rest on the ground:





Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

My personal website: Naturpunkt.at

You might as well enjoy this Butterfly article and video of mine:
http://naturpunkt.blogspot.co.at/2015/07/butterflies-of-austria-kaisermantel.html

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Mittwoch, 30. September 2015

BIRDS in Austria: BIRDS LOVE and Appreciation

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man 
than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape 
as it was before. 
~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays



Two of my videos - Photo Dia Shows about Songbirds


Sonntag, 16. August 2015

A Brief Segment of a Snail's Life -Kurzes Segment eines Schneckenlebens

The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.
~Joseph Gordon-Levitt






Enjoy my new video about this awesome little creature!




Snails are invertebrates, which are animals with no backbones. The shell on the snail helps protect it, and also reduces the loss of water by evaporation. Shells have many different shapes, sizes, and colours. Snails do not breathe through their mouths, instead they have a breathing hole under their shells.

As the snail grows, so does its calcium carbonate shell. The shell grows additively, by the addition of new calcium carbonate, which is secreted by glands located in the snail's mantle. The new material is added to the edge of the shell aperture (the opening of the shell). Therefore the centre of the shell's spiral was made when the snail was younger, and the outer part when the snail was older. When the snail reaches full adult size, it may build a thickened lip around the shell aperture. At this point the snail stops growing, and begins reproducing. A snails "foot" is a muscle which allows it to move slowly across the ground. The foot puts out ('exudes') slime, which eases the snail's movement, leaving a trail. Snails can absorb mineral nutrients through their foot by simply sitting on a rock containing it.

The head is attached to the foot. The mouth is like a cheese grater. It is called a radula. It is used for cutting food. On the radula there are little teeth. On the head there are 15 mm stalks. At the end of the stalks are snail’s eyes, though they do not see very well.
Snails are invertebrates, which are animals with no backbones. The shell on the snail helps protect it, and also reduces the loss of water by evaporation. Shells have many different shapes, sizes, and colours. Snails do not breathe through their mouths, instead they have a breathing hole under their shells.

A snails "foot" is a muscle which allows it to move slowly across the ground. The foot puts out ('exudes') slime, which eases the snail's movement, leaving a trail. Snails can absorb mineral nutrients through their foot by simply sitting on a rock containing it.


The snail family is big and believed aprox. 200,000 species of mollusks (incl. Snails),  50,000 classified.

(Wikipedia)



All Photographies and Video Work by Gina Matt / ©www.naturpunkt.at

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Showing insects and small animals, plants, flowers and their harmonious cooperation. 
Let’s especially get reminded of having sufficient appreciation towards all Insects, but especially to the bees and ants colonies.


The interaction in nature has always fascinated me. Everything has its purpose and task, as we humans would have too, if we wouldn’t have got alienated so considerably from the original nature.

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Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2015

Butterflies of Austria "Kaisermantel" - The Silver washed Frittilary



With a wingspan from 6.0 to 7.0 cm, this butterfly is one of the largest ones in Europe. The ‚Argynnis paphia' was mentioned for the first time by Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist physician, and zoologist for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature., who laid the foundations.



The butterfly on wild shrub Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, butterfly-bush,
or orange eye,  which is a species of flowering plant in the family Scrophulariaceae.




Photographies and Video work © by Gina Matt

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Freitag, 19. Juni 2015

Old Plants and Herbal Wisdom: Rhubarb - Rheum rhabarbarum (Rhabarber)

The term "rhubarb" is a combination of the Ancient Greek rha and barbarum; rha refers both to the plant and to the River Volga.
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae. It is a herbaceous perennial growing from short, thick rhizomes. It produces large leaves that are somewhat triangular, with long fleshy petioles. and small flowers grouped in large compound leafy greenish-white to rose-red inflorescences.
The value of rhubarb can be seen in Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo's report of his embassy in 1403–05 to Timur in Samarkand: "The best of all merchandise coming to Samarkand was from China: especially silks, satins, musk, rubies, diamonds, pearls, and rhubarb..."

Historical cultivation
Rhubarb has been used for medical purposes by the Chinese for thousands of years,  and appears in The Divine Farmer's Herb-Root Classic which is thought to have been compiled about 2,700 years ago. Though Dioscurides' description of ρηον or ρά indicates that a medicinal root brought to Greece from beyond the Bosphorus may have been rhubarb, commerce in the drug did not become securely established until Islamic times. During Islamic times, it was imported along the Silk Road, reaching Europe in the 14th century through the ports of Aleppo and Smyrna, where it became known as "Turkish rhubarb". Later, when the usual route lay through Russia, "Russian rhubarb" became the familiar term.

 (Picture taken in beginning of June)
(These pictures were taken at the end of March) 
Medicinal uses of Rhubarb
Rhubarb has a long history of herbal usage. The primary result of rhubarb root as an herbal medicine is a positive and balancing effect upon the digestive system. Rhubarb is one of the most widely used herbs in Chinese medicine. Rhubarb roots are harvested in the fall from plants that are at least six years old. The roots are then dried for later use. The root is used as an anticholesterolemic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumor, aperient, astringent, cholagogue, demulcent, diuretic, laxative, purgative, stomachic and tonic. Rhubarb roots contain anthraquinones which have a purgative effect, and the tannins and bitters have an an effect that is opposite that of an astringent.







When taken internally in small doses, rhubarb acts as an astringent tonic to the digestive system, when taken larger doses rhubarb acts as a very mild laxative. The root can be taken internally for the treatment of chronic constipation, diarrhea, liver and gall bladder complaints, hemorrhoids, menstrual problems and skin eruptions due to an accumulation of toxins. Note that this remedy should not used by pregnant or lactating women, or patients with intestinal obstruction. Used externally, rhubarb root can be used in the treatment of burns.


People have further claimed that Rhubarb enhances the appetite when it is taken before meals in small amounts, that it also promotes blood circulation and relieves pain in cases of injury or inflammation, inhibits intestinal infections. and can also reduce autoimmune reactions. The impact of the rhubarb depends on how it is prepared. More recently there have been claims that rhubarb root (Rheum officinale) can be useful in treatment of Hepatitis B.










For centuries, the plant has grown wild along the banks of the River Volga, for which the ancient Scythian hydronym was Rhā. The cost of transportation across Asia made rhubarb expensive in medieval Europe. It was several times the price of other valuable herbs and spices such as cinnamon, opium, and saffron. The merchant explorer Marco Polo therefore searched for the place where the plant was grown and harvested, discovering that it was cultivated in the mountains of Tangut province.

In culinary use, fresh raw petioles (leaf stalks) are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, the plant's leaf stalks are cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts. A number of varieties have been domesticated for human consumption, most of which are recognised as Rheum x hybridum by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits.
Rhubarb contains anthraquinones including rhein, and emodin and their glycosides (e.g. glucorhein), which impart cathartic and laxative properties. It is hence useful as a cathartic in case of constipation.

(Sources "rhubarbinfo" and Wikipedia)
More informations:
The Rhubarb Compendium:  More than you ever wanted to know about rhubarb

You might also like my new "GREEN" Video and Blog:




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Dienstag, 9. Juni 2015

The Green Delights in Nature HD1080

 "Green is the prime color of the world,
and that from which its loveliness arises." 
(Pedro Calderon de la Barca)


My Video: The Green Delights in Nature HD1080


"The future will either be green or not at all." (Bob Brown)





„This is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.
From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, it must avoid the tendency to become a martyr.
This is a color that has a strong sense of right or wrong, inviting good judgment. It sees both sides of the equation, weighs them up, and then usually takes the moral stand in making appropriate decisions. On the negative side, it can be judgmental and over-cautious.

Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the color of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host.
It is generous and loves to share, but it also looks for recognition. It is friendly and can keep confidences. This color relates to stability and endurance, giving us persistence and the strength to cope with adversity.“

Sourcehttp://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-green.html

You might also like this very GREEN Video of mine:
°°Inocent Droplets of Rain°°
Raindrops photographically playful manner
“Innocent droplets of rain
make almost all events
quite natural.
― Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

Inspirational Nature Photography © all Rights reserved by Gina Matt

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