.. which is the name if this small lake not very far from my work place (Orrtu water). It was a gorgeous late autumn/early winter day, frost on the ground and the sun barely scraping high enough over the mountain tops to give us some sun light in the middle of the day, so my co-worker Janne and I decided to go for a walk during our work day. We are allotted an hour a week to do so, or any other kind of exercise, and we try to use it now and then… not as often as we should though!
It helps so much when it comes to our mood and energy… when we came back to the office we were all refreshed and more than ready to tackle the workload waiting for us. We were way more efficient and on top of things then before we went outside, so it is win-win situation!
The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.
Yellow is the best color to create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.
(quote from this web page)
Who would have thought that the prominent color of autumn represents so much “new-ness” and optimism? :)
Nature is preparing itself for next year, here a maple tree. This is an Acer platanoides or Norway Maple, with it’s seedlings that looks like helicopter rotors, and will behave much like them if you throw them up in the air and let them swirl to the ground.
“The distinctive fruit are called samaras or “maple keys”. These seeds, or ‘whirlybirds,’ occur in distinctive pairs each containing one seed enclosed in a “nutlet” attached to a flattened wing of fibrous, papery tissue. They are shaped to spin as they fall and to carry the seeds a considerable distance on the wind. Children often call them “helicopters” due to the way that they spin as they fall.
During World War Two the US Army developed a special air drop supply carrier that could carry up to 65 pounds of supplies and was based on the Maple seed. Seed maturation is usually in a few weeks to six months after flowering, with seed dispersal shortly after maturity. However, one tree can release hundreds of thousands of seeds at a time. Depending on the species, the seeds can be small and green to orange and big with thicker seed pods. The green seeds are released in pairs, sometimes with the stems still connected. The yellow seeds are released individually and almost always without the stems. Most species require stratification in order to germinate, and some seeds can remain dormant in the soil for several years before germinating.”
I love trees. I feel deeply connected to them, and they have always played a vital role as a source of spiritual inspiration and comfort to me. The older and more crocked/tall, the better. With big, deep roots.
In mythology, trees are regarded as very powerful, and almost every mythological system has a powerful tree as part of their myth. In Norse mythology we have Yggdrasil, or the evergreen world tree. It represents the world’s meridian and serve as a connection between people, the powers of the heavens and the earth. In mythology, trees take on magical powers and become the centre of our fascination – they offer us a sense of the unknown. Of our past even beyond ourselves. They offer us a living reminder of events so wondrous as to be beyond our comprehension. To be able to see and touch such a tree is a powerful experience, although we cannot physically draw from it any of that power - we are unable to grasp the complexity of these feelings, the tree has a superiority over us.
A sense of belonging is something many people strive to achieve in a community. The tree with its firm base symbolises that concept of ‘roots’ and an element of an ongoing relationship with our surroundings. The canopy drawing in energy from its environment is symbolic of our need to absorb our cultural heritage in order to feel in tune with our evolution from times past. The drive to find an historic link with our present lives is almost instinctive and propels us forward as if on a quest to attain status and find a reason for being. The material strength of the trunk and its part in holding the tree together is perhaps symbolic of our need for inner strength.
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Never seen a blue sky
Yeah I can feel it reaching out
And moving closer
There’s something about blue
Asked myself what it’s all for
You know the funny thing about it
I couldn’t answer
No I couldn’t answer
Things have turned a deeper shade of blue
And images that might be real
May be illusion
Keep flashing off and on
Wanna be free
Gonna be free
And move among the stars
You know they really aren’t so far
Feels so free
Gotta know free
Don’t wake me from the dream
It’s really everything it seemed
I’m so free
No black and white in the blue
Everything is clearer now
Life is just a dream you know
That’s never ending