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dreaming last night
we were at the playground
children jumping, laughing
listening to life, to love
drawing the biggest spiral
the biggest smile
on my face
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I am at a precipice physically here which was totally reflecting my emotional self, on the edge of making decisions that effect my life and others, of being in truth with myself and those around me.
Excellent image and words! :)
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This photo was taken in what is called the High Level Pumping Station in Toronto. It is a facility that was built to pump water from Lake Ontario up to the more northern parts of the city of Toronto (which is uphill). It is now part of the system that helps distribute water all over the city. I took this photo during an event called Doors Open Toronto which is when places not normally open to the public can be accessed for a day.
Fun shot, sounds like a cool experience! :)
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The Space Sailors
These explorers are mapping the surface of a watery planet.
Good Work! :)
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Nice shot, love the doggie! :)
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Hello, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (my nation’s capitol)! It’s super cold and snowy here, so I’m usually not caught without socks of slippers….but lo and behold…a pic of my feet (as you can see there’s a big toe showing). I’m a bit toe-shy, but love my tattoos and leggings.
Cool tattoos! :)
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The photo of the feet was taken June 2012 in a hotel in San Antonio, Texas you can find the original here:
Nice idea, and the fireplace looks inviting! :)
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A quick posting of some pinhole images, Holga wide pinhole camera and 120 Kodak Portra, no Photoshop … everything, what there is … is done ‘in camera’, light leaks, cropping et al.
…the Rideau river, and that’s the lock system which the boats pass through, going from high to low water to navigate the Rideau river.
Fantastic shots, we love pinhole photography! :)
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Tonight marks Day 1 of my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) course – complete!
The intention is to deepen my personal yoga practice and to gain another skill to offer when I launch my intuitive travel tours.
When the little voice in my head first mentioned YTT in mid-December 2013, I questioned it a bit. The insecure me thought I am not cut out to do it, despite my on and off yoga practice started back in 1998. At one point, I was able to do a handstand – I was sooo proud of myself!
So I checked a few studios and found out Downward dog’s course has the perfect timeline for me, although a smidge more expensive. The main bonus is that Downward dog yoga studio is close by and have been around since 1997 in Toronto while offering YTT since 1998. It is a well respected studio, internationally and my mentor happens to be one of their first graduates. When I mentioned all this to my mentor, she suggested I take their Mysore class to check out the studio as I have not been there for a few years (I changed studios a few years back).
On the day of the Mysore class, I decided to show up early to inquire about YTT and give myself extra time to observe others. What I did not know in advance was that it is a popular time slot for senior instructors of the studio.
My mind was racing and I was not ready for the onslaught of self defeating comments inside my head…
“You didn’t do 1 single Sun Salutation while traveling for 8 months.”
“Look at how much flexibility you’ve lost.”
“After how many years of yoga classes and you’re still forgetting to tuck in that rib cage during downward dog.”
“You have no strength in your arms to do a proper plank.”
“Be mindful of your breath. Remember to breathe, don’t hold your breath.”
The comments just kept streaming through my mind. So I skipped quit a few of the asanas in the primary series and sat on the sidelines to watch the others in class.
I think I did my best to keep my mouth closed but seriously – Where do these people come from??
I never thought I would be fazed by yogis but that day, I somehow managed to position my mat beside the 3 most talented yogis I have seen under the age of 35 (I’m guessing their age here). The typical word that’s used to describe yogis popped up – pretzel. Literally their legs were tucked behind their back with no effort (see photo of Amica Hilton). At that point, I had completely dashed the thought of YTT.
Later on, as I spoke to a few friends and my mentor, they all reminded me that “Everyone has to start somewhere“. My mentor even used my recent achievement of over coming my fear of water as a reminder. She said and I paraphrase, “at least you’re on land, what’s there to be afraid of? You cannot drown while doing yoga.”
I kept humming and ha-ing for close to 2 weeks. My mind started manufacturing all sorts of lame excuses. I left the decision making to yesterday morning – to say Yes.
As recent as this morning, I found a new excuse – my visa card had expired and the replacement haven’t arrived. Well the Universe, really did not want me to use that as an excuse. When I returned from my swim today, the replacement card was in my mailbox!! Seriously!
So this new journey continues tomorrow when I am to learn some basic Sanskrit.
Because we ALL have to start somewhere, somehow.
Great post! Love the Antarctica shot! :)
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The entryway to the museum I work at features an exhibit on local bird populations around Fort Smith and Wood Buffalo National Park. This is to say, I spend a lot of time looking at these birds and eventually had to break down and make a trip out to see some in real life.
Fortunately, this was easy enough to do. White pelicans migrate from the southern USA to Fort Smith every year for mating season around the town’s rapids (bom-chica-wa-wa). While most of the nesting grounds are a couple dozen kilometres out of town, the birds often come up to the Rapids of the Drowned to eat, flap around and whatever else pelicans like to do. Basically, this means that you’re about a 15-minute hike away from prime pelican territory from anywhere in town as Fort Smith literally backs right on to the rapids – there’s even a lookout on the side of the road over them. (full post here).
Amazing birds, that’s a heck of a long flight up there! :)
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