Monday, February 9, 2009

Seashells and a Meditation Video: Sun, Sand, Water and Stone

Surfacing - Image c Lynda Lehmann


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In spite of human excess, nature endures. Even in the most unlikely places, Earth's beauty and majesty shine through. Here is the outflow from a tidal pool. The water rushing out with the tide makes its own music as it dances over stones and pebbles, glistening in the afternoon light. It's still winter, but with just one afternoon of warmer temperatures and some nurturing sun, life quickens.

I hope you enjoy my little meditation video. I couldn't do much with my point-and-shoot, but my "real" digital camera doesn't shoot movies. Don't forget to turn up your sound, so you can hear the rushing water.

You might notice the algae on the rocks. We all need to remember how fertilizer run-off grows algae in our waterways, often depriving marine populations from life-sustaining oxygen. Let's also remember that where there is life, there is hope.

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13 comments:

  1. Thank you, for this peaceful post. I really enjoyed the audio portion of the video. Beautiful sound.

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  2. There's nothing like the sound of water to sooth you. I never get to hear running water in the winter so this was a pleasant sound for me today. It's cold, cold, cold where I am. Your video is heralding spring. (I hope).

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  3. I had a stone collection as a kid, and till date am always picking up pebbles, and shells wherever I go much to the amazement of people around me. Last month I added two shells, one biggish stone (well rounded) and a piece of limestone which was in the most perfect shape imaginable.I really liked your pics and hope to come back to see more of your work.

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  4. I've always loved being near water. Everything about it is wonderful; the sight, the sound, the feel...just perfect. Sometimes I think, considering that we're 75% water, too, it's little wonder some of us are so drawn to it.

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  5. Addendum; A friend & I were talking about it a while back & we both agreed that we had to live near large bodies of water, period.

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  6. I loved the video Lynda
    you are soooo clever...
    it was very relaxing listening to the water... :)
    your shell photo is beautiful and they look much more exciting than the shells on the beach across from us...
    which reminds me that Charlotte and I have to collect pebbles for our plants asap
    the wind is pretty fierce on our balcony :)

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  7. beautiful video, i love the calming effect of running water, it is a lovely meditation you've made for us to enjoy!

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  8. get zapped - I wish the audio and video were better, but this camera won't do much. I love water sounds too! :)

    MARGARET - We had a couple of lovely, near-balmy days and now we're back to shivering in our shoes. I can't wait until April, when the windows can be openend a bit and the sand and salt are off the street!

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  9. SSQuo - I still have a rock and mineral collection. Not much, but I'm glad to have it. They give me such a sense of the mysterious when I look at them.

    I love climbing on boulders, too--as long as I know I'm not in a rattlesnake area, lol...

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  10. Lana - I agree with you! We literally came out of the sea, if you go back far enough!

    I like lakes and streams, which are more cozy and intimate than the ocean. I like the sea too, but in a different way. It's awesome, but certainly not "cozy."

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  11. KIM - I put rocks and pebbles on the top of my plant pots, too. They're decorative and help keep the moisture in. They also keep pet paws out, if you own a cat or dog...

    I hope the wind has died down by you, and the fires are out.

    Did they find out why the arsonist did it? (As if there could be any reason. How horrible...)

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  12. Crafty green Poet - Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. May all your days be serene. Well, most of them, anyway. It's impossilbe to feel tranquil all the time. :)

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  13. She does endure - and lucky for us she does. Now we all just need to appreciate her - beautiful post, Lynda

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