Sunday, April 17, 2011

Constant Half Embrace

We know Chameleon's camouflage themselves..
think he's got the same idea?

Portea Petropolitana Extensa -from Brazil
(A few of these Bromeliad macro shots were from a series I did on
Mother's Day last year)

My nonsensical musings followed by Kahlil Gibran~
"And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfilment.
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.."

And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free? (you can continue to read more here)
(Kahlil Gibran)
How many Chameleons do you see in here?
Truth be told..they knew I was starting to get obsessed with the M word,
(I'll call it mid east termoil) so they gathered together like at the U.N. to hold a conference? But nothing seemed to help..evidently, Rainfields has been trying to find a way to cope with me too (grin) made me happy that there are actually bloggers who seem willing to stick with you..or pity you perhaps?
Suddenly I felt like Job of old!
Well, I decided to take a walk and met a man who offered me a Cuban cigar..

It was as though we could see the same picture, but neither of us could agree on a solution? 
He gave me a light and suggested I seek the oracle
Funny how I'd resisted?

Well then I happen to remember-
"..that the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does"
James 1:25


Anzu said...

Thank you for sharing charming frog and your lovely cat against curious green plants.
I love all of them

Amin said...

Wow ...very original photos! Well done!

Amin said...

Have a wonderful week with Your family!

Sandra said...

you out did yourself with the photos today. you KNOW i love that eyeball and the frog and I found 5 chameleons in that one shot, i think. you know i love frogs and lizards and plants and CATS those paw shots are sooooo cute.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and poem! I loved the photos especially the frog and the Chameleons. Have a great week.

Ginny said...

I love the way I am seeing through a cat's eye view!!! Amazing pictures!!! So the toad is from Brazil?? Was he in your yard, though? And the chamelions, I see where Sandra says five, but I was only able to find four. They are so tiny!!!! I thought chamelions were bigger, like maybe six or seven inches long!! Are there different kinds?

Joyful said...

You do have a way with words and photos ;-) I counted 5 chameleons so there are probably more! LOL. Still here at mom's so not much time for really soaking up your post. Love to you.

teca said...

How many different pictures you got! Incredible details that you captured! I really enjoyed them!

Have a blessed week, Regina.
A big warm hug.

rainfield61 said...

It is sometimes very ugly, but not this time. I am not a princess, so I won't kiss the frog.

The Write Girl said...

Hi Regina,

Are you writing from the vantage point of the cat? It is curious and entertaining. Hope you have a great week.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Anzu- I enjoyed your visit!! (the moss by kitty's feet grows all over like grass).
Amin- thanks and wishing you a great week-
Sandra, glad you enjoyed them (yes..there are five in the photo) smile..
Eileen..wishing you a peaceful week too..happy you enjoyed the nonsence:)
Hi Ginny..well they are about that big but I guess they look smaller from that distance (Bromeliad is the plant but not the toad)..if you come back, you'll notice I did a switch adding a few from a year ago.
Penny, your right..I wish you a relaxing week and will keep you in my prayers. I enjoy your visits and will be sure to check back with you.
Teca..thanks for swinging by with your lovely thoughts from far off Brazil!! I wish you a wonderful week as well!!
Rainfields..I he probably should get a kiss anyway (ha ha) almost appears that way (smile)

Anya said...

Amazing shots Regina
the second is so FUNNY
I love it :-)

Hugs from us all !!!

-☼-Icy BC said...

Your photos are a delight to see. Many beautiful ones to brighten up my cold day here.

Regina said...

Fantastic my friend. And the header is amazing!
Cheers and regards.

Amin said...

Have a wonderful day with Your family!

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!