Illusion

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Our eyes make of what we wish to see.

We see a library full of literature and education.

Doors partially opening inviting us to come in and experience this knowledge.

However, this is nothing more than an architectural model, within a picture frame, of a library with fake books and two passages at either side leading nowhere except the imaginary.  An optical illusion.

They are mirror reflections giving us a false perception of reality.

Our lives are filled with illusions. What is real and what is not.  It is easy to be mislead.

After all, life is an illusion!

Munich Germany Train Station

Munich Germany’s Central Train Station’s Location is for the Adventurous & Simple Travelers

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Imagine eating the most delicious ham and cheese or Camembert and cucumber sandwich between two scrumptious all grain wheat breads in a train station, as you observe the excitement of travelers rushing past you on their way to their destinations in Munich Germany. In the meantime, you have been captivated by all the energy and you still have not stepped outside the station to a world of pure adventure, history and culture that awaits you, in this great city, all the while in a train station. You are fascinated by its grandeur, diversity of shops, food, its function and the smell.

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As We Contemplate Some Peace and Freedom

20160911_082858The water ever so calm

My Thoughts so clear

The seagulls breeze by spanning their wings

Free at Last!

The boats idle in the wake

The buoy is left behind as the engines roar pass them in total excitement, into the open sea, its vastness, in infinite directions.

Ah, Freedom!

The coconut trees stand overlooking the water , as if they were guarding their territory with such pride, knowing that where they stand is such a divine place for they know the greatness of their being, their nature.

The sun glitters on the water in the horizon.

Its warmth illuminates my being.

You can almost hear it sizzle on the water while a bird crows in the background, reaching out to its fellow mates as they are all too thrilled, and respond back.

Oh yes, free to communicate to one another in their language. Free, to express in a song.

A fish flies out of the water in total joy as it swiftly dives in and wanders on.

The flight!

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A breeze begins to blow past my face as I hear the branches of the palm trees briskly brush up against each other.

The smell of the air

The peace!

Serenity

Early Sunday morning in Miami Beach.

Out for some morning exercise.

Surrounding me, peace and tranquility.

You can hear but the wind faintly rustle against my ear.

The morning breeze and coolness make for such a pleasant summer moment.

Seagulls aimlessly wander about, ever so often.

The smell of the ocean, and its salt.

The sun has risen from beyond the abyss while it meander’s behind some clouds, it tries to poke its great round eye out.

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A few spectators watch while they capture the morning serenity and soak in the water while they take it all in.

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The equipment awaits me.

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I couldn’t ask for a more perfect start to my day.

 

 

 

Horse Country

Welcome to Horse Country!

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Horse Country

An area in Miami that many may not be aware that even exists.  It’s not really known, for it is in the outskirts of the city.  It is not an area tourists would pay to take a tour of yet may like to know that not everything is along the East of Highway US 1.  Miami is not only buildings and night life it too has some country living in the suburbs.  As the city continues to grow, peace and relaxation can still be found, you just need to know where to go.  Among all the hustle and bustle horses wander among the green acres not dominated by urban sprawl.  It is nice to take a drive through here when you want to change your mind a bit and breathe a bit of air.

There are horse farms, lamas, chickens, cattle and landscape nurseries all surrounded by a residential area and churches. Not to mention that yearly the Oktoberfest is celebrated in this neck of the woods.

Whenever you are in the mood to take a drive away from the city and maybe are heading down South to the Keys, swing by and see what else there is to see in Miami.

Forces of Nature

Nature really is wonderful!  It never seizes to amaze me how a lizard can change its skin tone to blend in with the environment, camouflaging itself.

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And how such things as gravity takes over no matter if we want it to or not.  It’s so much more overpowering that from it great inventions such as, electricity can be achieved from the power of water.

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There is no doubt that the Forces of Nature are greater than us and that there has to be something greater than us to achieve such beauty and perfection!

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Picuala

Picuala

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is a vine which grows in tropical areas.  Known to Cubans as Picuala or Jasmin Manzano it is also known as the Rangoon Creeper.

It has the most beautiful flowers which turn from white in the morning to pink and finally red, or what I call magenta, as the sun comes up.  By evening, it remains this intense magenta.  The vine gives off this sweet intense scent of apples.  Although intense, the scent is pleasant.  If you are not careful, the vine will take over your entire yard, if you do not trim it weekly.  It is labor intensive, so get ready for a weekly workout, yet is worth the hard work for its reward is the multitude of colors, dark green leaves and its sweet aroma, which will be enjoyed as you sit in your garden.  It lasts all summer!

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