“Necessity is the Mother of Invention” - Old English Proverb
Let us make our way, my Elvish friends, across the emerald landscapes of the Shire. The term "Shire," was first attributed to the counties in central and southern England, which were housed under the authority of the “Shire Reeve,” or Sheriff.
Let us take a rolling jaunt over the hills and through the winding creeks and pine, chestnut, oak, ash and beech trees.
"Spring has begun!
“Blow the horn and Sound out the Tin whistles brightly,
beat the Bodhran drums
For, Darkness is receding,
As we pull the curtains of light in greeting!” – Molly
Weekly Photography Assignment:
As an inventor of sight, can you photograph nature from a unique perspective, aside from the normal human eye’s view? Get down low, Look up High. Get utterly TOO close, and possibly cast a wide gaze at the landscape around u.
--A Journaling Prompt For the Week:
Write for a while without editing about something you would like to create and invent; or how can you aid others who are inventing their own creations.
(As with the tradition of all Irish and Scottish Storyteller’s, each
story has a few themes to ponder) :
The Love & Importance of the Simple charms of life, such as baking, daily chores, sharing gifts and walking through your neighborhood, spending time with your crew or tribe.
Value in the changing of the seasons, and celebrating new beginnings.
Mindfully becoming aware that we can always find “problems” and “challenges,” but if we cast our attentions on HOW the world might Be. What would that look like?
Have fun exploring, stay Curious, and Enjoy your mindful time walking and taking photographs outside in nature.
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Disclosure: Mindful walks are taken at the discretion of the user. If you have any physical, mental or emotional health limitations, consult your physician before engaging in this activity.
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