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Invincible Summer

Invincible Summer

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

Albert Camus

For Gin, who taught me the Blessings of life.

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Everyday is a Good Day

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Everyday is a good day
each moment a blessing,
each breath a prayer of thanksgiving

Just as the sun lay to rest
with Grace,
Strength,
Courage and
Love

In my heart, with you
everyday is the best day.

As the day ends the skyline of Boston was a glorious perfection. Its magic light suspended the burning sun who’s going to leave.

Together they traveled many miles and like floating clouds will drift apart. There will be no tears for no one is gone. The days will be silent not forgotten for as long as each sacred moonlight glow. Only happy times linger just as the sun rises.

The memory of that day with Gin & John will forever be with me. That day was a good day !

 

For Gin

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Winter Falls

Cloudy day
Niagara Falls, Canada in Winter

 

After a cloudy day,
After the white gray skies

No matter how hard the rain falls
No matter how chilly the fog is, the clouds will go away.

It is there just for the moment.
It is there for the time being.

Soon the sun will break through.
Soon sadness will leave.

Only blessings and peace will remain
Only beautiful memories will linger
Always and Forever.

 

For Lizz

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Finishing

Toronto, Canada -  Scotia Waterfront Marathon 2014
                                                         Toronto, Canada – Scotia Waterfront Marathon 2014
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“When you think you have given it all, when you don’t even have the strength to stand tall, think of it as just the beginning, of the pain you will endure until finishing.”
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Blood Moon

Blood MoonThe earths shadow
drifting in waves
the luna in umbra
I am the Blood Moon

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A lunar tedrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on the night of April 14 – 15.

The next Total lunar eclipse:
2015:
Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28

EarthSky

Stratofortress

 

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Stratofortress

Please be patient.

I am an aged relic, a distant memory.

A witness to cycles of defeat and glory

Through unfriendly skies,

I rise again

for one more roll in the distant horizon.

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The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonicjet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress

Boeing B52 D Stratofortress

The B-52 is considered the longest servicing front-line military aircraft in aviation history. With air-to-air refueling, B52s are truly a global aircraft and have flown nonstop around the world, some 24000 miles. B-52 bombers were considered the weapon the enemy feared most in the Vietnam War. B-52Ds would fly too high to be seen or heard, dropping over one hundred 500lbs bombs each.

The BUFFs (Big Ugly Fat Fellows) have survived wars, modernization and remained in the active Air Force Inventory for almost 50 years.

 

55-0679 is on Loan from the US Air Force Museum – March Airfield Air Museum, CA

 

Under the Lilac tree

Under the Lilac tree

Under the lilac tree

A purple sunset inspire the soul

to release the past

embrace new ideas

new relationships,

new perspectives.

Sweet flowers alone bring

visions of future

Resilience,

Richness and

plain perfect beauty of life.

It wasn’t so long ago

the cherished thoughts become the loveliest bouquets

Under the lilac tree.

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