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Poetry of the Earth

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by allisonlabine

The poetry of Earth inside a petal
the beauty of motion inside a breeze…

“…the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

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Japanese Wisteria

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Ocean on Fire

Posted in Oceanic Exploration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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Surfing one of the world’s largest waves – real time footage

Surfing one of the world’s largest waves in slow motion

The Tiger

Posted in Animal Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.” – Madonna

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Image: Michael Nichols

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Tiger Facts

* More tigers now live in captivity in America than globally in the wild.

http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/?unewsid=6755

* Every tiger in the world is unique – no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.

* Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers like water. They are good swimmers and often cool off in pools or streams.

* These fierce felines have walked the earth for a long time. Fossil remains of tigers found in parts of China are believed to be 2 million years old.

* Today, there are five subspecies of tiger: Bengal, South China, Indochinese, Sumatran and Siberian.

Sisters

Posted in Photography 2 with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2014 by allisonlabine

My beautiful little sister is all grown up. August 3rd 2014

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Sea Fever

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by allisonlabine

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Photo: ©Allison LaBine     Click photo to open in full view.

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Photo: © Spring break 2014

Sea Fever
By: John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

*A trick is the time spent at the wheel of a ship. Spume is the froth or foam found on waves.

 

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For all of time

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2013 by allisonlabine
May our mothers and fathers and grandparents, and friends, and anyone we hold dear stay with us as long as possible. When they are called from us, may they still stay…in our hearts, forever.

Across the universe and for all of time…

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Words and photo by: Allison LaBine

Dusting off our souls

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2013 by allisonlabine

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

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Paris, France

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Photo: Allison LaBine