The Viking

The Viking

  Hail Mankind.  This beautiful, bright day is upon us.

The shrouded mystery of centuries old man, sheds light on the brilliant aptitudes that surround us.  Where does he come from?  That leader of man. The compelling courage that draws us to the adventure, too difficult to be dared.  All faith and acceptance of an inspired human who has an unusual calling.  Come!  He becons and they rise with courage.  The challenge is worthwhile.  Yes, they will pursue the dream and live and die the dream, for only dreams are the reality of the adventurer.

Come, to the far off land and travel they did.  The voyage of discovery took them to Iceland, where their colony lasted.  It took them to Greenland where their colony lasted as well and it took them to the shores of Canada, where they stayed for a short few years then left.  The 300 years of Viking exploration and discovery, ended with a distraction of a new influence that changed their lives.  No longer the raiding parties of fierce combatants, they now settled into a quiet existence of a different mankind. No more the plunder, the destruction, the victorious wars.  No more the seafaring exploits to new lands and new promise.  No more the grand adventure to the continent of the Americas.  Now, the world has changed and the aggressive raiding war parties vanished.

Who were you, almighty man, with superior technology.  The navigational skills, the shipbuilding the technologies, the skills, the passion and the courage.  The life of these daring adventurer were mainly farmers.  After centuries of dauntless adventure, they returned to their homeland and the soil.

http://www.visitnorway.com/

A new lord reigned and he commanded a different presence.  The serene life of tranquility and abundance from a god of a different countenance.  No more the war faring indulgence and exploits of courage.  Now, a different kind of courage.

It would be 400 years before the Europeans voyaged across the ocean again.

Still, in the minds of the voyageur, there is the skilled shipbuilder of the past.  The present casts its eyes on the whole world and travels the seas once more.  The adventure is still the calling, but the  craft and character has changed.  Now the plunder is in the eye of the beholder, in cameras and paintings and craft.  The shipbuilder of the past has become the streamliner of the present.  From travelling with slaves to sailing with dignitaries the ocean liner is now the fleet of the present human.

From ancient skills to modern vessels this ancient man has somehow remained.  The ocean still calls them, the high seas are still their home.  Come with us, they call us, be our guests.  Welcome.

http://www.ncl.com/

The grandeur of the past presents itself in the glorious present.  The seas are our home. Join us.  This is who we are today.

written by:  Dr Louise Hayes

May 30, 2013

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A Colony

A Colony

Good morning all you awesome beings.  It’s another day of creation and grandeur.  Another day of bold inspirations and  undertakings.

Hear the call, as the earth awakens.  It becons us.  Rise, mankind, your call to another fabulous day.

Here, sighs the great planet, as another morning approaches, another sun climbs into the sky, another day unfolds before us.  Here, almighty human, is another day, for you.  For your quest, for your courage, for your heart, for your adventure.  Inspired human, with such magnificent aptitude, leadership, knowledge, strength and skills.  You, who rise above the rest and say, follow me, follow me, follow me to the ends of the earth, to the end of time. Oh mortal man, with mortal life, follow me into the unknown.  Follow me into dread and peril.  Follow me into dark and danger.  Follow me, for I am the leader and you are my dutiful subjects.  Follow me.

http://www.history.com/shows/Vikings

Their greatly skilled leader chose a formidable route, through the high seas to lands of unpromising abundance.  Weather, snow, hardship and toil.  The lands were harsh, the landscape difficult, the weather unbearable, the oceans high and tumultuous, wind, current, rain.  Still to travel on, to voyage of discovery, to tales of heroic triumph, to be the unbeatable foe.  The quest was immense, the distance overwhelming, the hero an uncanny mortal man.

We’ll colonize here, demands the mighty leader and the deathly, dread of the dutiful subjects acknowledge their plight.  Yes, they will stay.  In this unknown place, their fate is sealed.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows/index.aspx

For a few spectacular years they foraged in the forest, built their small community, reaped a harvest and stayed in the strange, far off land of shrouded mystery.  Yes, these stalwarts survived.  The first landing, the first colony, the first nation to set foot on the land of plenty.  The colonization was successful.  They survived the  winter and the warm, vibrant summer.  They proved their strength, their superiority, their skills and their might.  These early inhabitants from the north sea proved their creative genius, their will to survive, their superior strength of mind and body.  They felt the swell of pride in their chests, the song of glory in their hearts.  Victory!  The thrill of achievement.  They were the almighty man!  The courageous adventurer, the indomitable foe!.

And then they left.

Home, cries the heart.  Home cries the soul.  Home cries the spirit and with the homesick heart of man, came the compelling urge to abandon.  They left.

400 years would pass before another from their continent would traverse the high seas to these far off lands.  The year is 1000 AD.  The people were farmers from the Scandinavian countries.  Farmers, who dared to be sailors.

Without their heroic leader, they no longer had the desire or the inclination to set their sights on destinies unknown.  No longer the urge to explore uncharted waters, to discover great continents.  No longer the will or the drive to mount an expedition of men to pursue the call to adventure.

Now, they were quiet.  The gift of that great spirit of man that moved them to acts of tremendous courage had parted.  They waited in quiet anticipation for another.  Who would lead them on?  Their memories of grandeur moved them.  Dare we?  Should we?  A leader was needed.  Their patience was uneasy.  The adventure was necessary.  A new leader was needed,  but the leader didn’t come.

http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/society/text/what_happened.htm

Written by Dr. Louise Hayes

May 27, 2013

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The Brave

The Brave

To be brilliant, we need a forum for our aptitude.  An arena to vocalize in some manner.  We need a contingency of experts to hear us, to applaud, to praise and to acknowledge.  We need our voices to be heard.

Through the thousands of years of human history, our voices have been acknowledged by our fellow man.  Hear us, we call to each other, our splendid negotiations keep  peace amongst us and our lives never fail.

SSSh!  There’s a secret.  Our technologies are superior.  The vast oceans have been transversed and a new land is discovered.  Our superior technologies and our superior negotiations surpass all.  We are the bold adventurers who discovered a new continent.  It’s not an island, it’s a land mass.  The oceans surrounding it’s shores are filled with sealife.  So much food, we’ll never starve.  Our nets are cast and they never come up empty.  They overflow!  Food.  Food for everyone and perhaps, a colony?

http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/places-timelines/09-canadian-history-timeline.htm

The first adventurer to discover this land, the bold, the daring, the brave.  So much courage to set sail for sights unknown, to travel the great distance with such obvious perils, yet to persevere.  On and on to travel (with lost confusion?) possibly.  Hopeless, forlorn?  To battle the waves, the wind, the current, the time, the hunger, the fear.  Yet to travel on.  Somewhere, there will be shelter.

The new land was a relief and by the skills of their intelligence, they could find it again.  Technological experts of their time, they were equipped for sea travel.  The ocean was also a home, of sorts, so familiar, so abundant.  It kept the sailors perpetually occupied.  So much to see, so much to know.  Exceptional navigators, they always had their berings right.  The life of the sailor was the life of a daring, unsurpassed adventurer.  So much to know, so much to experience.  The navigator, the sailor, the specialist at wind and current, the immense expanse of universe in the stars, the far off places, the challenge of unknown people, places, language, culture. The superior call to a daring, brilliant mankind, who dared it all.

Yes! The call to the wild.  Yes! the call to a challenge beyond the ability of the average man.  Yes!  The call to the dauntless, bold adventurer whose bravery was unparalleled.  Yes!  To find new continents.  Yes!  To find new treasurers.  Yes!  To the wealth of knowledge, wealth and treasures of the world.

No to anarchy.  No to slavery. No, to life that is complacent, quiet.  No to the homebody.  Yes, only to the adventure and whatever life its brings!

They will travel the seven seas.  They will forge new relationships.  They  will conquer new lands.  They will swim in unchartered waters.  All perils will be overcome!  Yes!  They will achieve,  Yes!  They will.  Nothing will stop the relentless adventurer!  Nothing will quench that spirit!

They paddled their ships to the new world.  They paddled for discovery.  Later they sailed.

http://archaeology.about.com/od/vikings/qt/vikings.htm

http://archaeology.about.com/od/vikings/qt/vikings.htm

Hail mankind.  The brilliant fortitude that gives  you the strength to travel onward, gives you the courage to persevere.

Praises mankind, for all you’re worth.

written by Dr Louise Hayes

May 26, 2013

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Health Benefits of Quinoa:

    • Increased Immune Function
    • Protection Against Heart Disease
    • Slowing Aging
    • DNA Repair and Protection
    • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Promoted Eye Health
    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
    • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
    • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Antioxidant Protection
    • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
    • Alleviation of the Common Cold
    • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Quinoa, and may not necessarily be related to  Quinoa.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Quinoa: Protein | Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/quinoa.php#yx8cXgebb6RrwwMT.99

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds:

    • Increased Immune Function
    • Reduced Cancer Risk
    • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
    • Protection Against Heart Disease
    • Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
    • Slowing the progression of AIDS
    • Slowing Aging
    • DNA Repair and Protection
    • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Promoted Eye Health
    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
    • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
    • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Antioxidant Protection
    • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
    • Alleviation of the Common Cold
    • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
    • Flax seeds are a high  fiber food, containing lignans which may help to lower  cholesterol levels. The fiber in flax seeds also helps alleviate  constipation.
    • Flax seeds are high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are thought to help  alleviate inflammation and reduce heart disease risk.

*Some  of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Flax  Seeds, and may not necessarily be related to Flax  Seeds.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Flax Seeds: Carbohydrates | Protein | Saturated  Fat | Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B3 (Niacin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/flax-seeds.php#UOFP0EjYvxm4X13B.99

Health Benefits of Buckwheat:

    • Increased Immune Function
    • Reduced Cancer Risk
    • Protection Against Heart Disease
    • Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
    • Slowing the progression of AIDS
    • Slowing Aging
    • DNA Repair and Protection
    • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Promoted Eye Health
    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
    • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
    • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Antioxidant Protection
    • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
    • Alleviation of the Common Cold
    • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
    • Due to the glucoside, rutin, found in buckwheat it helps to strengthen  capillary walls, reduce damage to blood vessels from high blood pressure, and to  increase micro-circulation for people with chronic venous insufficiency.
    • Possible Regulation of Type II Diabetes
    • Reduction of Serum (Blood) Cholesterol

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Buckwheat, and may not necessarily be related to  Buckwheat.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Buckwheat: Carbohydrates | Protein | Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B3 (Niacin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

Click here to compare these nutrition facts with other  foods. Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/buckwheat.php#L1jLKx3jC1bjTJ6P.99

Dreams

Dreams

Good Day, You Awesome Human

Are you ready for this day?  This day is the start of the adventure of your life.  Look into your mind, almighty human, your destiny awaits you there.  An image will form, that presents itself to you.  This is your guide.  It will lead you in the direction of your calling.  Follow your guide.  Your guide will put you in the place, in the field of study and in your correct aptitude.  Your own brilliant mind will show you the way.  Follow.  This is your path, your calling.  This is your life.

Today is a day for the joy of living.  Stretch your legs and follow your path.  It calls to you endlessly.  Listen! calls your own brilliant mind.  I will show you the way.

Since the dawn of man, experts have arisen amongst us.  They’ve always known where their destiny lies, they’ve always followed a course somehow set in their minds, they’ve always known what to choose, where their place is, what environment to seek, which people to seek out, what  courses to take.   They take initiative and make their own decisions.  They follow that inner path that is so compelling.  It draws them.  It pulls them to achieve.  Listen to that call, it resides in your mind.

The dauntless human that carved his way through the landscape of this land, was called to adventure.  The life of the daring pioneer, who could surpass the obstacles of weather, crop failure, isolation, weakness and poor health.  A strong and mighty human, with will and courage.  This was the call to the new world.  It was a call of passion.  Come.  almighty human!  Come, you daring adventurer!

And come they did.  To the land of plenty.  A promise of sorts.  Land and prosperity.  Freedom.   This will be your great reward.  A whole new world, a whole new life, a new beginning.  Come, brilliant mankind, come to the adventure of your life.

The land was immense.  The forests, virtually untouched.  A rugged and sparsely populated land with dangers yet unknown.  The place was isolated, so, so very far from home.  Far from civilization as they knew it, far from friends, family, comfort, care.  Far away in a time of its own.  A far off place.  A proven point, now mute.  Who, but the most daring would set foot on this unknown land?

Come into the forest, calls the wild.  The mighty adventurer came ashore.

http://www.canadahistory.com/timeline.asp

The oceans were filled with fishes.  Each cast of the nets were laden with fish.  Food.  Food for the hungry back home.  The land was filled with wildlife unheard of and previously unseen.  Meat and pelts  for markets back  home.  Home.  The lonely hearts of that daring man, turned their gaze back to the sea.  Home.  The strength of their own homeland compelled them and they re boarded their ships and sailed for  home.

Their journey of a lifetime left its mark on their brilliant minds.  Next time.  The land called to them, come again and in their minds they heard a voice.  Next time.  A relationships was near at hand between the mighty adventurer and the new, immense land.

http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/#

They would come again.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes

May 23, 2013

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International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22, 2013

http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/explore/divers.htm

http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=FFE36B6D-1&news=E6C6E159-C294-4B0A-9B0D-BD649501B2E9

Congratulations, you mighty human, this  is the day for the great planet Earth.   This is a day to celebrate the amazing powers of the planet.  A day for every living organism, every molecule, each plant, each animal, each species.  The great planet Earth, the wondrous creator presents it all.  All life forms belong to the great, good Earth and the great, good Earth continues to place life forms on the planet.  Fabulous good Earth with the creation of life and the mineral wealth as well.  Fabulous great Earth for biological diversity.

On this planet thrives a wealth of landscape, wildlife, plant life, sea life and human life.  On this planet  thrives a meca of diverse life forms of never ending wonder.  Into the brilliant past we go to discover the great days of dinosaurs.  Evolution unfolds with the passing of time.  How much time to discover the immense creation of the Earth.  How much time for the evolution of all species and the evolution of man.  The fabulous, great planet proves all.

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-day-for-biological-diversity

Since time began, the Earth covers it’s surfaces with life.  All kinds of life.  All different environments, for each ecosystem to thrive in.  All kinds of different species, since the dawn of life began.

The lengthy age of dinosaur was a creation of an age of biodiversity by far different from what the planet provides today.  The lush, warm environment that kept the reptile population growing and expanding was by far a different world than the wonder of creation that the Earth is today.  The dinosaur era lasted for millions of years.  When the dinosaur ruled the Earth it had no opponents.

Listen mankind to the heart of the Earth, it breathes and beats so softly.  Millions of years for the immense reptile, to perish by climatic changes, ice age, flood, dropping temperatures.  What lived past that survives to the next millennium.  Evolution changes our structure and our minds.  We are no longer the ice age man, with caves to hide in.  Now mankind steps onto the planet with skills, tools and more aptitude.

The world changed.   A sea dried and its life forms perished.  The  shifting, upheaval of ground altered the direction of rivers, created new plateaus, new plains, new mountains.  The temperature dropped and ice formed.

Brilliant mankind, breathes the great planet,  the story of creation has been told.  What if life comes before the dinosaurs, that is a mystery to you.  The great planet breathes and life springs forth, regardless….regardless.

Now  the planet sings with life everlasting.  The immense array of beauty and intelligence.  The pond sings, the evening sings, the skies sing, the oceans sing.  They sing the song of perpetual life.  They sing the song of the joy of living.  These many million years of bountiful life.

Oh, great, good Earth, with the powers of biodiversity, we hear you.  We see the joy and beauty of your creation.  Lucky are we to be the almighty human.  To find, to explore, to investigate, to revel in the beauty, the luxury, the awesome, the divine.

Here, almighty human, sighs the great planet.  These are the days of the almighty human.

All of the Earths creations come forward and say “Save us”.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes

May 23, 2013

Super Sweet Treat Award

A Sweet Blogging Award

This is sweeeeeet!  What an idea!  This is fun

Thank you to Gator Woman at www.walkingwithaligators@wordpress.com for the nomination of this sweet treat. 

Sweetness!

A Sweet Blogging Award

I would like to thank Donna at Walkingwithaligators for nominating me for such a

prestigious award.

I am grateful to her for taking the time and showing so much interest in my blog.

I will try to uphold the honour of this very ” Sweet Award.”

Here are the Sweet Rules:

Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.

Answer five Super Sweet questions.

Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post.

Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.

Notify your nominees on their blog.

 

Here are the five questions

Cookies or Cake? chocolate chip forever

Chocolate or Vanilla? Love all things Chocolate~

Favourite Sweet Treat? Black bottom pie. I love this pie. Pie is my favourite breakfast food

When do you crave sweet things the most? Breakfast. Its pie for breakfast or no breakfast at all

Sweet Nick Name? Sweet face.

These are my nominees for this prestigious award.  They are all deserving of a Sweet Treat

The 13 nominees are

1 Preservation in Pink

2. Fey Girl

3. Jensera

4. Philip469

5 . Mangarbani

6. Dover Beach

7.  Valerie D.G. Barbu.

8 The Last Ocean

9. Nature box

10 Noah’s Ark

11. Roger Thorpe

12.Prophetbrahmarishi

13. Kendall F. Person

The Garden – A room with a view

Sweetness!

thank you to gator woman at walkingwithaligators for nominating my blog  for the Super Sweet Blogging Award

The Garden – A Room With A View

When you look into your own stunning garden, what do you see? Is it the oasis of peace and tranquility for you? Is it that place where you find that quiet stillness? Does it nurture you, entice you, welcome you? Does it say to you, come here, come here, come into the garden!
Your garden is your own room with a view. When you look into that space, it’s your own stunning landscape that you’ve created yourself, that you see.
The fabulous colour, the blooms, the decor, the garden design and the fabulous foliage. This you create yourself. The never ending room with a view.
Your neighbour has a house there, but cleverly, you conceal that. What is that back garden gate for? Does it take you into the forest? Perhaps the orchard.
Logistically, your house and front yard take up about half of your property if your property size is 50’x100′. This gives you room for your backyard living space. To create the ongoing garden and to give the appearance of more and more space, you can put your forest or orchard outside of the back fence.
Why did out ancestors put in the garden gate? They didn’t necessarily own the land beyond the fence. The land implied, by the gate.
There’s an assumption implied by putting in a gate. The gate surely accesses something. Surely, when you open the gate, it accesses something that you can enter. It’s clever and it’s a trick you can use yourself. You can build your fence and put in a gate. The gate itself, implies that you have access to the land beyond.
You, also, can access the land beyond.
Build your fence several feet from your property line. It doesn’t have to be a high fence, but it can be. Chose whatever building materials you prefer, but be careful of light and shade. If it’s too dark, you’re plants won’t grow. Put in your gate.
Behind the fence plant your trees and shrubs, for your own forest. You can build a pathway through this garden and put in a bench. You should fence the back behind this garden as well so that you have properly claimed your own property. By doing this, you’ve given yourself the view you enjoy and your lucky neighbour has a beautiful view as well.
Some of us were raised that the garden is a yard. An expanse of grass. The expanse of grass has visual appeal, but offers no privacy. You can still have this expanse of grass, or/and a garden, the fence, the garden gate and the forest all on your property.
If the fenceline is too harsh for your taste, you can do a graduating garden, with shrubs closer in the yard, gradually incorporating trees as you move further back to your lot line. You can still put in a gate, by putting a break in the shrubbery and making a path to the gate.
Now follow the path into the forest.
Your call to action. Share this post. Perhaps you need to build a garden! For some fabulous inpiration and to help you choose your preference
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and also visit: http://freshome.com/2012/05/14/38-garden-design-ideas
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Louise Hayes
April 14, 2013

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Health Benefits of Fennel:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Fennel is thought to reduce  flatulence, colic, urinary disorders, and constipation. The Anethole compound  which gives it most of its flavor is thought to alleviate inflammation and help  prevent cancer.

*Some of these health benefits are  due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Fennel, and may not necessarily be  related to Fennel.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Fennel: Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Manganese | Iron | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/fennel.php#oMIAqddtXSCZBAzB.99

 
Health Benefits of Ginger:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Ginger is known to help resolve  an array of digestive ailments, chiefly, gas and nausea. Ginger also has strong  anti-inflammatory properties that may cause it to help osteoarthritis. It is  also thought to help reduce and fight cancer, and is often used to alleviate  symptoms of the common cold and flu.

*Some of these  health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Ginger, and may  not necessarily be related to Ginger.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Ginger: Carbohydrates | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Manganese | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/ginger.php#tFe58dLJY4Rz5e6h.99

Health Benefits of Daikon:

    • Increased Immune Function
    • Protection Against Heart Disease
    • Slowing Aging
    • DNA Repair and Protection
    • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection
    • Stroke Prevention

*Some of these health  benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Daikon, and may not  necessarily be related to Daikon.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Daikon: Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/daikon.php#WGccJOEBBGfK6dlY.99

Health Benefits of Garlic:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Promoted Eye Health
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Alleviation of the Common Cold
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Crushed raw garlic contains an  antibiotic called allicin, thus, it is good to eat garlic when you have a cold  or flu. As a blood thinner, garlic is thought to promote cardiovascular health  and reduce the chance of heart attack. Garlic is also a

cholesterol lowering food

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Garlic, and may not necessarily be related to  Garlic.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Garlic: Carbohydrates | Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  C | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/garlic.php#VR1jqbF3w5voPBcG.99

Health Benefits of Eggplants:

      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Eggplants are high in  antioxidants and are thought to contain chemicals which can help reduce  cholesterol.

*Some of these health benefits are due  to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Eggplants, and may not necessarily be  related to Eggplants.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Eggplants: Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Dietary  Fiber | Manganese |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/eggplant.php#CqCWbTCK0rvtgTPV.99

Spring

Spring

Spring

It’s spring and as your view turns from winter to summer, enjoy the progress!  From fresh, vital, cold white winter to green, blue scented spring.  The early crops will save you and the land warms to summer promise.

You,  the dauntless being, whose unfathomable aptitude has you wading into the near frigid waters already.  That one day when the temperature warmed to 26 degrees and the sun melted the passing clouds.  There was that one day at the beginning of May, when winter vanished and summer started.  That one day.

Here, in our mountainous terrain, the pristine lakes are cold and clear, the nesting ducks hasten away from our passing by.  The birthing season is upon us.  The nesting eagle guards her  perfect nest, the ausprey returns to hers  for yet another year.  It is the season for our senses.

http://www.ducks.org/

Smell that delicious spring air, with all of the perfume of flowers, the aromas of  mosses and earth.  Hear the excited calls of mating birds as they gladly build nests and cozy homes.  The chicks call for food and test their tiny wings.  The wild animals bring their small children out to play.  Rolly,  polly  baby bears.  The new tiny fawns of elk and deer.  Small lambs and kids from sheep and goats.  The wild life start to show off their own creations with pride.  Picture perfect tiny ones with proud, watchful mothers guarding close by.  The serene family circle of adults and young, protective and nurturing, the vulnerable offspring, threatened constantly.

http://ecobooks4kids.wordpress.com/photo-gallery/

Our travels into the countryside reveal a promising bouquet of wild flowers.  The wildlife treats us with suspicion as we pass their secure, secluded hideouts.  Strangers!  They call.   Their unsettled wresting awaits the new day.  A tiny birth, another life, more promise, more protection, more creation.

The great diversity of life swells from the earth, the blooms awaken from nodding buds and a bare landscape turns lush with colour, flowers, butterflies, birds and animals.  The changing colours of the trees freshen the forest.  The swelling rivers flood their banks and the tumbling sound calls us to listen to the water.  The sound of the planet, the meditative stillness, the negotiated peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTN8frhWOlA for water meditation.

Our casual encounters with wildlife remind us to be wary.  That docile doe is a formidable opponent when her dear offspring are disturbed.  Her own casual aloofness is a decoy to lure the hungry predator from her prized fawn and the quiet still baby hides motionless.  The wild.  The interdependent chain of existence. The constant strife and struggle for survival.  The daily portrayal of the circle of life.

Here, in this special protected place, spring is upon us!

Brilliant mankind, they call to us. Protect us!  Our lives are hard enough.  Predators, pollution, environmental disasters, habitat loss, encroachment, harsh climate.  All of our lives devoted to our own survival.  Help us, they call to us.

No plunder,  no destruction, nurture and care.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes

May 20, 2013

http://www.bbcanada.com/10895.html

http://www.empowernetwork.com/?id=louisehayes

The Garden -water

The Garden -water

The Garden – Water

You’ve chosen your beautiful view!
For centuries of building and developing the land, the garden has been incorporated into the landscape as a pleasure. Yours to create, to relax in, to enjoy. The garden is so important to us that it brings with it many professionals. The nurseries, the landscape architect, the designer, the gardener and building trades who help you to create that perfect place.
Gardens with their flowers, their trees, the pathways, rock formations, the type of fencing, the garden gate, the fountains, statues, the water! The fabulous garden, with all of the creatures that it entices into your life. The butterflies, the hummingbirds and the other kinds of birds and animals. The garden is a home to many.
The importance of the garden cannot be underestimated. There are ancient world heritage gardens one of which can be visited at www.villadestetivoli.info/storiae.htm (look at his specially created view!)
There are also many botanical gardens in Canada, which tourist flock to see. A look at one of our most famous is Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC at www.butchartgardens.com/the-gardens. Go to the virtual tour and click on the photo for an interactive map of the garden.
Don’t forget the water! A waterfall, a fountain or the garden pond add to the pleasure of the garden.
Listen to the soothing sound of the water. The playful melody of the rushing sound that delights, refreshes, soothes your nerves and cools the air. Water is an important feature that can be incorporated in many ways. From a simple fountain that doesn’t take up much room, to a cascading waterfall that takes your breath away. Water in the garden is a curiosity, a enticement. It’s enchanting! People gravitate to the cool pools for another sense of wonder.
Are there fish? What are the plants? The water feature has a powerful effect on your senses. People wander off the paths to gaze into the water. They sit on the benches to watch the display of the fountain.
Is water a part of your garden? It can be. One site to visit for water feature equipment is www.graystonecreations.com
The garden pond can be an important focus for aquatic life. Since it can be small, it can be added to a small space. Garden ponds can be built in tubs with plants added. This adds another dimension to your garden.
Ponds are a life giving element. In nature, these sometimes small areas play host to a wide variety of plant, bird, animal, insect and amphibian life. Some species spend their entire life cycle in the confines of the small space that is the pond.
Frogs, in particular, love the pond. So do ducks, herons, turtles and other birds. To conserve the pond, as an environmentalist, is to conserve a complete ecosystem. All of that life, in that small space. Ponds thrive with life! That life is necessary to the planet and necessary to us as humans. Those areas are our water supply. The vegatation helps the Earth to breathe. The wildlife needs it’s sanctuary just as much as we do.
How do you incorporate that beautiful view into your own world? Build your fabulous garden! Protect and preserve your own fabulous space.
Your call to action: Share this post and consider a wild life protection agency. The ponds need your help. Wetlands and marshlands are diminishing world wide. You can help.
Please visit www.ducks.org for wetland conservation efforts.
written by: Louise Hayes
April 16, 2013

Art

Art

From the eye of the artist, behold the splendor of the Earth.  The fabulous landscape, the brilliant colour, the diverse life forms.  All of the luxury of the world presented in a creative way, the impression of beauty by the skilled aptitude.  Skills in painting, skills in fabric, skills in woodworking, skills in colour, design, creativity.  The human mind aspires to create beauty, to achieve luxury, to behold and to be acknowledged for skills.  The  skill creates the beauty, the luxury.  The eye beholds the wonder of the earth and the skillful aptitude of the creative mind produces yet another inspired gift.  Be it craft, art, craftsmanship.

Mankind seeks dyes and paints from nature to reproduce the fabulous colour portrayed in his environment.  Adornment is essential.  Paint for faces, inks for tatoos

From time immortal, when the human was new, they communicated through art.  A hunting scene , a family group, a dwelling, a story.  History left behind for us to catch a view of the life of early man.  A man adapted to the land, to the gifts of the earth.  A man who was daring, skillful and adept at survival.  The human, who also knew leisure and how to devote their time to luxury.

A fabulous fur coat, a outfit made of skins. baskets made of reeds and sweet grass, headdresses  of feathers, baskets adorned with quills and moose hair tufted embroidery.  Lavish possessions from the earth.  The obvious life with all of this luxury comes from time.  A people who have plenty and who have time to devote to art.

http://www.native-languages.org/quillwork.htm

Since 800 BC the Huron people farmed.  No longer tied to nomadic lifestyles, mankind now has settlements, community, harvest and time.  Time for inventions, time to sew, time to play, time to make canoes.  They had time to enjoy being human and time to pursue all aptitudes.  Time to sing, make an instrument, devote to sport, worship and cherish.  Time to form a culture, a lifestyle, cook and create.

http://www.native-languages.org/totem.htm

The mind of the skilled cook becomes a chef, a skilled herbologist becomes medicine, a skilled sportsman becomes games, hunting and canoeing.  The people of the Americas were inspired by the landscape that surrounds them.  Great works of art depicting the wildlife they encountered.  Quillwork from porcupine quills that adorned baskets.  Later, beadwork became prevalent because it was easier to work with and more supple.  It could be incorporated into clothing, moccasins, purses, coats, headdresses and tools.  A simple small object with so much importance.  Beads replaced quills in some usage because it is more versatile.

What is art, but an expression of ourselves.  The artwork of our nations ancestors depicts a  human with time to enjoy the bountiful beauty of the Earth.

All of mankind pursues their aptitudes to the highest attainable level.  Ever into the past, the  highest attainable level  of thinking, for that brilliant human.  Ever into the future.   All across the world the human mind aspires to heights yet unaccomplished, feats dared but not tried.  The human pursues the dauntless challenge of courage.

Your call to action:  share this post.  please visit   http://walkingwiththealligators.wordpress.com for information about endangered species.

written by Dr. Louise Hayes

May 18,2013