Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh My!


Lilacs are erupting all over Capitol Hill.

Earthquakes, meteors streaking through the sky, volcanic eruptions that interrupt air travel?? What the heck is going on, Mama Gaia?

Some of my Facebook friends are wondering whether the CERN particle collider is shaking things up in ways even the glamorous, cheerful and brilliant Brian Cox couldn't predict.

Hmmm ...

The earth is a living being. Something is definitely going on. Strangely I do not have any theories at the moment, but I am paying attention. Something is up. I am listening.

Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!

24 comments:

willow said...

The video clip of the meteor was amazing. What is up? In the meantime, I'm content to enjoy your glorious springy blooms.

Reya Mellicker said...

Carpe diem, oh yeah!!

Paul C said...

A wonderful juxtaposition of earthly collisions, calamities, and stunning beauty.

Dan Gurney said...

Of late, I've found it best to turn off the TV, sleep the computer, leave the "news"paper in its vending machine, and take a walk. The corporate newsmedia conglomerates bring such depressing news and disinformation.

(And, oh, any tree will tell you: don't burn fossil fuels. Turn down the heaters, the air conditioners off. Ride a bike or take a walk.)

If I can't smell the person bringing me news, I don't really want to know about it.

Merle Sneed said...

Nature happens.

ellen abbott said...

I saw a fireball once years ago. It was so quick and by the time my mind registered it it was over.

Barry said...

Could be Mama Gaia's getting a little fed up waiting for us to get the message.

I think she's decided to up the ante.

Butternut Squash said...

I'm with Dan. Time to take a walk. You get those long lovely Springs in DC but here it will be over in a sneeze. Lilacs blooming, got to go. Peace.

Mrsupole said...

The Earth is hiccuping and farting to let out a little steam, which it has been building up for quite a while now. This may end up being the year with the most major earthquakes and we haven't even started hurricaine season yet. When Earth decides to let go there is not much we can do but get out of her way.

Plus maybe she is a little pissed off for some reason, hope it is nothing major, or look out things are going to be flying everywhere.

But the scientists who are trying to calm us down is just saying that Earth is just trying to release some pressure at the different fault lines and it happens whenever and where ever it is needed. Living a few miles from the San Andreas fault line makes us wonder if we will be next or if we will be spared. Will it be in Northern CA or Southern CA, or both. Only God and Earth know. We will only find out if they decide to tell us. Nature is a very moody female and so must be treated gently.

Remember it is not nice to upset Mother Nature!!!!

I need a walk and some sleep.

God bless.

PS....Did you read my comment on the previous post about "Grandpa's" sleeping advice and the possible reposting?

tam said...

all the kooky reading i was doing in teh early '90s said that times ahead would be full of such activity. they called it birth pangs. hmmm, perhaps its time to revisit some of those.
In any case she has every reason to be pissed off.

tam said...

"teh early 90's" !? am I Irish? No. I just didn't proof read before commenting.

Reya Mellicker said...

I'm not clear that Mama Gaia is pissed off, but something is going on. I don't feel fearful, I am intensely interested, though.

I like what Merle says, "Nature happens." And it is so huge compared to us, so overarching and magnificent!

Don't mean to belittle the human tragedies from the earthquakes at all, btw. I don't watch "the news" - not ever.

Hey Dan, come spend August in Washington DC, then we'll see if you'd be able to turn off the A/C. Whewie!!!

xx to all

Tom said...

it's either a warm-up for 2012, or Obama sneezed...quite exciting whichever! happy weekend

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Lynne said...

I heard somewhere that the earth is in a cooling cycle. Maybe that's what is triggering all this activity. Interesting times for sure. Maybe it's the lack of sun spots too??

At least we are smart enough now to not fly planes into ash clouds. We are due to fly out to Ireland and France next weekend so I hope things settle down by then. Otherwise we may have to change our plans!

Reya Mellicker said...

Lynne I was thinking about the quiet sun as well. Maybe Mama Gaia is trying to inspire Brother Sun to get crackin'. You think?

John Hayes said...

There has been a lot of violent stuff going on, & it does make you wonder; I'd be interested in historical precedents for this amount of activity--I suspect this isn't unheard of, tho it is unsettling & has wrought a lot of devastation & misery. Particle collider--I'd forgotten about that--let's hope that's not the case....

steven said...

reya from my skinny perspective i figure that for the earth - mama gaia - this stuff is like the little creaks and pops and weird snuffle shuffle noises you hear when you're at home alone. i love what dan says upstairs from here . . . "if i can't smell the person bringing me news, I don't really want to know about it." how really really good is that!!!!! steven

janis said...

Your Lilacs are lovely! And Iris'? My favorites! I can't wait to see ours start blooming!!!

Reya Mellicker said...

The iris is blooming way sooner than usual.

I agree Steven that this is what Mama Gaia does. But that it's all so clustered gives me pause for consideration. Well worth paying attention to, I think!

Ronda Laveen said...

Yes, the Mother has a lot going on right now. How many quakes since the first of the year. And we had to around 6.0 over along the coast around Arcata in Feb. Hearing about that volcano makes me look to our two active, but long dormant volcanoes. Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. I think it was around 1915 when Lassen last blew. We are close to that hundred year mark. I am watching too.

karen said...

Beautiful lilacs, Reya!! At least there is a visual floral escape for us, from the reality of this crazy mad world.

I'm glad the old fashioned sheep-counting helped, by the way :)

Pauline said...

You are a couple of weeks (maybe more) ahead of us with flowers. Our lilac bushes are just leafing out and the iris plants are still short green spears.

Something is up - I can feel it when I stand still in my usually quiet place in the woods. The stillness is all in me and not around me. Maybe it's just the intensity of spring but I don't think so. There's an uneasy feel circling...

Reya Mellicker said...

YES Pauline. I feel that, too.