Prophylactic self-isolation for wild beach exploration. Day 88th.

I admire the beauty of Nature, especially the beauty of Oceans and Seas

Respiring Nature

The beauty of the seashore. June 4, 2020. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

I cherish the beauty of Nature, which is my beauty too.

The word is important, but to give sense to it – the action is required.

An action:

Here is the same wild beach, the same date, but from another perspective

It's not my garbage,
but it's my Planet
Exploring and cleaning the same “wild” beach. Both photos (and more) are shared on Facebook group Discover 4ocean. Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

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Prophylactic self-isolation for rose appreciation. Day 86th.

The man lived long ago but still here in a shape of rose

Rose “Atrhur Bell” in the botanical garden, June 2020. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

P.S.

Rose “Arthur Bell” was bred by Sam Mcgredy in Northern Ireland in 1964. The new cultivar was named for the Scottish whisky manufacturer, Arthur Kinmond Bell (1868-1942).

However, the name Arthur Bell, could refer to more persons:

Arthur Bell may refer to:

  • Arthur Bell (martyr) (1590–1643), Franciscan and English martyr
  • Arthur Bell (distiller), (1825–1900) founded Bell’s whisky brand
  • Arthur Bell (cricketer) (1869-1946), New Zealand cricketer
  • Arthur Bell (engineer) (1856–1943), New Zealand engineer
  • Arthur Bell (footballer) (1882–1923), English footballer
  • Arthur Hornbui Bell (1891–1973), Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey
  • Arthur Bell (rower) (1899–1963), Canadian Olympic rower
  • Arthur Bell (journalist) (1939–1984), American journalist, author and LGBT rights activist
  • Arthur Kinmond Bell (1868–1942), Scottish distiller and philanthropist
  • Professor Ernest Arthur Bell (1926–2006), Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1981 to 1988

References:

  1. Wikipedia source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_%27Arthur_Bell%27
  2. Wikipedia source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Bell

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Prophylactic self-isolation for Earth Day celebration. Day 42nd.

Gardening is a way to celebrate the Earth Day all year round

Gardening evokes us for co-creation of Nature

Gardening is a tool for wonderful and creative people to live in a harmony with Earth

Dr. A. Palatronis
Garden by Marylynne
Garden by Carmen

Gardening is one of the many ways to stay in touch with the Earth.

Garden by Raimonda
Garden by Emily

Gardening is one of the exiting and prolonged connection with Nature: once you started a plant from a seed – then the soil, watering, sun and shadow, the wind flow, insects and birds around, fresh air, leafs and roots, neighborhood… many things start to be important and worth of attention.

Garden by Ewa
Garden by Karina

Gardening is a way to celebrate the Earth Day all year round, to nourish and take care of Nature, a great feeling of being a part of it.

Garden by Alisa
Garden by Rututu

Gardening is a great way to feel great all year round. Honestly, I have never met a sulky farmer:))

Garden by Miguel
Garden by Simona

Gardening is a way to plant a tree. Trees provide oxygen to the majority of living creatures on the Earth, clean the air, and help combat climate changes

Garden by Sedef
Garden by Katerina

Gardening educates adults and children, brings the understanding of the importance and values of Planet’s natural resources

Garden by Joanna
Garden by Kirstin

Gardening puts our hands into a soil, a matter of deepest connection with our essence

Garden by Betty
Garden by Eva

Gardening is peaceful and made of LOVE

Garden by Olga
Garden by Tina

Gardening makes us wiser and gives a hope, a hope to see the flowers and fruits. With a practice by observation, watering, nourishing, just relaxing together with Nature, a hope transforms into a knowledge and self-confidence

Garden by Loreta
Garden by Bożena

Gardening is Nature at home. It tells us never give up and just grow, whatever is anywhere

Garden by Josipa

Gardening keeps us together, keeps us in a good mood, keeps us well and wealthy:)

Ladybird. Garden by Eva

Many thanks to all who made it possible for this post to be so beautiful and full of flowers!

Photos are posted with the permission of the photos’ authors. All rights reserved.

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Prophylactic self-isolation for Planet purification. Day 33rd.

Being a servant of Mother Nature

Being a servant of Mother Nature, but not of other human beings.

Before all this COVID started officially in our country, I was in Nature. I was in Nature to rest there and feel the joy of being its part. And got absolute satisfaction for all long day after. So, what did I do there? The same what is already usual for me, the same – I was collecting the garbage from Nature’s folds.

“Fishermen’s” breakfast, most likely

It was quite cold there, and my fingers, gathering tiny shreds of plastic from water were swollen and painful. It was not of worries for me, I was seeking my goal.

Decomposing plastic bag found in water (lake)

Some plastics, garbage were newly left in Nature, but lots of it were there for years and already started to integrate into the soil or dissolving microparticles in natural water pools – a small lake.

Decomposing plastic bag found in soil, already incorporated into it

One could say: “That’s great! You see, plastic is decomposing!” But, we should understand that decomposition of plastic elements to soil or water is a toxic process.

Decomposition of plastic elements to soil or water is a toxic process. More so, it decomposes firstly to smaller particles and birds or animals can mistake it for food. Link for more information: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/microplastics.html

Animals and birds do not know your rules about garbage bins. Take your garbage with you home!

Would you like to drink water (or to give to your child) if knowing that there are chemical pollutants in it? Of course not. Why do we think the birds, animals and fishes are ready to swallow it?

While collecting garbage from Nature, you naturally are doing reverences, hundreds of times, because you are cleaning the soil and water around.

Reverence is the way of radical respect. By showing our respect to Nature directly, with reverence, we become a part of it and live in harmony with ourselves and the world around.

From the spiritual point of view, Reverence is the way of radical respect. It recognizes and honors the presence of the sacred in everything — our bodies, other people, animals, plants, rocks, the earth, and the waters (by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat at https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/practices/alphabet/view/28/reverence).

Reverence is also a powerful physical exercise, connecting lower and upper body parts by enhanced lungs’ ventilation and blood flow.

Guys, I would say with a smile, but the best sport in Nature is collecting garbage! Physical and mental satisfaction are guaranteed!

First day collecting garbage from Nature
Second day collecting garbage from Nature

First time I started to collect OUR (humans’) garbage from Nature in 2014, I guess. In my living region this kind if activity was not well-known, and by myself, I only read on internet that it is possible, but never saw anyone doing that. In people eyes, who were passing by with their dogs, was a confusion – “What does that homeless do?” Is she homeless?… That time I dragged away to the nearest container around 7-10 kg of garbage in each hand. I was so exited! And so well-feeling physically, as after super sports.

Some friends are telling me that it is not my work to do so, there are special services and organisations who deal with clean-ups. Yep, if majority of us are still thinking this way, next generation – we, being elderly, and our children – would probably consume plastics directly as those whales year ago… Link to the info: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/whale-dies-88-pounds-plastic-philippines/

Tips for responsible humans:

Even if there is a garbage bin close to your picnic place in Nature – don’t put the garbage there. Take it with you to the city and through away there, because:

  • a) garbage bins at Nature spaces are already jam-packed,
  • b) cleaning services are always busy and those jam-packed bins are staying there for a long time,
  • c) if a wind will blow – it will blow all light garbage plastics away for miles,
  • d) if not a wind – animals, birds will do their job the same day and strew all over the space, because they used to scrabble in bins

Tips for responsible humans after COVID-19:

  • Look around and be sure that everybody around is doing the same (see tips above)

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle

Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

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