Old Oak Tree

Old Oak Tree

Mikawoz Old Oak Tree

 

The tree is majestic, rugged and beautiful. Without is foliage, you see the expanse of limbs.

I like the knot in the tree which gives it character. I love the blue sky above.

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Eagle Eyes

Photography by Mary Mikawoz - "Eagle Eyes"

Photography by Mary Mikawoz – “Eagle Eyes”

Eagle Eyes

This is a photograph I took in the Interlake area of Manitoba, Canada. I would like to thank David Elliott Atwell for driving me around and letting me take such great photographs. Without him, these beautiful eagles would not be captured with their striking eyes, golden beaks and white heads.

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Thank you for liking, commenting and/or sharing. Mary

The Power of the Heart

The Power of the Heart

The Power of the Heart

Book: “The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life” by Baptist de Pape

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

This is a beautifully produced book by Simon and Schuster with beautiful imagery and masterfully written by Baptist de Pape. He has interviewed eighteen spiritual leaders and scientists in combining his information in this book and the movie by the same title.

The book contains more detail as the movie could only be an hour and a half in length as directed by Drew Heriot, also director of the famous “The Secret” movie. The book outlines more of the interviews that took place. For example, he was able to interview Maya Angelou for three hours and could not put all her valuable insights into the movie so some more information and quotes appear in the book.

The power of the heart is the seat of the soul. The heart has a resonance that can be felt 8 to 10 feet away. Also the heart’s energetic field is greater than that of the brain. Thoughts and emotions physically change the heart and how it functions. The heart will tell you the truth of matters before your complicated ego can get in the way.

The book is subdivided into three parts. The first part deals with the “Paths to the Heart” and includes opening to your heart’s wisdom and living in the now. The second part deals with “The Inner Powers” and deals with everything from gratitude to creating authentic power and synchronicity. Finally, the third part deals with the “Heart in the World” dealing with forgiveness, money and resilience.

The book is a well thought out spiritual reflection of current day knowledge and insights. The 18 inspirational international speakers and scientists have accomplished much and are among the leaders in their respective fields. To end, it is worth mentioning their names so you can see how impressive the leaders are in this book and movie. Isabel Allende, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Linda Francis, Dr. Jane Goodall, John Gray, Rollin McCraty, Howard Martin, Ruediger Schache, Marci Shimoff, Dean Shrock, Eckart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson, and Gary Zukav.

Finally, I would like to mention that I have also seen the movie and would also recommend that both the book and movie are worthwhile ventures to new thought and spiritual seekers.

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Gorge

Gorge Photograph by Mary Mikawoz

Gorge Photograph by Mary Mikawoz

This is a gorge at the Grand Canyon National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt was a proponent of the preservation of the canyon. The canyon is a 277 miles long and places 18 miles wide with a depth of over a mile. It is beautiful in its majesty. It has sheer cliffs and is spectacular.

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Burnt Tree

Burnt Tree by Mary Mikawoz

Burnt Tree by Mary Mikawoz

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This is the Grand Canyon National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt was a proponent of the preservation of the canyon. The canyon is a 277 miles long and places 18 miles wide with a depth of over a mile. It is beautiful in its majesty. It has sheer cliffs and is spectacular. I like the burnt tree as contrast.

Two Cliffs

Two Cliffs by Mary Mikawoz

Two Cliffs by Mary Mikawoz

These cliffs are at Grand Canyon National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt was a proponent of the preservation of the canyon. The canyon is a 277 miles long and places 18 miles wide with a depth of over a mile. It is beautiful in its majesty. It has sheer cliffs and is spectacular. I like the tree in between the two cliffs.

Golden Gate Bridge 3

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Golden Gate Bridge 3

I took this photo as a comparison between a huge ocean liner carrier and the minimum height of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is so high up that it seems like you could put to ocean liner ships one on top of the other.  You can also see some of the roughness of the water in the bay and you can imagine how much rougher it would be in the Pacific Ocean.  I also learned that Joseph Strauss was the main engineer and actually had to face opposition to the project in the first place.  Strauss had already designed and constructed over 400 drawbridges, mainly inland.

Thank you for liking, commenting and/or sharing.  Mary Mikawoz

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Golden Gate Bridge 2

Photography by Mary Mikawoz

Photography by Mary Mikawoz

Golden Gate Bridge 2

This photo shows most of the expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge.  What is interesting to note is that the construction on the bridge started in 1933 and that it was finished ahead of schedule and under budget.  This should serve as a signal to today’s society where projects normally go over budget and are not finished on the speculated or planned time.  That is my political comment for the modern world.  This bridge is one of the most photographer bridges in the world and is considered one of the most beautiful.

Thank you for liking, commenting and/or sharing.  Mary Mikawoz

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Golden Eagle Head

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Golden Eagle Head

I took this photo of the Golden Eagle near Lake Winnipeg.  I also saw and took photos of Bald Eagles.  Their range of living is 200 km2 (77 sq mi) based on what Wikipedia says.  This is quite a big territory but not if you are a flying eagle that soars across the skies with ease.  They have a partial migration.  If they are further north, they usually migrate when living at a latitude of 60 degrees north and shorter migrations if they are at the 50 degree latitude.  If you take the location of Gimli, Manitoba they are at 50.6667° N, 97.0500° W.  And if you are at Winnipeg, Manitoba the near center of Canada it is 49.8994° N, 97.1392° W.   These beautiful yet hardy birds will only do a partial migration during the cold months of winter.

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Thistle Me This

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Thistle Me This!

Poem and Photography By Mary Mikawoz

“Thistle me this!

Thistle me that!

The firmer you place us together

The harder it is for you to tear us apart!!!”

I was inspired to write this poem because of the inspiration that George D. Mestral received in developing Velcro from the concept of thistles in how they work and how they cling to you by observing how burdock and bur seeds attached themselves to his dog’s furs and to his clothing.  He examined them under a microscope discovering all the little hooks and then put it into action.

This Swiss electrical engineer thought of the idea in 1941 and invented the idea of Vclcro in 1948.  Did you also know that Velcro fasteners made of Teflon loops, polyester hooks, and glass backing are used in Space Stations in outer space?

From  a personal point of view, my family went to Poland when I was 6 years old. That summer we visited a relative’s farm.  I remember running through some normal fields and then realizing that I had beautiful little flowers stuck all over and on my skirt when my sister pointed them out to me.  I thought they were pretty until I tried to take them off and they stuck firmly to my clothing and pierced my fingers.  Then I thought they were nasty but now I just see them for the beauty that they are in this photograph that I took.

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