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woensdag 26 november 2014

Corner View "one color"





Kingfisher's blue!

Why is the Kingfisher blue?
He used to be called in the Germanic "Eisenvogel" (iron bird).
The reason for this is that iron jewelry had a blue color at the time
and so is the back of the Kingfisher. 
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The ancient Greeks believed that this bird on the open sea, was home. Hence the name for the Kingfisher: Halcyon (' the sea ' becoming pregnant). 
 The phrase comes from the ancient belief that the Halcyon calmed the surface of the sea in order to brood her eggs on a floating nest for fourteen days. This resulted in fourteen days of calm weather, to be expected around the winter solstice. 
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The belief in the bird’s power comes from the story of Aeolus, the ruler of the winds, and his daughter Alcyone, who was married to Ceyx, the king of Thessaly. Ceyx was drowned at sea and Alcyone threw herself into the sea in grief. Instead of drowning, she was carried to her husband by the wind.
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Kingfishers play a variety of different roles in the folklore of different Native American tribes. To the Northwest Coast Indians, Kingfisher is generally viewed positively, as a messenger and a sign of good luck to come.
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Some music to listen too!
Kingfisher's song
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Poem from Alcman - mid seventh-century Sparta -
Alcman wrote hymns to the gods and other choral poems to be performed at Spartan festivals. Perhaps most interesting for the modern reader
 is Alcman's talent for rendering simple, everyday things sublime
 through his graceful writing:
"No longer, oh honey-divine voiced maidens,
can my limbs carry me.
I wish I were a halcyon bird
that flies strong of heart
together with the kingfishers
over the flowering waves,
a sea-purple bird of spring."
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More ONE COLOR in the world;
 Fransesca, she is hosting:
Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - 
created by Jane, where bloggers from all corners.
The theme next week is "open doors", and comes from Joanne.


foto Wim van den Heever

woensdag 19 november 2014

Corner View "one song"

Neon Heights - Sweet bird

Somehow this one song has touched me some years ago.
Until now, I haven't found the lyrics and aldo my English is
oke, somehow I cannot understand them all through...

I just love the melody and ( some of ) the words;
my darling i'm so tired
i was wired up up the moon
the night might have my room
i lived by electric rate
to you brought me ..... again
and do you realize to me
you're my sweet bird
and never touched his ground
and how i feel i could fly to ...venus?...
up so high
whenever you'ra round...

Well...as I said...somehow I find it difficult to really get the words!
But I do enjoy it and I hope you will do too!
More ONE SONG in the world;
 Fransesca, she is hosting:
Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - 
created by Jane, where bloggers from all corners.The theme next week is "one color", and comes from Heather

woensdag 12 november 2014

Corner View "home alone"

Home alone.....I like to make coffee with my
"pruttelthingy" a "moka pot"

some history:
The moka pot is a stove-top or electric coffee maker that produces
 coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee.
 It was patented for the first time in Italy by the inventor
 Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti (link), in 1933. Bialetti Industrie continues to produce the same model under the name "Moka Express".

And what do I do when I'm home alone...I love to draw!
But.....I guess you people have noticed that all ready!!
Lately I'm busy with Zutphen Bruist (link), a small 
magazine from Zutphen.



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woensdag 5 november 2014

Corner View "one book"

Somehow I've lost this book about the Stone and the Flute and more....
It's a book of the German writer: Hans Bemmann's, he wrote this book in 1983, that tells the adventures of a young man called Listener in an idyllic fairytale world. A magic stone and a magic flute are meant to lead him the way to happiness, but because of his lack of knowledge of the human nature and his naiveté he abuses his power and makes fateful choices. Fantastic encounters and long hardships give him new perspectives and deep human insights. The story of Listener's life is interwoven with his love story.

  More BOOKS in the world;
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created by Jane, where bloggers from all corners.
The theme next week is "what do you do when you are alone at home", and comes from Ibabe.

woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Corner View "stranger"

 Smile at strangers and you might change a life....
This morning I felt a stranger myself, all covered up with a raincoat, rainpants and an umbrella on my bike!! So,the best thing to do is to smile at myself!

  More STRANGER in the world:
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created by Jane, where bloggers from all corners.
 The theme next week is "tradition", and comes from Holly

&
It's ‪#‎inktober‬! And I'm very behind...oh well...
Post an inked piece each day
 for the entire month of October...
and check out all of the #inktober posts on
all of the social media sites this month.

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