~~April 13, 2014~~
The Seed of Light Award
“ALL YOU NEED IS ONE TO START A FOREST”
An Award for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection,
communication and beauty … Pass it On!”
~~What is a seed?~~
A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.
All seeds are different size, shape and colors.
A seed is the beginning. It has promise of creation, growth and impending greatness.
A seed has a great responsibility. It carries the weight of a plant, a tree and forest on it’s shoulders.
“Seed can have many definitions. When I think of seed being used any other way than as the reproductive structures in plants, I think of a new beginning. Many different types of seeds can be planted or “sown”. They can be planted in the ground to produce food, they can be used to impregnate a woman to produce babies, or seeds can be planted in an individual or a group as an idea.
Seeds represent the very beginning of all life. I think that seeds are one of the most amazing things that happen in this world. It is hard to imagine that something as tiny as they are, can produce something as large as they do.
When we think of the word seed, we usually think of those little things that we stick in our garden, with great hopes that in time that seed will transform into some kind of fruit, vegetable, or beautiful flower. A seed is can be used as a metaphor for spiritual birth or spiritual growth.
“The seed will grow well (people will continue to grow), the vine will yield its fruit (people will blossom and grow spiritually), the ground will produce its crops (the people will multiply), and the heavens will drop their dew (the heavens will provide the nourishment that the people will need to keep growing and prosper). I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.”
~~”Shaping the future”~~
The very same way that a “real” seed has these many responsibilities, so do we.
As bloggers and presenters of information, news, topics, points of view, we are somehow shaping/educating/influencing the minds of readers and followers. We are in a privileged position.
Dear Kitty from http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/ has been kind to nominate this blog for the “Seed of Light Award“.
For this, we at “It Is What It Is” are thankful. We feel honored and humbled to have been considered for such a significant award.
We accept, knowing that the responsibility is huge.
Thank the person who nominated you.
Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.
Notify the nominees of their nominations.
Congratulations! Nominated an award. If you do not wish to accept it – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration and for sharing your wonderful posts with us all.
Angie …. http://kyangel17.com/
Barbara …. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/
Shaun …. http://shaunynews.wordpress.com/
Martin …. http://mavadelo.wordpress.com/
Brian …. http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/
Bishop Ed Tatro …. http://bishoptatro.wordpress.com/
Just Patty …. http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/
Xena …. http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/
Sir Jeremy …. http://theboipoet.wordpress.com/
Terry …. http://terry1954.wordpress.com/
Arlen …. http://arlenshah.wordpress.com/
Carol …. http://radiatingblossom.wordpress.com/
~~Time Lapse — The Dancing Flower~~
~~Published on Apr 7, 2013~~
In this video, you can see a flower growing, Scadoxus multiflorus, also know as Blood Lily or Flor de Natal.
The real time of this video is 15 days, and was shot using a Canon T3 and a Canon 50mm lens.
We ALL are ONE!!