“Seed of Light” Award …… for “It Is What It Is”!

~~April 13, 2014~~

The Seed of Light Award 

An Award for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection,
communication and beauty … Pass it On!”

~~What is a seed?~~

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!! 

“Butterfly Light Award” …. from KENTUCKY ANGEL’S TRAIN WRECKS!

~~April 11, 2014~~

I found a new friend in this wonderful web we weave. Her name is Angie. You can find her at http://kyangel17.com/. As noted below, she received this “award/badge” from another fellow blogger.

-In her own words-

“Isn’t this beautiful?  Today I was awarded this badge by my friend, Don Charisma at http://doncharisma.org/2014/04/10/the-butterfly-light-award, the charismatic man who created my Angie’s Place logo.

He was awarded the badge by Belinda, at http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about. 

Thanks Don. This is beautiful and cherished. I’ve wanted to be one of your “awardees” for a long time. Thanks for putting me on the list.

I’ll only name one person, and anyone else who stops by my post is welcome to pick up a butterfly and post it, along with a paragraph about the subjects mentioned.



You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. YOU MAY NOT lump this award in with other awards.

You must individually name and re-award at least 1 or more bloggers.  You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback on their about page.

You must link back to Belinda’s blog at http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about

You must write a short paragraph titled either “How I’m Spreading Light”  OR  “How I’m A Positive Influence

Display Belinda’s beautiful “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

~~How am I a positive influence~~

I started this blog a bit more than one year ago. At that time I had no idea where it was going to take me. I was armed with knowledge gained in a lifetime and a real desire to help, educate, entertain, support and inspire those who visited “It Is What It Is“.

 My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I’m open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. I sincerely try to bring light and comfort into every post that I write. I bring light into the events that affects us as human beings: Nature, Environment, Animals. Be the voice of the voiceless. Desire to inspire.

Our mission should be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one …. since we ALL are ONE!!

Realize that the future looks bright and promising!!!

I will present this beautiful “award/badge” to two very dear friends, wonderfully incredible human beings and exceptional bloggers.

My Wings me

Just Patty” ….http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

Patty is a Dutch poet and writer. This month has been bittersweet for her. She has seen the publication of her poetry book “My Wings” and a young adult fantasy novel in Dutch that will be published on the 14th of April!

It’s entitled ‘Drägan Duma – Zij Die Hoort’ (Drägan Duma – The Listener).

It’s a bittersweet month because in spite of these important turning points, there’s a sadness in the month of April.

“For my brother Gerard …. 

Although it’s been 19 years ago since the bullets took you away from us, I still miss you so much. Some wounds just don’t heal.

…. See you in Heaven”

My wish is to “see” her smile when she reads this post. 


Xena …. http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/

Xena loves butterflies. So, who else would be a great recipient of this beautiful creation? She’s a wonderful human being who champions causes that are fought in the legal arena. She works continuously and keeps us informed of events that may otherwise be forgotten. She literally “fights” for the underdog and those affected by miscarriages of justice in spite of the many attacks that she finds herself under.

My wish is to “see” her smile when she reads this post. 

These are, in my humble opinion, two wonderful women whose heart can be “seen” in the writings they post in their blog. I feel honored to call them my friends.

They are excellent candidates for this beautiful recognition.

Enjoy, dear friends. I hope you accept. 


~~Butterfly Flying in Slow Motion~~


~~Published on Oct 25, 2012~~

This is a long UltraSlo slow motion video of a butterfly taking flight in the garden. relax and watch this longer that normal eye candy slow motion film and enjoy.

We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!!

We ALL are ONE!!