Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 22/04/2015

Earth Day & Orphic Hymns


“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

Mt.Penteli cactus and naturally sculptured rocks ...

Mt.Penteli cactus and naturally sculptured Marble Rocks … The same Pentelic Marble,the marble which was used for the Columns of the Parthenon on the Acropolis …

Cyclamens Home,our Home ...

Cyclamens’ Home,our Home …

Cyclamens’ Home,our Home …

Peacefully dwelling in Marble Rocks in Mount Penteli.

The columns of the Parthenon on the Acropolis were made of Pentelic marble,the same marble.Isn’t it magnificent ?

“The Earth Laughs in Flowers.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chamomile Smiles under the Attica Sun ...

Chamomile Smiles under the Attica Sun …

Gaia …

” GAIA  incense,every seed,less broads and aroma….

Oh goddess Earth  ,mother of blessed,and mortal humans, nurse of all,provider of all,fruits ripening, decaying everything, help of growth, bringer of fruits, loaded of beautiful seasons ; seat of the undying cosmos, Kore variegated, who through birth’s pangs you deliver multiform fruits;

immortal,very august,with deep laps,of prosperous fate,joyful in the sweet breezed lawn, demon with the many flowers; happy in downpours, around her a daedalus-like world of stars revolves eternally pushed by powerful natural forces.

But blessed goddess,may you proliferate pleasure-giving fruits,showing a kind heart , in prosperous seasons.

The translated hymn is from(THE ORPHIC HYMNS)  Astronomy in the Age of Ice By P. PETRIDES

(Gaia=Γη = Εarth)

But blessed goddess,Gaia,may you proliferate pleasure-giving fruits,showing a kind heart , in prosperous seasons …

But blessed goddess,may you proliferate pleasure in prosperous seasons ...

Gaia,Provider of All Fruits  …

The Fox’s Home,our Home …

Night Treats Chamomile Scented ...

Night Treats Chamomile Scented …

The Ant’s Home,our Home …

The Ant's Home,Our Home ...

The Ant’s Home,Our Home …

How do we dare to disturb the Harmony and the Beauty of our Universe,of our common Home ….

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We Want to Live too ... Do we disturb you ? ...

We Want to Live too … Do we disturb you ? …

Living in Mount Penteli and enjoying the warm Attica Sun.They disturb nobody,they want to live too …

~ ✿  Happy Earth Day ✿ ~

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Responses

  1. Like Frank Lloyd Wright I have a problem with spelling God especially a patriarchal one. I believe in the Geek feminine Gaia but I rely a lot on spell check calling her Mother Nature. Then I can not be sere it could be the Way of Lu Tzu or Oboe Ben Kenobi of Star Wars ” May the Force be with you.”_/\_

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    • Guite pithy your comment and with a philosophical attitude.Geek has many meanings,I don’t really understand the way you use it here.Apart from Gaia,Gaea is also correct but the spelling is confusing for foreigners etymology-wise.Let’s decide that Mother Nature is more acceptable and reasonable and without any cultural influence.Sorry,I cannot follow your insinuations any further,but I gladly receive your Namaste symbol and the “May the Force be with you.” wish.
      PS:I have never closely watched the Star Wars epic series but I believe in the existence of a parallel universe and respect Chinese philosophers._/\_
      PPSS:I’ll come by your place tomorrow and return your visits ★🌟 ☀

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  2. I’m very late in reading this but it’s truly a gorgeous post, Doda! I love Frank Lloyd Wright’s quote to begin with and your photos are delightful and beautiful. The fox photo had a certain appeal, probably because I don’t see many of them. Anyway, lovely, my friend, and I hope all is well with you. I’m posting and reading much less these days and I’m returning to college in the fall so blogging time will be more scarce then. But I peek off and on…sending hugs and much love, Lauren ♥

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    • ~ I’m very late TOO in answering your rich and newsy and wonderful comment,Lauren Dear ~ But,never too late to thank you and to wish you all the best for You,now and in the future! Your college studies sound interesting,I wish you every success in your Life 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  3. so nice – even tho I am late leaving this – I like the fox and how nice of you to reach out to this family – love your nature photos too 🙂

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    • Many thanks for coming by and leaving your lovely comment,Yvette Dear!You are not the only one that you are late … I had been away from WP for a while and have missed so much.Hope soon I’ll start playing catch up … Have a splendid weekend 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • well take your time!! – and I also remind folks that “breaks” are crucial (or can be for some of us) and balance is a very important part of blogging life (but I know you know that) – and I am getting ready to take a small break too – anyhow, thanks for the reply – and have a nice weekend.

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        • I find breaks crucial too,we all tend to become mouse potatoes lol
          Thanks once again for your understanding,dear Yvette 🙂 xxx

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  4. Amazingly beautiful…. The quotes are all wise words… And the photographs are awesome… My favorite ones are the fox and the Chamomile flowers under the Attica Sun …Really nice post dear friend!.
    🙂 Hugs All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

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    • Sorry for not answering your wonderful and rich comment earlier,my sweet friend Aquileana.I had been away from any WP activity for a couple of weeks and soon I’ll start playing catch up again …
      Thank you so very much Aquileana Dear!You are a precious WP friend 🙂 Enjoy your weekend !Much love being sent your way ❤ xxx

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  5. Had not heard that Frank LLoyd Wright quote before… but it fits my philosophy so I am using it from now on (and maybe pretending I made it up!!)

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    • Yes,Roslyn,it’s such a powerful quote,it fits my philosophical viewpoints too and helped me to economise on words …

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  6. Sweet Doda, this is a beautiful tribute to Earth Day and beyond, sharing of your love for nature, animals, and all of us ❤ My heart is full of gratitude for the presents of the earth and all we have to be thankful for! Hugs for you, dear friend xx

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    • Hi my lovely friend Christy!Thank you so much for your generous comment and your visit to my place.I was away,just the other day I managed to visit your place and enjoy some of your wondrous posts.Loved your “How it would feel” poem and some of your reviews.
      You have my love,my respect and my admiration for your remarkable work.Soon your new book will be published,and then we’ll have so much to talk … Enjoy a beautiful and creative day 🙂 Warm Hugs to you too for the day 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • You are wonderful, Doda! I was away for a few days from blogging too and it’s nice now we can catch up 🙂 I appreciated your comments on my poem and so nice you liked the visit I made here too. You’re my reason for smiling right now as I type this!! Enjoy your day too ❤

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        • What a heartwarming and encouraging reply Christy Dear!You are so sensitive and appreciative,no wonder why your poems are steeped in kind thoughts and deep,stirring emotions …
          Hugs of Love & Friendship to you 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  7. Such beautiful images and inspiring words my dear friend. My best wishes to you Doda. xx

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    • Thank you so much for coming by and for your approving comment!Glad you liked it 🙂 My best wishes to you too,my lovely friend Su!Enjoy your day ❤ xxx

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  8. What a beautiful poem and photos to celebrate Earth Day! Dear Doda, you’re a gifted writer, poet and photographer and it such a joy to read your posts. Have a great week! 🙂 xxx

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    • Blushed … Irina Dear!I am just an amateur blogger,I post just for fun and I enjoy meeting nice and talented people like you!Great your poetic work,I am sure you book will be a great success,you deserve it!
      Enjoy the week ahead!Hugs 🙂 Doda xxx

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      • Well, you’re a very talented blogger, dear Doda. Your posts are thoughtfully composed and a joy to read. Hugs ❤ Irina xxx

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        • Why thank you Irene Dear!It gives me great pleasure to know that a gifted poet like you,comes by and reads my humble posts.
          Enjoy your day my wonderful friend 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  9. Beautiful words and photos, dear Doda, and a lovely tribute to our Mother Earth. We do live on a magnificent planet. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Love and hugs! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you so very much Linda Dear for your generous comment and your kindest words!Delighted you liked my Earth Day post my loveliest friend!Yeah,we do live on a wonderful planet and some sweet Charlie creatures make it brighter … Enjoy your weak ahead too!Hugs of Love to you & the cat family 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  10. Oh, Dearest Doda, what an amazing ode to Earth for Earth Day! Your photos are amazing, however did you get the image of the fox!!! And the orange blossoms really made me smile, we just finished the orange blossom season here, it’s such a heavenly scent all around us for a for about a week! Hage a wonderful time sweet friend – thanks so much for sharing the photos of Greece, they pull on my heart in a painful but delightful way. I wonder if someday I will explore the gorgeous greek hills and mountains…? Love and hugs to you, fili mou! ❤❤❤;^)

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    • What a delight to see my beloved friend Aisha commenting on my Earth Day post!Can’t thank you enough my Lady for your warm,rich and praiseful comment!Yeah,the citrus blossoms have an intoxicating fragrance that spreads all over the orchards!As for the fox photo,there is a long story behind it!I have been feeding a big fox family for many years now.I have put big plates and buckets full of water at their feeding station in Mount Penteli.This is Mrs Maro,my pet one,and when I walk the dogs,she follows us.Most of them are very friendly,they start eating while I’m serving their food on the plates,they are not scared,but I have never,ever tried to touch or stroke them.The funny thing is that they eat along with a couple of magpies.Just have a quick look to see what I mean :

      https://dodagrivas.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/friendly-foxes-in-my-nearby-forest/
      https://dodagrivas.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/more-foxes/

      Big,Big hugs of love to you 🙂 ♥❤♥❤♥❤ xxxxxxx ❤ xxx

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  11. Great Frank Lloyd Wright quote–and enjoyed your view of nature’s majesty.

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    • Yes,Sally Dear!It says it all!Just a couple of words with so much power!I am so very glad you liked my concept!Thanks ever so much 🙂

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  12. what a profoundly beautiful post Doda!! God is nature- mother, father, Gaia, Gaius. Your images are wonderful and so full of the spirit of harmony!! Thank you for sharing dear friend!

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  13. Truly lovely my friend. To see rocks of earth that are made of the same marble as the Parthenon is astounding, something I never would have imagined possible. The array of blooming flowers in your photos, dear Doda, is so cheerful; loved the fox and ants too. And your words about the sun’s radiance and the delights of our earth, were a joy. Thank you so much dear Doda. 😀 😀

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    • Deeply touched by the rich comment of a prolific writer!!!

      Why thank you Jet Dear!You are a great nature lover,you are always at one with nature and your concern for our beautiful planet is unlimited.You have witnessed amazing moments in the glorious world of the animal kingdom and have seen in person rare species of plants.Yes,Mount Penteli,where we live in,is full of raw marble rocks of any size and it’s the same marble our ancestors used to build the Parthenon.I will treasure your approving comment for ever,I consider it part of my post!I am grateful for your friendship 🙂 Enjoy your weekend my wonderful friend 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  14. Dear Doda, wow, what a wonderful uplifting post.. Yes it is our shared home.. No one owns the rights of another, we all are Gods/Natures/Goddess’s creations.. And there is room for all.. Its just that Man has become so greedy he wants his own space all to himself..
    We could learn a lot from a colony of Ants.. when you learn about their infrastructure.
    I adored the Fox photo, I was busy photographing a little visitor the other day,A mouse, he lives in our wood pile.. 🙂 and he is getting very brave now coming out in the day to feed 🙂
    I hope your Earth Day was as good as mine.. I did some tree hugging, and some drumming, along with just meditating in natures garden..

    Have a lovely weekend Doda.. Love and Hugs your way.. ❤ Sue

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    • So glad you enjoyed my Earth Day post!Can’t thank you enough for your rich and astute comment,Sue Dear!I have just finished reading and enjoying your post on “The Little things that Matter” and I saw the photo of your sweet regular visitor and the bee nectaring in the heart of the poppy.What a delight,how beautiful is life on our bountiful Earth!Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with joyous moments!Love & Big Hugs back to You 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • I did Doda, went walking this morning and took some photo of Lambs.. Nature is so glorious when we truly look .. Happy Sunday xxx ❤

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        • Photos of innocent Lambs … How sweet it sounds,dear Sue!
          Nature’s gifts are unending,if we do notice the miracles around us!Glad to hear that sweetest one!Happy Monday 🙂 ❤ xxx

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          • Dearest Doda.. just dropping in to see how you are?? and hope all is well with you .. Sending thoughts your way and wishing you a Happy start to a new week.. Love Sue xxx ❤ ❤ ❤ xxx

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            • Oh,my sweetest friend Sue!How nice of you to come by and leave your heartfelt wishes!I am fine,thank you!
              I’m so very sorry I didn’t answer your comment earlier.I had been away from any WP activity for a couple of weeks and soon I’ll start playing catch up again … Once again many thanks for your concern.Hope you and yours have a peaceful and wonderful weekend!Much love being sent your way 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ xxx
              PS:Can't wait to see your new work;you always post pleasant and stimulating work !!!!!

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  15. beautiful 🙂

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  16. Great pictures! Nature will have all our esteem!

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    • Hope so dear Cecilia;I wish we could give nature back its generosity. Thanks for coming by 🙂 xxx

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  17. Beautiful testimony to sharing the earth with all life forms. Somehow man arrived at the conclusion that he was more deserving.

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    • Thank you Gretchen Dear for your insightful comment!
      I always respect your viewpoints and admire your wonderful paintings,which hymn Earth and its abundant gifts 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  18. Stunning captured as always my friend

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    • Thank you so much Jake Dear!Glad to know you liked my post 🙂 xxx

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  19. It`s a beautiful Earth Day post dear Doda – the pictures, the quotes, everything. Like taking a short trip to Greece. I like the marble, the flowers, the fox and the mythology.
    Is that another of your orchard photos?(4th from the top). So pretty. ❤ 🙂

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    • I am delighted you liked it Aditix Dear!Yeah,the orange tree is from our seaside orchard in Peloponnese.All our citrus trees are full of blossoms right now and there is a sweet fragrance all over the place.
      Here is an older photo of a little Tangerine tree,which is always laden with very juicy tangerines.Thank you my friend 🙂 ❤ xxx

      To Aditix

      juicy tangerines and old trees

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      • Thank you dear Doda, these pictures are amazing, I can`t get enough of them. I am going to dig for more in your archives and dream myself away. I must have missed those or I didn`t know it was your orchard at the time.
        Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂 ❤

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        • I wish I could send you some my dearest Aditix.They are very juicy and seedless.Thank you for visiting my Marathon post;I have left some info for you.Have a wonderful Spring weekend 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  20. Wonderful tribute to the Earth and its offerings, Doda. I loved the touch of the “ancients” along with your photos and words. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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    • Why thank you my Lady Natalie!Such an astute and approving comment;it’s gratifying to know you liked my post!Have a peaceful & creative day 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  21. Excellent & ❤ 😉

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  22. Such a variety of subjects in your photos, Doda. Worthy contribution to Earth Day, to Nature! 🙂

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    • I am really delighted you appreciated it dear Hien!Thank you so much my friend 🙂 Happy Earth Day xxx

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  23. Lovely…and happy Earth Day Dear Doda…:-)

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    • Many thanks dear friend Sriram!The same to you,my friend;loved your “Tree” post related to Earth Day 🙂 xxx

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  24. God speaks to me through creation all the time. I just posted a blog of how he used the symbol of the turtle and geese to encourage and bless me: https://desertroseinbloom.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/emmanuel-god-is-with-us/

    Love the pictures in your post!

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  25. Dear Doda, how well your words, almost like poems, match the beautiful photos. The fox, I love!!! xo Johanna

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    • Yeah,Johanna Dear,the sweet fox named Maro;we have been friends for many years now,I feed her and her family too.They are all so sweet!Thank you my friend for your nice words!Happy Earth Day 🙂 xxx

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  26. I’m so moved by your beautiful photos, words, and thoughts, Doda dear… Thank you for the important message. 🙂 ❤

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    • I am really delighted you were touched Amy Dear!We do share the same feelings and have the same sensitivities …
      Thank you for coming by and appreciating my post 🙂 ❤ xxx
      PS : Btw,what about my previous post ? Did you like it ?

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  27. Fascinating & delightful!

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    • Thank you so much for your praiseful comment and for the beautiful blossoms you shared with us today!Enjoy your day my dearest friend Cindy 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  28. I’ll be doing a 5k Earth Day run tomorrow. Beautiful presentation for Earth Day. And may I say, we find home in all the right unusual places. 😀

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    • Absolutely Rommel,Earth has so many inviting and unusual places to find home.Thanks kindly for your kind comment!Hope you enjoy your 5k Earth Day run tomorrow 🙂 xxx
      PS : Loved your Rethymno post and your exceptional photos 🙂

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