November 27 - Giving (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose November. 27, 2019 425 views

Mother Nature keeps on giving and giving and giving ... despite the fact that humanity is only taking and taking and taking ...

Hanging out on the Japanese maple

Hanging out on the Japanese maple

Erica doesn't mind the cold

Erica doesn't mind the cold

Japanese maple in its reddest phase

Japanese maple in its reddest phase

Last of the hollyhocks for this autumn ?

Last of the hollyhocks for this autumn ?

Yellow leaves on the cherry tree

Yellow leaves on the cherry tree

Rus typhina

Rus typhina

Magnolia stellata bringing new life when winter comes ...

Magnolia stellata bringing new life when winter comes ...

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Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We know that Europeans dont celebrate Thanksgiving Bjorn. However, when we wish all happy Thanksgiving its not just a holiday its a way of thought! Your images are beautiful

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Björn Roose Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I don't mind people celebrating their own holidays in their own country, Bruce smile I only mind international things like PhotoBlog filled in in a very national way (thanksgiving, Halloween, 4th of July, ... as themes) and I do not see any good reason to still celebrate an event which had basically everything to do with stealing and permanently occupying a continent. There's no reason to be proud of colonialism, not even if it succeeded in the longer run. You'll probably answer that it's not celebrated in that way anymore, but if it's only about thanking it would be a sensible idea to move it to a date which would not have negative connotations for the original inhabitants of the continent, the Native Americans. However, this post is really about giving, not 'thanksgiving', so enough about politics.

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Buster Bruce Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Bjorn- I like you to much to go into politics and historical rhetoric . Europe too has its occupation and stealing even if it was with the same color of skin. Recall the original European people came to the US to flee oppression and State mandated religion and to make their way out of authoritarian state control. All my upstream ancestors are from your back yard.  

Ok back to good friends and great images. I totally get the local holiday stuff on PB. Peace!

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Björn Roose Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I know very well that those who stole America from the orginal inhabitants were European. I see that as no excuse at all, on the contrary. Since all those who fled "oppression and State mandated religion" or tried "to make their way out of authoritarian state control" were "good" christians, they should not have committed the same and worse attrocities towards others (honestly, by the way, most just fled poverty or were looking for adventure). That apart from the fact that I'm not talking about your ancestors (or mine), but about Americans nowadays. Today Native Americans are, at least officially, treated as "equal" as the other Americans. Ancestors are not an excuse not to wipe out the celebration of a  date which started them not being treated equal.

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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Love the minimalism of this post.

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Nature is grand enough in itself smile

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Lynn F Medley 2 months ago

Love this series!!! Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 2 months ago

Thanks, Lynn, but in Europe there's no such thing as Thanksgiving.

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Sherry Hill 2 months ago

so true.. i like your nature captures Bjorn.. maple leaf

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Björn Roose Replied to Sherry Hill 2 months ago

Thanks, Sherry smile

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