iaustin on December 3rd, 2015

Once Upon Another Eden

“Down by the river” exists a group of mysterious clouds; these clouds are members of a larger galactic host. They are on an epic journey transversing countless galaxies over unmeasurable lengths of time; transcending multitudes of dimensions; drawing closer to their destination; the outer realms of “DayStar.” Their unsuspected intrusions into many domains incite fear, even to self-declared gods of Earth. The mysterious clouds revealed to me, they are only known by DayStar, that they respect only DayStar, and only DayStar, know them, by name… “FirstSons!”
FirstSons, First Encounter… Video Trailer.

 

Once Upon Another Eden - FirstSons

A “wiz-kid”—named ThirdSon, has gained the favor of powerful noble beings masquerading as clouds down by a hidden river. These beings are dominant enough to threaten our resident evils known as Satan. But as ThirdSon is about to discover, Earth’s sun is not the largest in the universe; our sun is a dot compared to other suns; likewise, Satan’s power is minuscule compared to what FirstSons have revealed of themselves.

ThirdSon has also learned that their calm cloud-like demeanor, laws of morality, magnanimity & useful truths, does not prohibit them to eradicate injustice & uproot evils where ever encountered.  

They are vast, some of them reside far in the forefront of their great migration; a legendary saga, stretching across galaxies. Other CloudHosts in the rear, are passing through our galaxy many light years behind those in the forefront. In their passing through, it is this branch of FirstSons that have taken interest and taught me many, many esoteric things.  

Enter the “DayStar!”
One strange, dark starless night “down by the river” members of FirstSons suddenly appeared in the sky to my left, their attention was intensely focused toward something massive of great importance approaching from both our right. After a moment, one member turned to look directly at me and sternly encouraged me, to never forget…”Remember the DayStar!” he said.

This is when I first heard the word “DayStar”, and in that instant my attention immediately shifted to my right—to what I can best describe, as a sun of gargantuan size that expanded to fill half the visible sky in view; from infinite bottom to the height of infinite space. Further, to my great astonishment, I sensed this was no ordinary sun, I  concluded that this SUN, was a being of immeasurable admiration, might, magnanimity & consequence… this SUN …was alive!
—ThirdSon Chronicles

Fifty years later, I wrote wisdom from the river’s sky, who through symbols of nature, shared their common laws.
 ThirdSon and the River’s Sky – Excerpts

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iaustin on January 4th, 2015

Great Horned Owl – Michigan

Bubo virginianus

 

Great Horned Owl Michigan

Great Horned Owl Michigan

 

Far back off the beaten path, in one of Michigan’s Metro Parks, I spotted a Great Horned Owl departing from its well concealed nest of 4 owlets. ThirdSon and the River’s Sky Saga

 

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Photography that is Therapy for the Soul
Michigan Birds

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul 

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iaustin on November 28th, 2014

Michigan Eastern Bluebird – Bird of Red, White, and Blue

Sialia sialis

 

Framed by blue skies, and deep patriotic red, white, and blue colors; sitting colorfully looking out in serious contemplation, the Eastern Bluebird adorns the casual observer with a pleasing sight of beauty.

Looking like a royal flag staked on a branch, high above the wetlands, found all across the state of Michigan.

With its unique red, white, and blue plumage, only the Eastern Bluebird can boast colors that represent patriotism found is so many flags of nations.

Eastern Blue Bird

Eastern Blue Bird

 

 

 

Eatern Bluebird

Eatern Bluebird

Nature Photography Eastern Bluebird

Nature Photography Eastern Bluebird

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Michigan Birds

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul 

Michigan Birds

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iaustin on September 24th, 2014

Wood Duck – Michigan, Nature Photography

Aix Sponsa

 

The question is answered…

 

Wood Duck Michigan

Wood Duck Michigan

 

Wood Ducks and Creation

If Creation were racist—as all religions on Lower Earth secretly hope—the plumage of this Wood Duck would be all one solid color.

Instead; there are colors of brown, beige, blue and teal,
speckles of burgundy, red, and black, solid greens, with strips of white, patched together, making one quilt of a sight.

For those true sons that have eyes to appreciate, to see more beauty in diversity.

“Plumage of many colors,” “coat of many colors,”
people of many colors,” represent a deeper truth – Dialog With Nature.

Nature is the unedited word of  “the God” of creation.

ThirdSon, Quilts by Nature 

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

 

 

Nature Photography – Michigan Bird Identification

Photo Taken: Kensington Metro Park, Michigan

About the Wood Duck

Aix Sponsa

Appearance: The Wood Duck is a colorful bird. At times the Wood Duck is very skittish and glides near the edge of lily pads, along the rim of grassy wetland, and watching for the slightest movement or  something out of place that wasn’t there before. Other times the Wood Duck can stare you down with those large red eyes. The Wood Duck like most ducks is a swift flier. Wing span can can extend to 3-4 feet.

Adult: Male is multicolored, its covert and wing bars quilted with vivid patches of plumage with bright metallic feathers on its head.

Flight Characteristics: Swift and quick wings in flight and typically flapping their wings as they rapidly lift and fly off. Wood Ducks prefer open wooded marshes, and wetlands.

Mating Habits: The Wood Duck start courtship during the fall and winter at migration spots. The female Wood Duck selects her mate and are usually monogamous for life.

Migration: Fall migration southward, the Wood Duck returns to northern regions early spring.

Nesting: Will construct a nest open tree cavities as high up as 50 feet. Incubates 10-12 pale white eggs for appx 25-35 days. Young are generally shown where to find food(vegetation and nuts) and gain independence in as little as 30-35 days.

Off Spring: (Called Ducklings)

Feeding: Day hunter. Some diet food includes; vegetation, nuts, and grasses.

Call: Very low squeaky sound.

 

About the Photography

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Nature Photography – Michigan by Ike Austin

Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Birds of Michigan Series
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ThirdSon and the River’s Sky
images of birds

 

  • As a kid, I spent an enormous amount of time down by the river. I was drawn like a magnet to the many sounds of nature that filled the air-the tides rumbling ashore, the faint call of seagulls echoing in the distant background. I would remain there all day under the pretense that I was fishing. I would walk the long river shores for miles, moving from one spot to the next (from bridge to bridge – Ambassador to Bell Isle). I later discovered that the sky above this river was alive. 
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iaustin on August 13th, 2014

Wind and the Rain

 

Wind and Rain

Wind and Rain

 

During loudest thunder, and mightiest of storms, I feel most at rest.

Rumbling wind, trembling earth, bring calm to my soul.

Incessant rain feels, good.

 

Volcanic heat, puts me at ease.

Sharpness of thorns, and painful truths; painful, yet invokes humor.

 

Comfort a-nerves. Aches sooth.

I gather fear and causes of pain, piled into heaps,

I lay atop both and sleep.

 

Storms disturb not my peace,

Wind and Rain, comforts me.

 

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iaustin on June 29th, 2014

Michigan Cedar Waxwing – Oil Dipped Wing Tips – Sitting on a Branch

Bombycilla Cedrorum

The most beautiful, handsome, colorful, mysterious, portrait, pose, of a Cedar Waxwing Michgan bird.

Black masked eyepatch, autumn tinted bronze mantle, gradually, softly fades to grey. Master painted, oil dipped blood red, dapped on tips of secondary wings.  With brightest lemon yellow nature could find artistically stroked at the tip of the tail. To capture and hold, briefly those that behold… mesmerizing beauty sitting on green.

 

Cedar Waxwing Michigan

Cedar Waxwing Michigan

 

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
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Michigan Birds

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Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan
Photography that is Therapy for the Soul 

Michigan Birds

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iaustin on March 5th, 2014

Of Ancient Days, I happened upon this being…

Ancient of Days

 

Ancient of Days - Snapping Turtle

Ancient of Days

 

 

Appearing in the forest of Jimme’ at the edge of the southern province, I happened on what I could best describe as the living ancient of days, the old one, the one who slowly… expressed itselfsaying…”I am very, very old, and, very, far away.”

I slightly turned, tilting my head, and narrowed my eyes to the thinnest slits so I could covertly peak to see if anyone was standing nearby; but, nobody was present.

After a long enough pause the being continued speaking… “‘I hear you”, it said to me in a low, slow, drawn out voice.

Then, there was a spell of silence.

 

Old Snapping Turtle

Old Snapping Turtle

 

I stood in astonishment because I could see the bi-present being right in front of me, yet, I felt a great distance unlike ever imaged, an incomprehensible gulf between me and the entity other consciousness. The ancient being was here in my presents and at the same time its second consciousness resides elsewhere (as I’ve said, in the mystical forest of Jimme’ powerful beings often present themselves as inconspicuous forest creatures.)

 

The bi-present entity knew of my personal turmoil and concerns over the past several days and spoke directly to my mind saying…

“Nature is the mind and the mind is Nature.

Nature can be in turmoil, or calm.

But, it is the calm that heals the body.”

I took this to mean…
It takes a period of time, maintaining three things in sustained condition to germinate a healthy seed/soul; heat, light, and moisture; any one element in scarcity, instantly the seed is ill-fated.

Within a few moments after this most inspiring dialogue with nature began, I sensed the presents of the ancient one diminish.
The turtle, then raised its head higher and spoke one word saying… “Archie!”

I interpreted that word to be related to…”remember the daystar.”

 

Nature is mind, mind is Nature
Calm images of Nature held in the mind, are healing the soul.

The mind that holds scenes of Nature, germinates healing the body.
ThirdSon and the River’s Sky

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iaustin on February 25th, 2014

Michigan Snapping Turtle

Chelydra Serpentina

 

Michigan Snapping Turtle

Michigan Snapping Turtle

 

This old Turtle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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iaustin on January 5th, 2014

Red Fox – Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland

Foxes, Raccoon, and Minks Oh My!

Vulpas, Vulpas Fluva

 

Red Fox - Michigan

Red Fox – Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland

All Decked in Red Fox

Early one cold winter morning on a Michigan Winter Wetland in the hidden forest of Jimme’, I saw a four-legged creature trotting across the frozen surface leaving a long trail of paw prints in its travel. I raised my camera and snapped a photo. I was approximately 150 feet distance and to my amazement, the Red Fox stopped turned its head around and looked directly at me. I guess those legendary big ears are in fact head mounted sonic radars; giving the fox super hearing.

Michigan Red Fox
Red furry coat, red tail, read head, read ears, white chin, white chest, black legs, black paws, white tipped tail.

Redhead Winter Duck – Michigan Wildlife in the Wetlands

Nature Art Michigan Winter Duck

Redhead “In Coming!”

A swift & agile Redhead winter duck came streaming onto the lake for a hot landing into a social crowd of already wading-in-the-water winter ducks.

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Michigan Birds 

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iaustin on December 22nd, 2013

Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

 

Hummingbird Photo

Hummingbird Photo

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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