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The Mayan Calender End Age, 12-21-2012, heralds a New Age of spiritual enlightenment, not the end of the world. “Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age… In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear.” — Joseph Robert Jochmans

This date also marks the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. The shortest day is also the longest night and what better way to enjoy the longest night than with black lace and a beautiful red rose. The world didn’t end; it only seemed that it might.

Edited in Paint Shop Pro using blending layers with 3 textures by Kim Klassen added
Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm
Location: east coast of Florida (USA).

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Featured on The RB Explore Page on Feb. 23, 2014
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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    ~Jade

  • – SummerJade

  • – SummerJade

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    The world may have ended for a lot of people, especially for the parents of all those murdered children.
    And it would have ended for a lot of other people who didn’t have much left to live for in this lifetime.
    But for those of us that can still bask in the sunlight and sleep during the darkness of the night, let us be grateful.
    Some say that the world will end at a specific time…
    Some say that money can solve all problems.
    Some say that to own your own home is the ultimate in a society.
    .
    But there are those where
    A few say to have little is to have enough.
    A few say to give is better than to receive.
    A few say love yourself so you can truly love others.
    .
    But I say that I am one of the few, and I just live for the small things….
    Winter began in the North
    Summer began in the South.
    Let us live for all of the seasons while we have the chance.
    Because regardless of this prophecy….. nothing lasts forever….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    .
    Larry.D.. Xmas Day… Dec.25. 2012

  • Beautifully stated, Larry! And I do suppose that even planet Earth has a finite life span, but I have always supposed that this was the purpose of the space program…in case we ever have to “jump ship”. ☺ I believe in “tipping points” and I hope the murder of all those children and teachers will lead to easier access to mental health treatment and to limitations on the type of guns which are used only to kill people! Sadly, we have short attention spans and the news media is no help. Maybe Superstorm Sandy will ultimately prove to be a tipping point in establishing Climate Change as a fact.

    – SummerJade

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    And I thoroughly enjoyed your description…

  • It contains a clickable link, almost all my descriptions do. Just want to give credit where it’s due. ☺

    – SummerJade

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Lovely Capture(& Great Title!)

  • Thanks so much! This is my 12/21/12 photo proving that the world didn’t end! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks so much! I really appreciate this!! ☺♥♫

    – SummerJade

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carter12 months ago

  • ♥☺♫

    – SummerJade

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.12 months ago

    Congratulations! Exceptional work!
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    August 03, 2013

  • Awesome! Thank you very much for this feature, it means a lot!! ♥♥♫

    – SummerJade

  • walela
    walela12 months ago

    Super shot

  • Thank you very much! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Lees12 months ago


    4 August 2013
    Beautiful work Jade!

  • Thank you, Linda!

    – SummerJade

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Lees12 months ago


    4 August 2013

  • I’m honored to have an image featured in this group! Thank you so much!! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

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