It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose: you must start somewhere and have some roots, and the soil of the Shire is deep.

The Return of the King

'Might I,' quavered Mary, 'might I have a bit of earth?'
In her eagerness she did not realize how queer the words would sound and that they were not the ones she had meant to say. Mr. Craven looked quite startled.
‘Earth!’ he repeated. ‘What do you mean?’
‘To plant seeds in-to make things grow-to see them come alive,’ Mary faltered.
He gazed at her a moment and then passed his hand quickly over his eyes..
‘A bit of earth,’ he said to himself, and Mary thought that somehow she must have reminded him of something. When he stopped and spoke to her his dark eyes looked almost soft and kind.
‘You can have as much earth as you want,’ he said.
‘You remind me of some one else who loved the earth and things that grow. When you see a bit of earth you want,’ with something like a smile, ‘take it, child, and make it come alive.’
‘May I take it from anywhere - if it’s not wanted?’
‘Anywhere,’ he answered.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

My cheek was hit and hit:
sudden hailstones
pelted and bounced on the road.

When it cleared again
something whipped and knowledgeable
had withdrawn

and left me there with my chances.
I made a small hard ball
of burning water running from my hand

just as I make this now
out of the melt of the real thing smarting into its absence.

Hailstones, Seamus Heaney

dynamicoceans:

This is a school of barracuda forming a vortex.
Barracudas are opportunistic hunters. They will scavenge for food when hungry, but will attack suitable prey when they swim within range. Hunting groups of barracudas are called batteries. They attack with a great sudden burst of speed, achieving speeds of 27 mph (43 km/h). 
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dynamicoceans:

This is a school of barracuda forming a vortex.

Barracudas are opportunistic hunters. They will scavenge for food when hungry, but will attack suitable prey when they swim within range. Hunting groups of barracudas are called batteries. They attack with a great sudden burst of speed, achieving speeds of 27 mph (43 km/h). 

Source Video