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Tales of Winters Realm, 2014 Edition

The first book of 'Tales of Winters Realm' was published in 2014

Photography and writing by Michael A Koontz. 2014, a Norse View Imaging and Publishing

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To the daisy that is my sun and inspiration







Chapters and pages, library and language menu to the left of the screen











Under

the Blanket



of night

and Dreams

is Where

tomorrows

amber day field

is born



,









January



The sun

it caressed

and kissed

The sun it whispered, caressed and kissed
a girl once born on winds and seeds of snugly flowers
From the daisies
dream
up
from
frost and snowball hurling

it tippity toed through night time clouds
back to light
of rising day

so freshly sultry
the dancing trees
and honeybees

to hold and touch
to taste and kiss
gentle soul and flowing hair
of that girl
the very one

So subtly
sultry
the sensuous flower
that is
forever
you








Tales of Winters Realm

Book One, 2014








February



Your naked

feets

i follow

your naked feets that the road and grass
with
sultry lust
seek

to touch
and taste
as it follows
your hips and legs
from yesterdays
naked grace
to little
breakfasts and sunkissed
breaths
inside our garden
of summers berries

ah
how sweet
our days
they taste

when
the way
we choose
to sensually
walk and touch
kiss and love

together do and lustful taste














March



The bay

and the

sycamore

the oak

and

the cypress

beneath a dwelling of trees
right next to where
this creek it reached
a lingering bay
where winter and spring
always
meet to kiss

where, in the dew of drops

something sultry born
in the
changing
and moistfull melting of ice

from inside
the lush blossoms
of petals swollen

from within
sunborn warmth
and winters wet

something moist
sultry spreads and lustful grows
with pleasured aching

to open
for
ever more

without an end
the wetness grows

in this kiss of lust
and
life
next to the
sycamore
and still
growing oak














April



and spring

it wrote and sang

an autumn Serenade

Octobers Day II

Waking up to a freshly minted Autumn day, a slight touch of frost on the windows and a beautiful sun painting the auburn colored landscape that is waiting. Right there on the other side of the sheets of glass that bends light and offers a surface for water and air, warmth and cold to mix and match and play catch, transforming the same entity from juxtaposing but equally natural states.

A quick and nourishing breakfast, consisting of black coffee, Greek yogurt, some whole grains, an apple or two, a banana, water and a couple of fresh tomatoes and some protein powder mixed with the yogurt and whole grains. Camera already fully charged, lenses waiting in the back pack and a big bottle of fresh water.

And off i go.

Today's little escapades isn´t something that happens every day, but it is a frequent and natural enough part of my daily fit and active life to, since long, feel as natural as walking to the store to buy some milk.

An every day adventure in life, as familiar and basic as chucking some more weight on the barbell before the next set 5 days a week - and equally as beautiful, challenging and rewarding in all it´s small and big parts, always presenting my body and mind with new experiences, new adventures, joy, relief, blissful exhaustion and fulfilling moments.

An hour later i uncapped the lens on my camera, enjoying the sight ahead, the trees and greens, the serene silence of nature and animals.

With no humans near by and no cars and buildings, no plans flying over head, no tourists and hikers in sight, i began ascending towards the top of the mountain that was rising almost 90 degrees vertically from the ground in front of me.

Behind me.

Vast forests stretching in all dirtections , and beyond that, the swelling of the ocean, the long stretches of land that like giant ,wrapped together, fingers sent cliffs of stone and mass of trees out in to the body of waiting water, reaching out and entwined - together lasting all the way out to the far away horizon.

Water, stone and trees taking turns like rolling hills of watery waves and trees seemingly like a lovers hand touching the canvas that is the sky, the very domain where the clouds and the sun wraps my day of mountain climbing in a most beautiful frame.

On my way up to the top i pause and stop at times. Keeping a fairly brisk pace, pushing myself, but also taking time to breath in the beauty of this day. To pause and look around me to really see and feel the smallest little details in the land as well as the bigger picture of this beautiful panorama that spreads out in front of me.

I take a few pictures too.

Gnarly roots from brave trees that seemingly do not care at all that they are growing on nothing but a stone cold, bad ass mountain. I capture the vast landscape of forest and ocean behind me, the way it is painted in this beautiful autumn colored palette as well as shooting in to the sun. Capturing the beauty of a highly contrasted and silhouetted landscape.

Leafs and water pouring down on the rock, wetting it and making it slippery at places, hundreds of miniature waterfalls if you so like, keeps me company on my way both up and down this beautiful old friend.

And yes, i got some keepers too this beautiful day :)

Keeping fit and active is a beautiful thing to do, for body and mind and life. An ever growing expression and experience of beauty and health.

No matter if it involves pushing muscle fibers to their limits, punishing the weights in the gym, or letting your fingers grip the stones and cracks of a mountain, no matter if i am punching a bag or walking down a poorling stream of water under leafy branches and a bed of rocks and sand.

Life is

Beautiful



Enjoy

your day















May



this

Saturday Morning

mm, that feeling ( of bliss and wonders )
when you turn in bed
still asleep
but already knowing
before your eyes ever open
i feel your presence
through
my
slowly
ending shut eye
as my mind it flutters open
to greet another day
before my eyes, they lift our curtail of night

already turned, my view is you

Subtly sun drenched
light upon my senses

the sounds
your breathing
the warmth, your presence, body's near

touches and sights
with the scent of
day and you
coming to life all around and inside of me

your skin
partly painted by translucent light
filtered through closed windows
our curtains and hovering small particles

your hair
it covers white bed sheets and our pillows
your strains of red that softly lay
upon my arms
on top my chest
as if in the middle of the night
you ment
to caress my senses
with your touch from deep inside our dream(s)

this Saturday morning
i drink and submerge in
day and you
sleepily yet awake
i softly touch
and trace your skin

to send
and breath love and
yum
into your sultry
naughty dreams

before slowly to life
you awake

and then
Once more i softly kiss you good morning

this Saturday














June



our Tree

of leafy

butterflies

dreams and needs
deep inside
your mind and soul, our touch of flesh
and souls
the core of someones
heart
and
very bones
be they spoiled in soil of someone
elses rotten turmoil
or the pleasant
fertile pastures of

a life
and Heart
truly loved
and

freely lived
to nurse and forward move
without restraining
narrow blinding minds
of foul hypocrisy
in the dust behind

like the flourishing greens for their sun they seek
to life they´ll come
one by one
in this time of

yours and mine














July



chatter and

dreamscapes

from the

ever changing

world

do we float in the dark
did you ever wonder

Do we float when we dream
like the eagle in the clouds
or is the dark windswept
castle's and hills
a safe journey home on slumbering carts

behind horses and cows














August



Changing

Seasons

in winters

realm

in serendipity
we walk
the changing seasons
on crunchy beds of leaf
ruffled
stirred
the subtly
sun drenched
and changing winds

caressed
and touched

we are
to bid farewell
sleepy mother
our autumn rest
to greet
norse old
father winter

bearded frost
our snowy days
beneath
solemn skies
of northern lights

awaits














September



Softly spoken

Beneath

the Wings

of

a guiding

Raven

two Flowers

waited

Two little flowers

at the roadside of
ever changing dirt worn
the beautiful, waywards without an end

in each other found
that little friend
rekindled climbing
caressing
up,up and down and to the side
on the merry go round

their hearts
mutually
apointed

life to walk and run beneath the stars
toes and fingers dippity dip in oceans
of mutually 
accepted meadows
bodies
entwined and born
sprung forth
in minds and flesh

uncaged
We witnessed
a flowers merger














October



Breakfast

sun Kissed

before

the Snow

Now
i walk with you

By day and night
our synchronous beats
of multiple heart(s)
we dance beneath
the falling rain
hand in hand

given
it multiply
the joy of life
as i follow you through
the garden of trees
their prickly leafs

blossoming joy and laughter
our skin
and senses
so subtly
breakfast sun
kissed

our simple life
you and i

we are painting without the
restrictive framing














November



in

a Sunset

over

fairies land

in a sunset over fairies land

floating by in air, a tiny drop of dew on the wings of our butterfly
the gracing touch as it passes by our eyes
as it smiles
a sultry kiss, your soul it gives
your temple that i know so well i walk inside to unleash
between your legs
my fingers
my tongue
the yum it spreads for me to softly kiss and firmly feel
your pleasure to stir and guide, evocare and crave

equally soft and firm
the touches of fingers and lips, the curvature and gentle tip of my tongue
ah
the exquisite joy and lust coursing through our connected two´s
your shivering soul and flesh
a garden of wonders your body and mind
of naughty sultry yum and wet - your tidal wave

to cherish and explore
to mutually enjoy

taste. create, give and hold
fingers, tongue, lips and more
our pleasures they multiply
and grow

boundless in infinite i unravel
your sultry, sensual

entangled threads
and then we paint with unrestrained brushes

- once again

in this all expanding circle of our sultry minds and connected hearts

the sensual harmony
of naught and sweet -life and love














December



walking

Under the

falling Snow

winters Realm

in the coming of this eve when summers pasture
like a breeze through curtains - slowly fled her room

from the ashes of
her summer bed
with a spear of oak she gently soared

pillows of leaf and flowers
auburn colored and scattered behind
from the day before

faded remains
of yesterday and days to come again

to the kingdom of the moon
and autumns starry sky

with golden feathers in her hair
on naked toes

this journey to meet
her fate to seek

amongst the stars in autumns night
and summers day
she forever was
the flower

of
all our light






2014
Tales of Winters Realms,

By
Michael A Koontz
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  • Anthropocene: 12 vaquitas left in the world before they too face the ultimate end of line which is called extinction.

    Quality time needed: 5 minutes


    The vaquitas are sadly not alone.

    This is the Lost World of Planet Earth.



    Around the world, the vaquitas are sadly not alone, there are countless of animal species, plants and all that´s facing the threat of extinction in ever greater numbers. And the pace is accelerating, so it´s not business as usual.
    Worse, this is all down to man-made issues.
    It got nothing to do with prey and predatory fluctuations. And it got nothing to do with natural events and Earths naturally changing cycles.

  • Let us talk about the concept of 'Half Earth' and why both Dr Cristiana Pașca Palmer, UN and I share the opinion that it is all about 'Whole Earth'.

    Quality time needed: 7 minutes


    People & Planet is just a mutual ecosystem.

    The Lost World.



    A long and well established connective tissue in the way I talk and write, and think about health & fitness is that we are all connected through this global ecosystem we all share.
    Which is why I have over the years pointed out that living in a sustainable way is ultimately all about health. Individual health & planetary health. People that are opting to eat shit just isn't healthy.
    Neither from a planetary or individual perspective.

    Just as how healthy fit people that´s living unsustainable, just isn't healthy living people either.

  • Fitness School, Question 35, Let us dig deep down into 'standing barbell row' and the complete amount of muscles it will engage and activate.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 35 in our School of Fitness.
    Once we venture beyond the glorious realms of leg and glutes training, there is the never-ending hallway of kicking and boxing to explore and conquer.
    But what else lies beyond the joy of those fit & healthy cornerstones?.
    Well, if it was not obvious so far in life, martial arts and legs and glutes have their equal in the colossus that is weighted back training.
    And when it comes down to weighted back training, actually, when it comes down to working the upper body at all, there is one exercise which I will never hesitate to put front and center (together with deadlift), and that is 'Standing Barbell Row'.
    Here is my question:
    Standing Barbell Row will challenge and work you from top to toe.
    But can you list all of the muscles which you will activate when you do this bad boy in a properly challenging way?.

  • The things we see in the rearview mirror, the world meat free week, and Scandinavian winter scenes.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Views we catch in the rear view mirror as we leave #worldmeatfreeweek behind us.

    The Lost World.



    Good and healthy vegetarian food is able to provide health & fitness improving nutrition for far more people, despite polluting much less and using up a lot less landmass vied towards animal farming.
    And you can quote me on that because that simple statement is 100% based on science & clear-cut facts instead of peoples personal opinions and conjecture.

    In fact, food production from animal farming is already using up 83% of our global agricultural land. Yet, it is only managing to deliver about 18% of the calories we consume. And does that situation not sound completely unsustainable and fool-hearted to maintain?.

  • Fitness School, Question 34, Is there a connection between weighted leg and glute training and your brain maintaining a healthy neurological cell production?

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 34 in our School of Fitness.
    Yes, we absolutely love our leg and glute day. The challenge it provides is a huge mountain of fun to climb every single week.
    But, did you know that you are not just strengthening your lower body when you are building stronger legs, ass, and hips?. Of course, you do. You know damn well that those leg days are crucial for the health and wellness of your lower back and abs too. And it sure does tax your heart and metabolic functions too. However, let us go upstairs towards our brainy area with this question.
    Here is my question:
    Is it true that weighted exercises in the gym for your leg and glutes will increase the production of healthy neural cells? ( which are crucial for the capacity and health of our brain and entire nervous system )

  • The Lost World XVIII and the enemy of all things living. #Connect2Earth

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes


    This is the lost world XVIII.
    And how life in the Anthropocene is the tale about the enemy of all things living.
    Healthy living is nothing but the science of life.



    With the rising tide of the Baltic sea far beneath me, I towered the surrounding world.
    Looking out from the crest of the Scandinavian coastline. This was still a place lost in time and mist. A mountain entirely dressed in green and trees, moss and berries, sand and soil, and it is, as much a mountainous castle growing ever taller as it is the place where salt and cold black water comes crashing in to embrace the land of the Vikings.

  • May 22 mark the crucial 'day of biological diversity'. But it is also so much more than that, #Connect2Earth.

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes


    At the crossroads of the Anthropocene.
    May 22 is 'The International Day of Biological Diversity'.
    A day which, is by now, our essential every day reality.



    May 22 is both a perfectly ordinary Tuesday in your life and the global 'International Day for Biological Diversity'.
    But that is not all this week is all about. We also have the endangered wildlife day, which happened on May 18, and birthday number 70 for IUCN. And, as such this entire week represents an opportunity for each of us to make it a healthy fit day for the entire planet and our individual self.


    Also, if you are present in the incredibly lush and beautiful high coast area of Scandinavia, Sweden next Tuesday you are more than welcome to join me and my coworker from Scandinavian.Fitness for a sweaty fit workout at the gym, lifting weights and grunting at Friskis, Örnsköldsvik at 0730. Once we are done at the gym, we will head outside for a walk at 0830 and hopefully enjoy beautiful weather together with the pristine nature of Scandinavia.

  • Fitness School, Question 33, Let us talk about that mighty beast called the Quadriceps.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 33 in our School of Fitness.
    Legs and ass and back. That is the holy trinity ( together with the fourth pillar, our abs ) of building a strong and capable and athletic body.
    But what about the makeup of our upper legs?
    We have the backside of our legs, which we call the hamstrings, and on the front, there´s the thing most people simply call the quads.
    But let us dig deeper down into those mighty looking quadriceps and the rest of the anterior side of our legs.
    Here is my question:
    Can you specify which muscles make up the bulk of what we call our quadriceps and anterior leg muscles?.

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