Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Die seën van 'n bejaarde

Geseënd is jy, as jy verstaan
dat my hande bewe
en my voete stadig geword het.

Geseënd is jy, as jy daaraan dink
dat my ore nie meer goed kan hoor nie.

Geseënd is jy, as jy weet
dat my oë nie meer goed kan sien nie,
as jy nie kwaad word
as ek die mooiste koppie laat val
of omdat ek vir die soveelste maal
dieselfde storie vertel nie.

Geseënd is jy, as jy my toelag
en my vra na die dae van my jeug.

Geseënd is jy, as jy sagkens met my omgaan,
my stille trane begryp
en my laat voel dat iemand vir my omgee.

Geseënd is jy, as jy langer by my bly
as dit oral donker word
en as jy my hand vashou
wanneer ek alleen die nag moet in,
die nag van die dood.

Geseënd is jy -
as ek in die hemel kom
sal ek die sterre vir jou aansteek.
(Skrywer onbekend)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


A neat story!  Too bad that most of the news stories we hear do not have a happy ending.


   Went Fishing, Caught 4  Deer 
A once in the history of  mankind kind of thing. The Best Day Of Fishing Ever! Some fishing  stories are a little  
hard to believe but this  guy has pictures to prove his story... I've heard of salmon jumping  into boats, but 
never anything quite  like this... Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group  on 
his 62-foot fishing  vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his  boat.  

"Once the deer reached  the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us.  We 
could tell right away  that the young bucks were distressed. I opened up my back gate and  we 
helped the typically  skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the  boat. In all my years fishing,  
I've never seen anything  quite like it! Once on board, they collapsed with exhaustion,  shivering."   

"This is a picture I  took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest.  We headed 
for  Taku Harbour.  Once we reached the dock, the  first buck that we had pulled from the water  
hopped onto the dock,  looked back as if to say 'thank you' and disappeared into the  forest. After 
a bit of  prodding and assistance, two more followed,  but the smallest deer needed a little more  help.

This is me carrying the  little guy. 

My daughter,  Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet.  We didn't know how long they  
had been in the icy  waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter  later told 
me that the experience  was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer  felt the 
same way as well!"  .................I told you! Awesome!  
"Kindness is the  language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." - Mark  Twain

Friday, May 22, 2015

Frozen - Fantastic Photos



Baikal Ice Emerald



Frozen Bubbles



Frozen Lighthouse On Lake Michigan Shore



Folded Snow



Frozen Flower Buds



Frozen Lakes



Ice Blossoms



Frosted Lace



Flower after Ice Storm



Frozen Tree



After Freezing Rain in China



Frozen Pond



Frost on the Fence



Frozen Berries



Frost Flowers in the Arctic Ocean



Frosted Pine



Frozen Grass



Icicles on the Blooming Apple Tree



Grass after Freezing Rain



Frost Flowers



Icicle Bush




Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

In Honour of Stupid People


 In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity,

here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.


On Woolworth's Tiramisu dessert (printed on the bottom)
"Do not turn upside down."

(well...duh, a bit late, huh!)


On Pick n' Pay's peanuts -- "Warning: contains nuts."

(talk about a news flash)


n Boot's Children Cough Medicine

"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."

(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents

if we could just get those 5 year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.)


On a Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding

"Product will be hot after heating."

(...and you thought????...)


On a Clicks hair dryer - Do not use while sleeping.

(That's the only time I have to work on my hair.)


On a bag of Simba Chips --

You could be a winner! No purchase necessary!
Details inside.

(the shoplifter special?)


On a bar of Dove soap -

"Directions: Use like regular soap."

(and that would be???....)


On some Checkers frozen dinners -

"Serving suggestion: Defrost."

(please note that it's just a suggestion.)


On the packaging of a Rowenta iron -

Don't iron clothes on body."

(but wouldn't this save me time?)


On Nytol Sleep Aid

"Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(..I'm taking this because???....)


On some brands of Christmas lights of Eastern origin:
"For indoor or outdoor use only."

(As opposed to what?)


On a Japanese food processor:
"Not to be used for the other use."

(Now, somebody out there, please help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)


Instructions on a SA Airways packet of peanuts -
[1] Open packet;
[2] Eat nuts.

(Step 3: say what?)


On a child's Superman costume:
"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

(Don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)


On a German chainsaw .
"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."

(Was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)


Blessed are the cracked - for it is they who let in the light