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Good bye old friend

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Good Bye Old Friend
Photo and caption by John Chaney

    Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion.
We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals.
From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace.
She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk.
She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.



Honeycomb Coral, Indonesia
Photograph by Mark Pickford

In waters off the Raja Ampat Islands, a honeycomb coral glows green.
The archipelago is a hot spot of coral diversity—some 75 percent of all known coral species can be found there.


Lake Natron, Tanzania
Photograph by George Steinmetz

An airplane casts a shadow over the red waters of Lake Natron in Tanzania, part of the East African Rift Valley.
The water's red hue is due …

Animal Wallpapers July 2012

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Coyote, Yellowstone National Park
Photograph by Timothy Brooks

With a strong vision and sense of smell, and the ability to reach up to 40 miles per hour, coyotes are symbolic of adventure.


Resting Lions, Tanzania
Photograph by Daniel Dolpire


Wild Horses, Camargue Nature Park, France
Photograph by Marco Carmassi


Baby Macaque, India
Photograph by Tony Campbell



Snorkelers and Sharks, French Polynesia
Photograph by Tim Mckenna, Your Shot

In Moorea, French Polynesia, the warm, turquoise-blue waters are often the place for some special encounters.
Swimming among the sharks, the rays, and the varied variety of fish is quite easy.


Flamingos, Mexico
Photograph by Klaus Nigge

Flamingos, fiercely loyal in wild flocks, move in unison when there is a threat.
Here, near Sisal, Mexico, a research plane is passing overhead.
Several major breeding groups live in estuaries around the Caribbean and beyond.



Snowy Owl, Canada
Photograph by Vince Maidens


Frog
Photograph by Leighann Perron

This is Gordon who lives in the gour…

BAND VAN VRIENDSKAP

BAND VAN VRIENDSKAP

Vir al my maatjies van *lankal terug* en ook die nuwe maatjies wat sopas hul hand van vriendskap uitgesteek het ♥

Saggies het jy gekom en ‘n hand uitgesteek
van vriendskap en omgee, ‘n glimlag so breed.
Soms luister jy net of gee my ‘n Woord
as my lewenslied klink na ‘n valse akkoord ...
Dan weer ‘n glimlag en ‘n stewige handdruk
as my ogies nat is en my skouers wil snik ...
Jy sien ook my twyfel en weemoed soms raak,
vertel my van jou prag-kruik met sy eie seer-kraak..
Saggies-versigtig probeer jy my sê
mens kry nie altyd wat jy graag sou wou hê!
My lewe is hartseer en ek voel soms gedaan maar as ek kyk na jóú vrede, dan stop dit mý traan.
Dankie dat jy ligvoet op my lewensskerwe trap, jou nie daardeur laat afsit maar saam met my wil stap.
Jou vriendskap is ‘n seëning, opligtend, vol goud, jy deel jou Jesus-liefde, jy’s die aarde se sout.
Mag mý vriendskap dan ook vir jou opregtheid, kameradie en die Jesus-lig inhou.

Scottish Wipped Shortbread

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Scottish Wipped Shortbread Ingredients 2 cups salted butter, sofened ( margarine won't do) 1 cup icing sugar ½ cup cornstarch 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DirectionsPreheat oven to 350°F (180°C).Line cookie sheat with parchment paper if possible.Cream butter.Sift together icing sugar, cornstarch, and flour.Add dry ingredients and vanilla to the butter and beat until consistency of whipped butter.Drop by teaspoon onto parcment lined baking sheet. Or can use a cookie gun with star tip or sprtiz tip to form cookies.May decorate with small pieces of green or red cherries or colour sprinkles.Bake at 350°F (180°C) or 15-20 minutes.Stores well in covered tin.

Eendag

Eendag is nie op die kalender nie
“Ek gaan nog eendag groot dinge vir die Here doen.”
“Eendag as ek meer tyd op hande het, gaan ek weer by die kerk betrokke wees.”
“Eendag as die misdaad afneem...” “Eendag as herlewing uitbreek...”
Sulke taal is aan die orde van die dag in ons woordeskat.
Toe onthou ek ‘n liedjie van John Foggerty van die Creedence Clearwater Revival faam wat sing: “Someday never comes.”
Toe besef ek daar is nie ‘n dag met die naam “eendag” op ons kalenders is nie.
Daar’s wel ‘n Maandag, Dinsdag, Woensdag... maar nêrens ‘n eendag nie.
So ‘n dag bestaan eenvoudig nie.
Ons het dit self opgemaak.
Op God se kalender is daar wel een ander dag, naas ‘n Donderdag, Vrydag, Saterdag of Sondag.
Ek praat van VANDAG. 2 Korintiërs 6:2 skryf dat vandag God se gunsteling dag is.
Dit is sy dag van redding.

Vandag is die dag van groot dinge, nie môre of oormôre nie.
Ook nie volgende week of aanstaande jaar nie.
Te veel mense sit al hulle hoop op eendag.
Tog het God net vandag vir ons ge…