Sunday, September 30, 2007
The river was running....................
The locals where relaxing...............
The fields were lush............................
The road was long..................
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
How can you laugh at that face????
Friday, September 21, 2007
No matter how many times I watch this video I always laugh at this VERY cheeky little monkey. Just shows that it is not only us humans that like to play the fool, although I wonder does this little imp realise who he is dealing with? Bless his heart little mischief maker that he is.
I trust it will also bring a smile to your face.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I have just finished reading Life of Pi and for all you bookworms out there if you have not read it, get it read.
It is the most extraordinary novel I have ever read. It is shocking, uplifting, funny, informative, heartbreaking and inspiring.
I was going through a real lull reading wise, nothing captivated me, and the book I finished before this one nearly put me off reading for life (it has put me off anything Oprah recommends in any case), now I am looking forward to reading Self the another novel written by Yann Martel, from what I read on the back cover in the bookshop the other day it promises to be as enthralling as Life of Pi.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I thought at the time, would it have made any difference if the piglets did not have tiger skins on? And was it real tiger skin? For those among us who think that animals are dumb and emotionless creatures photographs like these prove the depth of love this mother has for her family of tiny little scallywags.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I adore this little white ball of fluff, god bless her heart she is the most precious little cat in the world (to me) I often wonder what it is she dreams about, I am only happy that she is free to do so now without having to endure the suffering she did before we found each other. Dream on little angel no one will ever harm you again.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Stillness has been lacking greatly from my life of late, you would think that with all the time I have I would not have a problem attaining my stillness, yet I do. I know that I have been my own worst enemy, which of course if we are honest, we all are. I stand in my way sometimes so defiantly, offering resistance to myself for all that I wish to achieve, and then I beat myself up about what I have done, stupid really, still how many of us are remorseful at such behaviour? We only have ourselves to accuse if our life is less than perfect, yet this is the wrong course of action to apply, letting it go and accepting what has been is the only way forward, what is done is done, past and unable to be changed, therefore carrying with you the burdens of yesterday serves you no purpose at all, it only gives you an excuse not to live your life fully present and in true harmony.
And with that said I am off to bed!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Welcome to the native room (below), as you wander along the path to enter the pool you will stroll past a wonderful selection of native bird attracting plants, perhaps you may be even lucky enough to watch one of the local birds bathing in the bird bath. With a selection of the finest gervilliea's, native rosemary, kangaroo paws, bottle brushes, native hibiscus and perhaps a wattle tree too, it will be a bird watchers paradise as well as giving the pool a more secluded feel.
A winding limestone path which will separate the native room from the alfresco / lawn room extending our existing alfresco area slightly we will have an area of lawn surround by smaller native gardens, to hide the fence and to add softness in front of the windows. A lovely area to enjoy that pre-dinner drink or perhaps relax and read a book.
Looking back from the lawn and alfresco area (below), watching the palms swaying in the late afternoon breeze, the final birds are slowly leaving the garden calling to their mates as another day ends.
Me, well I am about to go and have a late afternoon swim, relishing the splendour of our little paradise...........................................................
My kangaroo paws are growing ever so high now, they have all started to flower, catching up to the pale yellow grevillea that has a mass of nectar producing flowers all over her at the moment. The whole front garden is really starting to flourish becoming the vision that I saw so clearly in my minds eye when I planned it. Having added two more grevillea's yesterday and a kings park bottle brush tree on Sunday it is now becoming the sanctuary that I crave so desperately. Trees swaying in the wind, the morning chorus of birds as they awaken to greet Ra our rising Sun, a sound that had been lacking in our area since our arrival. The sweet smell of boronia lingering in the air on the warm spring days, it really is delightful.
It is giving me more incentive to get cracking with the back garden, yet the limestone must go down around the pool area first, otherwise my newly planted angels may be hurt in the process. I feel that I am impatient now as I see what a difference nearly one year has made to our front garden, I wish to plant before the spring has ended, it requires this rain to get it started in preparation to our harsh long dry summer. I still have a week or so until my operation,and I trust that I am not as long winded in recuperating this time, that I loose this weight around me and swing back into action and into my life full of vigour and enthusiasm.
A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a male century old tortoise in an animal sanctuary in the port city of Mombasa.
The hippopotamus named Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down the Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when the tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.
"It is incredible. A less than a year old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Larfarge Park told AFP.
"After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the ecologist added. The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu added. "The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that stay with their mothers for four years," he explained. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
This is a real story that shows that our differences don't matter much when we need the comfort of another. We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God.
"Look beyond the differences and find away to walk the path together."
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Could it be that I am ALL read out for awhile????? Have I overloaded my brain with too many non fiction books this year? Perhaps I may require to pursue another pastime for a few months? Maybe I ought to spend more time being still instead of reading? I know that my still time has dropped considerably this year, and that is not something that I wish to continue.
I feel that I have reached a turning point again, perhaps it is a sign of returning to a healthier me, don't get me wrong I enjoy nothing more than reading a great book, however with all this time spent sitting life gets lost along the way.
I feel I am ready for more activity and less sitting.
Seems I have answered my own question, bless my heart.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I have increased her dose of aloe vera as well as introducing colloidal silver again, of course she is not impressed, bless her. I was even snubbed last night, little madame that she is.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
She seems a tad perkier today, although she has vomited, will keep an eye on her and see how she is tomorrow, if no better a visit to Mr Vet may be in order.