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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

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Rushing Home before the storm.

Rushing Home before the storm.

Some years ago, we were on holiday in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and we had spent a long day out driving. As Evening fell, we realised we had a storm behind us and we were on a dirt road so it was important to get under shelter. My husband could not stop of course and we were tired and hungry and rushing to get back. I took this photo through the windscreen traveling at 120 kms an hour. The effect was rather like an Impressionist painting!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

A gathering of seagulls waiting for their ship to come in! A gathering of seagulls waiting for their ship to come in![/caption]

Seagulls and a gathering a fishing boats in the background

Seagulls and a gathering a fishing boats in the background

These photos were taken at Struisbaai (Ostrich Bay in English) in the southern Cape. South Africa.
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Gathering

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy.

Eye Spy

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I waited some time in total silence hardly daring to breathe, in order to see this lizard shyly peer out of his hidey hole again. He had flashed away when I spotted him first and then when it seemed safe to look he crept out warily, eyeing me to see if I presented any danger to him. He was gone at the click of my camera.

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. “Eye Spy” is this week’s theme.http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/ ‘Eye Spy’ Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Transitions

Transitions

Lilies. Here today and gone tomorrow

From tight buds firmly wrapped in green, then the beautiful fresh pod full of promise, after that the chiffon ballgown of the debutante, and then the tired wrinkled spectre of things past.

Matthew 6:26, 28, 29, 30 American Standard Version (ASV)

28 And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

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TREATS & TRICKS IN OMAN

Badfish Out of Water

1 Duncan 4-15 2561 ESM

IT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS. THE YEAR IS 2003. Casablanca suffers terrorist attacks. Al Qaeda bombs Riyadh. GW Bush and British forces invade Iraq with the approval of pretty much no one. Saddam Hussein finds himself rolling downhill into some pretty-deep kimchi. Serena Williams beats Venus Williams in the Australian Open. Serena Williams beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon. The final “original-style” VW slips off the assembly line, in Mexico. Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California, drives a Hummer, smokes Cubanos. The world is having a bad-hair day.

You know how when something happens and seems so terrible, and then it turns into something wonderful. That’s the story of Duncan. It wasn’t the safest time in history to be traveling the world. And maybe even less secure for an American to travel in the Middle East. But when the travel angels land you somewhere, you go with the…

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A Manta Ray coming in close for a share of the fisherman's catch. Photo taken at Struisbaai Southern Cape. South Africa

A Manta Ray coming in close for a share of the fisherman’s catch. Photo taken at Struisbaai Southern Cape. South Africa

Treats for Manta rays!

Treats for Manta rays!

These manta rays are wild, not confined in a coastal reserve or Seaworld of any kind. They come in close when the fishermen come in on their ski-boats and the animals know they will get handouts when the fishermen have cleaned their catch.

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