Birds wearing their coats “of many colours”

Good friends of ours have just been to the Birds of Eden Free Flight Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay in South Africa where they took these great pictures. Aren’t the colours amazing! “Joseph, don’t be too envious!”

A thought: To think that these beautiful birds are a result of (Time+Chance+Cosmic Soup) is laughable! So, where did these gorgeous birds come from? Look below the last picture.

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Praise the Lord of all creation for the gift of these beautiful birds.

The Voice of the Redwoods

Can you hear the joy of the saplings as they grow into magnificent giants?. The sound of the mighty forest is silent thunder. The road invites me to enter this eternal sanctuary. Please join me on the journey. Listen to the silent words as the Redwoods speak to you.

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Food for Thought: The Centre Cannot Hold

Why is there a feeling that things are falling apart in these uncertain times? Do we sense that anarchy is increasingly eroding law and order? What has happened to ethics? Is there a centre that is falling apart? What is that centre? What is your centre? What is my centre?

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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

Opening to The Second Coming – W. B. Yeats, 1865 – 1939

A precious wagtail moment

Watch this precious moment when a young wagtail is fed cheese by one of its parents. We were privileged to see this, this morning in Port Elizabeth South Africa, outside our kitchen. Enjoy.

Fog on the Gunpowder river in Baltimore

Today, my grandson sent me this beautiful picture of fog on the Gunpowder river in Baltimore. The water in the river is very cold and is reacting with the extremely hot air. It is very hot in Baltimore at present.

The Gunpowder river is where my Granson enjoys fly fishing.

Enjoy.

Has 2020 Changed Your Assumptions?

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Has 2020 been a year in which your basic assumptions have been challenged? Have your basic assumptions changed about yourself and the planet in which we live? My guess is they have – for you and for millions of people all over the world. Are you disturbed by what has happened in 2020? Should you be?

Dr. Ian McCallum of Port Elizabeth, South Africa has written about these challenges to our assumptions in a very important “must read” article.

To see the article click here.

Dr. McCallum is a psychiatrist, psychologist, award winning author and poet. He is an adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela Graduate School of Business in Port Elizabeth. He is also an honorary lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. In his youth he was a Springbok Rugby player (he represented South Africa).

Thank you.

The Flying Kudu in Addo

The Kudu prepares to jump and then jumps. See the two pictures below. Taken in the Addo Elephant Park. South Africa. Such power and grace.

Ready…Steady…Go
Up and Away

Let the African Bush Trumpet with Joy

The African bush in the Addo Elephant Park in South Africa, suddenly became silent. It was the silence of expectation. It was the silence of respect. The elephant family was waiting, tenderly surrounding one of its female elephants. The gift of new life was coming. And then it happened. A baby elephant was born. Let all the African Bush trumpet with joy!

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How privileged we humans are. We did not see the actual birth but we did see the family cherishing and protecting the new born. The first picture shows the family protecting the baby. But where is the baby elephant? Look to the right of the young elephant. The tiny elephant could not walk properly and was still pink in places.

The last picture is of the baby staying close to what can only be its mother.

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Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have been close to such a joyful occasion in the glory of life,

To God be the Glory

Thanks to our two good friends who made this viewing possible.

Welcome to my garden in Port Elizabeth

Hi. I am Frederick the Meerkat.

Here are some pictures of my beautiful garden. I hope you enjoy them. The pictures were taken in the late afternoon sunlight. This garden is where friends of John live.

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