Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Every Household Should Own One

This video was taken in New Zealand in April 2011, in the backyard of our friend Tony Willis' house.  Person singing (yours truly, then 53, and I'm not talking weight) is the one bouncing on the trampoline. Yes, some people can multi-task :)

Voices in the background are:

1.  my daughter Tammy, then 17,
     who couldn't believe we had had a
     trampoline in my school, back in the day:  "Mummy, you're gonna fall!"

2.  my husband Paul, then 54,
     and I'm not talking weight:                       "Flip Baby, flip!"

3.  our friend Tony, then on homeground:      "Don't flip!"

I seriously think every household should own one.  It's SO FUN!  And if you're afraid your kids (or Mummy) will topple off, they even have trampolines that are inground.  Here's a picture:


You just have to dig a hole for it. 

Let's see...
if you start digging now, you might be in time to give yourself this gift in the New Year.

See how much useful information I provide?  Now you're wishing you had a trampoline, aren't you?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Beauty Around You

It all started with this picture someone posted on facebook.

Blue Sea Slug
See more pics here:

I had never seen such a creature before!  It totally stunned me.  At first, I even wondered if it was a hoax, until I looked up more pictures on it.  So very unusual!

So, because my camera is in a pretty bad state and my own pictures for a blog post are on hold I started googling for more stunning pictures of creatures and creation.

Look at the colours, look!  Unbelievable!

Rainbow Lorikeet

Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) 
from Worldwide Collection's photos (http://www.facebook.com/WorldwideCollection)

Mandarin Fish

Stunning details!

Yankee Wood Duck

Paua Shell

Glasswing Butterfly

"This is a cross section of a single blade of grass, stained for the microscope. The smiley faces are the channels that the water is drawn up through. It was taken at an EM lab."

The variety of patterns, shapes, textures....

Dragon's Blood Tree, Yemen

Fried Egg Jellyfish

credit:  zooborns.com

The sheer delight of some!


The comic in others..

credit:  Winston Jansen

The magnitude and splendour!

Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park by David Fulmer

Don't you wonder what's in that hole?  Look at it again....


 Chichen Itza, Mexico 


Marble Caves, Chile


Doesn't the purposefully-designed piece of each work make you wonder about the designer behind such beauty?  I have!

I remember as a young girl, I was lying flat on my back on the private road in front of our government bungalow. I was just staring and staring up at the expanse of the sky that morning, totally awestruck.  I'd wondered if clouds could be touched, how they would feel.  I'd wondered if I could fly straight up all the way beyond the clouds, what I would find there.  I'd wondered just how big the whole universe beyond it was....how much farther would it go? 

Have you ever wondered about those things, too?


Only You.

Thank You for this Beauty around us.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands"  NIV, Psalm 19:1

Disclaimer:  all pictures were googled and the writer has tried very hard to find the original source of them, to give due credit.  However, she could not as many were re-posted from elsewhere.  If you can teach her how to, she would very much appreciate it.