South African Aloe


I am on holiday with my family so not getting too much computer time but I took these and thought they were worth a quick share. These were taken with a point and shoot Pentax in Eastern Transvaal South Africa – Mapumalanga.
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As always
Love and respect
G

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G’s Opinion on Weight Loss (25 Kgs down)


This post is in response to OM’s HRChallenge

First off, I would like to qualify my opinion with the fact that I have just lost 25 kilograms in 3 months and have been totally free from my daily medications for over 2 months. I believe “Healthy” is the correct term for my current condition. Please note I am not an expert and my thoughts are based on ridiculously positive personal results only. Continue reading G’s Opinion on Weight Loss (25 Kgs down)

South African Spider Web


I suppose these could be from anywhere but for Google’s sake and the fact that I took these photos at the Vaal Dam over the weekend, let’s leave the title as is? These photos were taken with a “point and shoot” Pentax camera and to my surprise I actually had an huge fun playing with it. Thanks LJ 🙂 Continue reading South African Spider Web

Last High


This post is ridiculously accurate, brilliant! I am so glad I survived my 10 year stint.

Carrie Mayhem

Blow
Line cut
Roll a bill
Inhale deeply
Pupil ousts iris
Euphoria takes hold
Invincible once again
Vivacious life of the party
Clammy flesh, crimson stain, stolen breath
Body seizes, panic, and then, nothing…………

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Dear Nikon Camera Corporation


Personally I would love to see what these cameras can do. Who better for the task? I look at Dons photos everyday.
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Don Charisma

Dear Nikon,

I know you guys are avid readers of my blog, and love my sunset photos. I also know you’re wondering why I’m taking photos using my iPhone as opposed to one of your excellent cameras. A very good question, you guys do ask very good questions !

In a word – budget. Even stretching my budget I’ve been unable to track down a Nikon J4 or V3 locally to where I live here in Thailand.

So here’s an opportunity for you guys …

I’ll do an extensive review of either a J4 or a V3, whichever you think would be more suitable for me, over the course of a couple of weeks.

For me to do the review I need the following :

  • Nikon 1 – J4 or V3 (V3 I think is better, J4 is lighter – either would work for me)
  • Lens – 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm…

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Bird of Paradise Flower – Strelitzia


This post was inspired by the consistently excellent work of Don Charisma. Go check out his post. Red And Yellow Flower. This is the South African version of that plant.

This incredible flower is from the plant family “Bird of Paradise”. I am pretty sure that the name comes from its resemblance to the remarkable flying creatures.

I took this photo while staying at a very dodgy guesthouse in Orkney South Africa.

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As always.
Love and respect.
G

100 Days of Blessings


This is a very cool guy and blog.
Great idea friend!

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Breathe This Life

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It has been a little over a hundred days….about 3 months since I started my “Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude.” Recording 5 daily gifts I am thankful for, I can look back, jubilant for 500 blessings in my life!

Although I began 2014 eager to live passionately, I must admit that by February I had sunk back into my daily monotony of laziness. To avoid general and redundant “thankful” entries such as “nice day today” or “interesting tv show,” I pushed my activity level. I decided to make a list of accomplishments I wanted to be thankful for….and did them.

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Identifying the gifts abounding, both big and small, my perspective changed. Now, each day I challenge myself to take advantage of every joyous opportunity while taking the time to quiet my soul and refect on the less extravegant moments. Some examples are cooking a big meal or finishing a work…

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