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Colossal Snowshoe Art by Simon Beck (Video links)

What are the basic tools someone needs? Snowshoes and an orienteering compass, preferably a sighting compass, and some kind of string or measuring tape is required for some designs.

What are the basic tools someone needs?
Snowshoes and an orienteering compass, preferably a sighting compass, and some kind of string or measuring tape is required for some designs.

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This one looks like something my Mom used to crohet.

This one looks like something my Mom used to crohet.

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The most painful part is getting changed into warmer clothes as the temperature drops,  as this often means removing clothing that has got damp, and you get VERY cold in the process.  Getting a decent photo can also be difficult, at least 25 percent have to be done again because of a failure to get the photo.

The most painful part is getting changed into warmer clothes as the temperature drops,
as this often means removing clothing that has got damp, and you get VERY cold in the process.
Getting a decent photo can also be difficult, at least 25 percent have to be done again because of a failure to get the photo.

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Most of his work takes place in the ski resort of Les Arcs in the French Alps where Beck has a chalet and  spends most of his winters. After planning the initial design on paper using a protractor and ruler,  each piece takes Simon about 10 hours to complete.

Most of his work takes place in the ski resort of Les Arcs in the French Alps where Beck has a chalet and
spends most of his winters. After planning the initial design on paper using a protractor and ruler,
each piece takes Simon about 10 hours to complete.

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Colossal Snowshoe Art by Simon Beck

Colossal Snowshoe Art by Simon Beck

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Simon Beck is an artist from Southern England that uses snowshoes to create giant land art in the snow.

Simon Beck is an artist from Southern England that uses snowshoes to create giant land art in the snow.

What are some challenges you typically face? They are easy to do but also very easy to get wrong. The hardest past is avoiding a ‘stupid’ mistake,  and the most frequent cause of those is a wrong aiming point (straight lines are made by aiming at a  point in the distance but one can easily accidentally aim at the wrong point).

What are some challenges you typically face?
They are easy to do but also very easy to get wrong. The hardest past is avoiding a ‘stupid’ mistake,
and the most frequent cause of those is a wrong aiming point (straight lines are made by aiming at a
point in the distance but one can easily accidentally aim at the wrong point).

Watch part one of the video here: http://youtu.be/YxJTrrd8r-0
Watch part two of the video here: http://youtu.be/o51yMkomChg

 

 

Watch part one of the video here: http://youtu.be/YxJTrrd8r-0

Watch part two of the video here: http://youtu.be/o51yMkomChg

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Almost Hilarious!

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Die lewe het nie ‘n rewind knoppie nie

Die lewe het nie ‘n rewind knoppie nie

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POT VOL LEWE

Dis   lieflike somer oggend.

Ek draf vinnig by die kwekery in om klient se vetplante bestelling op te laai.
Die pragtige groen spekboompies trek my aandag en ek fluit vir Marius om ekstra een te laai vir my tuintjie.
Later die middag is my spekboompie egter iets van die verlede.  Een van die werkers het die kan diesel agter op die trokkie oopgelos en die diesel het bo-oor die spekboompie gespat.
Haar blaartjies het reeds begin verkleur en die grond is pap-nat van die diesel.

Vies, sommer baie vies sit ek die vernielde spekboompie agter die Wendy huis waar ek haar later sal weggooi.

Dis twee weke later. Ek soek na die blou gieter, en loer agter die Wendy huis in. My mond val oop.
Klein stukkie van die dooie, diesel-deurdrenkte spekboompie, het oorleef!

Ek tel die potjie op en kyk na die natuurwonder.  Net een takkie van die spekboompie het gras groen gebly en is besig om nuwe blaartjies te stoot.
Ek vat onmiddellik die snoeisker, knip die gesonde takkie af, maak   pot vol kompos, gooi miswurm en ekstra erdwurm in vir geluk en plant die takkie.
As hierdie plantjie so graag wil leef, verdien sy ekstra liefde en aandag.

Sommer so op my kniee, voor die blompot, dink ek aan die vrouens wat my omring.
Baie van ons oorleef ten spyte van die diesel wat soms op ons gemors word.
Ons klou vas, hou uit, stoot selfs nuwe blare in doodgaan tye.

Al is die grond waar ons geplant is dood en sonder enige waarde, bly ons groen en lewendig, net soos hierdie spekboompie.

My gebed vir jou is, dat jy met jou oe op God gerig, sal vasbyt.
Jouself sal inwurm in Sy liefde.
Sal aanhou dankbaar wees vir die son wat oor goed en sleg skyn.
Nooit sal ophou bid en droom van uitplant dag in beter grond nie.

Ek weet God beplan vir elkeen van ons   pot met vrugbare grond en ekstra erdwurm net vir die liefde!  (Jer. 29:11)

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21 Terrifyingly Beautiful Photos of Incoming Storm Clouds

The sight of an incoming storm can be both beautiful and ominous.

Below you will find a stunning collection of landscape and cityscape
photos
that demonstrate the awesome power of nature.

1. Enroute to Denver, Colorado, USA

Photograph by HALEY LUNA

2. Near Booker, Texas, USA

Photograph by MIKE OLBINSKI

3. Timisora, Romania

Photograph by ERVIN BOER

4. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Photograph by ROLF MAEDER

5. Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Photograph by JEFF SMALLWOOD

6. South Dakota, USA

Photograph by DAVID KINGHAM

7. Diamond Lake, Washington, USA

Photograph by PHIL SNYDER

8. Off the coast of Bermuda

Photograph by DR. LEN RADIN

9. New York City, New York, USA

Photograph by ADNAM ISLAM

10. Near Kalohori, Greece

Photograph by NIKOS KOUTOULAS

11. Jūrmala, Latvia

 

Photograph by Grozz on Flickr

12. Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF

13. Westend, California, USA

Photograph by SANDY REDDING

14. Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, USA

Photograph by cobalt123 on Flickr

15. Beaver, Utah, USA

 

Photograph by are you my rik? on Flickr

16. Colorado, USA

Photograph by JAMES INSOGNA

17. Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan

Photograph by MARIUSZ KLUZNIAK on Flickr

18. Australia

 

Photograph by GARRY @ Vision and Imagination

19. Near Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Photograph by KEVIN DOOLEY

20. Near Crete, Greece

Photograph by CHRISTOS TSOUMPLEKAS

21. Grand Cayman Island

Look at the height of this storm cloud

Photograph by Mike Jones

 

 

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Great White Pelicans (and other wallpapers)

Dapple Gray Andulusian Stallion

Dapple Gray Andulusian Stallion

European Bee-Eater Pair, Bulgaria

European Bee-Eater Pair, Bulgaria

European Brown Bear Cubs, Sweden

European Brown Bear Cubs, Sweden

Great White Pelicans, Kenia

Great White Pelicans, Kenia

Kissing kittens

Kissing kittens

Cute Puppy

Cute Puppy

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‘n Vreemde, maar ware Kersverhaal.

Word vyf mossies nie vir twee stuiwers verkoop nie? En nie een van hulle is  voor God vergeet nie. – Luk. 12:6.

Dit was eergister, Kersdag 2013. Ons kerksaaltjie is  vroeg oopgesluit vir  die Kersdiens wat om agtuur die oggend sou plaasvind. Toe  die eerste  gemeentelede net na halfagt opdaag, ontdek hulle dat
hulle nie die eerstes  in die saal is nie. ‘n Goudgeel budgie het besluit om die  diens ook by te  woon. Waar hy vandaan kom, weet nugter. Altesaam het 19  siele en ‘n budgie  opgedaag vir die diens.

Met ‘n behendige gooi van ‘n hoed, het een van ons  susters, soos ‘n bedrewe  cowboy met ‘n lasso, die voëltjie onder haar hoed gevang,  wat toe tydelik in  ‘n appelboks aangehou is.

Ons wou nie budgie buite loslaat nie, omdat ons geweet  het dat hy nooit sou  oorleef nie. Een van ons gemeentebroers, br. Dirk, bide  toe aan om die  budgie na sy werk toe te vat, omdat hulle voëlhokke daar
het, en dan sou die  budgie saam met die ander voëls versorg wees.

Na die diens is die budgie saam met Dirk na sy werk toe.  Toe hy by die  voëlhokke kom, ontdek hy dat daar niemand was wat die  voëls versorg het nie!  Meer as 20 voëltjies wat selfs ‘n loerie insluit, sit
daar sonder ‘n druppel  water in die trog, en die werksmense keer eers in  Januarie terug werk toe!

Onmiddelik het Dirk water in die trog begin intap. Die  voëls het mekaar  omtrent vertrap om eerste by die water uit te kom! Daar  was nog voëlsaad  oor, maar nie genoeg om hulle tot in Januarie deur te dra
nie. Gister, die  dag na Kersfees, is Dirk weer na die hokke toe om na die  voëls se welstand  om te sien. Hy het gereël dat iemand van nou af na hulle  sal kyk, terwyl hy  ‘n ogie oor hulle sal bly hou. Die budgie het ‘n tuiste  gevind.

Ek het oor hierdie gebeurtenis nagedink. Kan voëltjies  bid? Kan diertjies  met God kommunikeer? Meer as 30km van ons af, in  Middelburg, was daar meer  as 20 voëltjies in ‘n hok wat van dors versmag het. Daar  was geen hoop dat  iemand hulle sou water gee nie, want die persoon kom eers  in Januarie weer
werk. En toe gebeur ‘n snaakse ding. Liewe Jesus stuur ‘n  goudgeel budgie na  Sy huis toe in Witbank, juis op Kersoggend. En Hy beskik  iemand wat die  budgie na ‘n plek van versorging sou neem. Br. Dirk kon  hulle van ‘n sekere  dood red deur hul trog met water te vul.

Wat gaan die eienaar van die voëlhok dink wanneer hy sy  voëls vir die eerste  keer weer sien, en opmerk dat tussen al die voëls met  hulle skakerings van  blou, groen en rooi kleure, daar ‘n enkele goudgeel  budgie is, wat nie  voorheen daar was nie? Watter verhaal sou die budgie kon  vertel!

En so het dit gebeur dat een budgie se teenwoordigheid by  ‘n Kersdiens, lei  tot die redding van baie voëltjies se lewens…

Natuurlik dink ek toe dadelik aan ‘n gebeurtenis 2,000  jaar gelede, toe die  Seun van God aarde toe gekom het om die mense van hulle  sondes te verlos en  om hulle die ewige lewe te gee!

Ek weet nog steeds nie of voëltjies kan bid nie, maar die  Woord van God  verseker my dat nie een van hulle voor God vergeet is  nie. ‘n Goudgeel  budgie het my opnuut herinner aan God se groot genade
teenoor elkeen van  ons. Nie een van ons is te gering of onaansienlik nie.  Weereens verseker Sy Woord ons: Wees dan nie bevrees nie: julle is meer werd  as baie mossies. –  Mat. 10:31.

Nasaret Geloofshuis

Witbank

27 Desember, 2013

 

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Let’s smile

Please Mom just one more fish

Please Mom just one more fish

 

Terrible accident!

Speed and potholes to blame.

Not for sensitive viewers:

 Terrible accident! Speed and potholes to blame. Not for sensitive viewers:


Terrible accident!
Speed and potholes to blame.
Not for sensitive viewers:

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Perfectly Timed Photos

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