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Dedicated to Earth Day 2016.

When I entered the Garden of Fragrance in Singapore Chinese Garden today, I saw this bird walking along the edge of Jurong Lake. It was apparently looking for food in the lake.

 

From its physical features and the way it walked, I thought that it was a young heron but I was not absolutely certain. Until fairly recently, I was very much an indoor person who did not pay much attention to the surrounding world of nature.

 

Flickrians who are interested in the world of birds may like to check out Corinne von Nordmann's photostream which contains beautiful images of 'superstar' birds.

 

P.S. From similar images I have found through Google searches, I can now say, "Yes, it's a heron!" More precisely, it is a Little Heron.

It was snowing couple of times this year, but barely saw it at Niagara Falls (melting). I remember the icing world of Niagara Falls year ago… Searched my archived photos, just by watching these photos, I could feel the icing cold, remembered my hands numbed, eyelashes iced together, camera died due to -28C, could not touch tripod… 😉 It was very cold that year, even the water sprays were frozen in the air... Most of the Niagara Falls were frozen except horseshoe falls which flew forever. The Niagara river was covered with the thick ice, but the power flow from the horseshoe falls was still on… it never stops!

 

It was sunrise, but the sun was blocked behind the clouds, very light morning colors. On the right corner, you can see the observing platform which was covered with icing… the photo of this platform is here 😊

 

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Stay healthy and safe!

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Swiss beech forests have been added to the World Heritage List, now.

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THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT AND FAVES

ON THE REACTIONS I WILL TRY TO RESPOND BACK

 

Jaarlijks op 8 augustus is het 'internationale KatteIntendag' (World Cat Day). Deze dag is een soort Dierendag, maar dan alleen voor katten, waarop ze extra verwend worden.

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Every year on August 8 it is 'International Cat Day' (World Cat Day). This day is a kind of Animal Day, but only for cats, on which they are extra spoiled.

Der Weltelefantentag wird jedes Jahr am 12. August gefeiert. ... Der Weltelefantentag wurde ins Leben gerufen, um die Schwierigkeiten asiatischer und afrikanischer Elefanten hervorzuheben, die vielen Bedrohungen wie Wilderei, Verlust von Lebensräumen, Konflikten mit Menschen und Misshandlungen in Gefangenschaft ausgesetzt sind.

 

World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12th each year. ... World Elephant Day was created to highlight the difficulties faced by Asian and African elephants, who face many threats such as poaching, habitat loss, conflict with people and abuse in captivity.

Have you ever thought what it would be like to live in a world without colours?

 

Free yourself for a moment from your expierence, forget all that you`ve learned and start using your imagination.

 

Try to visualise your body, the people around you, the seas. the sky, trees, flowers, in short everything colorless.

Imagine that there is no colour around you.

Try to think how you would feel if people, cats, dogs, birds, butterflies, and fruits had no colour at all.

 

You would never want to live in such a world, would you ?

  

(thank you for your patience bebe, on this shot ♥)

Hug an elephant today.

 

I guess it's World Elephant Day today. Didn't know until I saw a couple posts about it so I had to bring this back.

 

This is from some time ago but I decided to put it up again to honor elephants. They have to be one of my favorite animals.

 

This is me actually getting hugged by an elephant. Her name is Susie. Can you feel the joy? I was on the verge of joyful laughing.

 

World Elephant Day! Yah!!!

 

XianggongShan-,another world-Cina. September / October 2018.

 

The mountain of Xianggongshan is one of the karst mountains that line the Li river.

 

It is very particular and has been formed for thousands of years in different forms over the years.

 

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"today everything exists to end in a photograph..."

Susan Sontag

 

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Andreas Economou

 

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♫ Watching The World ♫

 

Location:

Luane's World

 

The Pose:

* Méli-Mélo Bento Poses "Watching The World" couples pose. Exclusive for Belle Event opening July 20th (NEW)

 

See Gorba's Beautiful version here

Taken at Luane's World - Le Monde Perdu - Winter

 

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Le%20Monde%20Perdu/100/121/22

 

It's wonderful

Everywhere, so white

The river has frozen over

Not a soul on the ice

Only me, skating fast

 

I'm speeding past trees

Leaving little lines in the ice

Cutting out little lines

In the ice, splitting, splitting sound

Silver heels spitting, spitting snow

 

There's something moving

Under, under the ice

Moving under ice

Through water

Trying to (it's me) get out of the cold water

It's me

Something (it's me), someone help them

 

Under the Ice - Kate Bush

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCOiidUO1P8

 

Part of my Album Landscapes

 

&

 

Part of my Album In the Bleak Midwinter

“The world we suggest is a new wild west. A sensuous evil world. Strange and haunting, the path of the sun…”

― Jim Morrison

Listen . . . to the sounds in my head

 

CREDITS

More info and images on the blog

 

The Vintage Fair opens June 12th and ends on June 22nd 2020! Event sponsored by Death Row Designs!

FashionNatic for MAN CAVE - Milo's Bazar

 

Blog Post

 

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Taken at Little World

 

Hair - Stealthic - Allure

Bodysuit - adorsy - Elis Denim Bodysuit

Nose Chain - Richb - Nubia Chain

Earrings - Richb - Ritual Earrings

Lip Piercing - ~LF~ EziliV2

Necklace - NaaNaa's - Teresa Necklace

 

ENTRY for LUANE'S WORLD PHOTO CONTEST (with link to the sim maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slice%20of%20Heaven/111/11...) Jack & Jill went up the hill..

Bird World, Farnham.

15th March 2020

It is a bit early, but we had enough of the white and cold winter, and were longing for spring to come.

So we are happy to announce, that the Spring version of Luane's World @ Slice of Heaven is officially open now.

Come enjoy Spring in all it's beautiful colours, and enjoy all the nice spots we made for you.

You can also enjoy the sim on the back of a horse, a bicycle or dirtbike, or sail around on the swan boat or different other boats.

Or maybe you just want to relax in the café with some coffee and a cake, or go on a small vacation in one of the houses around the sim.

 

The Luane's World sims now contain of 4 connected sims:

 

Slice of Heaven Luane's World - Romantic sim

 

Morning Glow - :LW: Bento Poses and Méli-Mélo Bento poses main stores on ground level, and the Magical World in the sky

 

Tabara - Residential sim - all occupied

 

Dreamers Retreat- the latest addition, which is also a residential sim. There are only 3 rentals left, so hurry up, if you were looking to live here:)

 

We look forward to seeing you :)

Luane and Gorba

It is a big and beautiful world.

Most of us live and die in the

same corner where we were born

and never get to see any of it.

I don't want to be most of us.

 

Oberyn Martell

Game of Thrones

 

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Hello Everyone!

This is an old outfit from Medieval world called Ranger Outfit female. It is not new, but I found it cute for winter photo. Winter is comming! Or.. Is already here? ;)

Picture taken at the Roleplay sim: Bear Island

[FEATURING]

★ OUTFIT → ::{u.f.o}::stay homewear

 

[CAMEOS]

★ HAIR → TRUTH Trinket

 

[STAGING]

★ CHAIR → {C&C} Cauldron

 

[EXTRAS]

► BLOG → dreams in digital by shyralei

The first known reference to a The World-bearing Turtle is found in a letter by Jesuit Emanuel da Veiga (1549–1605), written at Chandagiri on 18 September 1599, in which the relevant passage reads:

"Others hold that the earth has nine corners by which the heavens are supported.

Another disagreeing from these would have the earth supported by seven elephants, and the elephants do not sink down because their feet are fixed on a tortoise.

When asked who would fix the body of the tortoise, so that it would not collapse, he said that he did not know".

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When you carry the world upon your shoulders, do you have someone to carry you?

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Inspired by a drawing I saw in a book my grandfather gave me long ago about the Earth. A Hindu drawing about an old myth (from Wiki): "The World Turtle (also called the Cosmic Turtle or the World-bearing Turtle) is a mytheme of a giant turtle (or tortoise) supporting or containing the world. The mytheme, which is similar to that of the World Elephant and the Hindu World Serpent (not to be confused with the Norse World Serpent), occurs in Hindu mythology, Chinese mythology and the mythologies of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas".

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Granola. Giselle Vanity Collection for Fameshed beautiful wicker style. Also includes:

Beauty Organizer

LIpsticks

Mirror

Stool

Vanity Table

Peonies in different beautiful colours

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AbbyAnne | Sari-Sari made this beautiful Turtle plant that inspired this whole image Sansevieria In Turtle Pot available at The Warehouse Sale

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I'm wearing Stealthic Archer Otome hair for Crystal Heart that I can have enough of

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Carpe Noctem. "Bonnie" Crop Top available at the mainstore and is so lovely with different sweet textures.

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[ kunst ] closer look on Meadow bracelets for Fameshed and Sea Vibes Set for Kustom9

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Our future lies in maintaining the beauty of oceans.

Photographed at Luane's World @ Slice of Heaven in the virtual world of Second Life ✈️

Today, the third Thursday in November, World Philosophy Day is celebrated. I will wear the same shirt in RL with the image of Betrand Russell. The pic is taken in the Library of Alexandria, where Hypatia researched, wrote and taught her classes.

SAPERE AUDE!

Mac Miller - Small Worlds

youtu.be/nHc_7yeiLvc

 

[ VERSOV ]OXFORDOV_Classic Cap (TMD)

[ kunst ] - Kunsteiner bento can (TMD)

Sleepy Eddy_Vneck Vest (TMD)

[ ERAUQS ] - Kurt Jeans (Access)

[VALE KOER] CHAMPIONS SNEAKERS (Mainstore)

[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Bicolor (Mainstore)

 

Exploring this world ...

also means discover other worlds ...

We start on this map ...

who knows how far we get!

 

Thank you my sweet(y) (oldie) John

for exploring this world with me....

Two worlds collide ♥

 

🌹

 

Find the raft to other worlds here

Always treat the earth and one another with kindness. You never know the rippling effect your actions and words may have. ♥Mystic

 

Taken at Luane's World

exposure row

 

Pay attention to the little one in the world,

this makes the life richer and more contented

Carl Hilty

 

All around me are familiar faces

Worn out places, worn out faces

Bright and early for the daily races

Going nowhere, going nowhere

Their tears are filling up their glasses

No expression, no expression

Hide my head, I wanna drown my sorrow

No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny

I find it kind of sad

The dreams in which I'm dying

Are the best I've ever had

I find it hard to tell you

I find it hard to take

When people run in circles it's a very, very

Mad world, mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good

Happy birthday, happy birthday

And I feel the way that every child should

Sit and listen, sit and listen

Went to school and I was very nervous

No one knew me, no one knew me

Hello, teacher! Tell me, what's my lesson?

Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny

I find it kind of sad

The dreams in which I'm dying

Are the best I've ever had

I find it hard to tell you

I find it hard to take

When people run in circles it's a very, very

Mad world, mad world

Enlarging your world

Mad world....

  

Tune : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpm_BOhWmbw

Wondeful world.CF014635.Longji. China 2016

 

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Thank you so much for your visit and support ..

 

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The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea level. A coiling terrace line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of rice in fall, and layers of frost in winter. The terraced fields were mostly built about 650 years ago.

 

Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon.

 

In early June, water is pumped over the rice paddies and young plants are transferred to the main terraces.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longsheng_Rice_Terrace

 

Leer es sexy. Este es el título de una entrada del blog cronicasdeimarie.com, en donde se enumeran algunos de los beneficios de la lectura: retarda la aparición de demencia senil, estimula la empatía, relaja, favorece la concentración, el incremento de conexiones neuronales, etc.

 

Suena la suite Matar a un Ruiseñor de Elmer Bernstein:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DvX07TI3aA

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rb2ruvNmVw

 

Abrazos online.

Happy World Elephant day :-)! A mother elephant and her calf taken in the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Eric Goncalves ©2016, All Rights Reserved

Happy World Lion Day! A lion cub practices its hunting skills on its mother.

ⓒRebecca Bugge, All Rights Reserved

Do not use without permission.

 

This 20 metres tall, 12 tons heavy sculpture made of steel, by the Chinese sculptor Yao Yuan, can be found in Grandcamp-Maisy (where it is quite eye-catching, let me tell you!). The piece, called La Paix dans le Monde (which means World Peace in French) was inaugurated in 2004 in memory of the 1944 D-Day landings in the area.

Tribute to the victims of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima 75 years ago on the 6th of Aug 1945.

 

"Peace cannot be kept by force;

it can only be achieved by understanding "

 

Albert Einstein

 

" World peace begins with inner peace "

 

Dalai Lama

 

Begonia flower taken at the Fitzroy Conservatory.

 

Many thanks for your visit, comments, invites and favs...it is always appreciated..

 

HMBT

 

A Macro Monday Runner up

Mists of Avalon 🎧

  

I am born of a time before men

when the World was raw.

The wisdom of rocks and fire

and earth and blood

is in my veins.

For now I live in

a World of mists

beyond the reach of

mortal man

but the time shall come

when I shall rise again.

 

In a world of black and white, I still see color.

 

Take me to a world of silver

No more heartbreaks, tears, painkillers

Take me somewhere unfamiliar

Bring me back to Where We Started out

Our empty hearts and neon lights

They're playing with my mind

Gotta get out of it tonight

I wanna run off and float

And I'll tell myself It's fine to be alone

Just to find somewhere that finally feels like home

I hate all this overthinking (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

The more I swim, the more i'm sinking

Broken hearts and starting fights

Turning truths to lies

Gotta get out, stop wasting time

 

[Pre-Chorus]

I wanna run off and float

And I'll tell myself It's fine to be alone

Just to find somewhere that finally feels like home

I hate all this overthinking (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

The more I swim, the more i'm sinking

 

[Chorus]

Take me to a world of silver

No more heartbreaks, tears, painkillers

Take me somewhere unfamiliar

Bring me back to Where We Started out

 

Get me out of now

To Where We Started out

Get me out of now

To Where We Started out

 

🎧 Jex & Lost Sky: Where We Started 🎧

 

#FaceOfCalendarGuys2021

dream world

 

If you use Photoshop, which is fascinating, you can get a whole different story or scene in your photo. I did this here. You can decide for yourself whether this is rather perfect or rather imperfect when you look at the original in the first comment. Deserted street and suddenly two happy lovers and a loner. I also like the dawn, but you have to get up so early ;-)

 

~ HSS ~

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AJHapRR3e4

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