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  1. J. A.

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    I didn't know that before. :)

    I hope you know me good enough to be sure that I'm not playing with you. Maybe I chose the wrong words again.
     
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    I don't think you' ex ever used wrong words, have you? Only you know!


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
    - Mother Teresa.
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    Sometimes I don't know the right expressions. Or I'm not certain if I use the right words. :eek:
     
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    I do not receive emails with jokes attached, but I did see this on my Twitter feed. So I think this unofficially counts for the dog lovers out there. I laughed out loud when I saw this...it's just so darn cute! @LifePro



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    Skimonkey ~~ sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    Well I'm laughing out loud too!

    How good is that!! ;)
     
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    I've heard some people name their dogs bandit. These must be two of them.:D
     
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    Top Pics of 2013

    This is what I love about getting emails....you get to see some truly amazing sights! Enjoy!!

    San Francisco fog.



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    Yale's Rare Book and Manuscript Lbrary



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    Sunset in Santorini



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    The Sky Whale



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    When Art Meets Nature



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    Shelf cloud over Timisoara



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    Flyby Eclipse



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    Underwater Perfection



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    Poolside Mountain View



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    Yokohama Cherry Blossoms in bloom



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    A Barn Conversion



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    Face Plant



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    Multicoloured Iceberg



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    The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle........I've been here....just beautiful!



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    Abandoned Railway in Paris



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    The Rocky Wave



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    Ancient Banyan Tree



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    Forest on Shipwreck Island



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    First Flight



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    Moonrise Time-Lapse over LA



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    Enjoy!
     
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    Beautiful pictures! :)
     
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    Great pictures, leelai! Just when I think your pictures couldn't be better, you post some more and prove me wrong.
     
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    Isn't it just the sweetest thing? I just thought that it was the cutest picture. I laugh whenever I see it!

    By the way...I do like the 2nd to last picture of yours...the one with the two baby birds flying out. So cute!

    For sure...I know a dog name bandit too! :)
     
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  11. J. A.

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    Here's another one I received, with wonderful photos. I hope I did get the photos and texts in the right order so that they match.

    Some places don't require words to express themselves. They are expressed in our widening eyes, our look of peaceful wonder, and the iron clad will to go and see this place ourselves. Here are many such places, that call to the eyes and beckon the soul.
    image.jpg Gobi Desert, Mongolia
    image.jpg Telatyn, Poland
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    image.jpg Morondava, Madagascar
    image.jpg The Verzasca River, Swiss Alps


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    Portland, Oregon Japanese Garden – A bright orange-red lace-leaf maple


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    Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River


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    Woodlands in the Netherlands


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    Japanese Maple Tree, Austin, TX


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    Marqueyssac Gardens – Vezac, France


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    Hall of Mosses, Olympic National Park, Washington


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    Stone Forest in Madagascar


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    Glacier Bay, Alaska


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    Piuva


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    Tulip fields, somewhere in The Netherlands


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    Tree in Portland Japanese Garden


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    Ponthus beech in Broceliande forest, Bretagne, France


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    Nagano, Japan


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    Flower Ocean in China


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    1500 year old Angel Oak in Charleston, South Carolina


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    Nature finds a way


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    Moraine Lake, Canada


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    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks


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    The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado


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    Japanese Flower Garden


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    Banyan tree Cypress Gardens, FL


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    Hokitika gorge, New Zealand


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    Fields of Lavender in Provence, France


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    Somewhere in Tibet
     
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    They are, aren't they, they just make you feel good about the world!
    I really need to put the heading under the photo like you've done.... Great pics also, just so so beautiful.....I think one of the banyan trees is the same as mine.

    Lol....I wish they were my pics! I wish I'd seen them all for real! ;)

    It is so cute! It's one of those pics to look at when you're feeling down, it's just got to lift you! ;)

    I loved that pic too.....just so so cute!

    I know a dog named Bandit too! Must be popular!!
     
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    It's astonishing which beautiful sights there are on our earth. :)

    I've seen in your last post that you added the descriptions. That's why I decided to do this as well. :) I put them under the picture, because the app gets them closer to the photo there.
     
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    A story of a picture we all know so well! It's a long story but I believe worth reading.
    THE PRAYING HANDS



    A touching story



    THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE OF THE PRAYING HANDS
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    Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg , lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he could find in the neighborhood.
    Despite their seemingly hopeless condition, two of the elder children, Albrecht and Albert, had a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talent for art, but they knew full well that their father would never be financially able to send either of them to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.
    After many long discussions at night in their crowded bed, the two boys finally worked out a pact. They would toss a coin. The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his earnings, support his brother while he attended the academy. Then, when that brother who won the toss completed his studies, in four years, he would support the other brother at the academy, either with sales of his artwork or, if necessary, also by laboring in the mines.
    They tossed a coin on a Sunday morning after church. Albrecht Durer won the toss and went off to Nuremberg .
    Albert went down into the dangerous mines and, for the next four years, financed his brother, whose work at the academy was almost an immediate sensation. Albrecht's etchings, his woodcuts, and his oils were far better than those of most of his professors, and by the time he graduated, he was beginning to earn considerable fees for his commissioned works.
    When the young artist returned to his village, the Durer family held a festive dinner on their lawn to celebrate Albrecht's triumphant homecoming. After a long and memorable meal, punctuated with music and laughter, Albrecht rose from his honored position at the head of the table to drink a toast to his beloved brother for the years of sacrifice that had enabled Albrecht to fulfill his ambition. His closing words were, "And now, Albert, blessed brother of mine, now it is your turn. Now you can go to Nuremberg to pursue your dream, and I will take care of you."
    All heads turned in eager expectation to the far end of the table where Albert sat, tears streaming down his pale face, shaking his lowered head from side to side while he sobbed and repeated, over and over, "No ...no....no ..no."
    Finally, Albert rose and wiped the tears from his cheeks. He glanced down the long table at the faces he loved, and then, holding his hands close to his right cheek, he said softly, "No, brother. I cannot go to Nuremberg . It is too late for me. Look ... Look what four years in the mines have done to my hands! The bones in every finger have been smashed at least once, and lately I have been suffering from arthritis so badly in my right hand that I cannot even hold a glass to return your toast, much less make delicate lines on parchment or canvas with a pen or a brush. No, brother ....for me it is too late."
    More than 450 years have passed. By now, Albrecht Durer's hundreds of masterful portraits, pen and silver-point sketches, water colors, charcoals, woodcuts, and copper engravings hang in every great museum in the world, but the odds are great that you, like most people, are familiar with only one of Albrecht Durer's works. More than merely being familiar with it, you very well may have a reproduction hanging in your home or office.
    One day, to pay homage to Albert for all that he had sacrificed, Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his brother's abused hands with palms together and thin fingers stretched skyward. He called his powerful drawing simply "Hands," but the entire world almost immediately opened their hearts to his great masterpiece and renamed his tribute of love "The Praying Hands." The next time you see a copy of that touching creation, take a second look. Let it be your reminder, that no one - no one - ever makes it alone! [​IMG]


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
    - Mother Teresa.
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    Wonderful story Diane! :)
     

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