View

Find Us On Facebook

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Hippo and the Turtle


Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed.'
 





NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa , officials said.
 

The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Abaci River the Indian Ocean , then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, 2004 before wildlife rangers rescued him. 




'It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother',' ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park, told AFP.



'After it was swept away 
 and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together,' the ecologist added. 'The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it follows its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother,' Kahumbu added. 



'The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years,' he explained. 








[Look at this beautiful picture!!]


This is a real story that shows that our differences don't matter much when we need the comfort of another. We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures  Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together. 




 
-- 

Lovely
__________________________________________
Meet Me At

If you like my posts then please become "follower"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Meaning Of Friendship



       
       






"F" is for Fun... 

That friends share when they are together.

"R" is for Reliability… 

A true friend is someone that you can always
rely on.

"I" is for Interest… 

Someone who is genuinely interested in you,
your fears, joys, and life.

"E" is for Energy… 

They pick you up when you are down, and give
you the energy to go on and believe in yourself.

"N" is for Nothing… 

Nothing is ever too much, no matter what time
it is, night or day.

"D" is for Distance… 

Although the miles may separate you, a true
friend is never far away.

"S" is for Secrets… 

Your feelings and personal/private thoughts
that you can only share with a friend.

"H" is for Happiness… 

The way I feel when we are together.

"I" is for Inseparable… 

Through good times and bad, tears and
laughter. A friend will always be there for you.

"P" is for Perfect… 

The friendship 







  Keep Smiling…
 
--

Lovely
__________________________________________
Meet Me At

If you like my posts then please become "follower"

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

FEMININE FIGHTERS



file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
 file://dinvorafemininefighters/ 
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/
file://dinvorafemininefighters/

--

Lovely
__________________________________________
Meet Me At

If you like my posts then please become "follower"

Friday, June 24, 2011

Classic Definitions & Cool Meanings



1. Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.
2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.
3. Marriage : It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master
4. Divorce : Future tense of marriage
5. Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either"..
6. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
7. Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
8. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power ..
9. Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage.
10. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.
11. Ecstasy : A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.
12. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.
13. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
15. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
16. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.
17. Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
18. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.
19. Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.
20. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.
21. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
22. Opportunist : A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.
23. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet."
24. Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.
25. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.
26. Father : A banker provided by nature.
27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest... except that he got caught.
28. Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
29. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.
30. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills. 

--


Lovely
__________________________________________
Meet Me At

If you like my posts then please become "follower"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Majestic Volcanoes Up Close



Explosive images: Daredevil captures the volatile majesty of lava-spitting volcanoes up close

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:12 PM on 17th May 2011
Dicing with death around fountains of 1,000C glowing lava wouldn't be everyone's idea of the perfect day.
But for daredevil photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson, teetering around the world's deadliest volcanoes is nothing but another thrilling day at the office.
Despite being lucky not to be injured or killed by chunks of volcanic ash crashing into the ground around him, his resulting images are stunning.

Fire shower: Skarphedinn Thrainsson's images taken at the lip of exploding volcanoes make for breath-taking picturesFire shower: Skarphedinn Thrainsson's images taken at the lip of exploding volcanoes make for breath-taking pictures
Illuminating: Lightening forks the sky as black smoke billows out of the volcanoIlluminating: Lightening forks the sky as black smoke billows out of the volcano
From bright orange jets of lava darting into the night sky like a firework, to fellow madcap photographers standing just feet away from molten streams raining from the skies, these photos show a different side to the destruction.
Mr Skarphedinn, 39, said: 'It's the most amazing thing I've ever experienced in my life.
 

'It's hard to describe the feeling you get when you're standing in front of an erupting volcano - all the heat, the noise, the smell and the lightning strikes.
'You feel very small and powerless in front of a volcano. And going back to normal landscape photography is just boring after it.
'It's incredibly dangerous though and sometimes I have to walk across the new lava so could easily get burned.
'It was also dangerous to be in the area around Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland where I took a lot of my pictures last year because the lightning was striking through the ash cloud.'

Lightening: A black swan is depicted in the clouds - and behind are the purple veins of a thunderstormLightening: A black swan is depicted in the clouds - and behind are the purple veins of a thunderstorm
Spooky: This eerie image shows a man coming towards the camera - or is he heading closer to the volcano?Spooky: This eerie image shows a man coming towards the camera - or is he heading closer to the volcano?

Skarphdinn snaps a picture of fellow dare-devil photographers hanging around the lip of a volcano, while lava rakes the sky
And haunting scenes of lightning bolts sparking dark skies into life with plumes of smoke billowing from the fiery infernos - these images show a different side to the destruction
Skarphdinn snaps a picture of fellow dare-devil photographers hanging around the lip of a volcano, while lava rakes the sky, and a volcano is shown bubbling moodily

He added: 'I remember one night while shooting the lightning the wind suddenly changed directions and the black cloud started to reach me.

'I drove back from the area with dust in my mouth and nasty smell in the air. When I got away from the cloud, I shot some photos of the lightning.
'They were striking almost to the exact spot where I was earlier in the night. Two people died in a tragic way when they got lost that night after observing the volcano.'
Mr Skarphedinn, from Reykjavik, Iceland, took his incredible photos during the volcanic eruptions in Fimmvorduhals and the notorious Eyjafjallajokull - the eruption which caused havoc across Europe two years ago.
Both eruptions occurred in the same area of the south coast of Iceland but with very different results.
The volcano in Fimmvorduhals was a friendly volcano with flowing red lava but the second blasted monster ash clouds through the skies shutting down European air space.

Safe distance? The 39-year-old photographer captures a group of men surveying the scene, with a volcano rumbling nearbySafe distance? The 39-year-old photographer captures a group of men surveying the scene, with a volcano rumbling nearby
Fiery: With the night's sky as a backdrop this volcano, and the lava which is cascading down its side, looks other-worldlyFiery: With the night's sky as a backdrop this volcano, and the lava which is cascading down its side, looks other-worldly

He added: 'Eyjafjallajokull erupted in the middle of a glacier and caused a devastating ash plume volcano because it erupted deep under ice.
'I went a number of times to see that volcano - usually for sunset and sunrise as well as at night to have a good view of the lightning in the ash plume and also observe the lava.'
Thrill-seeker Mr Skarphedinn is now planning his next fiery photo trip to Hawaii and other places for more amazing photography.
But for now he says when the next volcano in Iceland erupts he'll be ready.
He said: 'I'll be prepared and ready to get back there to experience it all over again.
'I got my first quality camera in 2007 and I've been passionate with landscape and aurora photography since - now this is my new favourite.
'It is simply a must to be around the volcano shooting the scenes and I'm always working on taking the perfect photo.'


Northern Lights: The Icelandic photographer manages to capture the magical Aurora Borealis over the top of a flaming volcanoNorthern Lights: The Icelandic photographer manages to capture the magical Aurora Borealis over the top of a flaming volcano

Spitting: A fierce volcano blows orange lava, creating a wonderful contrast with the skySpitting: A fierce volcano blows orange lava, creating a wonderful contrast with the sky

Danger: A couple of photographers look ready to move if the lava gets too close to them as it spits orange lavaDanger: A couple of photographers look ready to move if the lava gets too close to them as it spits orange lava

--

Lovely
__________________________________________
Meet Me At

If you like my posts then please become "follower"

Recommend Us

Next Post

Incredible India