Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tend to your health

We all know that a healthy body means a healthy mind, and that writing requires thinking. Without question, I write most easily when I feel good. Nutrition guru, Patrick Holford, takes this concept further with his brilliant book, Optimum Nutrition … Continue reading

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Mouth

Mouth = highway to health.

HIPPO MOUTH - Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana
HIPPO MOUTH – Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“You are what you eat.” – Albert Signorella DDS. / Franklin P. Jones / possible others

“Health is worth more than learning.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Now, good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both!” – William Shakespeare
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Eyes

Eyes express eternity.

TIGER'S EYES - Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa
TIGER’S EYES – Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“The eyes have one language everywhere” – George Herbert

“The eye is the jewel of the body.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Precious primates under threat!

In case you also missed, it: “in December 2008…the United Nations declared 2009 the Year of the Gorilla…because they need it now more than ever…if things continue as they are, they may be reduced to nothing more than a series … Continue reading

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Colour

Colour adds character.

BATELEUR - Okavango Delta, Botswana
BATELEUR – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde

“It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.” – Hans Hofmann

“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour.” – Unknown
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Focus

Focus is finite.

BUFFALO - Okavango Delta, Botswana
BUFFALO – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations” – Alan Loy McGinnis

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
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Impulse

Impulse stems from a primitive place.

SNAPPING CROCODILE - Schotia Safaris, South Africa
SNAPPING CROCODILE – Schotia Safaris, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” – Helen Keller

“Reason only controls individuals after emotion and impulse have lost their impetus” – Carlton Simon

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh
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Earth-touch.com

We’ve recently been treated to stunning TV footage from http://www.earth-touch.com. This must be one of the best wildlife sites around, documenting the magnificence of some of our favourite places: Okavango, Botswana – Dave’s photo’s speak for themselves, just search ‘top … Continue reading

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Plenty

Earth provides plenty, without prejudice.

YELLOWEYED CANARIES BATHING WITH CAPE WHITE-EYE - Thanda Game Reserve, South Africa
YELLOWEYED CANARIES BATHING WITH CAPE WHITE-EYE – Thanda Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer

“There is always plenty of capital for those who can create practical plans for using it” – Napoleon Hill
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Ashes and Snow Exhibition

We watched enraptured when Carte Blanche recently featured ‘Ashes and Snow’. This breath-taking exhibition by Gregory Colbert has been viewed by millions of people around the world as “the most attended exhibit by a living artist, ever.” Apparently it may … Continue reading

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