Posted in Silent Sunday

Forest Giraffe

The okapi, also known as the forest giraffe, Congolese giraffe or zebra giraffe, is a mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. The beauties on these photos live in Safari Park Beekse Bergen in the Netherlands.

Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.

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Posted in Six Word Saturday

Evening sun wrinkles the Amsterdam canals

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Posted as part of Six Word Saturday.

Posted in Photo challenge

CB&W: It’s All About Nature

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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

CB&W

Posted in Inspiration, Personal

Laugh and Embrace

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Dear readers and friends, thank you all so much for the good things that you have shared with me and with each other over the past year. Inspiring writings and photographs, the beautiful and often touching words and images. They make this sweet world better.

Happy holidays and all the best for 2019. Stay healthy and live well. Take care of each other. Laugh and embrace.

Big kiss,
Marion

Posted in Food, Six Word Saturday

Christmas Dinner: a Taste of Hungary

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Later today, V-man’s family is coming over for an early Christmas dinner. One of the things we are going to serve them is this goulash. I used my mom’s recipe and added a few things of my own. The result is full and spicy. Continue reading “Christmas Dinner: a Taste of Hungary”

Posted in Photo challenge

CB&W: Engines and Roars

Things with engines and motors, Cee wants to see this week. In the photo below, you will find both a vehicle and a boat. But most of the roaring is done by the lioness. 😉

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Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

CB&W

Posted in Silent Sunday

With confidence and trust

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This week it is Smokey’s turn to stand, or rather lie in the spotlight. He looks up with confidence and trust. Four years in our family have done him a lot of good. And he entertains us on daily basis with his crazy shenanigans and funny sounds. Such an awesome companion!