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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Wandering with my camera, I often find my eye drawn to strange bedfellows. Juxtapositions. Foils. Unexpected pairings.

– Michelle W, The Daily Post

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I’d taken this some time late last year, right behind the school. The wire lined the entire compound, but this particular part of the fence separated us from the untamed green land some miles beyond. This section was shaded by a dwarf coconut tree, the one I’d like to stand under those hot days and it was on one such sweltering morning when I noticed these vines twisting their way around the length of the wire and the barbs.

The contrast was immediate. Such thriving life form that should dare to advance Continue reading

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I’m a brown eyed girl

It makes me happy to hear songs about brown eyes. I’m not complaining but there has been much more emphasis on blue eyes, followed by the even more rare lovely green hues. Perhaps I haven’t been listening to the right music, or the DJ on the radio is a bit biased, or maybe brown eyes are too common to write anything about. Thank goodness for Jango, I heard this song on the Sunshine Radio and I am liking it very much. Hope it’s mutual 😉 If not, oh well , that’s no problemo!

P.S: If you’re thinking of checking out Sunshine radio (or any one, really), you must remember to do this one important thing; boogie woogie! Dance, people.

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Shimmy and shake for it’s still a good day in the little ways and one needs to celebrate the simpler things in life, bright memories for the bad times ahead.

Mmmwaa!

D.

P.P.S: If you like Ellen like I do, check this jem out!

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On top of the world, a ceremony for millions

The four youth ambassadors lower the pod to the seabed at the North Pole

Happy Earth day, Mother Earth and fellow earthlings! I am ashamed to admit I completely forgot the significance of this day, but hey I’m human and I forget things but one thing I can’t fail to remember is our responsibility towards our home planet. I would have loved to write more extensively especially on the Arctic region but I haven’t prepared anything – as yet.

So let me bring you news on the Greenpeace activists who trekked to the top of the world to leave a message for the present and for the future, to mark the Arctic land of no one man or country but to every one of us. To protect this precious bit of land from the greedy thoughtless companies. You won’t have to go very far to think who I’m talking about. Big oil has run its course, it’s time to move on to more sustainable ways of powering our homes and businesses, our lives. The transition will take time, yes, but we must give it a chance and not stubbornly hold on to the harmful ways.

Do you remember this post where I reblogged from the GP blog? Well, they’ve reached! On the 14th this month they lowered the time capsule, containing the names of almost three 3 million arctic activists (people like you and me!), on the seabed beneath the north pole. The following in italics is what I’ve copied from greenpeace.org.

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Something incredible happened yesterday.

Our four young explorers on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow.

After a gruelling week-long trek across the frozen Ocean, over giant pressure ridges and around icy pools of open water, we planted our ‘flag for the future’ 4km beneath the ice at the top of the world and called for the region to be declared a global sanctuary. We ran into some technical difficulties on the first go, and had to try again before lowering the pod by hand. But not before filming some beautiful shots of the pod in the icy waters. 

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