Quirky Quotes 22.04.2017

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“‘I’m trying to decide whether to tell you two to go get a room or go barf in a trashcan,’ Emma said. ‘I’m leaning toward the second choice. You are both getting way to weird. And gross.’

Cal barked out a laugh and slid his fingers down my arm to entwine with mine. His touch, and Emma’s comments, only made me blush more. Looks like Emma saw Cal lick my face after all.

Now that wasn’t awkward or anything.”

-E.J. Stevens, Legend of Witchtrot Road

*Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Chris’s build up curry 

Getting Fit For Forty!!

Getting Fit For Forty

Hi fellow foodies and food preparers!

For those of you following The Body Coach 90 Day SSS plan will know how Cycle 2 is quite demanding on quantity of food.

With this in mind, I decided to have a play with doubling up the quantity trying to forward plan as well as meeting all the necessary quantities for carbs, protein, veg etc. That’s when I made the build (Made Up) up curry! Bosh!

I promised to share the recipe so here you go.

All quantities should be doubled as per your plan.

Chicken, sour cream, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, garum masala, cumin, seasoning.

Mix the above in a sandwich bag and ensure the chicken is coated and all spices are mixed. Allow to marinade for 1hour if poss.

Cut up the following veg in slices and cook in a pan with a little coconut oil.

Onions, peppers, tomatoes (cubed)…

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Dragonfly Surprise!

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives!

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

The weekly photo challenge offers a Surprise in the guise of an ordinary dragonfly.A close-up a an ordinary dragonfly

Dragonflies are beautiful creatures. This one was near the end of its life and simply rested unmoving on our outdoor chair. I used last year’s, then new, digital camera and took a series of shots.

In my next image, I photographed him from the top. You can see the gossamer wings almost like delicate stained glass, and the emergence of something else. But in the next shot…wait for it…

Top view of the dragonfly reveals something!

SURPRISE! No wonder other bugs quake in fear!

A surprise face from this angle

Hope you enjoyed the show!

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Happy 84th Birthday Rene Burri

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Today is the 84th birthday of the photographer Rene Burri. His iconic images have inspired photographers for years, his philosophy and approach to art inspires me. The world is a better place because he was in it…

Safely Secure at Leisure

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives!

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

At least the pups wear their PFDs.

Many outdoor leisure activities require a measure of Security. Kayaking with the pups is no exception! Though Gideon and Aero sport their Pup PFDs, I’m guessing my daughter’s PFD is behind her instead of on her.

Sigh.

However, the kayak offers supreme flotation in an accident, and paddles can be used as reaching devices in water sports.

In my attempts to be water safe and set a good example while stand-up paddling and windsurfing, I received two cool birthday gifts last December in anticipation of spring and summer. Older daughter bought me the pink self-inflating PFD for when I am kayaking or SUP-ping. It came with two replaceable CO2 cartridges that can be set to inflate manually or automatically.

Security dressed in pink!The impact vest is to be worn while windsurfing to help with flotation while water-starting or swimming (as I tend to do more than my share). My hubby bought me…

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What is it about Big Bend?

Ann Cavitt Fisher!

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Ann Cavitt Fisher

“According to Apache legend, after creating the universe, the Great Spirit tossed a large pile of leftover boulders and debris on the Big Bend.”

“Oh, so you’ve been to Big Bend . . .”

Yes. I’ve been so many times that I have lost count. I was married in Marathon, Texas, about 70 miles north of the ranger station. When I die, it is where I want my ashes spread.

Poster by Doug Leen and Brian Maebius done in the style of the WPA posters of the 1930's. Poster by Doug Leen and Brian Maebius done in the style of the WPA posters of the 1930’s. Available through the Big Bend Natural History Association.

What is it about the Big Bend?

The park’s name comes from the 100 mile long big bend in the Rio Grande river that forms the Texas-Chihuahua-Coahuila border. At over 1,250 square miles, Big Bend is approximately the size of Rhode Island. It’s so remote that it remains the least visited of the National Parks in…

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