Animals

Easter Pets

Just a quick post before the Easter weekend begins to wish you all a happy Easter! I have a busy weekend ahead as I get ready to start filming on a student film that’s been rescheduled five times so far. Fifth times a charm, right? (And hopefully I didn’t jinx it by saying we were finally starting up.) Then Easter dinner at my parents house on Sunday.

Hope you all have fun coloring eggs, doing Easter egg hunts, Easter service, Easter dinner and all that jazz.

On the other hand, how cute are these Easter pet photos I found?

 

Easter bunny
Easter bunny

 

Depression in pink
Depression in pink

 

Bunny pig
Bunny pig

 

Little fella
Little fella

 

Funny pug Easter bunny
Funny pug Easter bunny

 

These are my eggs!
These are my eggs!

Hope you all enjoy the holiday, whatever you’re doing!

 

photo credit: wigerl – herwig ster Easter Bunny via photopin (license)

photo credit: Gatorgoon Depression in Pink via photopin (license)

photo credit: Plastic_Bat bunny pig via photopin (license)

photo credit: Negativexpositive Little fella. via photopin (license)

photo credit: DaPuglet Funny Pug Easter Bunny via photopin (license)

photo credit: somewhereintheworldtoday Easter Bunny via photopin (license)

Papua New Guinea ~ Independence Day

With Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day just around the corner, I thought I’d give a shout out to the country I spent a part of my growing up years in as a missionary kid –  Papua New Guinea, ples bilong mi, kantri bilong mi.

Meh. Enough of that. My Pidgin English sucks because they spoke English as a second language in the part of PNG where I grew up in.

I invite you into their rich and beautiful culture as they celebrate 41 years of independence this year through the photos below. If you know the national anthem, join with me in singing. Men, in big booming bass voices, women – sing through your nose. Nice and nasally now! Make it real, peeps!

 

Papua New Guinea

O arise all you sons of this land,

Let us sing of our joy to be free,

Praising God and rejoicing to be

Papua New Guinea.

CHORUS

Shout our name from the mountains to seas

Papua New Guinea;

Let us raise our voices and proclaim

Papua New Guinea.

Now give thanks to the good Lord above

For His kindness, His wisdom and love

For this land of our fathers so free,

Papua New Guinea.

CHORUS

Shout again for the whole world to hear

Papua New Guinea;

We’re independent and we’re free,

Papua New Guinea.

 

 

Part of the Simbu 'tainim het' group at the Goroka Show '04. Goroka, PNG.
Part of the Simbu ‘tainim het’ group at the Goroka Show ’04. Goroka, PNG.

 

The Goliath Birdwing is a birdwing butterfly found in New Guinea, and is the second-largest butterfly in the world.
The Goliath Birdwing is a birdwing butterfly found in New Guinea, and is the second-largest butterfly in the world.

 

Tree Kangaroo
Tree Kangaroo

 

Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet

 

Clown Anemone Fish
Clown Anemone Fish – Yeah. Nemo lives in the coral reefs of Papua New Guinea

 

Cassowary, meanest bird in the world!
Cassowary, meanest bird in the world!

New Beginnings

Spring is a time of new life, new beginnings. I am waiting for my new life to begin… Perhaps it already has and I’m waiting for the really amazing stuff to start happening. In the meantime, I’m trying to live in the now. Not looking back at the bad stuff behind me, not looking forward at things that could be. Just being here. Right now. In this moment. If I can just keep living in today, then mostly what I realize is that things are good. Not great. Not terrible, but really okay. And I can live with that.

Happy Easter to all.

Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.  Jessica Harrelson

 

Is my food ready yet?
Is my food ready yet?

 

Little chick
Little chick

 

Baby deer
Baby deer

 

Sweet baby ducklings
Sweet baby ducklings

 

Calf & lamb
Calf & lamb

 

Sweet baby lamb
Sweet baby lamb

 

Christmas Cats

I always enjoy taking photos of my cats around the holidays. By the tree, in the wreath, near the lights. With Santa hats on, or bows if they’ll let me. The always seem to make the season brighter with their cute little inquisitive faces. And I enjoy looking through photos of everyone else’s Christmas cats as well. Here’s to the pets that make our lives merrier! These were some of my favorites cat photos this year. Merry Christmas to all!

 

She's a sly one...
She’s a sly one…

 

Cat in a rustic wreath
Cat in a rustic wreath

 

Santa Claws
Santa Claws

 

Holiday cat
Holiday cat

 

Cat in front of a Christmas tree
Cat in front of a Christmas tree

 

Miyako copying Santa Clause
Miyako copying Santa Clause