A Celtic Hymn to Love

With images from Scotland
May the path meet you.
May the wind always blow at your back and the rain fall soft on your fields.
And until we meet again, may the Future smile on you constantly.
May you live as long as you want and may you always be able to live fully.
Always remember to forget the things that made you sad, but never forget to remember the ones that made you happy.
Always remember to forget the friends who turned out to be false, but never forget to remember those who remained faithful.
Always remember to forget about the problems that have already passed, but never forget to remember the good things of each day.
May the saddest day in your future be no worse than the happiest day in your past.
May the roof never fall on you and may the friends gathered under it never leave.
May you always have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and may the way always open at your door.

May you always have warm words in a cold evening, a full moon in a dark night, and may the way always open at your

May you live a hundred years, with an extra year to repent.
May the Future keep you in its “hands” and don’t squeeze its fingers too much.
May your neighbors respect you, problems leave you, your friends accompany you, and your health does not fail you.
And may the fate of the Celtic hills embrace you.
May you never regret being born.
May your conscience be light and your heart heavy with friendship and love.
May good luck pursue you, and each day and night you have walls against the wind, a roof from the rain, drinks by the fire, laughter that comforts those you love, and that your heart may be filled with everything you desire.
May you see your children’s children, may your misfortune be brief and leave you rich with longing. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you have many years of life, pursuing Friendship, Solidarity, and Peace among all Human Beings…
…and so be it every year, forever!

Original: “Saudação Celta” by an unknown author!

Letter to Tenant

Letter to the Tenant (no mistake, it’s for you),
Read, it takes only 2 minutes or so.

Mr tenant,
I inform you that the lease we made thousands of years ago is about to expire.
It needs to be renewed, but we have to review some fundamental points:
1 – You need to pay the energy bill.
It’s too high!
How do you spend so much?
2 – Before I’ve given you plenty of water, today I no longer have that amount.
We need to renegotiate your use.
3 – Why are there people at home eating enough and others who are starving if the field is so big?
If you take good care of the land, there will be food for everyone!
4 – You cut trees that gave shade, air and balance.
The sun is very hot and the heat has increased.
Think about starting to plant them again!
5 – All animals and plants in my huge garden must be cared for and preserved
I looked for some animals and didn’t find them. When I leased you the house they existed…
6 – I did not see the fish that lived in rivers and lakes.
Did you catch them all? NOT?! So where are they?
7 – What strange colors are these that I see in the sky?!
I don’t see blue!
8 – Speaking now of garbage, what is this dirt, hey???
I found strange objects along the way! Tires, plastics… what is this?
Well, it’s time to talk. I need to know if you want to continue living here.
If so, what do you want to do to fulfill the contract?
I wish you were always with me but everything has a limit.
Do you want to stop and think?
I await your answers and attitudes….
SINCERELY:
Your house,
Earth

From the PowerPoint presentation “Carta al inquilino” by Pequeñas Semillitas

Ghana

The Ghana National Flag
Accra (capital)
The busy streets of Kumasi
Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about four million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise buildings.
Taxis on the main street of Accra
Residential area
Airport City, Accra
Black Star Square and Independence Arch, Accra
Achimota School
Independence Square, Accra
Deserted beach
Axim Beach
Amedzofe Village
Fishing Harbour
Lake Akosombo
Fishing Boats
Pottery Market
Ghana, West Africa
Butre is a village in Ahanta West District, a district in the Western Region of Ghana.
Ghana Fisherman
Coconuts
Cocoa Jute Bags
Mole National Park
Mole National Park is a Ghanaian national park located in the northwest of the country. It is the park in Ghana with the largest area.
Accra
Senya Beraku
Kokrobite Beach
Ghana Kids Surf
Senya Beraku Fort
Château Cape Coast
Dixcove
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja District, a district in the north-western part of the region of Ghana. The village is known for its whitewashed, adobe Sahelian mosque dating from 1421.
Larbanga Mosque
Elmina Castle
Pikworo Slave Camp
Dixcove seen from the fort
Cash

The end

Pictures from Internet. Based on ppt presentation “Le Ghana”, which its author is not identified.

Blue hour

Landscapes at Blue Hour

The blue hour is the period between day and night, when the sky is filled with a darker blue than daytime blue due to “Rayleigh scattering”.
The blue hour in Bruges (Belgium)
Bergen, Norway

Summer is a good time to take advantage of the blue time. This waiting time when day passes into night and the sky takes on a particular tone that allows you to see the shadows invading the Earth…

Prague, Czech Republic
Tokyo station at the blue hour, Japan
Las Vegas, United States of America
It is in the first moments of the “blue hour” that the birds start to sing.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Venice, Italy

It’s the time of the “blue hour” that I prefer, when everything becomes prettier, smoother and brighter. It’s like a dream veil…

Haarlem, Netherlands
Hallstatt – Austria
Blue Hour at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The sun is setting, but night has not yet fallen…
It’s like time is suspended, in complete harmony with the World and the light…

Rome, Italy
Pont Megyeri, Budapest, Hungary

With the tops of the mountains touching the sky in this enigmatic blue hour, all things get confused and the time seems to have gone wrong, being enveloped in a scenario of perfect tones announcing the darkness to come…

Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam
Blue Hour in Mithimna Molivos, Greece
Blue Time at Paris, France

In the morning, the blue hour precedes dawn and at night, twilight follows, marked by its pink tones.
For photographers, this is a moment of unique magic!!!

Berlin, Germany
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada

The blue hour is the time of day when the sky glows dark, a deep blue, almost electric.
It happens twice a day: in the morning before sunrise and in the afternoon after the sun goes down.

Budapest, Hungary
Blue Time on the London Eye, United Kingdom
La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
The blue time in Summer is the best time to feel the scents of flowers!!!
Pont Couverts, Strasbourg
The blue hour in the passage from day to night is a very short transitional moment, but very beautiful.
It’s like a state of grace.
Paysages à l’heure bleu

The End

Images and texts are from the Internet.

Original PowerPoint can be found here: https://slideplayer.fr/slide/12569943/

Author: Jean-Charles Lapierre

Beautiful story – amazing

An amazing story

The famous Italian diver, Enzo Majorca, swam in the warm waters of the Siracusa sea and chatted with his daughter Rossana, who had stayed on the boat.

Ready to submerge, he felt something tap lightly on his back. He turned and saw a dolphin. He realized then that he didn’t want to play, but to express something.

The animal dove and Enzo followed.

About 12 meters deep, trapped in an abandoned net, was another dolphin.

Majorca quickly asked her daughter to pick up her diving knives. In a few minutes the two managed to free the dolphin, which, at the limit of its strength, managed to emerge, emitting an “almost human scream” (so described Majorca).

A dolphin can only resist underwater for up to 10 minutes, then it drowns.

The freed dolphin, still stunned, was controlled by Enzo, Rossana and the other dolphin.

Then came the surprise: It was a dauphin, which soon gave birth to a baby.

The male circled them and, stopping in front of Enzo, touched his cheek (as if it were a kiss), in a gesture of gratitude… And they walked away.

Enzo Mallorca ended his speech saying: “Until man learns to respect and dialogue with the animal world, he will never be able to know his true role on this Earth.”

Benefits of Bay Leaves

Can You Eat Bay Leaves?

Just a reminder, which is not mentioned here – the central vein must be removed from the bay leaves because it is toxic.

Besides, it’s like snake oil, it cures everything!

😀

Many people add bay leaves to foods, especially red meat and poultry.

Don’t you know why bay leaves are added to food?

If you ask a woman, she will answer: “To flavor the food.”

However, if you boil the bay leaves and taste them after placing them in a glass of water, they will have no taste.

So why do you put bay leaves on meat?

Adding bay leaves to meat converts triglycerides into monounsaturated fats. To try and confirm, cut a chicken in half, cook each half in a pan, put a bay leaf in just one of the halves, and note the amount of fat in both pans.

Recent scientific studies have shown that bay leaves have many benefits.

They help prevent many serious problems and illnesses.

Bay Leaf Benefits:

1 – Treats digestive disorders and helps to eliminate lumps;

2 – Prevents heartburn;

3 – Fights acidity;

4 – Treats constipation;

5 – Drinking hot bay tea regulates bowel movement;

6 – Reduces blood sugar and is also an antioxidant;

7 – Allows the body to produce insulin by eating the leaf, or drinking bay tea for a month;

8 – Eliminates bad cholesterol and relieves the body of triglycerides;

9 – Very useful in the treatment of flu, colds and severe cough, as it is a rich source of vitamin “C”. You can boil the leaves and do steam inhalation, to get rid of the phlegm and reduce the severity of the cough;

10 – The bay leaf protects the heart from convulsions and strokes, as it contains compounds for cardiovascular protection;

11 – Rich in acids such as caffeic acid, quercetin, eigonol and bartholinide, substances that prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body;

12 – Eliminates insomnia and anxiety; if taken before bed, it helps to relax and have a peaceful sleep;

13 – Drinking a cup of cooked bay leaves twice a day breaks kidney stones and cures infections.

This information requires you to search and validate it… Most of it it is old homemade medicine, so don’t forget to give it a research!

Iceland

Iceland Trivia

Icelanders don’t have a nickname, they use a handy system by which they match the son’s name with the father’s in each generation. At the same time, families do not identify themselves by a nickname or family branch, something very different from what we are used to.

There is no private health or education, public services are so good that there are no complaints. More books are bought per inhabitant than in any other country. They invented the Icelandic sagas, the most similar to a novel.

Geyser is one of the few Icelandic words exported to the world through English, which incorporates the ending to refer to the well-known geological phenomenon that occurs on the island and which is almost universally used.

The Icelandic language is only used in Iceland and is very similar to some Scandinavian languages, especially Old Norwegian.

It is not a very populated country, it has 360 000 inhabitants, half of them concentrated in the capital – Reykjavik – being one of the countries with the most concentrated population in the world and the safest.

It is a pioneer country in terms of implementing democracy. Presumably it has the oldest democratic system in the world, founded some 1000 years ago. In 1996 gay marriage was legalized.

In Iceland, water (from rain and nature reserves) is so abundant and uncontaminated that what is consumed reaches homes without any type of treatment. The large number of thermal sources provides an efficient and inexpensive heating system for homes. In Summer there are 24 hours of light.

Winter is not as cold as you might think, due to the relation of its latitude and the moderation of the ocean. The daytime temperature is around 0°C. Volcanic-type underground channels provide free hot water. There are 33 volcanoes and it is the country with the most and largest documented volcanic eruptions.

Iceland is the only NATO country that does not have armed forces, which were abolished in the 13th century. Only a tiny fraction of the country’s 679 police – a crisis unit called The Vikings – use guns. The annual murder rate is less than five and the total amount of the imprisoned population is 118.
Iceland has the highest density of mobile phones per capita in the world. There are more mobile phones than inhabitants, and ¾ of the population has an Internet connection.

Iceland from space
Blue Lagoon fence
Iceland’s blue sky
Blue calcite, close to a geothermal phenomenon.
Cookie Island
Exploring the Valleys Beyond and the Akureyri Fjords

GULLFOSS

Gullfoss, the Golden Cascade, is a cataract located on the Hvítá River in southeastern Iceland.
It is one of the most popular attractions in the country. It is located on the wide bed of the Hvítá river, which runs to the south and a kilometer from the waterfall turns abruptly to the east, falling in three curved steps. At that moment, the water falls in jumps: 11 and 21 m, in a crack 32 m deep, some 20 m wide and 2,5 km long. The average flow in this cataract is 140 m³/s in Summer and 80 m³/s in Winter. The maximum measured water flow is 2000 m³/s.
When the visitor approaches the waterfall, the crevice hides the view, giving the feeling that the mighty river simply disappears underground.

Gullfoss
Volcano
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Landmannalaugar or People’s Pools
Mountains and Lake Frostastadavatn in South Highland
Norse Gods in Moonfall
Streets of Reykjavik at sunset.
Abandoned Church in Icelandic Tundra
The Lighthouse. Built in 1939
The Orange Mold at Churchyard Tombstones

SKOGAFSS

Skogaföss is one of Iceland’s largest, most beautiful and impressive waterfalls. According to legend, the first Viking inhabitant buried his treasure in a cave behind this waterfall.

Eruption of Fimmvorduhals
Colored clouds over Iceland
Hunafloi Bay
Northern Iceland. Lights above the gray clouds of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

BLUE LAGOON

Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal resort, surrounded by lava fields and sandy beaches. Relaxing in this lagoon, in a vaporous environment, is captivating, providing a pleasant experience. The temperature is 37-39 °C.

The Blue Lagoon is famous for its unique active ingredients and their effects on the mind and body. Salts, silica and sulfur provide well-being. Algae give blue, green and nutrients. White silica, cleansing slime, and massage are highly recommended.

GLAUMBAER

Glaumbær is a town and former parish of the Icelandic community of Skagafjörður.

THE END

An amazing journey throughout the beauty, uniqueness and astonishingly Icelandic landscapes…

I do not own any rights on the photographs nor the words… You can find the original presentation here: https://slideplayer.com.br/slide/17307714/

Thank you Tobias Jakobsson for sharing this unique voyage into one of the most beautiful places in the World!