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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Never Give In...

"Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." (Winston Churchill)

Grab Your Camera and Register the Beauty of Nature

"Be yourself. There is something that you 
can do better than any other. 
Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that." 
(Unknown Author)

You Can Shine Wherever You Are...

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "
 (T. S. Eliot)

In The Midst of the Green

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." (Judy Garland)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Be Yourself and Shine the Good Qualities....

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." (Theodore Roosevelt)

Little But Beautiful...

"Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will."
(W. Clement Stone)

Under the Shadows of This Mighty Tree... Beautiful!

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
   will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.” 
(Psalm 91)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Whatever They Called it: Weed Flower, Grass Flower... But, It Has Its Beauty!

Little Flowers: Together They Make the Choir

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." (Groucho Marx)

Doing Its Part Making this World a Better Place

"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will." (Dr. Robert Anthony)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The “Açaí Berry” in the bucket …

After the guy climbed the “Açaí Berry” tree, everybody helped him to take the berries from the bunch, and here it is the idea how they look in the bucket.

The Amazon Queen of Beauty: Vitória Régia

Picture taken by Daniel Manary
This is the Queen of the Amazon Forest. The species has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water's surface on a submerged stalk, 7–8 m in length. The species was once called Victoria regia after Queen Victoria, but the name was superseded. V. amazonica is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, such as oxbow lakes and bayous. It is depicted in the Guyanese coat of arms. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.

Brazilian legend

Analyses. Chromolithograph from Victoria_Regia, Fitch 1851
Legend has it that, a long time ago, the Tupis-Guaranis, indigenous people from Northern Brazil, told that every night, when the moon hid behind the hills far off on the horizon, it was going to live together with its favorite young ladies. They used to say that, if the moon could like one single girl, it would transform her into a star of the sky.

One princess, Pajé's daughter (Pajé being a significant figure of the indigenous people), was impressed with that story. So, at night, when everybody was sleeping and the moon was traveling across the sky, the princess wanted to be a star, so she walked up to the hills and chased the moon, hoping the moon could see her up in the hills.

And so she did, every night, for a very long time.
Victoria amazonica "in natura", at a tributary creek near Manaus.
But the moon did not seem to notice her, even though the crying of the princess could be heard in the distance as well as her sadness and sighs.

One night, the princess saw, in the clear waters of a lake, the image of the moon. The innocent girl wondered if the moon had come down to take her away, so she jumped in the deep waters to join the moon and its lovely young ladies. She was never seen again.

The moon, in return for the beautiful princess's sacrifice, transformed her into a different star, different from the all the others whose light lit up the night sky. So, the moon transformed the princess into a "Star of the Waters", whose flower is the "Vitória Régia".

At that moment, a new plant was born, whose scented white flowers blossom and unfurl only at night. And, when the sun appears in the early morning, the flowers change their color to soft pink.

Text Source: Victoria Amazonica Wikipedia

The Beauty of the Amazon Forest

Inside Amazon Forest. (By Daniel Manary)
This is the view from inside a little boat in the Amazon. People live in this kind paradise, surrounded by Açaí Berry trees, Bacaba Berry tree, Brazilian nut and many other treasures.

Açaí Berry - A Brazilian Treasure

A Brazilian man, a local from the State of Pará, Brazil, climb the Açaí Berry tree to take down the fruit in its "cacho" (Bunch).

My brother Daniel Manary was there to register this beauty of nature. 

This location is in the heart of the Amazon Forest, not far from the City of Belem, Pará - Brazil.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Georgia CANYON...

... say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you."  Isaiah 35:4

Photo: Cloudland Canyon Georgia

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ready to Bloom

Hebrews 10:35-38
"Do not let this happy trust in the Lord die away, no matter what happens. Remember your reward! You need to keep on patiently doing God's will if you want Him to do for you all that He has promised. His coming will not be delayed much longer. And those whose faith has made them good in God's sight must live by faith, trusting Him in everything. Otherwise, if they shrink back, God will have no pleasure in them."
(The Living Bible)

A Small Light Purple Flower. . .

Psalms 40:1-3
"I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things He did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in Him."   (The Living Bible)

A Different Kind of Flower

Philippians 4:6-7
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don't forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ."  (The Living Bible)

From the back yard...

1 Peter 5:7
"Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you." (The Leaving Bible)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Beautiful Blue Bird....

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. "(Dr. Charles Swindoll)

Black Bird Collecting Some Food...

"We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing:
The last of his freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." 
(Viktor E. Frankl

The Bird Got the Grass and is Flying to His Nest...

"Ability is what gives you the opportunity; belief is what gets you there. " (Apollo )

A Bird Taking Dried Grass to Built His Nest...

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. " 
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

A Little Bird Finding His Precious Food on a Tree Stalk

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his 
opportunities and an optimist is one who makes 
opportunities of his difficulties." 
(Harry Truman )

The Beauty of a Canary

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." (Brian Tracy )

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Little Woodpecker Again....

 "Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely 
better than those who try to do nothing and succeed." 
(Lloyd Jone)

A Little Woodpecker at Work

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." 
(Theodore Roosevel)

A Little Bird Finding His Precious Food....

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." (Nora Robert)

Mr. "Cantante" Bird...

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy" (Dale Carnegi)

A Bird Finding de Foods to bring Home to His/Her Puppies....

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." 
(Theodore Roosevel)

The Singer: Yellow Bik Bird

"Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will." 
(W. Clement Stone)

A Bird from behind... Shadows...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. " 
(Mark Twain)