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I am posting this in The Beauty of Creation thread because it has to do with The Beauty of Creation, but it requires more than just a picture. It also needs to be explained in detail so that readers w

I enjoy taking photos of nature, whether scenery, insects, plants, animals, etc. I wanted to start a thread where anybody who wants can share a photo they took of something in nature.   Psal

This is a monolith called "Wave Rock" about 500km east of Perth in the middle of nowhere.

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Not the best picture in the world...so sorry it's blurry, but it was taken with my cell phone...   :34_rolling_eyes:

Still, it was such a special little blessing to be greeted by my little friend here when I got to work today. He was working his way through the wires of our gate when I pulled up. Just wish he would have been a little more patient and posed better for me. :laugh:

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The "Flame of the Forest Tree." in Chinese 「鳳凰木」

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/鳳凰木

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Photo taken from my car in one of the roads near Tai tung, Taiwan

The Flame of the Forest Tree is a beautiful tree to behold in full boom.

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Okay...somebody help me here. This is the first time I've ever seen one of these little critters, and I don't have a clue what it is. I just think it looks neat. :laugh:  It was crawling around on our carport this morning...

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43 minutes ago, OLD fashioned preacher said:

Nothing I've ever played with.

Must be a Yankee (U.S. usage of the word, not Commonwealth usage) bug.

Apparently, it's one of those Yankees that planned to move to Florida but somehow ended up in Georgia...:laugh:

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/foltz/eny3541/Tussock/Orgyia.htm

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On 21/09/2017 at 11:56 AM, DaveW said:

No I'm not. We drive on the right side of the road which is the left side, not the wrong side which is the right side.

We do this so that we can sit on the right side of the car which is of course the right side, instead of the left side of the car which would obviously be the wrong side........

I might start a thread for this......

Exactly. Well put.  

 

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7 hours ago, No Nicolaitans said:

Okay...somebody help me here. This is the first time I've ever seen one of these little critters, and I don't have a clue what it is. I just think it looks neat. :laugh:  It was crawling around on our carport this morning...

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Yikes!!!

Hmmm? Maybe its one of the alien critters from the Planet X. According to the latest numerologist who, an ancient recently discovered original Greek manuscript states , that instead of hitting earth on September 23rd., Planet X side-stepped the Earth and in the process of side-stepping Earth 144,000 of these critters were deposited on the earth for 7 years. For further information please send me $666.00 for my latest book, complete with a set of audio tapes, to : World Religion Center; 666 Heresy Road; Babylon, New York.

Alan (one of the two witnesses from Revelation 11:3)

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27 minutes ago, Alan said:

Alan (one of the two witnesses from Revelation 11:3)

Wow!! A Real Live Rev 11 witness? That's even better than meeting a Real, Live missionary. Cool, wait till my FacePlace friends hear about this. I mean, like, Dude, Dude!!

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Here is a picture of the Chugach Mtns. in Southeastern Alaska. I took this almost twenty years  ago while I still lived in Alaska.

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This is what it looks like when you are actually up in the mountains. The lines you see in the snow are snowmobile trails. Big country and lots of fun. It can be dangerous because of avalanches in the spring of the year.

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3 hours ago, WellWithMySoul said:

We were driving out in the woods one day and came upon these free range sheep...guided by a shepherd and sheep dogs.

 

Looking at the texture softening (like a painting vs a photo), did you use a little over exposure?

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I have a little Canon 25x Digital camera that I use.  After I get pictures downloaded to the computer, I edit them a tad to try to enhance the colors...but that's all.  The picture below is a zoomed up shot of a forest fire plume.  I've seen lots and lots of plumes before, but never with "rings" around them like in the picture.  There was actually another forest fire off to the north and east and together they created a storm of their own even with lightning.

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2 hours ago, WellWithMySoul said:

I have a little Canon 25x Digital camera that I use.  After I get pictures downloaded to the computer, I edit them a tad to try to enhance the colors...but that's all.  

 

Okay, photo editing, I not just a dinosaur but an old-school dino. I was thinking in terms of darkroom techniques I used with my Canon AE-1 (which I sold - with all accessories) to a young lady who was starting in photography about 12 yrs ago. She had a digital SLR but wanted a mirrored (real - sorry, couldn't resist) one, too.

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On September 26, 2017 at 3:56 PM, Alan said:

Yikes!!!

Hmmm? Maybe its one of the alien critters from the Planet X. According to the latest numerologist who, an ancient recently discovered original Greek manuscript states , that instead of hitting earth on September 23rd., Planet X side-stepped the Earth and in the process of side-stepping Earth 144,000 of these critters were deposited on the earth for 7 years. For further information please send me $666.00 for my latest book, complete with a set of audio tapes, to : World Religion Center; 666 Heresy Road; Babylon, New York.

Alan (one of the two witnesses from Revelation 11:3)

In all seriousness, I have a different take on the two witnesses. I don't believe that they are Moses and Elijah, or Moses and Enoch. Moses had died, and it is appointed unto man ONCE to die. If one of them is Moses, then he dies twice. I believe that the two witnesses are a Jew and a Gentile. No one truly knows who the two witnesses are with absolute certainty. Alan, for all I know, you may in fact be one of the two witnesses.

On September 26, 2017 at 3:56 PM, Alan said:

Yikes!!!

Hmmm? Maybe its one of the alien critters from the Planet X. According to the latest numerologist who, an ancient recently discovered original Greek manuscript states , that instead of hitting earth on September 23rd., Planet X side-stepped the Earth and in the process of side-stepping Earth 144,000 of these critters were deposited on the earth for 7 years. For further information please send me $666.00 for my latest book, complete with a set of audio tapes, to : World Religion Center; 666 Heresy Road; Babylon, New York.

Alan (one of the two witnesses from Revelation 11:3)

 

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23 minutes ago, (Omega) said:

In all seriousness, I have a different take on the two witnesses. I don't believe that they are Moses and Elijah, or Moses and Enoch. Moses had died, and it is appointed unto man ONCE to die. If one of them is Moses, then he dies twice. I believe that the two witnesses are a Jew and a Gentile. No one truly knows who the two witnesses are with absolute certainty. Alan, for all I know, you may in fact be one of the two witnesses.

 

Not sure I agree with this friend. All we can possibly gather from Scripture amounts to a certain level of speculation no doubt but the idea that they are Moses and Elijah is indirectly supported by Scripture.

Being appointed once to die and after this the Judgment could make a good argument against it but remember that neither Enoch nor Elijah died on earth their first go around nor was Moses body recovered so that passage of Scripture is obviously not all encompassing and God can certainly make His own exceptions according to His Will. Technically speaking the two witnesses do physically die at the hands of the beast so perhaps their deaths were simply delayed for God's bigger purpose and do maintain Scriptural consistency.

The identical plagues and wrath brought on by God through these witnesses mirrors the same MO that God used previously with Moses and Elijah.....just saying.

Why would you suppose them to be a random jew and gentile?

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Let's not turn this thread into a discussion on eschatology - it's a thread designed to showcase the beauty of God's creation. Feel free to start a thread elsewhere discussing the two witnesses. Thanks.

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22 hours ago, wretched said:

Not sure I agree with this friend. All we can possibly gather from Scripture amounts to a certain level of speculation no doubt but the idea that they are Moses and Elijah is indirectly supported by Scripture.

Being appointed once to die and after this the Judgment could make a good argument against it but remember that neither Enoch nor Elijah died on earth their first go around nor was Moses body recovered so that passage of Scripture is obviously not all encompassing and God can certainly make His own exceptions according to His Will. Technically speaking the two witnesses do physically die at the hands of the beast so perhaps their deaths were simply delayed for God's bigger purpose and do maintain Scriptural consistency.

The identical plagues and wrath brought on by God through these witnesses mirrors the same MO that God used previously with Moses and Elijah.....just saying.

Why would you suppose them to be a random jew and gentile?

As I said earlier, nobody really knows who the two witnesses are. And just because the two witnesses perform the same miracles as Enoch and Elijah does not necessarily mean that those are the two witnesses. God can empower ANYONE to perform those miracles. I don't limit God's authority to use the same people who performed those miracles. I make the postulation that the two witnesses are a Jew and a Gentile based on a dream that I had, and merely that. I am not saying dogmatically that they are a Jew and Gentile. Just that the dream that I had was the most vivid dream I have ever had, almost to the point where I could not differentiate whether it really happened or not. The Jewish witness was witnessing to the Jews, and the Gentile witness was witnessing to the Gentiles. And they had the same abilities as Elijah and Enoch. I must apologize for hijacking this thread, it's all Alan's fault (kidding of course). I'm not a debater, I am a preacher and a missionary, so I don't really have time for them. Some days I can come aboard OB, and sometimes I'm out for weeks. Whether who the two witnesses are, it will all pan out according to God's plan. And it wouldn't matter who the two witnesses are, all I know is that they are going to get the job done and God will be Glorified. 

God Bless,

Daniel

18 hours ago, HappyChristian said:

Let's not turn this thread into a discussion on eschatology - it's a thread designed to showcase the beauty of God's creation. Feel free to start a thread elsewhere discussing the two witnesses. Thanks.

My sincerest apologies HappyChristian, I promise I will not post any more posts about the two witnesses on this thread.

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