Handmaidn

Be as wise as a Serpent and as gentle as a Dove

Matthew 10:16



Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:

A Star at Dawn, A Bubble in a Stream, A Flash of Lightning in a Summer Cloud, A Flickering Lamp, A Phantom and,
A Dream

Buddha
earthlynation:

Forest Flame Snake / Juvenile (Oxyrhopus petolarius) (by Lucas M. Bustamante-Enríquez)

earthlynation:

Forest Flame Snake / Juvenile (Oxyrhopus petolarius) (by Lucas M. Bustamante-Enríquez)

gtasoldier:

fotojournalismus:

Gaza’s Christians bury their first casualty of the war | July 27, 2014

"The Christian community in Gaza City, like its counterparts elsewhere in the Middle East, has been shrinking because of both conflict and unemployment. 

The ancient Mediterranean seafront city once had a thriving Christian community, especially under British-mandated Palestine that ended in 1948 with the creation of the Jewish state.

Jalila Ayyad’s widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.

Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war. She is also survived by two sons, but one could not be at her funeral because he is in hospital with serious wounds suffered in Sunday afternoon’s Israeli strike.

The simple coffin — white with a black cross — was carried reverently down the marble stairs of the cemetery, and into the chapel of the Saint Porphyrius Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City. 

"There are massacres here every day. This is what happens to the Palestinian people. Where’s the world, where’s the international community in all this? The bombs hit and kill — they don’t discriminate between civilian or militant," said one member of the parish.

A relative, George Ayyad, agreed wholeheartedly. He dismissed the idea that Jalila’s death would force more of the already dwindling Christian population out of Gaza.

"If we leave, that’s exactly what the Israelis want. Anyway, where are we supposed to go? This is my homeland," he said. "We Christians have been in Gaza for more than 1,000 years, and we’re staying."

The community’s first casualty, Jalila Ayyad, was born in Jerusalem and also had French nationality.” (via AFP

Pictures from the funeral of Jalila Ayyad, 60, the first Christian Palestinian, whose body was found under the rubble of her home after an Israeli airstike, at Saint Porfirios Church in Gaza City on July 27, 2014. The debris of a house belonging to Ayyad family, which was targeted in an Israeli air strike, is also seen above. (Pictures by Suhaib Salem/Reuters | 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Rest in peace.

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thegetty:

Millais called this painting “the picture with the dreadful blue-and-white page in the corner.” Do you agree? 

The Ransom, 1860 - 1862, John Everett Millais. J. Paul Getty Museum.

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

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thisoldhouse:

Herb Drying Basics (Photo: Mark Lohman)

Drying herbs doesn’t require special equipment. Just hang stems upside down in loose bundles, out of direct sunlight. Keep bundles small; big ones tend to get moldy. Hang bunches far enough apart for air to circulate. When sufficiently dry, the leaves will crunch when you squeeze them—the quickest way to separate them from the hard stems. To preserve the most scent or flavor, store the dried leaves in airtight containers in a cool, dry, dark place. Shown: An old laundry-drying rack with spreading arms is put to use to dry fresh bundles of scented geranium (Pelargonium) leaves and even hot peppers.

thisoldhouse:

Herb Drying Basics (Photo: Mark Lohman)

Drying herbs doesn’t require special equipment. Just hang stems upside down in loose bundles, out of direct sunlight. Keep bundles small; big ones tend to get moldy. Hang bunches far enough apart for air to circulate. When sufficiently dry, the leaves will crunch when you squeeze them—the quickest way to separate them from the hard stems. To preserve the most scent or flavor, store the dried leaves in airtight containers in a cool, dry, dark place. 

Shown: An old laundry-drying rack with spreading arms is put to use to dry fresh bundles of scented geranium (Pelargonium) leaves and even hot peppers.

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elfentau:

~* Du bist allest für mich! *~

elfentau:

~* Du bist allest für mich! *~

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followthewestwind:

Iceland 2012 by Arnold van Wijk on Flickr (via Pinterest)

followthewestwind:

Iceland 2012 by Arnold van Wijk on Flickr (via Pinterest)