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Monday, June 26, 2006
A trembling volcano
This view of Tongariro National Park is taken from the Tongariro
Crossing walk and looks toward the Red Crater with
Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu in the background.

Image belongs to Virtual New Zealand

Mt Ngauruhoe is also Mt Doom in the movie
Lord of the Rings.
Image belongs to Virtual New Zealand

Image belongs to Virtual New Zealand
posted by Rulan at 4:41 PM | Permalink | 35 comments
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Needed a change
I needed a new look for my blog and when I saw what David had done over at The curmudgeon's rant I got excited. I wanted to steal what he did, but I didn't want to take away his thunder.

Well, I've been having great fun playing around with templates all morning. Now it's 1:47 in the afternoon and I'm starving. Catch you all later, cause I'm meaner than a rattler without my food.
posted by Rulan at 1:36 PM | Permalink | 12 comments
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
True colors
Here it is, folks. This is how the photo below, should look.

This was taken at Mount Maunganui on the east coast in The Bay of Plenty, North Island and that is Whale Island in the background.

One of my mother's cousins used to own Whale Island, but they sold it a few years ago.

The day this photo was taken, the storm swept in across the sea and when it hit there was thunder and lightning. The rain poured down in buckets. It was wonderful to see.

The beauty of God's creation. What a gift.
posted by Rulan at 5:54 AM | Permalink | 22 comments
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Gone for the weird view today
As you can see, I had a bit of fun with this photo when I scanned it onto my PC.

Can you tell me what you see?

What's on the far side of the river?

I wonder who lives up in those distant hills?

Go on, give us some ideas as to what's in the photo and in a few days time, I will post the real one for you.

Until then, have fun and God bless.
posted by Rulan at 10:50 AM | Permalink | 21 comments
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Tame the paper beast
Do you suffer from author's mess or is it just me?

When I’m researching a novel I end up with paperwork and clippings and photos etc all over the place. Add to that the fact that I also have artist's mess and well, I’m sure you get the picture.

It’s not that I don’t try to be organized, it’s just that I don’t have much room and when I need something, I need it NOW. lol

Today, I needed to find some info that I had collected to help with keeping my facts straight for my novel and it took 15 minutes and a few clumps of hair before I found the papers I wanted.

I need a filing system, some way of bringing order to the chaos and keeping track of all my research notes and story ideas. I have folders, but they are now full and overflowing.

Are there any fellow writers and or artists out there with great ideas for overcoming the chaos?

What method do you use to tame the paper beast?
posted by Rulan at 1:04 PM | Permalink | 19 comments
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Can you see what I see?
My imagination runs wild sometimes, which comes in handy for writing novels and doing my art. Anyway, I see something in this photo and I wonder, do you see it too?
posted by Rulan at 4:34 AM | Permalink | 15 comments
Saturday, June 10, 2006
An update
Another photo by my daughter.
Hi everyone, it’s great to have you drop by my humble little blog.
Just thought I’d let you know that David, aka “curmudgeon” has posted a Thank you... on his blog to all who have prayed for him and wished him well.

It is so cool to know that so many have been praying and believing for David’s healing and recovery. Thank you all so much. I look forward to meeting you all one day, whether that be on this earth or up in heaven, only the Father knows.

Don't forget to check out David's pun picture for the week.

Please pray for the family who have lost their 11 year old son. Details are at M.C. Pearson's blog. You will find the link there on the right. Thank you.

We serve a wonderful, loving God. All praises to Him Who sits on the throne.
posted by Rulan at 9:09 AM | Permalink | 8 comments
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Please pray

David of The Curmudgeon's Rant has posted on his blog, that he had a heart attack last Wednesday. Please pray a complete recovery and healing for our dear friend and fellow blogger. Visit David’s blog to learn more.

Remember, God is mighty and inhabits the praises of His people. Praise, honor and glory be unto God our Father.

This photo was taken by my oldest daughter.
posted by Rulan at 7:47 AM | Permalink | 16 comments
Sunday, June 04, 2006
A fellow kiwi
Hey everyone, I’ve found a blog by a fellow kiwi.
Please go and say hi to her at Acoustics4me
She has taken some awesome photos of New Zealand.
Wow. They make me want to paint.
posted by Rulan at 10:22 AM | Permalink | 6 comments
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Painted Sky

Bold colors against the dark. What an awesome sky.

Who said there has to be bright colors to paint something beautiful?
What a masterpiece this is.
Look at how the Creator carefully painted every whisp of cloud, every shadow of tree.
See the colors He chose.

Wow. Isn't it amazing? Isn't our God wonderful!

Father, You have me in awe of You.
posted by Rulan at 1:16 PM | Permalink | 18 comments