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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Psalm Challenge #9

Psalm 9

1. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds.

2. I will be glad and exult in thee,
I will sing praise to thy name, O most high.

9. The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.

10. And those who know thy name put their trust in thee,
for thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek thee.


A weekly Psalm challenge from Robert at Daily Athens.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

A day out in the Tunnel

T is for Tunnel.
Alphabe-Thursday is from Jenny Matlock at on my tangent...

A picture story about a hospital Tunnel.

My husband spent most of August and September last year in hospital, a journey that is recorded in my other blog A journey to life. The last two weeks of his stay, he was discharged from the ward and the two of us stayed at the patients' hotel, in the hospital grounds. Every day we walked over to the main building for blood tests and check-ups. On good days we walked outside, but there was also an underground tunnel between the various buildings, and walking through it one rainy day I thought, there's a story here. So the next time I brought my pocket camera, because I didn't want to be too obvious. The quality is not the best in some of the pictures, because I didn't want to use the flash too much either. 

I made a post of the pictures on the other blog in late September, but here I have added a few more pictures that I took later, and changed a few captions. 

Hope you enjoy it!

One really wet day in late September, 

we decided to stay dry in the tunnel.
Others obviously had the same idea.

Some had their own means of transportation,
either automatic,

or self powered.

Some already got a ride,

and someone else's ride is waiting.

Then of course some had to do it the hard way :-)

There are places to rest if needed.

But there is nowhere to hide - 
you can even look around corners.

There are intersections,
and plenty of opportunities to take the wrong turn,
if you don't pay attention.

Sometimes I wonder what all the pipes are for,

and where they go,

or in some cases, don't go.

The tunnel provides extra storage space,
for things waiting for transportation to other hospitals,

and some to be used locally,

and then the one that got left behind.

In some places there is order,

while others step out of line,

and this one got away.

I wonder, what went on here?
Did someone decide to stay over after a late shift on a rainy night?
Or maybe there's a whole community living here in secret?

Almost at our destination.
The tunnel standard varies a lot,
it seems to get better the closer you get to the main building.

The tunnel has a lot of signs, 
but the most mysterious one has to be this one,
and I have to explain it. 
The word litterally means "bed rescue central". 
Is this a new field in medicine? 
Is it where "Code red" is shouted, 
and CPR is performed on a bed that's about to collapse?
My imagination soars.

with a slightly different intonation,
it takes on a totally different, and rather prosaic meaning:
"bed making central".

Escalators take us up the last two floors to our destination.

Go here for more on the letter T.

Jenny Matlock

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Himmelsk #24 and Skywatch Friday 4/33

Jeg holdt akkurat på å rigge meg til for å ta bilder av fullmånen en kveld forrige uke, da dette flyet kom susende. Jeg måtte bare "peke og skyte", uten tid til å stille inn kameraet, for jeg ville få med flyet. Dette er rett i innflyvningen til Flesland, så ved noen vindretninger kommer flyene lavt og fort over her.

I was getting ready to photograph the full moon one evening last week, when this airplane passed over me. I had to "point and shoot" without time for camera settings, because I wanted to "catch" the plane.  We're close to Bergen Airport, so in some wind conditions planes pass over here low and fast.

Click on the photo for a better view.

Klikk her for flere Himmelske bilder fra Petunia.
Go here for more Heavenly pictures from Petunia.

Hver fredag:

Skywatch Friday, season 4, episode 33.
Go here for beautiful skies from around the world.

Guest Heart Thursday #46

One of the hospital rooms that my husband goes to for check-ups 
since his stem cell transplant last August is decorated with hearts. 
Some are made, and some are photos.
Isn't that cute?

Sorry about the somewhat poor quality of these photos. I only had my pocket camera with me, and I hurried up and took the photos when the nurse left the room :-) My point was just to show the hearts.

Go here for more heart warming photos from Clytie at Random Hearts.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Signs, Signs #8

A sign from a small hotel in a small Brazilian village:

Does anyone know how to play "hygienical paper"??

Go here for more signs from Lesley.

oftograf #8: Kropp: Hale / Body: Tail

Februartema fra oftograf er Kropp, uke 8: Hale
The oftograf February theme is Body, week 8: Tail

Aira, den Irske ulvehunden tar seg et avkjølende bad.
Aira, the Irish wolf hound cools off.

Klikk her for å stemme på ditt favorittbilde fra uke 7.
Go here to vote for your favorite week 7 photo.

Klikk her for å stemme på ditt favorittbilde fra Januar.
Go here to vote for your favorite January photo

Klikk her for flere bilder av haler.
Go here for more pictures of tails.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Macro Monday

I did ice crystals for last Macro Monday too, but I am so amazed and fascinated by all the different shapes and sizes they can take on, depending on the temperature, moisture, and speed at which they freeze. Truly nature's tiny wonders!

Go here for more Macro Monday shots from Lisa's Chaos.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Psalm Challenge #8

A weekly Psalm Challenge from Robert at Daily Athens.

Psalm 8.
To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

v.1. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!

Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted 
v.2. by the mouth of babes and infants,

thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes, 
to still the enemy and the avenger.

v.3. When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon

and the stars which thou hast established;

v.4. what is man that thou art mindful of him, 
and the son of man that thou dost care for him?

v.5. Yet thou hast made him little less than God, 
and dost crown him with glory and honour.

v.6. Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands;
thou hast put all things under his feet, 

v.7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

v.8. the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, 

whatever passes along the paths of the sea.

v.9. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!

From the Revised Standard Version.

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