Archive for April 16, 2013

I was face to face with this Barbary Sheep, also known as Aoudad at Nature Bridge Wildlife Park http://wildliferanchtexas.com/ It is a fantastic wildlife park allowing animals to freely roam, and come up to you if they wish. It’s one of my favorite places to shoot photos of wild animals.

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Healthy Quick Meal

Posted: April 16, 2013 in Food
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The question I am asked most often is,”Do you cook every night?” My answer is,”No.” With hectic schedules, sometimes there is just not enough time to make a fresh from scratch meal, but there are healthy options besides the local fast food joints.  Believe it or not, there are many frozen pizzas that offer healthy options. I am a big fan or the following brands for quality of ingredients and flavor on those time pinched days. I prefer thin crust to cut out the bread and carbohydrates, and I always have a fresh salad with my pizza.

Amy’s Pizza- http://www.amys.com/products/product-categories/pizzas

California Pizza Kitchen- http://www.cpkfrozen.com/

Kashi Pizza- http://www.kashi.com/products/category/Pizza

Freshetta Pizza- http://www.freschetta.com/

This is a quick meal with Freshetta Hawaiian BBQ Pizza, Freshetta Harvest Supreme Pizza, and a nice homemade salad topped with a little Newman’s Own Poppy Seed dressing.

Individuals and families can have this ready in about 15 minutes.

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While camping in Huntsville State Park, I failed to close my vehicle’s door. A squirrel went in and helped himself to a Nature’s Valley Cinnamon Granola Bar.

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Cypress knees in a slough. This photo was taken at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte, LA.

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This is a beautiful example of a Cypress Swamp located at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles, LA. I took this photo while camping.

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Spring Azaleas

Posted: April 16, 2013 in Flowers, Photography
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Springtime brings so many beautiful flowers. At the top of my favorites list are the Azaleas that bloom outside my front door.

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I took these photos while visiting the missions in San Antonio, Texas. This city is so full of vibrant preserved history.

Mission Espada

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Mission San Juan

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Mission  San Jose

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Mission Concepcion

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This photo was taken in San Antonio, Texas at the Sunken Gardens Park.

Under A Gazebo

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There are many ways we can help in a World that is broken to make life better for others. Here are links to organizations that I support and believe in.

The Salvation Army- http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Goodwill- http://www.goodwill.org/

The American Red Cross- http://www.redcross.org/

Families are the bedrock of a healthy society. When families are torn apart research often shows a host of problems. We see depression, poverty, broken hearts, lost self-esteem, drug usage, suicide, etc.

Families, man and woman, are the only ones who can procreate. Without semen and an egg, you cannot create life. Semen mixed with semen, nor egg with egg produces a child, a bird, a dog, or any life. You must have a man and a woman. This is the correct way to reproduce scientifically. If all animals were to turn to incorrect ways, all life on Earth would die. There would be no new life.

Research has shown us that when men bond with men they often have a disdain for women, and when women bond with women they have a disdain for men. So what causes a man or woman to dislike the opposite sex, the only person they can create a child with? Are they genetically born with hate, or did they learn this hate? Who are the true haters?

Often Christians and families are attacked for believing in marriage between a man and a woman. They are labeled as people who hate. Why are families and Christians who believe in a scientifically, and historically proven correct term for marriage attacked? For the simple reason that we are stating truths? If you mix blue and yellow, you get green. Are we to teach you get red and distort the truth?

The one tenant that all major religions agree on is marriage between a man and a woman. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. So are all these religious people haters too?

As I state for my blog punchline, Fact or Fiction, The Truth Lies In The Research, and the research proves that marriage between a man and woman is correct, and anything else is false.