Thursday, December 20, 2012


 I took these photos from the video. I don't know where this takes place, but I suspect in some natural habitat for leopards. You will note many other vehicles in the background as you go through these 10 photographs.

 A leopard is spotted on the ground.

 Suddenly he leaps on the hood of this vehicle!

 Immediately everyone in the car started taking pictures.
I could not tell if there was a windshield on this vehicle.

 Surveying the scene.

Whaddya suppose they're looking at?

 I think I shall just relax here, and pose for the spectators.

 I'll say here as long as I want.

 That's enough! Stretching.

 Standing up now.

The leopard then jumped down, and the occupants of the vehicle that out great sighs of relief, with comments like "Whew!" "Wow" and "I can breathe now!"

 Let's change the subject -


A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son, Timmy, walking to school. Timmy didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.  So she had an idea of how to handle it.  She asked a neighbor, Mrs. Goodnest, if she would please follow
him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. The lady said that
since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as
well, so she agreed.

The next school day the lady and her little girl, Marcy, set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this for the whole week. As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week?  Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."
The friend said, "Well, who is she?"  "That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy replied, "and her daughter,

"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us?" "Well," Timmy explained, "every night my mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers,'cuz she worries about me so much.  And in the psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life,' so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!"

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord for ever.” (Psalms 23:6)


  1. I have friends who came home from a trip to Africa with pictures like that, and yes, those are really strong windshields. I just had never quite known how BIG lions were till I saw their photos. Also, the ones with the elephants flapping their ears, letting you know you got too close to their babies? Their guide told them that's how they warn they're about to charge (as he floored it out of there while the couple snapped what was behind, marveling at the elephants' almost gaining on them. Yow!)

  2. That's a little too close for comfort.

  3. I think that's a cheetah, but how cool to be so close!!!!