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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mother, Daughter & Son

Family ~ 20081209,2307hrs

Family ~ 20081209,0100hrs

Christmas Tree ~ In The Desert

Here's what a Christmas Tree will look like in the desert.

Joke ~ Boy Pees On Cactus

Psi 'Ψ' & Cactus

The Greek Symbol ‘Ψ’ looks like a cactus in the desert standing alone, does not need much, able to survive for long periods without water due to a wide range of anatomical and physiological features which conserve water. Cactus flowers are large, and many cactus species are night blooming. They’re able to withstand the harsh desert sun & its scorching rays of intense heat. Definitely --- a survivor.
• ‘Psi’ is the 23RD letter of the Greek Alphabet of 24 letters. Alpha is the 1ST and Omega is the 24TH or Last.
• ‘Psi’ is pronounced as ‘sigh’.
• ‘Psi’ has a numeric value of 700.
• ‘Psi’ is found in Greek Words used in English like ‘psychology’ with the ‘i’ dropped.
• ‘Psi’ in Greek Letters is represented by the symbol ‘Ψ’ in uppercase & ‘ψ’ in lowercase & looks very much like a Cactus.
‘Psi’ Info from Wikipedia: → Psi (uppercase Ψ, lowercase ψ) is the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 700. Greek word "ψάρι" [psári (=fish)]. However, in some languages (including English) this combination is not possible at the beginning of a syllable. In Latin, Greek words beginning with psi are transcribed by ps-, but seem to have been pronounced simply as s-, with a quiescent p. This pronunciation has affected that of Greek loanwords beginning with the letter in several languages. In English, for example, psychology is pronounced with a silent p, and the name of the letter is often pronounced [sai] ("sigh"), although this is not always the case. As a Greek letter: • In physical chemistry, Ψ represents water potential, the potential energy of a water solution relative to pure water; • Ψ stands for psychology and psychologist, often used in the logo of various psychological associations.
‘Cactus’ Info from Wikipedia: → Cacti are distinctive and unusual plants, which are adapted to extremely arid and hot environments, showing a wide range of anatomical and physiological features which conserve water. Their stems have expanded into green succulent structures containing the chlorophyll necessary for life and growth, while the leaves have become the spines for which cacti are so well known. Cacti come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The tallest is Pachycereus pringlei, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m, and the smallest is Blossfeldia liliputiana, only about 1 cm diameter at maturity. Cactus flowers are large, and like the spines and branches arise from areoles. Many cactus species are night blooming, as they are pollinated by nocturnal insects or small animals, principally moths and bats. Cacti range in size from small and globular to tall and columnar.
Here’s the Greek Symbol once again → 'Ψ'. Looks like a Cactus plant doesn’t it? Greek already so hard to understand --- what not this Greek Symbol?
Here's A Happy Cactus Family.


Amazing Grace ~ by John Newton (1725-1807)

This is an American Gospel song written by John Newton. Here's a rendition by a group of young American girls called 'The Cactus Cuties'.

Amazing Grace ~ by John Newton (1725-1807) ~ Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

When we've been here ten thousand years
bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
then when we've first begun

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