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#1 Oct 15, 2017 1:42 pm

Vanni
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... hurricane Ophelia ...

So we're mid October. Usually it's morning frosts, and the first light and ephemeral snows, sometimes as early as beginning of September.

Mid October. Leaves in their intense autumn colours, falling from the trees. And for the past two weeks we're walking around in shorts and t-shirts: awesome! Never seen that. We're avidly filling ourselves up with an unhoped for sun before the cold and dark season, which will guaranteed be challenging for anyone who, like me, is a sun lover.

This said, in the meantime, and thanks to the mild temperatures in the storm paths of the oceans as well, hurricane Ophelia is going to strike Ireland, it seems: after the terrible series having severely hit and destroyed as much vast parts of the Caribbean as some parts of America, we wish Ophelia to forget about how to be a hurricane. And if not, to be hitting with as little violence as possible.

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/ophel … ap-ireland

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#2 Oct 15, 2017 3:49 pm

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Enjoy the fall ,   ...  shorts and T shirts .
Ophelia is changing that for Ireland , this week  . I hear they are stocking up on 'sand-bags' and beer. 

Made me think of some suds after Church today. lol.
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GUINNESS :::::  is a Irish dry stout that originated in  the  brewery of Arthur Guinness 1725-1803.  The Company  makes about 2 Billion annually  from its beverages.

People in Ireland are the among the most prolific drinkers in the world ; according to the W.H.O..
Irish people over the age of 15 on average drink 11.9 liters of pure alcohol  a year , according to the global status report on alcohol and health 2014.

HERE are some of the top ten drinkers...
... Belarus... 17.5 liters of pure alcohol a year
... Republic of Moldova ... 16.8 liters  of pure alcohol a  year.
... Lithuania ... 15.4 ... liters of pure alcohol a year.
... Australia and Canada ... 12.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.
... United States ... 9.2 liters of   pure alcohol a year

But not everyone..
Northern Africa and Middle east ...... only 2.5 liters of pure alcohol a year.
With many other countries .... drinking .... less than 1 liter of pure alcohol a year.
Average figure globally ... 6.2 liters of pure alcohol a year

Only 38.3 % of the world's population actually drink alcohol.

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#3 Oct 15, 2017 4:47 pm

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Re: ... hurricane Ophelia ...

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#4 Oct 16, 2017 5:54 am

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Dancer wrote:

Enjoy the fall ,   ...  shorts and T shirts .
Ophelia is changing that for Ireland , this week  . I hear they are stocking up on 'sand-bags' and beer. 

Made me think of some suds after Church today. lol.
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GUINNESS :::::  is a Irish dry stout that originated in  the  brewery of Arthur Guinness 1725-1803.  The Company  makes about 2 Billion annually  from its beverages.

People in Ireland are the among the most prolific drinkers in the world ; according to the W.H.O..
Irish people over the age of 15 on average drink 11.9 liters of pure alcohol  a year , according to the global status report on alcohol and health 2014.

HERE are some of the top ten drinkers...
... Belarus... 17.5 liters of pure alcohol a year
... Republic of Moldova ... 16.8 liters  of pure alcohol a  year.
... Lithuania ... 15.4 ... liters of pure alcohol a year.
... Australia and Canada ... 12.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.
... United States ... 9.2 liters of   pure alcohol a year

But not everyone..
Northern Africa and Middle east ...... only 2.5 liters of pure alcohol a year.
With many other countries .... drinking .... less than 1 liter of pure alcohol a year.
Average figure globally ... 6.2 liters of pure alcohol a year

Only 38.3 % of the world's population actually drink alcohol.

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Yes, these autumn colours teamed with summer-like warmth ... it feels surreal. And so nice! Summer-like because during the night temperatures drop lower, and so the ground is colder during the day and keeps temperatures down a bit, but still allow them to reach 21°C.

it does not do justice to the colours though ...

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#5 Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am

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...it does not do justice to the colours though ... 

Nice one Vanni ' but don't you know , both are the same' . Lol.


Ronnie and Freddie plays  it .   lo.
Good one.

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#6 Oct 16, 2017 11:23 am

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smile it's taken from home, today.

Climate change? Why should it always be for the worse? Yes there is pollution, yes we have to take care of what is of our own responsibility. But some climate changes - and some of this present climate change - are simply natural. And so, there is every theory circulating, from an upcoming ice age, to the flooding of vast areas due to global warming. And other doom and gloom predictions either from scientists who apply linear thinking to a life which does not work in a linear way, or from whoever exploits such not always accurate, or frankly falsified information, for their own benefit. What a zoo!

So, leaving aside alarmism and spectacularism, I opt for smiling at what feels like a smile from Nature. This is healing and therapeutic, not just for ourselves, but for the whole of the energies involved.

Though while it's a smile here, it's not one for other places, as there's right now a meteorological beating going on over Ireland and Scotland, among others - not to mention the Caribbean and America in the past weeks, and so many more places in the world where overwhelming distress reigns for humans and other living Beings for various reasons, some of which we can change for the better within days if we choose to do so as a humanity. And, while I am aware of the worldwide distress on this planet, what I am devoted to, is a higher, more purely divine expression of ourselves and of Life all over the planet, and there are ways of generating it.

So, coming back to the sun: we can develop so much gratitude for some things which we may have failed to notice or appreciate earlier, but which we got to learn to notice and appreciate thanks to the not-so-easy experiences we went through - and not least thanks to ourselves for having taken the opportunity of the challenge, and turned it into a blessing roll

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