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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Contemplative

It is a cold, misty, rain day today after all the rain we had yesterday. Time to stay indoors, curl up at a fire and read a book or build a jigsaw puzzle. If I did not know better, I would say it is going on winter, not summer.
It is a reflective time, one when your thoughts go to things which have happened in the past and you wonder at the path your life has taken. A mere chance happening can cause it to change considerably. A choice to take one road or decision and not another.
You wonder if you had made a different choice, where you would be now. They were all turning points in your life and sometimes caused it to change in a 180 degree direction.
You contemplate that given the same choices, would you still make the same decisions. Looking back, I know I would have and would still be where I am today. I think our path in life is chosen for us and no matter what we decide, we will still end up where we were supposed to be.

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