Saturday, December 31, 2011

Birds on the Beach

Least Tern and Pigeon on Florida Beach
A photo of two least terns and a pigeon on Daytona Beach Florida.
Photo By Joshua Kirton
Other Photos in Daytona: Sunrise, Daytona USA, and Snowy Egret

Friday, December 30, 2011

Duck to the 9th Power

Most people see children and think of multiplying the population, while I think in exponents. Just imagine these ducklings having eight or nine of their own little ducks and those ducks having eight or nine of their own.  If a duck can reproduce after 20-24 weeks, some ducks can have their own babies the year they are born. This means that these nine ducks assuming that half are male and half are female over ten years can produce about 5^10 ducks or 9765625 ducks. The mallard population is an estimated ten million breeding individuals. This means that ten years ago there were fewer than 12 ducks, and in another ten years there will be 9.77x10^66 a number so large that it has no name. This is roughly 1.40x10^57 times the human population today.
"University of Hawaii tried to guess how many grains of sand are on the world's beaches. They came up with 7,500,000,000,000,000,000, or seven quintillion five quadrillion grains of sand." This is less than the population of ducks will be in ten years. If you thought politics was messy things are about to get a lot deeper in here. You may have to adjust for small effects like eggs that never hatch, ones that get eaten, ones that hatch and get babies get eaten, and various other incidents in which ducks get eaten. So if you follow my math then you will see that ducks now pose the biggest problem for over population seen in the history of man kind, or at least in the last ten years since the population increased from about 12 ducks to ten million of just mallards. So save us all and have a roast duck for dinner, and do not be fooled by their fluffy cuteness they are trying to out compete us for our backyard pools. My calculations may have a slight margin of error, so you may want to do the calculations yourself and post any results that you may find.
Post By Joshua Kirton
Photo By Aaron Kirton

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born
Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Empty Playground

A stark contrast from the busy summer months when the kids surround this piece of playground equipment.

Teri-kai, photographer and owner of:,,,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

double rainbow Utah
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Lyrics "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
Photo By Aaron Kirton
Other Photos by Aaron:
Feed My Sheep
Springing up into Everlasting Life

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Snowy Shack

What once was a home is now a dilapidated old shack on the corner of a busy intersection, known as the “crossroads”. I have passed this place thousands of times, on my travels, never giving it a thought- until one day last Christmas when it snowed.

Teri-kai, photographer and owner of:,,,

Another Post By Teri: Clingman's Dome

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Feed My Sheep

Sheep in Southern Utah
"12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.
14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
15 ¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep." (John 21: 12-17)
Let us go forth feeding those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Give succor to those in need, relief to those who suffer, and knowledge those those who seek it.

Photo By Aaron Kirton

Other Photos by Aaron: Not in the Fire and The Price of Freedom

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

River of Water

Photograph of River Water Splashing
This is really more of a stream than a river, but you get the idea. I took this picture in Rock Canyon in Utah.
By Joshua Kirton
Other Photos of Water: Home Sweet Home and Be Still

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Turtle Power

red ear slider
Haven't you ever wondered what it would be like if there really were four turtles that are five and a half feet tall wondering the sewers of New York. I imagine that we would see more pet being introduced to toxic ooze than we currently see, and we would probably have invented the word's biggest rat trap for Master Splinter. I imagine that Michelangelo would have a facebook page, and Donatello would have joined anonymous. My guess for Leonardo is that he would have attended Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership meetings, and Raphael would still be mad at the world.
For those of you who do not know what a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is, I am sorry for your deprived lives, I hope things improve for you.
By Joshua Kirton

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Old Truck

Old Truck up on jacks in Olney Texas
I had some fun with my photo editor. Can you name what was done to this picture? Any way I like the small town feel that this picture has. Probably because it was taken in a really small town, Olney Texas.
By Joshua Kirton
Other Photos By Joshua: Bear Lake Wild Flowers and Parable of the Sower

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Smith Canyon South of Lava Hotsprings Idaho
Christmas time is upon us. Snow covers many parts of the country and we all get together with family and friends to remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Try not to get lost in the hub bub of the season and take a minute to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, redemption. Christ was born into this world to make us clean much as this snow. Isaiah wrote of the cleansing power of Christ's atonement, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18). Remember that just because it is beginning to look like Christmas it is up to us to make it feel like Christmas by remembering the true meaning of the redemption of man kind.
Post By Joshua Kirton
Photo By Beau Johnston taken Smith Canyon south of Lava Hotsprings, ID

Another Good Post: Family Focus

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