Saturday, May 31, 2014

EarthCam, The Live Webcam Network

Do you enjoy checking out other parts of the city, country, world --

while sitting at your computer?

If so, you are probably already aware of Webcams and the views they provide.

But whether you are a webcam fan or new to the idea,

Today's DIT is a real eye opener (pun intended).


Because today's click through is to a site that has hundreds of webcams with live streams from all around the world.

HERE'S THE LINK to EarthCam, the Live Webcam Network.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Funny Sayings


We, like you, often get emails with funny sayings.

Usually we read them, chuckle, and then delete them.

But this time they were so funny (or maybe we were just in a 'silly humor me' mood) that we thought you might want to chuckle also.


For some really funny one liners

HERE'S THE LINK to funny sayings


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ancient Golden Treasure found at Temple Mount

A news report tells of the discovery of many artifacts found at the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

This picture from shows some of the treasure and one of the Archaeologists involved in the discovery.

Dating back to approximately 600 AD, they are what some Archaeologists call "the find of a lifetime".

So what are these artifacts and how do they relate to the temple?

This brief video will explain and will show the artifacts.

HERE'S THE LINK to Ancient Golden Treasure found at Temple Mount.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What Happened in my Birth year

Today's DIT will take us to a fun and educational site.

When you get there, it will ask you to type in the year you were born.

Then click the question mark and wow

You will be amazed at what you learn.

HERE'S THE LINK to what happened in my birthyear


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

35 Everyday Things under a Microscope


This is amazing.

A friend of DIT sent an email with these pictures in it.

But, emails are almost impossible to transform into a DIT so we searched the web and found the source.


Now you can also see these amazing everyday things as they appear under a microscope.

You are going to love this.

This will make you want to get out your microscope and see what else is around your house.

(Though some of these pictures were made with the electron microscope which is, of course, not your 'household' item)

What? No microscope?  And no electron microscope?

Oh, well, then these 35 things will have to do -- so

HERE'S THE LINK to 35 Everyday Things under a Microscope


Monday, May 26, 2014

Today is Memorial day

Is your flay flying?

Why should it be flying? you ask.

“Old Folks” understand the meaning and the why of Memorial Day but, alas, I fear that most “young folks” today think it is just another 3 day holiday and a time for fun.

But is it? Should we look at it as just another occasion for cookouts, the opening of swimming pools, the beginning of summer vacations, and goofing off?

I remember my Parents and Grandparents putting flowers and flags on graves (of military and family) and referring to this special day as “Decoration Day”, its original name. The name was changed to Memorial Day after World War I, but they still referred to it as Decoration Day.

So, what exactly IS Decoration Day / Memorial day and why do we observe it?

The opening paragraph in Wikipedia says:

“Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.”

So, Memorial day is a special time to remember the cost of Freedom.

This video will further explain. Be sure your sound is on.

HERE"S THE LINK to Memorial Day "I fought for you"


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hymn:When The Trumpet of the Lord Shall Sound

Today's Sunday Hymn is "When The Trumpet of the Lord Shall Sound" 

also known as "When the Roll is called up yonder" 

The version we will hear today, however, is not just that Hymn alone

but is a compilation / medley of several well known Hymns.

You will surely recognize them all.

So, with that by way of introduction,

HERE'S THE LINK to When The Trumpet of the Lord Shall Sound 


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Uses for Coffee Filters

We have mentioned this before but this is too good to be forgotten.

Coffee filters -- Who knew there were so many uses instead of just filtering coffee?

Perhaps the best part is that coffee filters can be bought in bulk very inexpensively 

but can be used for projects that would require bigger expenditures.

Check out the interesting list.

HERE'S THE LINK to uses for coffee filters


Friday, May 23, 2014

Glass Wing Butterfly

Yesterday we saw a picture and article about the Rosy Maple Moth.

So along that same thought of very interesting, beautiful, and unusual looking insects,

Today we want to introduce you to the Glass Wing Butterfly, also known scientifically as Greta oto.

The picture here of Greta oto, was on Wikipedia and taken by David Tiller.

Glass wing butterfly??? Never heard of such a thing, you say.

Well, join the club.  Neither had we.

But this is beautiful. !!

HERE'S THE LINK to a picture of the Glass Wing Butterfly

And if you would like to know more about it

HERE'S THE LINK to more about the Glass Wing Butterfly


Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Rosy Maple Moth

Wow, this is not only a colorful moth --

But its coloration  serves several purposes.

A friend of DIT found this and sent it to us.  It is such an interesting moth that we thought you would like to know about it also.

This picture of the Rosy Maple Moth was taken by Rhododentrites  and was on Wikipedia.

But, the picture in the article to which we will be linking is really better and more colorful.

The article summarizes some of the functions of the unusual color of this moth.

But the question for you to consider, which, of course, is not mentioned in the article, is --

How and why did the Rosy Maple moth get this coloration?  Did it happen by evolutionary chance?  Or was it designed that way by the Creator God?

And now, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Rosy Maple Moth


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Sandy Denton Story

This was sent to us by a friend.

It is a true story

and heart wrenching

but everyone needs to watch it.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Sandy Denton Story


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Snow Diving fox hunt

While we are reminiscing about winter,

Here's a video that is really amazing.

A friend of DIT found it for us.

What is it?

Well, it shows a fox hunting for its meal.

Nothing too unusual about that -- except that the meal is under 3 feet of snow.

This is another one of those "How did this happen by chance and evolution" head scratchers.

More logical is that the fox is was designed to be able to do this when Created by the Creator / Designer God.

Check out this video and see what you think.

HERE'S THE LINK to the Snow Diving Fox hunt


Monday, May 19, 2014

Ice Balls in Lake Michigan

Hopefully by now all of the US is thawed out

and you are able to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.

But, do you remember how C O L D  it was this past winter?

Sure, how can anyone forget.

Anyway, it was soooooo cold that most of the Great Lakes froze over

and Ice Balls formed in Lake Michigan.

Ice Balls?

Yes, this short video will show them

HERE'S THE LINK to ice balls in Lake Michigan.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hymn: Have Thine own way Lord

Our Hymn this Sunday is another well known favorite.

What is it?

It is "Have Thine own Way, Lord"

You are surely familiar with this.

So sing along.

HERE'S THE LINK to Have Thine own way Lord


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Today is Armed Forces Day -- Is your flag flying?

What is Armed Forces day?

Well, according to Wikipedia:

"In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May.

"The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense.

"It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still observed, especially within the respective services.

"The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows.

"In 1962, President Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.

"The United States' longest running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington. In 2009, Bremerton celebrated the 61st Armed Forces Day Parade.

"Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May. "

And now you know the 'rest of the story'.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Inside an Amazon Warehouse

You have probably ordered something from Amazon.

And it probably arrived reallllly fast.

But, have you ever wondered what an Amazon Warehouse looks like?

Well, apparently a reporter did --

So he flew out to one of the locations, of which there are many, but they all look basically the same.

He took pictures

and, Wow, amazing!

Sooooooo, without further ado, if you would like to see what an Amazon Warehouse looks like

HERE'S THE LINK to inside an Amazon Warehouse

And for even more amazing views of inside an Amazon warehouse HERE'S A LINK


Thursday, May 15, 2014

8 Home Security Tips

These are very wise and helpful suggestions regarding Home Security.

Since it is approaching vacation time, they should be noted and heeded.

But, even if you are not going anywhere, they are still very good ideas.

What are they? you ask

Well, check out this brief article and be better prepared.

HERE'S THE LINK to 8 home security tips


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Flowers --God's Handiwork

This is the appropriately named page on Pinterest where someone has posted a most amazing collection of flowers.

Whether you are a flower connoisseur or not,

you will be thrilled and amazed at the beauty of these flowers.

HERE'S THE LINK to Flowers God's handiwork


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What if Nothing is Impossible?

This is the title of a very interesting and true story.

A friend of DIT found this.

Seems that there is a small island in Thailand called "Koh Panyee".

Actually it is not an island as most folks think of such.

Rather it is a floating village in the sea with almost no space and no dirt / soil.

A group of kids on this island decided they wanted to play football (soccer to folks in the US) so they built a pitch (soccer field) and

Well….. rather than give too much away, you will want to watch the 5 minute video that tells their most amazing story.

HERE'S THE LINK to What if nothing is impossible.


Monday, May 12, 2014

The Universe is Really Really Big

Well, yes,

that is the understatement of all time, no doubt.

But the Universe is really really big.

Beginning with microorganisms and extending to the far far reaches of space,

It is soooooo big that a website has tried to give us an idea of its size.

Titled "The Scale of the Universe", the website provides features to help you get a grasp of the immense size.

As you view the site and zoom in and out, keep asking yourself

"did this all reallllly happen by chance?  Or is there a Designer God Who created this?"

And now with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to the universe is really really big


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Today is Mother's Day

Yes, today is Mother's Day

Mother's Day officially began in the USA about 100 years ago.

A friend of DIT found an interesting article that provides information of how and why it was started.

We thought you would want to know --


HERE'S THE LINK to Today is Mother's Day


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Beach Art

Yesterday we viewed images of Mosiaculture.

Today let's look at some Beach Art.

HERE'S THE LINK to beach art


Friday, May 9, 2014



What is that?

Well, as explained in the email that accompanied today's Interesting thing:

"Once every three years, there is an international competition in
horticultural sculpture, called "mosaiculture," in a major city in the world. ...

This is not topiary but rather creating sculptures out of living plants.

The greatest horticulturalists in the world, from 20 different countries, submitted plans a year in advance.

Steel armatures were then created to support the works (some 40 feet high); they were then wrapped in steel mesh and filled with dirt and moss and watering hoses.

Then they ordered 3 million plants of different shades of green and brown and tan, and these were grown in greenhouses ….

In late May, these horticulturalists came to Montreal and planted all of their plants in the forms at the Montreal Botanic Gardens, …

There were 50 major sculptures along a path two miles long."

This is awesome.  Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK to Mosaiculture


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Genius Beagle

Hmmmm.  I thought it was only cats that roamed around on tables and counter tops in the kitchen.

Not true.

Apparently dogs -- some dogs -- such as this Genius Beagle Dog -- also know the drill.

This video is a hoot.

You will be astounded at how this dog thinks, reasons, and gets his 'prize' -- a meal.

HERE'S THE LINK to genius beagle


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

65 Genius DIY Gift Ideas


Here are some really cool ideas of things to make.

These are 'homemade' gifts with creativity and pizzaz.

Folks would love to receive these gifts and the fact that you made them will add a factor that adds an extra dimension in your thoughtfulness.

Elizabeth, be sure to look at idea # 62.  You might want to make this for 'you know who'

And, with that said, surely all of you are eagerly wanting to know what you can make to bring joy and happiness to family and friends.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to 65 Genius DIY Gift Ideas


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This is just cute -- Honda Hands

Yes, it is an advertisement          

But it really is cute and clever.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it is called Honda Hands

 and rather than explain and spoil the fun,
HERE'S THE LINK to Honda Hands


Monday, May 5, 2014

16 Children's Bedrooms from across the world

This was sent to us by a friend.

And, wow,

this is definitely an example of

"a picture is worth a thousand words."

You will be astounded.

HERE'S THE LINK to children's bedrooms from across the world


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hymn: My Hope is built on nothing less

It is Sunday and time for our Sunday Hymn.

This week it is "My Hope is built on nothing less"

You are probably familiar with this Hymn.

So sing along.

HERE'S THE LINK To My Hope is built on nothing less 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

An easy gardening idea

Well, it is that time of the year.

What time is that?

Why, it is time for gardens.

And the folks who 'do' gardens are likely in full swing by now with crops beginning to appear and some are being harvested.

What?  You haven't started yet?

But you would like to grow something?

Well, how about a little miniature garden.  It is not too late.

This very interesting way to have a small garden might be just the thing for you to try.

So, without further ado, check out this very unusual gardening idea.  I think you will like it.

HERE'S THE LINK to an easy gardening idea


Friday, May 2, 2014

Another Great Wall of China


Now this is interesting?

What? you ask.

Well, it seems that centuries before the Great Wall of China that everyone knows about or has seen -- was built

there was another Great Wall of China.



A friend of DIT found out about it and sent us the link that explains.

HERE'S THE LINK to another Great Wall of China


Thursday, May 1, 2014

This young kiddo is an embryonic Choir director

This is a total Hoot.

I don't know who this little girl is.

Perhaps she is the daughter of the Choir Director or of the Pastor.

But she is really 'into' the music.

Obviously this kiddo is an embryonic Choir Director.

Check out this amazing video.

HERE'S THE LINK to this young kiddo is an embryonic choir director