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From the Wikipedia article:

 

The Memorial Presbyterian Church is a historic church located at 36 Valencia Street in St. Augustine, Florida, United States. The church was built in 1889 by business tycoon and St. Augustine benefactor Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in honor of his daughter Jennie Louise Benedict, who died following complications from childbirth the same year, hence the word Memorial.[1]

 

Designed by the New York architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings in the Second Renaissance Revival style and inspired by St Mark's Basilica in Venice, the church was built utilizing a novel construction technique pioneered by Franklin W. Smith, builder of the Villa Zorayda. This building method utilizing poured concrete mixed with crushed coquina stone, was utilzed in Smith's Casa Monica Hotel, as well as in Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel and Alcazar Hotel, both of which last were designed by Carrère and Hastings, with construction overseen by Smith.

 

Like the Alcazar and Ponce de Leon, many of the architectural details were created with terra cotta.[2]

 

Upon Flagler's death in 1913 he was interred in a marble mausoleum within the church beside his daughter Jennie Louise and her infant Marjorie, as well as his first wife Mary Harkness Flagler.[3]

 

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"I read the news today, oh my…"

 

No comments necessary, really.

Ammonite is said to assist with general good health, stamina and high energy. It is told to change negativity into smoothly flowing energy. It is also said to assist with childbirth, depression, and general survival instincts.

These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs.

Saw this at a Gem show we go every October,

Its time for the show again.

I would like to thank Magpie Photography for allowing me to use his image as a base for my photomontage.

 

Sources: bit.ly/1vNczxi

Romans 8 verse 24

(WEB)

For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?

 

Romans 8:22-25 (CJB)

22 We know that until now, the whole creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth; 23 and not only it, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons — that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free. 24 It was in this hope that we were saved. But if we see what we hope for, it isn’t hope — after all, who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we continue hoping for something we don’t see, then we still wait eagerly for it, with perseverance.

 

Hebrews 11 verse 1 (CJB)

11 Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see.

The hippopotamus is a semi-aquatic mammal, inhabiting rivers and lakes in sub-Saharan Africa in large groups of up to 40 hippos. During the day they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While hippos rest near each other in territories in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

In the Eddas, Freyja is portrayed as a goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Blonde, blue-eyed, and beautiful, Freyja is described as the fairest of all goddesses, and people prayed to her for happiness in love. She was also called on to assist childbirths and prayed to for good seasons.

 

Jerri, you're right this does look like a torturous bra ;-))

 

Thanks to TWo PIXie DoLL's for her vintage images www.flickr.com/photos/sparkleville/sets/72157606681932723/

 

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Featured on Explore 11/16/2008

 

Of all the mythology of ancient Egypt, Hathor and Isis are my favorite goddesses. Hathor was often depicted in human form, but with cow ears. She was the goddess of music (sometimes you will find her holding a sistrum), dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth, as well as the patron goddess of miners. The present picture has been taken at the Hathor Chapel at the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. West Bank, Luxor.

Gambling winnings...My great-grandfather was a bit of a rogue after losing his wife in childbirth. He spent the remainder of his life in and out of jail or gambling on the riverboats. This watch was one of the winnings and has been passed down through the generations.

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'The tree has several medicinal qualities. Shampoo made from its bark is used to prevent the graying of hair; bark soaked in hot water is used to treat wounds; while the root extracts are effective in childbirth.' NO I haven't tried these remedies - extract from this link:

www.plant-care.com/1600-lavender-star-flower.html

  

First moments together after childbirth.

Schwanger zu werden kennt wortwörtlich keine Altersgrenze. Der Durchschnitt liegt zwar bei etwa 30 Jahren beziehungsweise knapp darunter, doch immer öfters wird der Wunsch nach einem Kind nach hinten verschoben. Die Gründe sind vielseitig, häufig steht die Karriere im Vordergrund. Aber auch die M...

 

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This is an illustration for a spanish association and his new campaign about chilbirth.

More here: www.quenoosseparen.info/

Malate Church (formally known as Malate Catholic Church) is a church in Manila, Philippines. It is a Baroque-style church fronted by Plaza Rajah Sulayman and, ultimately, Manila Bay. The church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios ("Our Lady of Remedies"), the patroness of childbirth A revered statue of the Virgin Mary in her role as Our Lady of Remedies was brought from Spain in 1624 and stands at the altar.

This Mayan-Aztec style mausoleum is perhaps the most daring: Elements such as the Aztec calendar and Coatlicue (goddess of death and creation) with mutilated arms, snake skirt and a human skeleton of a necklace are included.

 

Regarding statue at the top... Coatlicue is multifaceted. As Coatlicue she is the Aztec earth goddess, creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars. But she is also called Teteoinnan, the "mother of the gods," Toci, "our grandmother," Cihuacoatl, the fearsome goddess of childbirth and patron of those women who die in birth, Tonanantzin, "our mother," Tlazolteotl, the goddess of sexual impurity and wrongful behavior and simply, "Snake Woman." Additionally she is also known as the goddess of fire and fertility, of life, death and rebirth, and mother of the southern stars. Fitting for a goddess of such vast meanings and responsibilities, her appearance is... complex. As snakes symbolize fertility, her face is said to have been of two fanged serpents, her skirt of interwoven snakes. Her breasts are depicted as flabby, for she nourished many. And, as the earth consumes all who die, her necklace is made of human hearts, hands and a skull. Yeah, not exactly the portrait of a loving mother.

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The Cementerio General de Santiago, Chile is one of the largest cemeteries in Latin America with an estimated 2 million burials.

 

The cemetery was established in 1821 after Chile's independence when Bernardo O'Higgins inaugurated the Alameda de las Delicias along the old course of the Mapocho River. O'Higgins set aside more than 85 hectares of land for the foundation of what became a magnificent grounds filled with ornate mausoleums surrounded by palm and leaf trees set amidst lush gardens and numerous sculptures, which have been estimated be 237.

 

The cemetery, which is located northwest of Cerro Blanco, serves as a true urban park for Santiago.

 

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Photos by John Edward Bankson using a Fujifilm X-T2 camera paired with a Fujinon XF 23MM F1.4 R prime lens.

The genus Pulsatilla contains about 33 species of herbaceous perennials native to meadows and prairies of North America, Europe, and Asia. Common names include pasque flower (or pasqueflower), wind flower, prairie crocus, Easter flower, and meadow anemone. Several species are valued ornamentals because of their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads. The showy part of the flower consists of sepals, not petals.

The flower blooms early in spring, which leads to the common name Pasque flower, since Pasque refers to Easter (Passover). In South Dakota in the center of North America, the flower sprouts from late March through early June.

 

Pulsatilla is highly toxic, and produces cardiogenic toxins and oxytoxins which slow the heart in humans. Excess use can lead to diarrhea, vomiting and convulsions, hypotension and coma. It has been used as a medicine by Native Americans for centuries. Blackfoot Indians used it to induce abortions and childbirth. Pulsatilla should not be taken during pregnancy nor during lactation.

 

Extracts of Pulsatilla have been used to treat reproductive problems such as premenstrual syndrome and epididymitis. Additional applications of plant extracts include uses as a sedative and for treating coughs. It is also used as an initial ingredient in homeopathic remedies

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Just a couple of hundred yards from the great stupa and bell lies the beautiful white Hsinbyume or Myatheindan Pagoda with a distinctive architectural style modelled after the mythical Mount Meru (Myinmo taung), built in 1816 by Bodawpaya's grandson and successor Bagyidaw and dedicated to the memory of his first consort Princess Hsinbyume (Lady of the White Elephant, granddaughter of Bodawpaya, 1789–1812) who died in childbirth.

 

Hard To Believe that this was taken only about 3 weeks ago. We are currently all dead and bare abd brown and under a sheet of ice... the music suits the mood today

(*DISCLAIMER* this is a Christian Rock song, and not necessarily my beliefs. "Take what is worth taking and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away" as I was taught)

  

You've heard the story you know how it goes

Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes

Fresh from the soil we were beautiful and true

In control of our emotions 'til we ate the poison fruit

 

*chorus

 

Wait just a minute...

You expect me to believe that all this misbehaving

grew from one enchanted tree?

And helpless to fight it we should all be satisfied

With this magical explanation for why the living die

 

*chorus

 

Childbirth is painful we toil to grow our food

Ignorance made us hungry information made us no good

Every burden misunderstood

So I swung my tassel to the left side of my cap

Knowing after graduation there would be no going back

 

And no congratulations from my faithful family

Some of whom are already fasting to intercede for me

 

*Because it's hard to be

Hard to be

Hard to be a decent human being

 

(Apparently its mother died during childbirth.)

 

Kid: "Are you my father then?"

Father: "Erm. Why not?"

 

(8 Photos.)

The pain, the pain, you guys. Oh my goodness. It was like childbirth... but with eyes. Like I'd just pushed a twelve pounder through my eye sockets.

Sacristy

Sarophagus of Ilaria dl Carreto by Jacopo della Quercia

She died in childbirth in 1405. The sculpture was much admired by Ruskin.

The common hippopotamus is semiaquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to thirty females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

Native Americans used the dried leaves of this plant as a herbal tea, and early pioneers used the plant as a substitute for black tea. Miwok Indians of California made baskets from ceanothus branches. C. integerrimus has been used by North American tribes to ease childbirth.

 

Ceanothus L. /ˌsiːəˈnoʊθəs/[2] is a genus of about 50–60 species of shrubs or small trees in the family Rhamnaceae.

The genus is confined to North America, with the center of its distribution in California. Some species (e.g. C. americanus) are found in the eastern United States and southeast Canada, and others (e.g. C. coeruleus) extend as far south as Guatemala.

  

My wife, I, and another couple went on a long walk yesterday on a nature trail. We found an area in the woods on a hillside that contained perhaps two dozen of these Red Trillium... a member of the Lily family... it is also know as Wake Robin, and more rarely, as Stinking Benjamin. I am sure there are other common names as well.

 

The root was traditionally used as an aid in childbirth, hence the name “Bethroot” (a corruption of “birth root”). Native Americans used root tea for menstrual disorders, to induce childbirth, and to aid in labor. The whole plant was made into a poultice used to treat tumors, inflammation, and ulcers.

 

So ends your biology lesson for the evening... once a teacher, always a teacher. There will be a test tomorrow... :)

 

"Love is like wildflowers; It's often found in the most unlikely places." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Author Unknown...

   

A little boy asked his mother

"Why are you crying?"

 

"Because I'm a woman",

she told him.

"I don't understand",

he said.

His mum just hugged him

and said, "And you never

will"

 

Later the little boy asked

his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for

no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason",

was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man,

still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God; and when God got on

the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so

easily?"

  

God said:

"When I made the woman she had to be special.

 

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the

world; yet, gentle enough to give comfort

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and

the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going

when everyone else gives up, and take care of her

family through sickness and fatigue without

complaining. .I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under

any and all circumstances, even when her child has

hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her man through his

faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his

heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good man never

hurts his woman, but sometimes tests her strengths and

her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed

This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is

needed.

 

You see:

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,

the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her

hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes,

because that is the doorway to her heart - the place

where love resides.

  

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For my Distortions and Truths set

  

Model by ohlopkov at Devient art

Texture by Kerstin Frank Art

Texture by me

 

The common hippopotamus is semiaquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to thirty females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

So I have been tagged for the first time ever by Keegan. I'm sorry if you hate getting tagged, but I've never done this before. I promise I won't do it again.

 

10 facts you say?

 

Well:

 

1) I'm left handed.

2) I play the guitar, ukulele and piano.

3) My favorite color is indigo.

4) One time a cranberry nearly came out my nose. It felt like childbirth, only out of my face.

5) If I could be anything in the world, it would be a well-known journalist.

6) I got lost in France on a school trip when I was 14.

7) I talk quite a bit in my sleep.

8) I can be a compulsive liar, but I always feel guilty and admit it's not true. (Like Sam in Garden State :))

9) And I'm one of the most guilable people in the world, which doesn't mix well with being a liar.

10) I'm afraid to talk to new people.

Ix-Chel is the Maya Goddess of the Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth. She has been shown in three of Her many aspects: Chak Chel, the Old Moon Goddess, called the Midwife of Creation; Ix Chel in Her main form as Mother Goddess and Weaver who set the Universe in motion; and the Young Moon Goddess, shown with Her totem animal the rabbit.

Ix Chel is a great Water Goddess, the consort of the chief God of the Maya Itsamná. Her name means "Lady Rainbow", and She is said to have founded the city of Palenque at the command of the Gods. She is a Weaver Goddess, whose whirling drop spindle is said to be at the center of the motion of the Universe. She has many aspects and titles, such as Ix Kanleom, the "Spider's Web Catching the Morning Dew", and Ix Chebal Yax

Euridice Represent each symbol in her outfit. The Moon, the snake and the flowers that for the mayas represent the earth, the rabbit that represents the Fertility and Porcreation, the Pitcher containing water, the corn, because according with the Mayas the Men comes from the corn.

Model: Marla Singer

Photographer:: :devcatarsisadiez:

  

Description:

The Ubume are a type of "yokai" or Japanese ghost, spiritspecifically women who died in childbirth leaving her children destitute. Her appearance, white robes, long and matted hair

  

Descripción:

Los Ubume son un tipo de "yokai" o fantasma japones, concretamente de espíritu de mujeres que fallecieron durante el parto dejando desvalidos a sus hijos. Su apariencia, ropajes blancos, pelo largo y enmarañado

Winky... in my Garden

 

Or Aquilegia vulgaris (European Columbine, Common Columbine or Granny's Nightcap) is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate.

 

In traditional herbalism columbine was considered sacred to Venus; carrying a posy of it was said arouse the affections of a loved one. Nicholas Culpeper recommended it to ease the pains of childbirth. In modern herbal medicine it is used as an astringent and diuretic.

 

Various parts of the plant have been used in the past to cure diarrhoea, to promote perspiration to help in childbirth and to alleviate rheumatic pains; but this plant is a member of the all-poisonous Ranunculus family, and it should not be experimented with. However, dried crushed seeds, made into a dusting powder, will kill lice very effectively.

Sacristy

Sarophagus of Ilaria dl Carreto by Jacopo della Quercia

She died in childbirth in 1405. The sculpture was much admired by Ruskin.

One popular stork tale revolves around the folk legend that the souls of unborn children live in watery areas such as marshes, wells, springs and ponds. Since storks visit such habitats frequently, they were believed to fetch babies’ souls and deliver them to their parents.

An alternate version of this tale tells of storks finding human infants called “stork-children” dwelling in rocky caves called “Adeborsteine” or “stork-stones” and carrying them to expectant parents.

 

Fairy tale

Danish author Hans Christian Anderson adds a troublesome twist to this legend and lore in his fairy tale The Storks, published in 1838:

 

In the street below were a number of children at play, and when they caught sight of the storks, one of the boldest amongst the boys began to sing a song about them, and very soon he was joined by the rest...“Just hear what those boys are singing,” said the young storks; “they say we shall be hanged and roasted...”

“Yes, certainly,” cried the mother stork. “I have thought upon the best way to be revenged. I know the pond in which all the little children lie, waiting till the storks come to take them to their parents. The prettiest little babies lie there dreaming more sweetly than they will ever dream in the time to come. All parents are glad to have a little child, and children are so pleased with a little brother or sister. Now we will fly to the pond and fetch a little baby for each of the children who did not sing that naughty song to make game of the storks.”

“But the naughty boy, who began the song first, what shall we do to him?” cried the young storks.

 

“There lies in the pond a little dead baby who has dreamed itself to death,” said the mother. “We will take it to the naughty boy, and he will cry because we have brought him a little dead brother. But you have not forgotten the good boy who said it was a shame to laugh at animals: we will take him a little brother and sister too, because he was good.”

 

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7 days of shooting

week #2

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shoot anything saterday

Ix-Chel is the Maya Goddess of the Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth. She has been shown in three of Her many aspects: Chak Chel, the Old Moon Goddess, called the Midwife of Creation; Ix Chel in Her main form as Mother Goddess and Weaver who set the Universe in motion; and the Young Moon Goddess, shown with Her totem animal the rabbit.

Ix Chel is a great Water Goddess, the consort of the chief God of the Maya Itsamná. Her name means "Lady Rainbow", and She is said to have founded the city of Palenque at the command of the Gods. She is a Weaver Goddess, whose whirling drop spindle is said to be at the center of the motion of the Universe. She has many aspects and titles, such as Ix Kanleom, the "Spider's Web Catching the Morning Dew", and Ix Chebal Yax

Euridice Represent each symbol in her outfit. The Moon, the snake and the flowers that for the mayas represent the earth, the rabbit that represents the Fertility and Porcreation, the Pitcher containing water, the corn, because according with the Mayas the Men comes from the corn.

Ancient Delphi was composed of a number of areas, and the second most important - after the Sanctuary of Apollo - was the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. Ge or Gaia was originally worshipped in this part of Greece, and Athena is generally considered to have been her successor, brought in by the Greek tribes. She was worshiped in a number of different ways, including the goddess of peace and also of war, of arts and of trade and agriculture, of labor and also those undergoing childbirth. The temple was built from tuff in the Archaic period, toward the end of the 6th century BCE. It is a Doric peripteral temple, 6 x 12 columns, with 28.45 m x 14.25 m and column height: 4.6 m. Three of the columns are still standing.

 

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Sunset on Sanibel Island, Florida.... sure, the bird belongs in the sky.. but what the heck are those two red pails doing there??? (Thanks to my two 10-year-old beachcombers for the prop assistance...)

 

__________________

Lane: The very concept of childbirth is vaguely disturbing.

Rory: Yeah. Kids are cool and all, but getting there seems like a big cosmic joke.

Lane: Definitely thought up by a man...

--"Gilmore Girls" (WB)

Unique in its dedication to twin saints, St Medard and St Gildard.

St Medard is invoked for fertility (crops, vines and childbirth), rain and against toothache. He is patron to brewers, idiots and lunatics so quite a selection there!

In origin, the church building is Saxon, and was added to in the Romanesque period by the addition of the chancel, with extensions in the 13thc and later.

This temple was built by the Mayans to worship the Goddess Ixchel... The Goddess of the Moon and childbirth...

  

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This large wolf was severely harrassed by three coyotes, who we felt had a den near the carcass of a mother bison which had died in childbirth, becoming a feeding station for the carnivores in the area. The area was too distant for good photographs but as the wolf was leaving, it got somewhat closer and treated me to this leap over the small stream.

Henry Morrison Flagler (1830-1913) built this church to the glory of God as a memorial to his daughter, Jennie Louise Flagler Benedict, who passed away as a result of childbirth in 1889. The church was dedicated in March 1890.

 

The Venetian Renaissance style of the church is reflected in the pointed arches and Byzantine dome.

 

St. Augustine, Florida

 

Wishing everyone a very pleasant Sunday!

Can anyone translate this gravestone. I presume it's old English text . I found it in the graveyard of St Andrew's Church, South Church , Bishop Auckland, Co Durham . (I wonder if this lady died in childbirth ).

What I can make out is as follows .....

" ANNE THE WIFE OF (Christopher , )

DOBSON OF BISHOP AUCKLAND.

YEOMAN ???????? CHILD.

BED BURIED DECEMBER 23 1641

 

CHASTITY VIRTUE GOODNESS

HERE LIE DEAD, TO LIVE WITH CHRIST AGAIN.

HER SUPREME HEAD ??

Any ideas anyone ???

Note .....

INTERPRETATION SUGGESTIONS . from Nick Brischuck and Hurlham in the comments below .

" ANN THE WIFE OF CHRISTOPHER

DOBSON OF BISHOP AUCKLAND

YEOMAN DYING IN CHILD BIRTH (CHILD BED )

BURIED DECEMBER 23 1641.

 

CHASTITY VIRTUE GOODNESS

HERE LIE DEAD, TO LIVE WITH CHRIST AGAIN

HER SUPREME HEAD .

Greywacke

Ptolemaic Period

Bes was one of the most popular deities in ancient Egypt. His figure tends to appear in contexts related to sexual activity. Likewise, his role as a protector was also aimed at women in childbirth, newborns and children. He could ward off evil with the sound of a musical instrument or with a sword.

 

Museu Egipci de Barcelona

 

How can anyone resist newborn babies? So tiny and vulnerable, yet capable of drawing out the maternal instinct, they are powerful little beings These are my six that I gave birth to. I had said after back labor with my firstborn that I was never having another baby. But time passed, the memory of pain diminished, and the joys of motherhood became magnified!

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