Category Archives: Nature

Day 4 ~ Three Gifts Reaped (and they keep on giving)!

As I sit here in our vacation rental somewhat under the weather…I started working on my challenge from Days 73 and 74 from Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers course.  Working on my image…it occurred to me that it was one year … Continue reading

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Caught…Let Go…Mid-Way

Another day trip with Edster, me, and Bruno in wild, wonderful West Virginia…     Ed was behind the wheel and we had our iced teas…and off we went to the high country of Pocahontas County. And faithfully, God showed … Continue reading

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Three New Mercies ~ Day 2

Starting this challenge yesterday, I will confess to you that finding the abundant gifts of God are almost second nature when you are away from the dailyness of life on vacation in a beautiful sanctuary that is “almost heaven.” Not so … Continue reading

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Taking the Joy Dare ~ Day 1

I’m taking on Ann Voskamp’s challenge this month… If we are to live differently, then we must see differently… As October so beautifully escorts in a calmer, reflective, more deliberate season…I’m going to purposefully look for the three gifts (mercies) … Continue reading

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Fall Frolic Full of Remembering ~ Part 2

The weather is changing fast…summer has almost closed the door on 2012, except for its Indian sister… Earlier I began this story about my Fall walk with my Edster this week…   Our walk took us over to Brandywine Falls, part … Continue reading

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Texture Tuesday and a Splash of Hope

For Texture Tuesday this week, Kim challenged us to focus on the color orange and use one of her textures in our image.  Here is my composition…using her texture:  urban. Sometimes that which we fear strengthens our spirit and gives us … Continue reading

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Fall Frolic Full of Remembering ~ Part 1

  Last night after work, Edster and I (and yes, my stepdog, Bruno) took advantage of a cool, mid-September evening.  We strolled around the Brandywine Falls area…part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park about 15 miles away.  It is full of … Continue reading

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5 Fact Friday ~ On Friday!

It’s that time again…and I’m actually posting it on Friday! Well, as the summer ebbs away…and the autumn winds seems much more apparent…there’s a bittersweet feeling, a touch of melancholy, in my anticipation of the season of colored leaves, the … Continue reading

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Autumn in Appalachia

I received some wonderful feedback on my post yesterday, I thought I would post some photos from our trip to “Almost Heaven” last autumn…especially anticipating our return for two weeks at the end of this month.   Independent film director, John … Continue reading

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Gift of Goldfinches on Labor Day

Labor Day 2012… Hot, humid, and I was working at the table in the air conditioning…lots of computer work today.  I looked out the sliding glass doors viewing the deck.  The sunflowers that were blazing just a week or so … Continue reading

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