Monday, July 22, 2019

Peaceful Sunset ~

 ~ Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing Who to thank ~

While my husband and I were in Canada back in June
we did as we always do and went down to the beach
to watch the sunset.
This particular evening we had gone out for a delicious fish dinner
with family members on my husband's side,
then headed to the beach.
Southampton Ontario, which is on Lake Huron is known for their
majestic sunsets, many of them with gorgeous pink tones
and this one did not disappoint.
When we arrived it was looking as if it wasn't going to amount to much,
but wow!
I was headed back to the car thinking it can't get any better,
then I turned around and captured this photo of the family silhouetted 
with my phone no less.
What a picture!

As the sun began to go down the colors came alive
and looked more vibrant with each snap shot.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
{ Psalm 19:1 }

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same
the Lord's name is to be praised.
{ Psalm 113:3 }

The day is thine, the night also is thine: 
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
{ Psalm 74:16 }

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
{ Psalm 119:105 }

And the evening and the morning were the third day. 
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven
to divide the day from the night;

 and let them be for signs, and for seasons, 
and for days and years. 

 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven
to give light upon the earth:
and it was so. 
{ Genesis 1:13 ~ 15 }

Glory to God in the Highest!


Monday, July 8, 2019

God Speaks through Nature ~

Happy Monday to you ~ my dear friends!
My husband and I enjoyed an afternoon out on the 4-wheeler
and what a perfect time to get to know my new camera as I
captured some shots of nature here on the property.
We can evan take great "selfies" with this camera! 😉
While we were in Canada at the crokinole tournament 
I was asked by a friend if I would use her camera and take pictures
since she and her husband are always participants 
and unable to get pictures of themselves and their senior club.
I happily accepted insuring her that they may not be the best.
As I've shared here on my blog before, I am not very good with a camera,
but Cathy's camera was so nice and easy to use
that I found great delight rather than frustration 
as I went around snapping shots of the tournament.
To my husband's surprise, my pictures turned out beautifully.
We came home and my sweet husband so kindly bought me
the same camera as Cathy's, a Canon SX70 H with a zoom that is awesome!
I am amazed at the detail with this zoom. 
This camera is a perfect size for me, easy to hold and  easy to function,
my kind of camera.
In time I'm hoping to do much better with my picture taking,
I feel like I have a vision for a good picture,
just really bad with a camera.
I'm sharing with you some of the pictures I took on our day out ~ enjoy!

Lord, let me recognize Your voice above the world's clamor 
and follow You alone.
~ Cathy Elliott

Each spring we have the return of our Canadian geese
and a pair of mallard ducks that nest near the pond.
The red winged black birds as well as other small birds
enjoy the bull rush surrounding the pond.
It's a beautiful and peaceful site when Donatella and I take
our daily walks so as to check on the activity around the pond.
The red winged black birds look as if they were posing for the camera.

Lord, thank you that You are my hiding place
and that You protect me from harm
just as Your birds of the air do their young.
~ Janet Holm McHenry

Lord, thank you for looking out for Your creation!
For I know that if Your eyes are on creation,
then You are looking out for me.
~ Sandra Clifton

May we find our contentment in You, our Father.
~ Pepper Basham

The wild flowers have been stunning with all the rain 
 God has blessed us with!
Our State flower is the Columbine and this year they are magnificent.
The wild roses are in abundance with bloom after bloom.
And the mushrooms...they are the size of a volleyball ~ yes, a volleyball!
I have never ever seen anything quite like these mushrooms.
I placed the mushroom beside the seat on the 4- wheeler
to give you an idea of the size. 

Lord, let me see the beauty of Your plan in all things,
all creatures, and all people.
~ Cathy Elliott

Spend time outside today and see how many masterpieces 
God has put on display.
With each one, praise Him for His awesome creativity.
And then thank Him that this same God
knows you and calls you by name.
~ Ginger Kolbaba

Lord, teach us to stop and observe creation.
Help us see what You reveal about Yourself through
Your artistry and craftsmanship, in every creature great and small.
May we reflect You, too, in the details of our own lives.
~ Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Spend time in God's secret love garden today.
~ Devon O'Day

 The mushroom is beside the seat ☆

Let us go outside and open up our senses, and soak in the
wonders all around us.
I know that God will be there, waiting for us.
~ J. Mason Williams

Summer days keep us busy with so many wonderful things,
so thank you, dear friends, for taking time out of your own 
lives and stopping in to say hello.
Your visits bring a smile to my heart.
As you enjoy God's glorious creation where He has planted you,
may you find yourself encouraged, inspired, challenged and comforted
by His unfailing love and attention to your daily lives.
God's detail in our lives is precise, just as it is in His marvelous creation.
Glory be to God!

Heavenly Father, there is not one aspect of Your creation You haven't touched,
and not one aspect that hasn't known the flaws of a fallen world.
Thank you for the beauty of Your present creation,
but the glorious promise of an Eternally perfect one.
~ Heidi Chiavaroli


Be Lovely!

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