Sunday, April 13, 2014

FLOWER OVERLOAD

Saturday,April 12th I woke up to a fresh layer of snow on the ground. This was not unexpected,but it sure slows down the arrival of spring like weather.By today,Sunday,most of that snow has melted,but we are back down to below freezing temperatures.
I thought this would be a good day to load this page with flower pictures.
All of these are taken with my phone,so keep that in mind if there is some quality lacking.

I will keep the words to a minimum and allow you to enjoy the flowers.



I have held many things in my hands,and I have lost them all;
but whatever I have placed in God's hands,that I still possess.
Martin Luther


When God saw you,it was love at first sight.


Have you thanked God today?


Beauty: an act of God


Nature does not hurry,yet everything is accomplished.


My profession is always to find God in nature.
Henry David Thoreau


Happiness is an inside job.


When the solution is simple God is answering.


Where love is there is God also.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say 'thank-you?'

Friday, April 11, 2014

RAPTORS AND MORE

A day spent at the valley during spring raptor migration can yield all kinds of surprises.

This trio of Canada Geese came by in perfect formation.They must have known that I wanted to get a good picture,just look at that perfect spacing.


Later that same day,while watching the sky for raptors,this pair of Great Blue Herons flew over.It is not unusual to see one of these at a time,but to have two come over together is a real treat.


If for a moment there are no birds to photograph,my eyes catch the soft light of the moon in the daytime.


How does it feel to soar in the sky like this? Sometimes,I find myself wondering about that. It looks so effortless and graceful.This Red-tailed Hawk's wings have  highlighted edges,thanks to the warm sunlight.


Another Red-tailed Hawk.These are magnificent birds,and we see so many of them each year.It is not uncommon to see between 1500-2000 Red-tails pass through the valley on any given day,and each bird is a beautiful sight to see.

As humans we worry and fret about so many things,but God tells us in His word that He will take care of us.

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air;they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
And yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?