Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall in Manitoba

I am feeling a little lost today. My iMac needed to be worked on so I do not have convenient access to all my photos.I guess I could take the time to get them on my laptop,but don't feel like going through that bother.
Anyway,just so you don't forget about me,here are a few iPhone shots taken recently.

This is taken at the place where I keep my bus overnight.The early morning sun lit up this tall tree,all dressed in yellow.

The poplar leaves all seemed to gather along the fence which encloses the bus compound.They made a beautiful carpet and sounded so good as I walked along.

The Mountain Ash on my yard is spectacular this year.The color is so rich.

Here is a close-up of one of the leaves.Isn't that a pretty color?

Nestled among the leaves are a few clusters of berries which the Robins seem to have missed.

Today,value the beauty of the changing season.
I would add to this,give thanks to the Creator of all the natural beauty we have around us.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Minnesota Bound

On Friday,October 3,a friend and co-worker,Gwen and I took the afternoon off from bus driving and headed to Brainerd,MN.It was a nice and sunny start to the day,but it seemed that once we had crossed the border into the US that all changed.

This is what we met up with. Snow flurries.Yes,I did say snow.It was not cold enough to stay on the ground but it sure gave some interesting photos.

Here you can actually see the snowflakes.We certainly did not expect this,but that did not deter us from going on towards our destination.

Sometime during the day the clouds parted for a while,but that was short lived.We had a cold drizzle most of the day.

Of course we did not set out on a sight seeing trip alone,we had another reason to be there.
Yes,the next day we did look around and I tried to get some scenic pictures.Those will come in another post.

We had tickets to see these guys at the Tornstrum Auditorium in Brainerd,MN.
Legacy Five came close enough that we decided to go see them.It was only a 5 ½ hour drive and well worth the effort.
They don't usually use a book to sing from,but in this one song they do.It happens to be a favourite of mine,called, 'It's a Grand and Glorious Feeling'.
Pictured L-R Trey Ivey(pianist),Gus Gaches,Scott Fowler,Scott Howard,Matt Fouch

I got the above shot from my seat in the front row,but I wanted to get closer,so I got up and walked to the edge of the stage and look what happened.
They stopped singing in mid-song and gave me this pose. Made my day,I must admit.
The concert was amazing.We came away with our hearts filled with blessings and joy.

Here are the words to this song:

CHORUS: It's a grand and a glorious feeling just to be a child of God.

How His love comes over me stealing making my pathway brighter as I plod.

Everyday I'll tell the old story of His love

I'll ever sing what a grand and glorious feeling just to be walking with my



I am so glad I heard my Saviour gently pleading

Now I'm an heir and child of God I truly know

All the way home His precious hand is daily leading

It's a grand and a glorious feeling as I go.


Jesus is mine and to His hand I'm every clinging,

I am so glad I plunged beneath the crimson flow;

As I press on the homeward way my soul is singing

It's a grand and a glorious feeling as I go.


Happy am I along the way to life eternal,

Jesus has saved and washed my soul as white as snow;

Some of these days I'll reach my wondrous home supernal.

It's a grand and a glorious feeling as I go.


The author of this Christian hymn was Albert E. Brumley in 1942.

This hymn was copyrighted in 1942 to the Stamps-Baxter Music