Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
Also, FYI, I'm glad to report that Baddie Sandy did not in any way ruin our 'meet' of my Twi-friend. It was a fantabulous day!
Peace to you, Dry Ground friends.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Greetings from Virginia! My Daniel and I are settling in and already feeling at home. Almost done organizing after which I'll hopefully have more time to write. In the meantime, I'll share something I read recently that made me smile. Hope it does the same for you. Have a blessed start to the week, Dry Ground friends! (photo by yours truly)
Thou sayest, Fit me, fashion me for Thee.
Stretch forth thine empty hands, and be thou still.
O restless soul, thou dost but hinder Me
By valiant purpose and by steadfast will.
Behold the summer flowers beneath the sun,
In stillness his great glory they behold;
And sweetly thus his mighty work is done,
And resting in his gladness they unfold.
So, are the sweetness and the joy Divine
Thine, O beloved, and the work is Mine.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Hope your week has been wonderful. Happy Weekending!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I get excited when I see special things in the wild - natural sights that are not manufactured or set up in a zoo or entertainment park. For example, something I didn't get a pictures of (darn it), was an osprey hovering over a body of water... hovering...hovering...dive, Dive, DIVE... plunging head first and disappearing into the water... emerging with large fish in claws. I actually jumped up and down and exclaimed, "That was awesome!!!"
Like I said, though, I did not get a picture or video of that. But here are a few critters I did capture.
Florida is known for alligators, right? But it isn't like they are walking down the sidewalks. Glad we spotted this one at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa.
Pelicans! Nearby swam half a dozen porpoises... much more difficult to capture on camera, for sure.
Probably the coolest sighting, in my opinion - a school of manta rays! They reminded me of a military jet flyover at a sporting event except gliding through the water instead of the air. Gorgeous.
Because of my dear scientist bird-watching daddy, my Daniel and I are particularly tuned in to the aviary world. I'm not as good at bird pictures as my father, but in Florida I had many opportunities. This one is a wood stork!
The two birds in this picture are great blue herons. As we watched them, they were doing some sort of dance, turning in unison and fluffing out their wings and tail feathers like synchronized swimmers.
These jellyfish baddies were ALL OVER this beach. They're the ones that scare me the most!!! They're so transparent and so many different sizes, I had a hard time spotting them until I was TOO close for my comfort! My Daniel helped me navigate, though, and we both easily avoided any stings.
Dozens and dozens of horseshoe crabs. Dan said he'd never seen so many congregating together like that.
A LIVE sand dollar Dan found off shore. His little fringes were wiggling all around and he secreted on Dan's hand! HAHA! After showing me, Dan carefully placed the little guy back out in the safety of his natural environment.
My Daniel and I SUPER enjoyed encountering God's creation in Florida! Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Friday, I'll share some of my favorite, more artsy pics. Hang in there, Dry Ground friends! Week's half done!
Monday, October 1, 2012
This week, while I'm unpacking in my new Virginia home, I thought I'd share some images from our time in Florida. I hope you enjoy!
This first installment is a selection of various experiences with my co-adventurer that we will remember as 'the best of times.'
This is the scene from our apartment building about ten seconds AFTER we finished unpacking the moving truck! Talk about perfect timing!
Of course, the very first weekend we lived in FL, we went to the beach. Subway on the seashore - can't beat that!
Key lime and chocolate peanut butter... delicious! We'd vote them to win on Cupcake Wars!
I don't know what day or at what beach I took this, but I call it my 'personal 007' photo. *smile*