“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways”


Beautiful! Loved this so want to share.


“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach,
in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”

Rachel Carson

(the snowy adirondacks / Julie Cook / 2017)

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
So that everyone he has made may know his work,
he stops all people from their labor.
The animals take cover;
they remain in their dens.
The tempest comes out from its chamber,
the cold from the driving winds.
The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.

Job 37:5-10

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If you can to your own self be true…


Diversity is one of the great wonders of life. We celebrate it in flowers, in landscape, in animals, in every facet of nature, yet think others must adhere to our own personal box. Worse yet we endever to confine ourselves within the criteria of others. God made people as diverse and wonderful as the rest of his kingdom – good comes in many forms, let us celebratthem all.

Fall 2017: Creek and Cat, Part 1


Such amazing pictures! I also love reflections and colour but could never captivate the essence like these.

Catwoods Porch Party

Breath taken upon arrival

Fall is moving in fits and starts this year. It’s like we hardly noticed masses of color  crinkling and dropping off the trees, fast. But a few mature bright patches still linger around us, while farther up the road, we see panoramas of newly minted reds, yellows, and oranges. Greens too, they’re still out and about. These photos were taken November 11, 2017 and are unedited. Except the cat picture from August, which I did tinker with.

Wait, there’s more

There’s a tree on the opposite bank, a Sweetgum with two trunks that fused together and then diverged. Beavers have chomped away on the base near ground level. This double tree casts large shadows into the creek at the point where the rapids increase. Those shadows change with the shifting of sun slants, currents, water volumes, canopy leaf loads. The varying shapes might look humanoid at…

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Back at last!


After several weeks of internet problems, a heavy and dibilitating cold and the enormous learning curve of a new laptop with new programs etc. (and not being able to find my Word press password to use on it) I’m finally reconnected, updated (somewhat lol!) and recovered ready for my favourite time of year Christmas!

Appologies to all my comrade blog writers for extreme neglect in both posting and reading.  Looking forward to all your wonderful Christmas posts!