Finding color in the dead of winter can be a challenge…you have to be intentional when looking for color in and amongst the greys and browns that make up the winter landscape. Winter in South Texas is usually fairly mild and we have a good amount of green to balance out the browns…that is until the polar vortex came barreling into town…only time will tell how much of the landscaping won’t recover.
This past week I attended a funeral. As I sat with my friends and co-workers at the back of the church I was treated to a wonderful display of color as the sun hit the stained glass windows…I couldn’t help but gaze up at the windows as I listened to the Priest speak of heaven and angels…and a life ever lasting. I can only imagine that these colors, as brilliant as they were that morning, will pale in comparison to heaven itself…
Just for the record, I waited until the service was over and everyone had left the sanctuary before I quickly snapped these shots…
The beginning...a point in time or space when something starts, a new experience. A new dawn, a new day, a new life….
The Lord’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord your loyalty is great. Lamentations 3:22-23
Unfocused….Not seeing clearly, or not giving a clear image, faint, invisible, subtle, blurred, faintly, unseen, fuzzy, undetected. Without a clear purpose, aim, or direction, unstructured, haphazard, chaotic, undisciplined, disorganized, unplanned, hasty.
Ecclesiastes 6:9 “Better is the sight of the eyes (the enjoyment of what is available to one) than the cravings of wandering desire. This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it!
Weekly Photo Challenge…Simple!!!
- Weekly Photo Challenge…Simple
The Incredible Edible Egg…Eggs can be enjoyed in many different ways. You can serve it boiled, scrambled, fried, poached or baked. You can enjoy it in a souffle, omelet, quiche, strata or frittata. Eggs are the key ingredients in meringues, pastries, cookies and cakes. Enjoy a simply delicious egg!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset
I waited and waited this past week for an opportunity to capture a beautiful sunset to share with you. Each day came and went without much to offer in the way of colorful sunsets. In order to participate in this weeks challenge (now last weeks challenge) I had to scour the archives. Here is my photo for the Sunset Challenge…better late than never!
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This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Fall…
The first signs that Fall has arrived in Southeast Texas are not the cooler temperatures or the leaves falling from the trees. Our first sign that Fall has arrived are the enormous bins of pumpkins that appear overnight at the local grocer or produce stand.
Muskee de Provence
These particular pumpkins are referred to as Cinderella Pumpkins. They come in a variety of colors; the orange and green shown here, light blue and green as well as striped. Pumpkins with this shape are also known as heirloom pumpkins and are wonderful addition to a fall harvest display(shameless foreshadowing).
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion” Henry David Thoreau
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This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Faces!
These are the sad faces of two stinky little dogs. They were less than enthusiastic about having their picture taken. But a picture is worth a thousand words…well at least a few captions to help express the attitude I was getting. Dogs are very instinctive and I think they knew their face was going to end up on my blog!
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All Right..alright…ok…I’m UP!
Definition of UP
a (1) : in or into a higher position or level; especially : away from the center of the earth (2) : from beneath the ground or water to the surface (3) : from below the horizon (4) : upstream 1 (5) : in or into an upright position <sit up>; especially : out of bed b : upward from the ground or surface <pull up a daisy> c : so as to expose a particular surface
It has been so hot and dry here there are very few flowers left…so these are from earlier in the year when everything was in bloom.
Azaleas are flowering shrubs that bloom in the early spring and their blooms last several weeks. Azaleas are shade tolerant and prefer living near or under a tree.
In Chinese culture, the azalea is known as “thinking of home bush” which is exactly what I think of when I see the beautiful flowering shrubs.
Sorry I Couldn’t Resist!!!