Archive for April, 2010

30
Apr
10

Armstrong Creek

These are the pics I took at the Armstrong Creek on Wednesday.  The first shot is an original,  and the rest are HDR.

29
Apr
10

keep in the sunlight

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.

~Benjamin Franklin~

28
Apr
10

Goodman Park

This is the last of the pictures from Sunday’s trip out to Goodman Park.  Tomorrow I will post pics that I took this morning at the Armstrong Creek.

Strong Falls  (HDR)

27
Apr
10

simple abundance

When I was out at Goodman Park on Sunday, I was amazed at how many plants I found growing out of the rocks.  There’s obviously very little there for them to sustain life, but yet they do.  They have everything they need, even though it appears to be so insufficient.  We humans seem to, for the most part, want more than what we already have, and what we don’t realize is that we already have everything we need.  There are so many simple joys and so much abundant beauty around us, but we don’t always see it in our pursuit of material things.  I don’t believe that material possessions can make a person truly happy, whereas for instance, a walk in the woods, listening to the wind in the trees and the song of the birds, or sitting beside a river, or silently watching the sun rise or set, can fill our souls with a joy and peace that cannot be found anywhere else.

27
Apr
10

Hope

Hope is the sun which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

~Samuel Smiles~

26
Apr
10

it’s not who you are…

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

~Unknown~

25
Apr
10

a few assorted wildflowers

Dutchman’s Breeches.  Taken Friday on my way to work.

Trout Lily, also taken Friday.

Dandelion and bumble bee, taken today out at Goodman Park

I’m having a little trouble making an identification on this one.  I thought it was a honeysuckle of some kind.

A violet, taken today at Goodman Park.  I have a few more pics that I took today at Goodman Park, which I will post in the next few days.

25
Apr
10

All I Need

Lord, you have given me all I need to live an abundant life.  Help me to find any unidentified resources that are right under my nose.

~Unknown~

24
Apr
10

Hollywood!!

I just have to share this picture.  Hopefully it will make you laugh like a nut, like I did when I was taking this shot, and at the very least, I hope it makes you smile.  My daughter bought a used Jeep Cherokee and when we brought it home this morning, she discovered that the previous owner left these sunglasses in a storage compartment.  She didn’t want the glasses and neither did I, so the next logical thing to do is put them on the dog, right?  All I had to do to get this shot was hold up his ball and he sat perfectly still will I took quite a few shots, and this is the one I was waiting for.  You see, Axl quite often will close his mouth and his bottom teeth push his top lip up, forming this unusual “smile”.  I knew if I stood there long enough, he’d stop panting and “smile”, and that’s exactly what he did.  We all got a real good laugh out of this little episode and in the end, Axl got his ball back.

23
Apr
10

Luke 6:37-38

Stop judging others, and you will not be judged.  Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you.  If you forgive others, you will be forgiven.  If you give, you will receive.  Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over.  Whatever measure you use in giving, large or small, it will be used to measure what is given back to you.

~Luke 6:37-38~




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