Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Springtime on the Ohio

It's been a wonderful weekend and as I was sitting at the computer I thought I'd just take some time to play with some photos!  Yesterday we took a walk to the river.  It was about 3:00 in the afternoon and the weather was incredible.  I got this photo as we were walking back home.   I'm not sure why, but there is a beautiful orb in the lower left.  Thought it was a problem with my camera or lens, but none of m other photos taken at that time have the same artifact.  At any rate, it was just the most wonderful day to walk!



So I took the above photo and thought I'd play with PicMonkey to see what I'd get.  Well, there is a new effect called Edge Sketch and the result is below.  That is the closest I will every get to "painting" an abstract picture.  And, it was fun!!




Along the way, I took some other photos of the Spring that has finally arrived here.  All of nature's most beautiful colors were on display!  Indeed, it was grand!



~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


Today, I have a frivolous post to share with Mersad.  I invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  There are wonderful posts there.  



Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday


I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Antonia Plantation

Live oak trees, azaleas
The majesty and color
Beauty through ages
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"God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!'"
Joseph Campbell
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There was a beautiful wedding here last night.  The glory of God's creation and the beauty of man's handiwork were ever present. Oh, the joy we all felt!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God

Cathy


 I'm here to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday


I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hibiscus Beauty



Earlier in the spring I was sure this hibiscus bush was dead.  We had such a hard winter and my knowledge of the  hibiscus being nil is was sure there was no hope for it.  Well, as you can see I was wrong.  There was nothing but dead branches and so I cut them to the ground.  Soon, to my surprise and delight, green leaves started to sprout.  Oh, my goodness, I am grateful for the resilience of the hibiscus.  Beautiful, though it is, it is strong and sturdy. 

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What a beautiful star I have found in the center of this blossom.  Nature's beauty is indispensable in the light of hope.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy



Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday

I will also be joining Laura at I Heart Macro to day too.  Why not stop by and enjoy!



Shine the Divine


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Travel Journal 8



“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints” ~Wilfred Peterson

Yesterday was such a glorious in these beautiful rockies!!!   We had lunch with nieces and grand nephews and grand niece.  We met them in Estes Park.  Oh my what fun!  We ate and shopped, laughed and chatted. Oh, did I mention, they all drove 4 hours from Scottsbluff, NE for the visit?  It was such a privilege for us and What treasures they truly are!

Then last evening as we were sitting on the patio Mama Deer and Wee Fawn arrived for a visit.  I only wish I could share the pictures now but that will have to come at another time.  Mama is so beautiful and Fawn so precious.  They even allowed us to witness the nursing.  OH MY!

OH and lest I forget!  We had an adventure with a rattle snake...short lived for him as brave "Uncle N" valiantly rescued us!

Today we are off to Rocky Mountain National Park.  One of God's true works of art!  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!
Cathy

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

~~Adventure Tour Express~~





Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


Never forget, when you least expect it an adventure might just happen when you open your front door!!! Be prepared!!!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!
Now it's your turn. Please post an adventure we can all share and then link it here for all to see.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Funny Squirrels

Because of the diligence of Lisa at Are We There Yet I found out that when I first posted this it was routed through G-mail. I have found it and am trying again.

It is so funny, yet awesome, that this animal could learn these feats.

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So I ask you all to enjoy

and

Thanks be to God for humor!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Earthquaked.

Yes, indeed it did. At 4:30 this morning our house seemed to be "bouncing". Though not the first time we had experienced the earth move, it is still daunting. Not even a picture was es cue. And as it is said to have been a 5.4 quake, all is well here.

They say there were 6 aftershocks but I only felt one. I had taken one of our patients to the room and I was interviewing him when we felt the aftershock...This evening we are behaving as if nothing had happened. Perhaps that is because we were spared any of the damage and tragedy that often accompanies many earthquakes. We are grateful to all family and friends who have called and inquired about us.

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Certainly we are all grateful and we say,
"Thanks be to God!"

Friday, January 04, 2008

Microscopic Scrutiny




Ron took pictures of a few of his meteorite slices under a microscope. The color is not true. It is that steely color. Please enjoy!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Meteorite Metamorphosis

Do you remember this picture, those "neolithic-looking" rocks, that I thought were so ugly,The Traveler is Home? Today Ron finished sanding some of his meteorite slices. He cleaned up one of the slices and then etched it. I hope you enjoy seeing the change and I hope I was able to capture the process adequately.



This is before...





video The process...





The finished product. It is amazing to see how the beauty of this gift of the heavens emerges from the stone.


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Thanks be to God.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I CAN'T BEILIEVE IT!!!


~~~Sam, the Protector~~~


At about 3:30 this morning I was awaken by sounds made by Sam. At first I thought he had just gotten stuck under the bathroom sink again or leaped up onto the hamper and tried to sit in the window sill (but forgot the window was closed). Well, that wasn't it and I couldn't even find him so I went back to bed. Then I heard the noise again and so I got out of bed again and went to the kitchen thinking he had no water or he was "batting" about the feeder because he couldn't get the food to come down. Well, that wasn't it either. About ten minutes later into the bedroom he prances with something that "squeaked". OH, my GOODNESS. Sam had caught a mouse!! No bigger that a small Jalapeno pepper, he sat there on the floor in front of the closet preparing his meal. Then he did, yes he did, he began to eat it...Well, needless to say I had to leave the room. When I returned about 20 minutes later Sam passed me in the dark hall appearing to be quite content and proud of himself. As for me, I crawled back into the bed, pulled the covers up and went back to sleep with a strange feeling of security knowing now I didn't have to set out the "winter" traps.

Oddly enough, I had seen him bear his prize moles to us so we could see and praise him for a "job well done", but I never saw him devour them. But, as he proved this morning he is more that a pretty cat or "that lazy cat". He is a valuable member of the family. He keeps us safe from "little" rodents, this Mouser Extraordinaire.

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Thanks be to God!