Reflection

While walking with Vicki this evening along the Cass River in Heritage Park, we noticed the beautiful sunset.  As I stopped to take the shot, I marveled at the calmness of the Cass, smooth as glass and the reflection of the sunset in the mirror like water.  

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Peony

Working in the yard, spreading mulch, I had to stop and take in the beautiful bloom of our Peony plant. The peony produces big beautiful flowers like this one.   As the saying goes, “sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses”, or in this case the Peony.   Take time from the busyness that occupies so much of our lives today, to stop and see the beauty of God’s creation. He speaks to us with more than words, God’s “eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. ” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Back at it…

Let’s get this thing up and going again.  Time to not just think, but also to share my thoughts via the blog and post photos once again.  The assignment, a photo a day using whatever camera I have at hand.  It may be my Nikon D300s or my iPhone Plus 6s.  Thank you for checking out the blog and comments are welcome.

To start things off I thought it might be fitting to post a shot of this old rusty lock shot with iPhone.  I like the variety of textures shown.

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Truly Grand Canyon

Another bucket list item, The Grand Canyon, was crossed off. Vicki and I made the 10.5 hour drive from the beautiful, Sequoia National Park, to The amazing, Grand Canyon National Park. It was well worth the drive. Another stone words, beyond pictures, have to se20140503-142658.jpge it to believe it wonder. We spent three days viewing the Grand Canyon from the South Rim. We were awestruck. You must see it to feel the magnitude.

 

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Impressions of Sequoia

20140503-095206.jpgMy wife and I have always wanted to see the giant Sequoia trees in California. We flew from Michigan, into Las Vegas, and rented a car so we could drive to Sequoia National Park. We stayed at the Wuksachi Lodge, a beautiful hotel and restaurant high on the mountain, nestled among the Sequoias. These mammoth trees are unbelievable. They are so wide, they’re almost cartoonish, like they don’t belong among the other trees. We viewed them in awestruck wonder. The pictures do not do these giants justice.

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20140503-100247.jpgThis is a great national park. Our only regret was that we were unable to hike the trails, as 2 feet of new snow fell the night before arrival. Spring comes late in the Sierras, very beautiful mountain scenery along with breath taking views of the Sequoia trees.

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Happy Easter

Christ is Risen; He has Risen indeed! We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, who conquered sin, death, and the devil when he rose from death on that first Easter.

It seemed fitting to me that on this beautiful Easter Day, we have signs of a new season. It has been a long winter here in Michigan, but today we had temperatures in the mid 70s, and our trees are finally budding.

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Air on Credit

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Just noticed this for the first time today. Oh, gas stations have been charging customers for air, for a long time, but we see the results of inflation, when it comes to inflating your tires. The cost is $1.00 and now you can use a charge card! I wonder how many tires you can inflate for $1.00… To think, we used to ride our bikes to the gas station and fill our tires for free and then buy a candy bar for a nickel!

Corn and Clouds

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I was driving home from my last call in Fairview and was taking in the rural beauty. The sky was a deep blue and filled with beautiful puffy, cotton-like clouds, all hovering over a field of corn; a typical rural skyline in Michigan’s “Thumb”. I couldn’t resist, I stopped the truck, rolled down the window, and captured the scene with my iPhone 4S.

Camping at Rifle River State Park

While camping at Rifle River State Park, we came across this cable bridge. A very cool looking bridge but you need to hang on while crossing because it does swing and bounce.

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On our way back to camp I saw my very First Lady Slipper growing on the edge of the forest close to the road. I was fortunate to get a shot of this one as it was mowed down the next day.

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