An extra day this year! Leap Year Day should be a holiday, there should be NO work, NO stores open, NO mail, NO internet, NO TV, NO school…. NOTHING… it should just be. Do you think that the bee ever takes the day off?
I love how this hibiscus still looks beautiful even though it has had its “day of glory”. One of my desires is to live my life so that when my life has had its “day of glory”, I can have some small measure of beauty. Now considering that I never had much outer beauty, I had better get to work on the inner beauty… I believe what Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes… “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
I save my seeds as much as possible each year and I can’t wait to get them in the ground. Where we live it is still possible to have a spring frost up until mid-March. I will wait …. if you plant your sunflower seeds around the sprinkler poles in the garden they get lots of water and grow really tall and big. This is not the biggest sunflower I have ever grown… but it might be the most beautiful picture of a sunflower that I have ever taken. The little moth was extra, I probably didn’t even see it.
Everyone needs a place to go and follow the advice given in Psalms 46:10….”Be still and know that I AM GOD.” This beautiful lake is just what GOD ordered for me. He knows what I need…. I need to stop listening to the noise of the world!
Lupine only bloom in early summer in Alaska. I have seen little pockets of these beautiful flowers and I have seen entire fields covered with the blue blooms. If you lay in the grass you can get this perspective. Hey, it’s a good thing to lay in the grass.
About 10 years ago I met this sweet baby’s mother. She was about 17 and still trying to figure out a few things about life. I have taught, mentored and worked with her. She grew up and came back to work at the school where we first met. Life happens and she moved on, she now has 3 kids, a husband and is going to college. There are many good reasons to not give up! You go, Yadi!
Have you ever experienced a magical day? I hope so… this was one of those days. It was a bad news-good news kind of day. First the Kenai River was closed to fishing and we had a trip planned with our guide and friend, Reubin….. but Reubin was not going to let us down… he had another idea and another river. The Kasilof River is just as gorgeous, maybe not as well-known river on the Kenai Peninsula. We had a glorious day, fishing, eating, watching Reubin rowing the drift boat down the Kasilof River. It was only on the last leg going home that we saw another boat. We cooked one of the fish on a piece of foil and a hot rock…. the best lunch ever. Yes, some days are just better than others.
The wedding was fun and work, lots of photos of pretty people and things. … this is one of the Bridesmaids flowers. I put this picture on one of my note cards and it has been a big seller. The card is an encouragement in times of trouble. Kind of unusual that a picture from such a joyous time works quite well for when life gets tough. I believe that God put the flowers here for us to know something of His beauty, He uses the lily to teach us how fragile and fleeting life is. Have you stopped and smelled the roses today?
This cutie is one of my friends that came for a visit…. No, this is not my horse… we aren’t smart enough or rich enough to own horses….. BUT we have very good neighbors that have horses. We enjoy looking at them, talking about them, visiting them BUT we don’t have to feed them! Someone told us that the way to make a small fortune in the horse business was to start with a large fortune. HUH?
This picture was originally a project done by a student at PACE. After the student had left our school there was a need for a few more pictures and I helped with the project. Love is pretty amazing and the student that worked the project was pretty amazing.