12/23/2012 Cousins…. sometimes

Cousins… sometimes they are your best friend.. sometimes they are your first playmates… sometimes they annoy you beyond measure…BUT it’s that bond of family that makes life so special!  (These are not my kiddos.)Cousins

12/22/2012 … so AWAY I GO!!! Final butterfly post …

I have lots of things to do…. so AWAY I GO!!  Only 9 post to go!

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12/21/2012 We had a feast! Final recipe post….

We had a feast…. remembered a wonderful day on the river and fantasized about next year’s adventure.  This gorgeous sockeye or his cousin was prepared perfectly.  I say take  a “recipe” and make it your own.  Trust me the writer of this “recipe” did the same thing.

ALWAYS start with wild caught  salmon (my preference is Lower Kenai River sockeye caught in August).  Portion  each filet to about 4-6  oz, place on a square of tin foil 12 inches or so.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice a sweet Vidalia onion and place a generous amount of onion on each filet. (Is there any other kind of onion?)  Sprinkle with Garlic salt, cracked pepper and if you are of the nature a little red-hot chili pepper.  Place a small pat of butter and 2 tablespoons of Meyers lemon juice (fresh squeezed from your own tree if possible.)  Close the package up leaving air space at the top… Cook for about 30 minutes.  Serve each person their own package so they can enjoy the delicious liquid created during the cooking process.

This is so easy to fix, so easy to clean up and is so YUMMY!!   Only 10 post to go!

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12/19/2012 I love you all.

“True friendship is like a rose. We can’t realize it’s beauty until it fades.” I could not find the author of this quote…. this is so true!  I have many friends… some old… some new… some near… some far…  I had friends before facebook… I love you all.

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12/18/2012 God had arranged the last.

Woke up this morning in Sasebo, Japan thinking about home a little… thinking about the family from church and missing Kenai, our black lab.  I was still looking for a picture for today’s post and decided on this one taken a few days before we left .. .I thanked my friends for letting me take their photos with the family and their dogs and arranging such a sunset.  Andrew  said that he was only responsible for the  first two… God had arranged the last.  Thank you GOD!

12/17/2012 Hang on there are only 14 more post!

A little desperate to finish  the “366 Favorite Photos” project… I went searching deep into my archives…found this photo  taken in my backyard about 10 years ago. Hang on there are only 14 more post and there are NO plans for a repeat next year.

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12/16/2012 AWESOME GOD!

The captain of the Japan Airline plane made an announcement that Mt. Fuji could be seen from the left hand side of the plane.  I immediately went into action, grabbed my camera and moved to a vacant seat….. the mountain was glowing from the sun shining in just the right spot.  Later as I was looking at the picture the Scripture from Psalm 90:2 came to my mind….”Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.”  I feel like I have seen one more evidence of the AWESOME God of creation.

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