ALASKA… land of the midnight sun!… we have never been there for the almost 24 hours of darkness but we have seen the almost 24 hours of light. This photo was taken around 11 pm in early July.
It seems to me that Alaskans have two lives… winter (family & friends …summer (clients & charters) … two jobs… winter (teacher) summer (fishing guide) two residences… summer (Alaska) and winter ( lower 48). I was told that the definition of a “sourdough” was someone who didn’t have enough money to go south for the winter! LOL Only 3 post to go!
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.
There is an old hymn that we sing…. “Paradise Valley”. The Paradise Valley referenced in the song is heaven but looking out on this beautiful river I think that we might have just a glimpse. Thank you, God for the many beautiful places that YOU created for us.
I had the privilege to photograph two wonderful families yesterday. I am happy to say that both are my friend and my family in the Lord. The weather was perfect and the sunset a gift from GOD. Everyday I stand amazed at His works!
A country wedding table…. warm, welcoming, low-key and gorgeous! There seems to be a turning back to home weddings, simple, wild flowers, home-cooked food and having your friends help with the celebration…. and I love it!
A back road in central Florida. A very peaceful spot that hasn’t been taken over by strip malls, gas stations and too many vehicles. Florida has a split personality…. international, exotic, theme parked, over populated, fast paced winter refuge and then there are dense brushy hammocks of pine and oak, palmetto prairies, large and small horse farms, rolling acres of peanuts, hay and watermelons and lots of quiet, sleepy communities that are totally country. I prefer the totally country.