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!
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.
UP, UP and away to Japan! We are heading west but they call it the Far East??? I guess it matters where you start. Only 2 hours of car travel to airport, 18 hours of flight time, 5 hours layover time and a 2 hour bus ride away from the kiddos!
Today’s post had to have two pictures. This is early December in North Central Florida. We have it pretty good here considering the winters that so many parts of the country have. No we are not “dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh” … BUT we can hop on the tractor and cut us some hay.
Next year I am going to have the biggest zinnia bed I possibly can. We have already talked about the compost that we will be adding… the new water lines and ways to keep Kenai from digging up the beds. (That is probably the hardest part) I want lots of flowers… I need them to attract the butterflies. I remember in my science class in high school we made cyanide jars to kill bugs and butterflies for an assignment. Today I would NEVER kill a butterfly.. .now I might hurt that woodpecker that is making a hole in the soffit of the porch. (Just kidding!)
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!
“In the very beginning of time, God established the seasons – “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years'” (Genesis 1:14; cf. Psalm 104:19). After the flood, Noah appeased God’s anger by offering a burnt sacrifice; God then said He would not destroy the world again by water “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:21-22).” Jody Broyles