12/31/2012 Final post for 2012

I truly  thanked God every day for His blessings and for His amazing creation.  Thank you for your encouraging comments and your many, many “Likes”.  My posting 366 of  my photos was  a little bit of a project but I did it!  I have heard it said that to move past the “planning” stage into the “doing” stage is the hard part!  So….What’s  happening next year?

Florida Sunset

12/28/2012 .. the land of the midnight sun….Final Alaska post

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!Island Lake, Alaska

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!

12/3/2012 I stand amazed at His works!!

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!


8/22/2012 You don’t have to leave home!

You don’t have to leave home….  just look out your window as the sun is going down…. pay attention to the bush on the side of the house for the perfect rose…. look at the bird’s nest in the tree… watch the caterpillars as they eat your fennel… nature is all around us… waiting to be enjoyed and have its picture taken!  This sunset was waiting for me when I returned from Alaska.

6/9/2012 You just knew that they are not from here…

The real Florida for me is the North Central area and the coast line around Cedar Key and the Suwanee River. We love to fish and relax in Steinhatchee (pronounced steen-hat-chee).

A few years ago the community suffered the same craziness in real estate development and greedy pricing that a lot of places did.  Developers came in and ripped out the wonderful boat ramp… tore down long time businesses and built expensive condos….. by the way there are many, many well-priced condos for sell now.

On our way to fish one day a couple pulled up in a big black SUV… rolled the dark tinted windows down.. removed their sun glasses and asked…  “Where is Stahyn-hat-chee?”  You just knew that they were not from here.  Boy were they surprised to find that they were in middle of the community (with its 2 gas stations, 1 grocery store, Dollar General and lots of realty companies).

Everyone wants to make a dollar but maybe the problem is we want to make more dollars than we should.

4/6/2012 What is there about a sunset that fascinates us?

What is it about a sunset that fascinates us?  Genesis says….” So God made the two large lights. He made the brighter light to rule the day and made the smaller light to rule the night. …. God saw that all these things were good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the fourth day.”  This scene offers me a sense of confidence, that for thousands of years the sun has set and the moon has risen.