December 26, 2008
December 15, 2008
December 1, 2008
Ginkgo Bibola Maidenhair glows in the sunlight
October 13, 2008
Silver Lake Aspens at the Loop
Flaming Torches Light the Road at Hwy 158
Winding Creek Connects Lakes at Loop
Fresh Fallen Snow Leaves a Soft White Carpet at Aspen Campground
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
August 26, 2008
The pictures below were taken at the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. See if you can match the pictures with the hints given below.
6. Begins with the last letter
July 9, 2008
The Water Ceremony
There is a beautiful tradition still being observed in some Native American communities today which sanctifies the union of a bride and groom. Because water signifies life, a 2 spouted vase is designed for this purpose and made by the groom‘s parents.
Then the groom, along with his parents and all his relatives go to the bride's house to present the vase.
Water is poured into the wedding vase, and the vase is given to the bride who drinks from one side of the vase, turns it around, and gives it to the groom, who then drinks from the opposite side. This ceremony symbolizes unity.
The wedding vase is treasured and displayed at a prominent place of honor in their new home to remind the couple throughout their married life that they are one.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother: and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be as one flesh. Genesis 2:24
May 19, 2008
April 16, 2008
Baby Blue Eyes and Tidy Tips at Shell Creek, CA
Blue Lupines at Table Mountain, Oroville, CA
February 18, 2008
A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:37-39
Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadow with blackness
No shelter or help is nigh
Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep
When each moment so madly is threatening
A grave in the angry deep?
Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today
The depths of my sad heart are troubled
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul
And I perish! I perish! dear Master
Oh, hasten, and take control.
-- Mary Baker
February 2, 2008
2. I helped a girl escape in a pickled fish barrel and then married her.
3. I discovered that salvation is a gift.
4. I wrote "Ein' Feste Burg" based on Psalms 46.
5. My understanding of 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 is literal, not symbolic.