On the Lookout!


So, I slung my camera around my neck and headed off on an ordinary walk on a much traveled trail to see what I could see—something new and different, fresh and wonderful would be nice…


Never know what you’ll find when you look up!

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These trees think it won’t always be winter… and this ivy is undeterred by the rainy cold from its climb to the heights!


Something about the curls makes me smile…


And nature has its ruffles too…


My trail is at present a stream bed but who minds a little water when it’s gurgling and rushing with such grace…


And those are my notes from nature for this week.

~~Keep looking for the unexpected. Looking up is a good place to start.

~~Remember seasons do come to pass. Winter will not stay.

~~Look for grace notes along the way—the curls and frills that add beauty to life.

~~And if your trails turn to rushing streams, listen for the gurgle of grace to accompany you.


“But I received mercy…and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”
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I Tim.1:14 ESV

And I thought Nevada was a ‘moonscape’…

“Sin City” has its glamor and glitz but it can’t compare to the wonders of God’s creation that surround it.  Here are a few pics from our travels in the area… taken mostly at the Valley of Fire and the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, and a few round about coming and going. 
On top of the treat of a trip was the treat of a new camera that offers a 25mm wide angle and an amazing 12X zoom capability.  See what you think ( :
These are ‘newbie’ Barrel cactus growing on the hillside.  I couldn’t resist stopping to get a closer look.  This so reminded us of our old stomping grounds.  Glorious, sunny, and silent…
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Ps104:24
I had very much fun trotting along in barefeet studying the tiny animal prints along the way, left in the wash from the night visitors…
Some spots you’ve just got to stop and take note of the grand vistas…
What does this one remind you of?
It’s called Elephant Rock.


Heaven is His throne, and the earth His footstool! (Is.66:1)

P1000398Mesquite! a mainstay of the Arizona desert, is also seen here in the less arid areas.
Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.  I Chron.29:11
Thanks for sharing our travels…We were blessed with record breaking warm temps (70F) for this time of year—unknown since 1975!  Thanks be to God who plans our steps ( :

World Travelers

My feet have traipsed new territory this week….

 I’ve tread the cobblestones of Rome,

[Incidentally, this guy’s alive. This is no mere statue.  How would you like that job?!]

…walked the winding streets of Paris…

…and the back alleys of New York City.

The byways of Venice along the canal were my favorite…

   For now, I’m glad the visit was semi-virtual though I almost got a real blister.  If I ever again attempt all these places in two days I will get some comfier shoes!

“…and behold, all was vanity and a striving after the wind…” Eccl.2:11

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