Free for the beholding

P1120648cropI popped down to the old Townsite this afternoon just to snap up some of the autumn glory shining there…



I normally just drive by, but it’s good sometimes to break with routine and make a point of stopping to get a closer look at what’s really there…


Beauty enough to open a gallery… all here for the beholding.


And then there is THE river for which our ‘city’ is named…


Though it’s among the shortest in the world (some say it comes in second place), it’s not short on loveliness…





And I am glad I stopped to gaze…so I could share with you this glorious gallery.


Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.  The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD  upon many waters.
(Ps. 29:2-3 KJV)

Crow Feats!

I went for a walk around the block this morning. The crows are out front celebrating their annual walnut feast.  All the kin have come for the street party.  Nut meats are in various stages of being extracted from their shells.  Every crow has a nut—in his mouth, in freefall, or propped between his feet for picking. Clever crows.

Several years ago I had hoped to document this event with photos, to no avail. (See my blog post here)  Likewise this morning.  It is small town media at its best; you just have to be there!  And so the seasons go round with comforting familiarity at this strangely unfamiliar stage in our lives, when our nest is empty and not yet filled again with purpose…

But the best I can do for photos today is to refer you to some folks who really do have the equipment to catch these clever birds at their finest tricks!

Not just cracking walnuts:

Crow cracking nuts in traffic…

But also spearing grubs for dinner!  (Don’t miss this one!):

Crow spearing grubs!

Hope you’re enjoying the changing of seasons wherever you are–


The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. 
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.
(Psa 145:15-17 ESV)