Our Princess in Prince George


We were on our way with the first blush of sunrise on our mountains…


The roads were not as clear as we’d hoped (considering our last eventful drive to Prince George two years back), and were in fact clear ice for whole stretches of shady highway….

But traction was good nonetheless.  At least we were not riding bikes like this brave couple!P1220731

And the views were fabulous!


Eight hours later, there was Prince George.


But better yet, there was the little princess!

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Now five months old, this is only the second time we’ve seen her but she seemed glad to make our acquaintance and we had a delightful visit!


And then home again, home again,  through wintery wasteland…but this time on clear roads…P1220826P1220828P1220840

We’re grateful for family a little nearer than they used to be, and for safe travels!


You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways…

The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Ps. 139:3; 121:8







In the Neighborhood…


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The elk seem quite at home in our neighborhood these days.  I was sitting on the couch minding my own business the other morning when up popped a head at the window—it was a young one, just curious I suppose.


He was out grazing on our lawn with his mom and aunties…P1220669

Papa was keeping an eye on things.




Another day I watched as this gentleman waited to cross the road safely…

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The herd likes to hang out in the meadow just across the street behind our house.  So I hung out watching them one crisp and quiet morning…


Peaceful and uneventful.

There are no more flowers about,  but this one has a special beauty even after the bloom—isn’t this true of some people you know too?


Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. Prov.16:31ESV

Well, evening has fallen and I best be getting supper on the table. That’s it for this week!

Evening falling silhouette


For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Rom 1:19-20 ESV

Getting ready

We got a foreshadowing of winter this week, with mostly freezing temperatures and a thin blanket of snow that has only today melted completely.  So the snow tires are now on the van.  And our tandem rides are numbered, if not done for the season.

Even with thick lobster gloves (two fingers and a thumb) and all sorts of extra layers it’s still cold for riding!



The grass peeking through looks like day-old stubble— It’s time to shave!


These grasses look so much more graceful with a snowy backdrop…

And every last bit of color shines!


The larch trees are stunning!



And I love this  fiery  little aspen:


and the color-coordinated lichen!


But alas the tall trio of aspens I’ve been watching out the window are stark naked now:


And yet, beautiful.


We celebrated a quiet thanksgiving this week and are grateful for our cozy home– among multitudinous other greater blessings—God’s nearness, God’s forgiveness, and the hope that knowing Him brings to every day no matter the season!

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And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat…. Acts 27:35 KJV


Oh Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!  I Chr. 16:34