Thursday, July 31, 2008


I'm not thrilled with the focus or the depth of field in this shot, but something about the colors keeps drawing me back. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A long time ago

That little boy will be 18 in a couple of weeks and the little girl will be 23 shortly after that! I can't believe how fast time flies.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The clouds last night

From my front yard, actually facing east, away from the sunset.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Six weeks after the Iowa floods

I went to Iowa City yesterday and there is still water where there is normally none.

This is the Iowa Power Dam Pedestrian Bridge over the Iowa River connecting Coralville and Iowa City. It was closed on June 11 due to the flooding and finally reopened on July 7.

There is river where there was no river before.

The waters still churn.

There is spillway where there was no spillway before. (Note the trees.)

And there is still lots and lots of backwater where none was standing before.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Around the block

On a walk around the block with my Hero, we saw wondrous things.

Clouds prepared by God:
"Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains."
Psalm 147:8

The grass of the field, clothed by God:
"Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?"
Matthew 6:30

A feather from a bird — a bird God feeds:
"Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?"
Matthew 6:26

The creeping things that God made and called good:
"And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
Genesis 1:25

We saw all of this in a walk around the block.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


The empty house behind us has a pear and an apple tree in the yard. But no one lives there, and the fruit is left for the birds and squirrels and raccoons.

Maybe I should sneak over there and pick it myself.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Around my yard

My herb garden: Oregano, dill, chives & basil.

My cardinal friend: He was singing to me.

My wind chimes: My youngest daughter made these for me several years ago.