Your Perfect Shot

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Today’s shot is courtesy of Lisa Schulteis…a great view of Mount Rushmore – or “Mount Mushmore,” as Lisa’s youngest child refers to it (out of the mouths of babes come the cutest things!). Very nice – and such a pretty day!  The first time I visited Mount Rushmore, we had to ask the park ranger where the … Continued

We Will Play

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  “Come,” said the wind to the leaves one day, “Come o’re the meadows and we will play. Put on your dresses scarlet and gold, For summer is gone and the days grow cold.” ~19th Century Children’s Song   Check back tomorrow for Your Perfect Shot! If you’d like to submit your photo, send it … Continued

Not Going Anywhere!

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This autumn has been unusual here in my little corner of Northern New England. Though there have been cold snaps, we haven’t yet had a killing frost…and the past two days have been warm and humid; much more like late spring than late October.  In years past, I’ve lost my annuals to frost here as early … Continued

The Little Engine That Could

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The world’s oldest cog railway (and second-steepest) is located right here in New Hampshire…it climbs Mount Washington, traveling from an elevation of 2,700 feet to the 6,288 summit on a track more than three miles in length. How steep? The average grade is more than 25%. The train’s base station is located in beautiful Bretton Woods … Continued

October Gave a Party

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October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came – The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. October’s Party, by George Cooper

Nature Wins a Small Victory

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I was in the highlands of North Carolina last week on a shoot along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the day was coming to a close Tuesday, I passed a young man perhaps in his mid-20s whose image has stayed with me. Having parked his car along the side of the road, he was sitting … Continued

Your Perfect Shot

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Today’s photo, courtesy of Dave Rogers, is of Balanced Rock at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. “Typical of summer afternoons in the mountains, there was a storm approaching that day; once the sky turned from white to more of a dark blue, the contrast between it and the colors in the rocks was … Continued

carpet of leaves

Every Leaf Speaks to Me…

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  “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte   The Christian Gift now has a Facebook page! You’re welcome to visit us there for the latest news, information, photos and features. If you like our page between now and October 29th, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win … Continued

Lake Winnipesaukee

The Loveliest Smile…

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  “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~William Cullen Bryant   The Christian Gift now has a Facebook page! You’re welcome to visit us there for the latest news, information, photos and features. If you like our page between now and October 29th, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a piece of our … Continued

One Autumnal Face…

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  No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. ~John Donne   This space is yours every Friday; send your photo(s) to share! Mail them to info@TheChristianGift.com, put Your Perfect Shot in the subject line, and include any information you’d like added to the post. Landscapes, favorite … Continued

Single red maple leaf

As the Leaves Grow Old

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  “How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs   The Christian Gift now has a Facebook page! You’re welcome to visit us there for the latest news, information, photos and features. If you like our page between now and October 29th, you’ll be entered in … Continued

Your Perfect Shot

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Today’s photos come to us courtesy of Mike Murphy. These were taken on the Big Island of Hawaii and show the huge steam plumes as the scalding hot lava from Kilauea enters the much cooler sea. Nice! To share your photo, attach it to an email with Your Perfect Shot in the subject line, and send … Continued