The Beauty of Autumn

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It arrived late last week….at least the calendar says so! In Grand Teton National Park, the snow showed up early (at elevation) but the leaves are taking their sweet time when it comes to putting on their annual autumnal “show.” Some of the hillsides are finally beginning to turn yellow; smaller shrubs are becoming colorful … Continued

Autumn Arrives

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Autumn officially arrived today. I’d expected to be out photographing the foliage in Grand Teton National Park this week but the conditions have been very poor (30 mile per hour sustained winds and driving rain), not to mention the fact that the foliage is late this year, so that shoot was pushed back to next … Continued

It All Began Here

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Just a little shout out to heaven today…..this is the anniversary of my mom and dad’s wedding. They’re both with the Lord now, but never does a September 20th go by that I don’t say a prayer of thanksgiving for the two of them, their marriage, and all the blessings that sprang forth from it.

On Autumn Masterpieces

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Autumn is An artist who uses An oak leaf on which To paint a masterpiece. ~William Allen Ward In many parts of the country, it’s just about time for the magic of autumn. The landscape will be painted in fiery, warm colors: first on the trees, and then downward to the ground as the leaves … Continued

Uncle Sam Day

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On the “odd holidays and observances” list, I found an interesting one for September 13th: Uncle Sam Day. Who knew? It’s official, so designated by Congress in 1989 (you’d think they wouldn’t have time for this sort of thing…..). This actually got me wondering about the origins of the whiskered fellow in the blue coat … Continued

Psalm 113:3

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If you’re a regular reader you know we recently relocated. This is the view from the new studio. Though I’m a morning person and will miss seeing sunrises outside my window each day, sunsets are equally beautiful!

A Date to Remember

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For my parents, December 7th was a date that would live in infamy….and still it does (or should), even though many decades have passed. Years, later, unfortunately September 11th became another date that would be seared into our collective memory. When and if you are next in New York, I recommend a visit to the … Continued

Where in the World – Back Next Week

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Since we’re in the midst of a relocation AND inventory (phew!), we’ll take a brief pause from our regular Back Stories Behind the Images. Meantime, I’ll leave you with a snapshot of the view from outside the old studio. It has been uplifting to be able to watch the sun come up every single day from the … Continued

Celestial Symphony

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The total solar eclipse did not disappoint here in eastern Idaho. I watched in Rexburg, very near the exact center of the path of totality, so got about 2 1/2 minutes of darkness. Never having seen a total eclipse, I found it to be quite an experience. With about 20 minutes to go, it got … Continued

Let us Rejoice

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This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. My nephew sent me this snapshot earlier in the week. He completed an 18-month gig supporting a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company yesterday, so his final Boston to Billings (where he lives) commuter trip is now in the rear-view mirror. … Continued

The Cosmic Traffic Jam

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If you live anywhere in the path of totality for next Monday’s total solar eclipse, you have no doubt been hearing about it for many months. Here in eastern Idaho, it’s all-eclipse-all-the-time! A family about ten miles south of where I live happens to own a butte along with a lot of additional land – … Continued

Beautiful Mornings

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Since arriving in Idaho just over two years ago, I’ve had this view from the back deck of the house. Though I miss all the trees back East, it’s been nice to have expansive views of the sky. And as a morning person, I enjoy a clear view of morning at is breaks! You’re looking … Continued