Come, Little Leaves

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“Come, little leaves,” Said the wind one day, “Come over the meadows With me, and play; Put on your dresses Of red and gold; Summer is gone, And the days grow cold.” Soon as the leaves Heard the wind’s loud call, Down they came fluttering, One and all; Over the meadows They danced and flew, … Continued

October Gave a Party

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Here we go! Tomorrow the calendar turns to October. Are the leaves turning where you live? They have been slow to begin the show this year both in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming, so the anticipation continues to build…..

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

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

Eclipse Day – Clear Skies Ahead

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There had been some concern that a band of clouds would move through Eastern Idaho at mid-day, possibly spoiling the eclipse. Indeed, a band of clouds came through late yesterday and into the overnight……but they have dissipated! Forecasters are calling for sunny skies all day. Driving between Rexburg and Idaho Falls last evening, many of … 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

The Calm Before…..

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Well, I don’t know if it’s exactly a storm – but in just a few short weeks the pace will pick up for many! School will be starting again. Along with classes come the many associated activities like sports and marching band. Lessons. Scouting. Many churches who take a summer break from choir, Sunday School, … Continued

New Every Morning

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The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23

Big Shows Up Above

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The night sky in August will be serving up some exciting sights! Aside from the eclipse on the 21st, astronomers say the Perseid meteor shower – an annual event which takes place each August – will be the brightest in recorded human history. I haven’t been able to find any information explaining why this shower, … Continued