Welcome, Summer

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock

Nature’s Beauty

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  “In all things of nature there is something marvelous.” -Aristotle I had the opportunity recently to photograph the majestic sea stacks at Bandon Beach on Oregon’s southern coast. Another of the countless wonders which God has created! The beauty of nature is always there, just waiting to be admired – and it can be … Continued

Gardeners’ Wisdom

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“You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.” If you’re a gardener, you know this is true! It always amazes me how quickly the landscape transforms from sleeping to wide awake and bursting with vibrance in the spring. Though stiff winds here in eastern Idaho can make for an exceedingly short blooming … Continued

Against The Wind

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This is such a great quote. Perhaps because I’m a fan of flight, and it conjures up wonderful imagery – or perhaps simply because it is true!! It might seem counterintuitive, but headwinds give aircraft a boost and enable lift to be more easily achieved. Taking off and landing into the wind requires less runway … Continued

Be Thankful

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“The ungrateful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

On “Sunshine”

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Whether it’s a positive attitude, or a kindness, or the myriad other ways that “sunshine” can be expressed to others, I think what Mr. Barrie says here is true. If we convey these things to the people around us, they’ll be a part of the fabric of what we are, too. Food for thought.