November 29, 2010

How We Spent Thanksgiving 2010

This year We spent Thanksgiving away from our home in a hotel with a view of trees dressed in shades of autumn regalia, and a waterfront park, and joined family and friends for a time of celebration and festivity.
My sister Molly and I captured these photos which demonstrated that much time was spent in planning, decorating the home,
preparing dining arrangements, which all contributed to a time of laughter, fun and fellowship.

After two days, we started our long drive back home. Approximately 100 miles later, this rest stop warmly invited us to take a much needed break. It was a welcomed sight.

The day is over, and the memories will linger in our hearts but, thanksgiving to our God for all that He has done, and continues to do, will never never end!
"O Lord my  God, I will give you thanks forever" ~ Psalms 30:12 (NLT)
Photos: Night view from the Hotel, Hallway Decorations, Dining Arrangements, Rest Stop, Weeping Willow in Sunset Regalia.

November 22, 2010

Blue Moon

The full moon this month was the center of much discussion. As I captured several phases with these photos, it was easy to see why ... the beauty was astounding! I was also reminded of the astounding beauty of the  words of the Psalmist David, and trust that the photos and his words will mean as much to you as they did to me:
 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, why do you bother with me?  Why do you take a second look my way?”1

Psalms 8:3-4 (MSG)
italics ~ mine

November 14, 2010

My Birthday

This week, I celebrated my birthday anniversary. Family members and friends showered me with many kind words, warm wishes, cards, gifts, and telephone calls.
I was also showered with kind words, warm wishes and precious promises from heaven:
“even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you1 … my thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand2 … and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.3
I felt special to be surrounded by such a priceless display of thoughtfulness and love.
Heavenly Father, I am grateful for family and friends that care, and I am grateful to You for Your gift of life.
1. Isaiah 46:4; 2. Psalms 139:18; 3. Matthew 28:20
Photo: Firehorn Bloom