Poddery

The pretty filaments of Fall have replaced the flowers. And so we go on…

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Inverted was interesting, so I’m including that, too:

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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.

Ecclesiastes 3 1-2 KJV

Glory Of God

I fell in love with photography because I see God’s face in nature as I peek through my lens. I’d like to create a photo book of all the beautiful sights I’ve captured of His creation. I think this photo would be a good cover for that book, so I’m submitting it for the Cover Art photo challenge.

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He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature,
and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

Hebrews 1-3 (ESV)

Chihuly Dream

Felt like I stepped into a dream last night as we walked through the Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens. The lights, color and reflections of this area were like a fantasy land.  Thought I’d share it for the Dreamy photo challenge. The women in our group loved the colors and designs but the men wondered “why?” and how all the huge glass had been shipped in. Funny how we are different 🙂

Chihuly Dream

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth,
with its top reaching to heaven,
and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
Genesis 28:12

Into The Fray Of The Tunnel

Jumping into the Fray of this week’s photo challenge is the Eisenhower Tunnel, the highest vehicular tunnel in the world at an elevation of 11, 158 feet and the longest US mountain tunnel at 1.6 miles long. 60 miles west of Denver, it runs under the Continental Divide and cost 260 million dollars when it was built 40 years ago. It is a monumental feat of engineering.

Eisenhower Tunnel

After you pass through the tunnel and start the downward trek toward Denver, there are numerous signs like the one below, warning truckers of the dangerously steep climb down the Rocky Mountains.

Truckers

Before the mountains were born
Or You gave birth to the earth and the world
Even from everlasting to everlasting
You are God
Psalm 90:2

More…

Colorful Colorado
Curves In The Rockies
Up The Poudre Canyon

Chihuly Wonders

Found such joy at the Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens. I was awed by the colors and the shining beauty of the blown glass intermingled with the breathtaking flowers, all in full bloom. Wow. If you ever get the chance to see his work, don’t miss it, go.

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Until I made peace with God I never experienced joy. I thought I had…my wine made me happy and numbed my hurts. I partied hard and thought I was having a good time. But there is nothing in this world like the warm, melting, sweet peace of God way, way down deep in your soul. Better than any drink or drug. I took a big swig of that love-joy this Saturday as I “enjoyed” this fabulous display of man-made and God-made art. Delicious.

So that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.
Romans 15:32

Indianapolis 500 Extra

We laughed at the pre-race pastime that floated into this shot at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway, so I chose it for the Extra photo challenge.  I was thrilled to see my favorite driver, Rick Mears, a four-time winner and #2 Indy driver of all time, walk up the aisle next to us to spot for the Pennzoil team. It was a great race!

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God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.
2 Cor 9:8 (MSG)

More Sports…

Vail Skier
F22 Raptor
On The Move

A Split Second in Wisconsin

Chef’s Hat Cafe in Ephraim, Wisconsin is my Split-Second Story submission.  We thoroughly enjoyed the charm of this delightful cafe’ with the back drop of Eagle Harbor. This was my first trip to Wisconsin and I was very impressed. The clear lakes, the green sloping hills, the towering trees, and the laid back way of life is the perfect prescription for tension and stress.

Chef's Hat Cafe, Wisconsin

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?
Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28 MSG

More lovely places…

Roman Streets

West Baden

Red Rocks Amphitheater 

On The Move

The On The Move photo challenge definitely suits our lifestyle these days! Here are Trains, Planes, Biking, and Hiking shots as we’re on the move…

More Travels…

The Drake Hotel, Chicago

West Baden Hotel, Indiana

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado