Thoughts with a view

Our dining room, kitchen and living room are all one big open space. To the west through the patio doors is a huge screened in area we call our west screen porch. We have a view and I try to share some of the things we see out the window now and then. Have aContinue reading “Thoughts with a view”

Dazzling Dew Drop

 This morning I was absolutely amazed at what I saw…I pass this mornings thoughts and pictures on to you. Last day of August 2019. It’s still dark when step out on the screen porch. My place to think, pray, meditate, read, dream and watch for all forms of wildlife. In all the hundreds of FlowersContinue reading “Dazzling Dew Drop”

A Good Morning From Northern Wisconsin

My morning reading, prayer and meditation time was interrupted when I looked out the window. My first thought as if a voice whispered in my ear… “you can share this with the world”. My second thought “I only have my sleep shorts on. 99 seconds later my camera was on a tripod and I wasContinue reading “A Good Morning From Northern Wisconsin”

The Thrill of Frill

frill fril/ noun (Google “Frill”) 1. A strip of gathered or pleated material sewn by one side onto a garment or larger           piece of material as a decorative edging or ornament 2. an unnecessary extra feature or embellishment. “it was just a comfortable apartment with no frills” synonyms: ostentation, ornamentation, decoration, embellishment, fanciness, fuss, chi-chi, gilding, excess We love Frills. FrillContinue reading “The Thrill of Frill”

The Art of Seeing and Being in Nature

My alarm went off at 1:00 pm,  just enough time to get up and get out of the house for the realtors to sell our house to another prospective buyer. I felt like this old snapping turtle looked; green, sickly, and out of energy from a four-day fight with viruses born from the orcish forcesContinue reading “The Art of Seeing and Being in Nature”

Ice Fishing and Christmas

New ice in northern Minnesota. Literally a thin skin on the water with unbelievable strength. Four inches of clear ice and a small car can drive on it (if there are no cracks, thin spots, snow ice, no wind to buckle it, no springs underneath, you don’t drive too fast, and other unforeseen issues)  ifContinue reading “Ice Fishing and Christmas”

The Dark Side of Light

I often contemplate concepts too big to fully grasp. Sitting in the dark while waiting for the light is a part of hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and much of the outdoor world that I love. I memorized a verse (John 1:5 in the Bible) and have thought about the multiple meanings of darkness not being ableContinue reading “The Dark Side of Light”

Cold Spots-Warm Heart?

    Stand in the right place and get a sunburn on one side of your body and freeze the other side that didn’t catch the heat from the sun.    There were spots of snow in this high meadow where the sun was blocked from reaching certain areas.    Have you ever had God speak to you throughContinue reading “Cold Spots-Warm Heart?”

Wild Outdoor Adventures and Serious Fun

Nine of us embarked on a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip a few days ago. Nine of us (thankfully) came back out a few days later. High winds, swamped canoes, physical ability questions and extremely rugged territory redefined our plans. It’s one thing to look at a map and plan your adventure; quite anotherContinue reading “Wild Outdoor Adventures and Serious Fun”

Fishing: with Adventure Possibilities

I love fishing. I love adventure. I love being out in a wilderness setting with a rod, gun, and a camera. I absolutely enjoy the rush of insight gained about, God;  who created all of it and knowing He hears when I whisper in awe of the moment, “Thank you Jesus, Thank you. What anContinue reading “Fishing: with Adventure Possibilities”