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Saturday, October 6, 2018

MIA for 3 Months

Autumn Anglers

I've been sort of MIA for the last three months. I am so far behind with Scripture and a Snapshot posts, that I’m considering waiting till the new year to start again. It’s been quite a busy time and most of it was not fun. Let me see if I can bring you all up to date.

In June, our good friends, Shaleen and George, from the Sacramento area moved near us in Idaho. After they got settled into their new home, we made plans to get out together at least once a week. We would take a day and explore our new home state. We referred to it as Wednesday Wonderings. Then as we found not all Wednesdays worked each week, we started referring to them as Weekday Wonderings. Before we even got the first day done, our friends had to go to Southern California, as her mom became quite ill. About the time they returned, we were heading to Grants Pass, Oregon for a week. A day into our trip, my dad was taken to the hospital and we found ourselves heading to Southern California.

Leading the Way

Finally, things seemed to have settled down, so we hitched up our trailers and went to Lake Cascade for a week. It turns out we really needed the time to just relax and breathe from the past three months. We did go to McCall, about an hour from the campground. On the way we passed an abandoned house – with cows on the porch. By the time we turned around the cows were off the porch.

When the Cows Came Home

Mainly we just stayed at our campsite and enjoyed the beauty of the lake. And we talked and talked and then we talked some more. We all decided we want to go back again.

Fire Sunset

The Sunset were beautiful, especially while sitting around a campfire.

Misty Morning on the Lake

In the mornings, there was a mist upon the lake. Between the ghostly look of the mist and the bluff looking like it was watching us, I just had to take the image into Photoshop and make it even eerier than it already was.


While processing the eerie image, I got in the mood to do a little more All Hollow’s Eve-ish play.

Haunted Hill

It feels good to be caught up here on LAF Time. I’m praying things remain calm and I won’t be MIA again.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

An Olde Tyme Celebration


After recommendations from the people in the know, we headed to Melba, Idaho for their July Fourth festivities. We were among lots of people who traveled over an hour to celebrate and we were not disappointed. We did miss the tracker pull competition because we were indulging in a scrumptious fried chicken dinner at the Senior Center. We enjoyed the car show, especially the guys who talked about horsepower; CCs, and all things cars.


For me, the best part was the parade. So much patriotism was on display by the parade entrants and the parade watchers.



Old Glory was flying proudly and the crowd stood each time she went by. Big cheers went out for the military and first responders.


The parade had lots of classic cars and lots of horses too.



We headed home about mid-afternoon. The fireworks start at dusk. Up here in the north, dusk doesn’t happen till about 10:30. A tab bit too late for us. It was a wonderful day, just the same.

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Scripture and a Snapshot Week 27

I think I can hear  a John Philip Sousa march about now. Yes! It’s Stars and Strips Forever!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Springtime in Boise


Our first spring in Boise has been wonderful. The plants in the front and back yards are all new to us. We figured we would just watch them over the spring, summer, and fall. Then we will have a better idea of what ones will stay and what will be replaced next year.


The best part of spring has been the birds. Most are varieties that we’ve not had the pleasure of seeing before. They are quite colorful too. In fact, we can spend many hours each day just sitting on the patio and watching the birds. We are getting pretty good at identifying some of them. I do miss the Blue Jays that frequented our yard in Northern California. But I do not miss all the crows and their constant squawking. We even have seagulls, not many of them, but enough to remind me of my teens year growing up in Huntington Beach.


Each day I look forward to grabbing a fresh, hot cuppa coffee or tea and my camera and heading out to the patio. Next thing I know is that the sun is setting…and that happens about 10:00 at night. Then I find myself wondering where the day has gone.


My time spent watching the Boise springtime in my backyard maybe why I have forgotten to get many of the June Scripture and a Snapshot posted here. Please allow me to get caught up on this right now.

2018 Scripture and a Snapshot Week 23.  Isaiah 12:2

Scripture and a Snapshot 2018 Week 24. Psalm 103:5

2018 Week 25 Ecclesiastes11v7

2018 Week 26 Psalm 145v13

Now that summer has arrived, I hope that I will be a little better about posting in a more timely fashion. I hope your spring was a great one and I wish you the best summer ever.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Scripture and a Snapshot Week 22

Although I had this completed timely and posted to Instagram, I some how forgot to create this blog post.  So, here I am…a day late.

Scripture and a Snapshot 2018 Week 22. Psalm 32:7

Scripture and a Snapshot – Week 22

Hopefully I will do better next week.  God willing…

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Spring Along the River

The River's Edge

Earlier this week, before three days of thunder storms rolled in, Hubby and I took a walk along the Boise River.  Both of us had our cameras, so we were able to capture some of the Riverwalk area.


As I was shooting part of the walkway, Hubby said that it looks like the shot will end up in my Scripture and a Snapshot post for this week.  The only scripture that came to mind at the time was about walking the straight and narrow.  This path was neither straight or narrow, so I didn’t think it would.  I thought that maybe the picture below and the scripture would be one about peace and/or rest.

Restful Spot

Yet, hubby was right and I did select the path photo.  It’s the snapshot that goes with this week’s scripture.

2018 Week 21 Isaiah 27:7

Scripture and a Snapshot Week 21

I hope your paths are straight and narrow and level and smooth.  I hope you walk in the blessings the Lord gives you.

Saturday, May 12, 2018