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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shotgun Rider

The Kayaker
This photo, taken while I was riding shotgun, is from a drive along the Payette River in Idaho.

Since May we’ve pulled our travel trailer around five states: the Grand Canyon to meet up with one of our daughters vacationing there and then a few other Arizona sites that have been on our bucket list. From there we were on to southern California to visit family. Our next trip took us to Oregon for one of Hubby’s Muzzle Loaders Competition. That then led us to Idaho for the fun of it. Then we headed off to Nevada with friends.

These destinations equate to long hours on the road. Usually, it’s at least a one day drive and sometimes two days of driving. Hubby is the designated driver when towing the trailer. Something I’m too scared to try. My job is to be an extra set of eyes and help with keeping us on our correct route. This job leaves me lots of time to take in the sites as we drive by them. I keep my camera handy and when something I see grabs me, the window goes down, and I start clicking. It doesn’t matter if the outside temps are at 122 degrees or if it’s pouring down rain. I click.

Sometimes I end up with more photos from riding shotgun than I do of the place we’re visiting. I’ve started color coding my shotgun images in Adobe Lightroom and they just might become a series one day.

Linking up with Scene and Story.  Hosted by Sarah, who blogs at Paisley Rain Boots and Leon, who blogs at Sea Blue Lens.  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Good planning, Poor Timing

Last week I was so happy that I had created my Scripture and a Snapshot early, so that I could finally get it posted on Instagram and this blog on time.  Carrying that thought forward to this week, I did the same for next Sunday’s image and verse too.  Only, I find that I forgot to do the blog post for week 31.  So today I’m getting both last Sunday’s and next Sunday’s posted together.  Here. And Now.

Week 31

Psalm 16:8

Week 32


Sunday blessings to you all…even if it’s only Thursday.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer Shade

circa 1880

This image is from a photo taken in Grants Pass, Oregon.  We were there for about a week earlier this month.  The shade this tree provided was so welcoming on such a  very hot summer day. It Afforded us some much-needed shelter from the sun.

Scripture and a Snapshot, Week 30.

Psalm 37:3.

Sunday, July 16, 2017



It seems like I’m having a sunrise-sort-of-summer. I’m not known for being an early riser, but when we’re traveling, I do get up much earlier. Plus, I’m now making it a point to get outside to see what the world looks like as the day starts to wake up.

As I read the Psalms, I notice that David appears to be an early riser. The first thing he did was to turn his needs over to the Lord. The next thing David did was to wait on the Lord - expectantly. That quite a lesson is this little verse. I think waiting expectantly, makes waiting so much easier.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Time Continues to Fly By

My time management hasn’t gotten any better since my last post. At that time I was playing catch-up on three Scriptures and Snapshots. Today I’m playing catch-up on five.

We’ve been doing a lot of traveling. We spent the last half of June in Arizona and Southern California. Our Oklahoma daughter asked what we were doing the week of June 18th. “Nothing,” was our answer. I admit we were expecting her to ask if we wanted some company. How great it would be to see her and our grandson again. However, what she tells us is that she has reservations to go camping at the Grand Canyon and it would be great if we met her there. Then she asks if we would to join them on a river rafting excursion one of the days and hiking down part of the South Rim on another. Hmmm… we think about this for a minute, and then tell her sure – we’ll be there.

Here’s the thing:

1. They tent camp (and all that implies). We camp in an RV (with all the comforts of home)

2. They shoot the rapids. We shoot landscapes.

3. They’re into hiking down the canyon. We’re into strolling along the upper rim of the canyon.

We agreed that we would each do our own things during the day and then meet up in the evenings and have dinner together. We all had a great time too.

After leaving the Grand Canyon, we spent a couple of days in the Prescott Valley, before heading to So Cal to visit my parents.

Here are my Scripture and a Snapshot for the five late weeks:






Ahhh!  It feels so good to be caught up again. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

As Time Flies

Last month things started getting real busy. Looks to me like this will continue for the rest of summer. I need to be a little more aware of my time management. Anyway, here I am playing catch-up for three weeks of Scripture and a Snapshot.


2017 Week 21 – Psalm 84:1


2017 Week 22 – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT


2017 Week 23 – Psalm 78:16