Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What a Fall ~ God's Handiwork

After the trip to NY City I couldn't wait to get home and
see the colors of the Country where I live.
The first morning I went to the park..note the park bench.

But... sitting on the bench wasn't what I was searching for
I walked behind the park to the creek bed

In search of the stream I knew flowed there.. and the birds
I knew must be here

The first morning I did see a great blue Heron, but he saw
me first and was gone in a flash...
Although I have been told I am part Indian, I do not know
how to walk quietly through the fallen leaves.

I love to watch the colorful leaves float downstream

I too saw a Kingfisher, but he too saw me first.

Hiking through the woods on a cool crisp morn is as good
for the soul as it is for the body.

A Fallen tree with the roots exposed and
crunchy leaves all around
I returned to this walk three times in a week... and each time
saw something more spectacular that nature had left for me.

The complexity and beauty of nature reminds me that
the Creator takes great care in his creations.
One solitary leaf caught on the top of a stick...just for me.

The brilliant fallen leaves provide a colorful carpet that
beckons a morning walk

A blazing yellow and orange tree beyond the bare trunks

Aha little fella, what are you hunting?

Oh My! That is a very large nut for you to carry

A flurry of sound as a Cardinal takes off from a bush nearby

Did you think you could hide from me?

I see you up there looking at me

On my third round I did get to see the Kingfisher...
but from where I was the picture just wasn't clear.
I was stooped down in the underbrush pointing
up through sticks and leaves afraid to move
closer or he would fly.
I promise I will keep going back until I capture this
noisy little fella.

Natures music is never over.... listen for the sounds of the water flowing and
watch for the colorful leaves as they float down stream. This is just so soothing to my soul.

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The City that Never Sleeps

New York City is sometimes referred to as "The City That Never Sleeps"
due to its extensive 24 hour subway system and
constant bustling of traffic and people

If you are ever there, try to go to Times Square and the Empire
State Building after dark. It is an awesome sight.

As we walk up the street, straight ahead looms
the Empire State Building.
My daughter and I enter and get the elevator
up 86 floors.

As we step out and look over we both say "Wow"
in unison

It was an amazing sight to see all the millions of lights

The tall buildings

The water with its reflections

The Bridges

Click to see the traffic below

The later it got the more crowded the streets
seemed to get.

There's nothing to compare to the streets of NYC
Unless you are a country girl like me, and then
you would rather be walking barefoot in the grass
or hiking through the colored leaves
or playing in a stream somewhere looking for
birds and beasts to photograph.
Next post will be back to the earthly things I love.

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done.

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