Sun Setting and Cloud Watching

I considered saving this for February in Photos but decided not to because I’m too excited to wait that long. ๐Ÿ˜…

I slowly panned to the left to get more and more of the sunset colors…

Golds and oranges…

So many trees obstructing the view, but I like silhouetting things against the sky.

And here the reds can be seen too!

I saw some really interesting cloud formations coming through the trees at this point. I ran to the road so I could catch it before it re-entered the trees on the other side…

I was astounded – were the heavens opening up?

At this point I really began to wonder. The blue spot was opening? But then…

The cloud formation I had seen came into view. I wish the power lines hadn’t been in the way but I didn’t have a better view than this.

And just like that, the cloud went on its way. The clouds were moving so fast!!

And one last shot – like I said, I like silhouetting things against the sky. This was an accident, but I liked how it turned out anyway. ๐Ÿ˜†

So, what do you see in the cloud formation? I saw a crab. ๐Ÿ˜Š

My August 2018 In Photos

Welcome to another edition of My Month In Photos Life Update! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my month of August in photos:

How on earth are you supposed to obey this sign?! Are we supposed to yield to people walking out of the sky – and do it upside down? o_O

I really liked these flowers outside my grandma’s doctor’s building. ๐Ÿ™‚

My feet. XD This was supposed to be a bit of an artistic shot.

When taking my grandma grocery shopping after the doctor appointment, we saw this sign. If you look closely, you can also see me in this photo… XD

Mushroom! ๐Ÿ˜€

Boy did I have a surprise the next day. This is the same mushroom as above.

Almost missed this moth – he looks like a leaf!

I found this snake in the mud hole one day. I hope he wasn’t eating the tadpoles for breakfast…

Looked out the window of my grandma’s doctor’s building, and saw this picnic table on the roof of the next building. Scary place to have a picnic…

This was also inside the doctor’s building. Kind of random and fun. XD

When we got back to my grandma’s, I visited the lake. And while taking a walk, it started to rain. XD

Stopped on my way back inside to photograph a flower. XD

And then stopped on my way back inside to get a photo of the storm clouds. XD

Some birds made a nest in one of my mom’s hanging baskets. I meant to get more photos as they grew, but I didn’t and then they flew away. ๐Ÿ™‚

More mushrooms! We got quite a bit of rain at one point in August, and mushrooms were everywhere.

My uncle and mom took my grandma out to eat for her birthday. These signs were hanging in there. Kind of random to have these hanging together like that, but I approve. XD

Another mushroom! It rains, we get mushrooms! XD

Pink sky! ๐Ÿ˜€

You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you go out to check the mail and almost step on Blake. This is a far off shot of the ground where Blake was. Don’t see him? Neither did I. XD Here is a close up:

Yes. Blake is a Black Rat Snake. Fairly large one in fact, haha.

Pink flowers at my great aunt’s house! Wish I knew what they were; I’d like to have some of these…

Mushrooms at sunset. ๐Ÿ™‚

When I went to check my squash plants, I got this treat – watching a bee pollinate the flowers. ๐Ÿ˜€

Eggplant bloom. ๐Ÿ˜€ I really like them.

I put some food my cats didn’t eat out in the woods in case someone else wanted it. I expected feral cats and opossums. But when I checked back that night, I found raccoons instead. o_O

Blue wildflowers at my grandmas! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love this shade of blue.

Lots of mushrooms. I know, I’m showing a lot of mushrooms. These weren’t even the half of them. My dad can attest to this fact – he sat through all the photos when backing them up on his computer and saw every mushroom shot I took. XD

My mom gets a special mention – she made pickles! They are SOOOO GOOD. โค

Walking Trees And Magic Sands

It is week 48 of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo and my response. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’d like to participate, just click the link! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This one ended up with an interesting structure; it breaks at such a curious point in the poem, and I thought about trying to fix it, but I think the timing of it is actually quite fitting.

Photo by Trevor Cole

Knarled branches reaching upward
Upward toward the sky
The sky that branches covered;
Covering the blue from my eyes…

My eyes can only see limbs,
Limbs with intentions unclear.
Unclear motives leave me wondering if on any whim,
On any whim, a limb could whisk me away from here.

From here to another world, another land,
A land far away from what I’m used to, where
To where walking trees and magic sands –
Sands of time float like snowflakes in the air!

With that, I exit the wood, my reverie broken;
At least they didn’t throw apples at me
Like they did in the Wizard of Oz, but then –
I laugh as I look back; those weren’t apple trees…

During My Soulโ€™s Swill

During My Soulโ€™s Swill

Father, Iโ€™ll hug You tight;
Do what is Your will,
I trust in Your might.

Iโ€™m holding onto You
During my soulโ€™s swill
Youโ€™ll bring me through!

Cleansed with Your blood,
In Your loving grace,
Oh, how I love You, God,

The comforter of my soul,
Your sweet embrace
Makes me again whole!

The emptiness I once felt
Has been filled; when I think
Of Thy love, my heart melts.

In these oceans of life
I know that I wonโ€™t sink
For my Savior is Jesus Christ!

**Swill: clean, wash, or rinse out by pouring large amounts of liquid over or into it.

These photos were taken with my new camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

Spin The World

It’s week 25 of 100 Word Wednesday, and here I am posting at the last minute again! ๐Ÿ˜… If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lovely image, BikurGirl! ๐Ÿ˜

I see the boats aplenty
Creating surface tension
On the waterโ€™s shiny top layer
Waiting to be ridden
On the open seas

Look at it how Iโ€™d see
With underwater vision
From my surreptitious lair
Humans are forbidden
From viewing these

Turn it upside down,
Yes, spin it around…

Tell me, what do you see?
The sky isnโ€™t the limit,
Itโ€™s the bottom of the sea;
And the air below it!

I put on my special bangle
And one limit fades away;
Spin the world to another angle.
Now I have feet for the day!

The Lord of Hosts Reigns Always!

Like the poem Draw Nigh!, this poem was inspired by a Psalm – in this case, Psalm 96 (which is included below the poem). ๐Ÿ™‚


The Lord of Hosts Reigns Always!

Sing unto the Lord, every nation!
Praise His Holy Name, everyone
Bless Him who brought salvation
Through the only Begotten Son

Declare His glory so all may see
Who made the heavens and all within
Say, “There are no gods before Thee” –
Speak of His wonders, again and again!

Strength and beauty are before The King
Honor and majesty are in His sanctuary
Bring glory and praise as an offering – sing –
“Because no, no one can come before Thee!”

O worship the Lord, for His holiness
Shines brighter than any splendor
His name only should we bless
Forever and ever and ever!

Speak so unbelievers can understand
That the Lord of Hosts reigns always!
He holds all in the world in his hand
He shall be fair on that great of days

Let the heavens rejoice!
And let the earth be glad!
Let the sea roar with its voice!
With God, there is no gloom to be had!

Let the fields be joyful,
And all therein be cheered,
Let the trees be jovial,
For the One who is to be revered!

He comes to judge with His truth,
His righteousness, and virtue,
He shall judge the old and the youth,
I will be glad that day; what about you?

Psalm 96:
1: O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
2: Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
3: Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4: For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
5: For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
6: Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7: Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
8: Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9: O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
10: Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
11: Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12: Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
13: Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.