Friday, July 30, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Butterfly Bush


This beautiful butterfly bush is on the grounds at my workplace and blooming this week. Several butterflies flew off when they saw me and my camera, but one brave Monarch stayed!




"Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul."
Psalm 86:4
 
 

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New in my Etsy shop - Trees

I have been enjoying studying trees and making some new pendants, all for sale in my Etsy shop. Click on the link below each photo to go to the listing. If you'd like a chain or would like the last pendant without a chain, please contact me.



Twilight Tree Pendant



Kissed by the Sun Tree Pendant


Trees At Dawn Pendant

 Summer Tree Pendant


Peaceful Tree Necklace

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Breathtaking Beauty



Some of our neighbors down the road have these glorious flowers bordering their driveway. I love passing by their house every day this time of year.

 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.



Monday, July 19, 2010

Waiting!


Here is my beautiful daughter-in-law Rebecca, now at the beginning of her 7th month.
Can't wait to meet our new grandbaby!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Blast from the Past


 I have kept in touch with my best friend from junior high through the years. Very recently, she found one of our favorite teachers on Facebook. His name is Carl Firley and he taught us 9th grade Civics in Champaign, Illinois. We were his very first class after he finished grad school. We mentioned him often through the years and wondered what happened to him. I certainly never dreamed I would ever see him again!

We all friended each other and have been messaging back and forth. He and his wife live in Florida and have a son who lives in Asheville! (What are the chances of that?!) I asked him if they ever come up to visit their son and he replied, "We are coming next week!" (What are the chances of that?!) So I was able to meet him and his lovely wife Sirkka for lunch yesterday. It certainly felt "meant to be."

I brought along my junior high yearbook which I have kept all this time, and we had fun looking through it and reminiscing, as well as catching up on the past 48 years. :)


Here he is "back when"...
 



And here's your truly, with WAY COOL glasses...


Here is my dear friend Marsha who set this all in motion. She and her family moved to Bloomington, Indiana, during that year, and back to Illinois later. Wish she could have joined us for lunch, but alas she lives too far away.


Psalm 116:12-13

 How can I repay the LORD
       for all his goodness to me?
 I will lift up the cup of salvation
       and call on the name of the LORD.

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.



Friday, July 09, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Bubbles and Magic

Here are some of my favorite fingerprints! Last weekend we got to see my son Jeff and daughter-in-law Heather (above) with our 3 grandkids as they were traveling through Asheville on their way to a family reunion. We spent the morning with them at their hotel and had a wonderful time!


Calvin in the jacuzzi - how do I look with a beard?


Stewart grows a mustache.


Calvin, Jocie and Stewart




Calvin the Great doing magic tricks (hmm, how did he do that?)


Grandpa Mike and Jocie



Grandma Judy with my sweeties

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.




Thursday, July 08, 2010

Balloon Sighting!



I don't have the nerve to go up in a hot air balloon - way too scary - but I think they are cool! We saw this one on the way to work above the interstate this morning. I took the pictures from the car while my carpool buddy Pat was driving. Sorry about the glare but I had to shoot right into the sun.


When we got off at our exit, it was going down. A neat start to the day!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Counting our blessings, big and small

 
Last weekend, we had a wonderful time visiting my son and daughter-in-law. How fun to be able to walk out the back door and pick yummy blueberries! We picked 5 quarts.

Here's my son Kipp...


and my daughter-in-law Rebecca. With great excitement, we await a new Fingerprint, due in September!





Praise the Maker of all Fingerprints...
How Beautiful by Twila Paris

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.