Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season 2


This little Boyds Bears & Friends Folkstone ‘Windy with Book’ figurine sits atop the piano, somehow over looked when all the other snowmen were being packed away after winter. With temps above freezing, the little snowwoman must practice the power of positive thinking as it reads “The Book of Frosty” and the message “Thou shalt not melt.”

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature


I just returned to Iowa from a 3,100 mile (4989 km) trip to the Grand Canyon (with a visit to the grandkids in Texas, too). This was the second time I’ve been able to stand on the rim, but the first for my wife. It’s immensity, 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and more than a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 meters) deep, is without a doubt the result of erosion. The Colorado River (seen in this picture) is now that force of nature.


Desert View Point (Colorado River in center)

With ever-changing shadows cast on the Canyon walls, our last sunset on Monday evening was the best.


Sunset at Grand Canyon Village

This photo taken from Bright Angel Trail shows the forces of nature as trees and other greenery spring forth from rock, finding the smallest of a foothold to germinate and grow.


View from Bright Angel Trail

While the theories of the Grand Canyon formation range from occurring over millions of years to happening as a result of the more recent cataclysmic world-wide flood recorded in the Bible, no one can attest with certainty but God. Therefore, for this humble rural pastor, my observation of the Grand Canyon elicits praise for His handiwork as this plaque attests from Psalm 104:24.


Scripture plaque at the Lookout Studio entrance.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion (2)


The beach in a place of perpetual motion. From the waves to the wildlife, there is always something moving. These pictures were taken last October on the Florida panhandle.IMG_0046

As much as I like my granddaughter’s wave jumping abilities, her shadow is pretty good, as well. Her expectant mom, with twins who were born in December, is in the background.IMG_0073  Granddaughter #2 gets to ride the waves with dad.IMG_0090

Cousins prepare for a wave that’s about to swamp them.


My wife’s walk down the beach leaves the evidence of her motion.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”