Meet "Missy." She's a pug/beagle mix (my mom calls her a "puggle"). I've never been an "animal person." I've tolerated them because my husband and daughter love them so much and I'll even enjoy them from time to time. But only when I feel like it, otherwise don't bother me. Until now. We recently drove to Missouri to spend time with my family. During the visit, my mom's puppy decided she belonged to my daughter and didn't leave her side any time we were at Mom's. So with our permission, Mom gave her 3 month old puppy to my daughter. She did wonderful during the 13+ hour drive back to Texas and didn't make one mess in my car, endearing herself to me a little. In the month we've had her, I've become very attached to her (something I thought couldn't happen!) and I wouldn't trade her for anything. I've even gone so far as to take her for a car ride last week. She was my new best friend for several days after that, choosing to sit with me rather than her normal spot next to my husband as we watched tv.
"Meatloaf", my husband's bulldog/boxer. Meatloaf is muzzled for the meeting just in case he decides to play too rough.
"God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
These are just more pictures I've taken of the wildflowers this spring.
"Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food. And it was so."
I took these photos one morning last week when I arrived at the church where I work. The night before there was a bad storm in the area that produced a tornado, however no one in our town was injured.
I try to keep my camera with me because I never know when I will happen upon a "Kodak Moment." I was very glad I had it with me this day. Within 30 minutes of my arrival the sky no longer resembled this at all.
"...They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory."
I grew up in rural Missouri. My siblings and I spent hours upon hours roaming the fields and woods near our house and Grandpa's, fishing in the ponds, catching tadpoles in the creek, and building "forts" out of the brush. These are photos I took when we went "home" for Thanksgiving and wandered down to the creek to look around. These are photos of my "playground."
"...he leads me beside quiet waters. he restores my soul."
On Good Friday, my friend Denise and I took my daughter and her 3 girls on a road trip to check out the wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. We had an awesome day just enjoying God's abundant beauty! The girls especially loved the Butterfly Haus in Fredericksburg. These are pictures taken that day.
"He is your praise, he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes."
If you're reading this, then I've done something right. This is my first blog to ever post. I like to take pictures just for fun and thought I'd create a blog in which to post some of them. I hope you enjoy browsing the photos as much as I've enjoyed capturing them.
These butterfly photos were taken one afternoon in my backyard. I've loved taking pictures since I was a little girl. This hobby is a popular one in my family. My mom and my aunt can be credited (blamed?) for my interest. They are not often seen without a camera at hand.
"...my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."