Flower Photo Hunt
Friday, April 18, 2008

A friend of mine from Japan loves flowers, and asked me to take some pictures of the flowers in my garden, and from my hikes.  So today, I went on a Flower Photo Hunt.  I took some pictures from my yard, and then got on my bicycle and took pictures from around the neighborhood.  Then, I biked up above the college, chained my bike at the trailhead, and hiked up into the hills.

What a difference 10 days makes!  I was a little disappointed when I got to the top; already the mustard is starting to fade.  Just over a week ago, I had hiked through this valley, and all the hills were covered with brilliant yellow.  I so wish I had my camera with me then.  (Thomas says, "Bad blogger, no biscuit!")  The mustard was up to 7 feet tall in places.  The hills are starting to turn brown now, and they'll stay that way pretty much until winter, but you can still see patches of mustard remaining.

All in all, it was a very pleasant excursion.  It was like a little treasure hunt, just stopping wherever I saw something pretty and taking a picture.  Not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon.

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Learned our lesson now ain't we? Always have your camera with you. LOL.
Posted by Thomas on Friday, April 25, 2008

How long, O Lord?  Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes,
lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest my enemy say,
"I have prevailed against him";
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in Your unfailing love;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for He has been good to me.

— Psalm 13