Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday's Psalm--Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon
and the stars
which you set in place —

What is man that you should be mindful of him,
or the son of man that you should care for him?

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

You have made him little less than the angels,

and crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him rule over the works of your hands,

putting all things under his feet:

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

All sheep and oxen,


yes, and the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,

and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth.
from Psalm 8
sky over Eastern Oregon
crescent moon
clouds and fog in Gastineau Straits
Alpine Aster
underfoot at Kalaloch Beach
ewe, muskox, deer, pelicans, whale


This year has been much dryer. I don't expect tos ee this pond reflection as we pass this spot today.

James does Weekend Reflections at Newtown Daily Photo. As we are camping, I won't get a chance to sign on to the Linky.

Friday, May 28, 2010

We'll look at the sky from beneath this tree today...

We may get our faces wet when we do as the forecast is not predicting these blue skies from the past.
SkyWatch Friday is here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ABC Wednesday--S is for Signs

A few from my files, both serious and whimsical.

ABC Wednesday--S is for signs. To see what other S's can be found, look to the ABC Wednesday site and connect with other ABCderians.

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Geometry Monday!

Just a reminder that I actually posted my Monday's Geometry on Saturday--along with my Weekend Reflection.

But here's another bit of amazing use of geometry in engineering from my Dad's album.

You know, I don't really care how many triangles make that strong, to me, that is one scary looking bridge. It spanned the Snake River at Twin Falls, Idaho, and was replaced in 1974 with the one I featured here, which gives me a lot more confidence. At the time this picture was taken, it was the highest bridge in the world. (I wrote about that, too.)

And look--both a reflection and a shadow as well. Thanks, Dad.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sunday's Psalm -- Solemnity of Pentecost

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD, my God, you are great indeed!
How manifold are your works, O LORD!
the earth is full of your creatures;

Lord, send out your Spirit,
and renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
may the LORD be glad in his works!
Pleasing to him be my theme;
I will be glad in the LORD.

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

If you take away their breath, they perish

and return to their dust.

When you send forth your spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the earth.

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

from Psalm 104

various creatures
sunset view at Mt. Lassen National Park
fenceposts and sagebrush
Calypso Orchid

Reflection All Chock Full of Geometry

So here is my quandry. I've been saving this reflection from a cruise ship for some weekend when I needed a quick reflection for Weekend Reflections. But I got to looking at it and realized that it was a Monday Geometry picture. Look at the circles, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, rhombuses. Someone will pop in and see ovals and arcs and a variety of other things. Then if I were going to do Shadow Shot Sunday, there are shadows in the reflections of the circles with the......

You see. What do I do with this picture? Ah, well, for the moment, it's a Weekend Reflection which I will go mention at James' Newtown Daily Photo where Weekend Reflections is hosted. I've not done Shadow Shot Sunday, but you might run across others who are doing that. And it will still be here on Monday for the geometry.

In the meantime, I've gotta go. My book club is meeting this morning--I think.

Friday, May 21, 2010

SkyWatch/MountainWatch Sunset

This was taken a year ago today. It's one of my favorite local sunset views. Skies have been blustery lately, so if I go to this spot this evening, the view could be totally different.

Look for other SkyWatch participants at SkyWatch Friday Central.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Men at Work--Windows

At least some of them are.

My town doesn't have any buildings over two or three stories. When I am in a city, I am amazed atseeing window washers or repairmen working on upper levels.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ABC Wednesday--R

This is my first rose of the new blooming season. It budded out just in time for ABC Wednesday to reach the letter R once again.

The rest of these roses were taken last year in my yard or our city Rose Garden.

The Nootka Rose was taken last year on a walk in Leavenworth WA.
Nootka Rose--wild growing
ABC Wednesday is in it's sixth round.
I have been participating since Round 2.