"God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness." - (Mark Denman)

Friday, April 13, 2012


"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it
shall be for the sign of the covenant
between me and the earth."
(Genesis 9:13)

A couple of days ago I went to visit a friend in Martinsburg, WV.  It took me an hour to get there.  On the way home, however, I was so captivated by the scenery and the cloud formations that I kept stopping and pulling over to take pictures. 

At first the sky looked threatening.


Then it started to clear. 

 I saw some pretty West Virginia trees still wearing their spring colors.

Then the sky clouded over again and it started to rain, and I discovered that I had missed my exit and gotten so turned around by my frequent stops that I was now lost and had no idea where I was.

As I sat in my car wondering which road to take, the clouds parted and a rainbow appeared. 

I decided to turn around and go back the way I had come, and eventually I found the turn I had missed.

Almost three hours later, I was driving into town, but before going home, I made two more stops to capture these shots of the setting sun.     

Sunday, April 8, 2012


"Then sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


"To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under
heaven." - (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Last week, when it was still March, I took a walk around town to revisit some of my favorite trees. To my surprise, all except for some Redbuds had exchanged their beautiful spring colored leaves for more summery looking greens.

Where only a week or so earlier this is what I had seen...

...now, this is what greeted me instead.

Spring had ended before it was even officially supposed to start. The greens are lovely too, but I wish the pinks and yellows and whites could have lasted just a little bit longer.