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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Staunton memories

"...whatever is true, whatever is noble,  whatever
is right, whatever is pure,  whatever is lovely, 
whatever is  admirable--if anything is excellent 
or  praiseworthy--think about such things."
(Philippians 4:8)

These pictures were taken in early November when my daughter drove me to Staunton to visit a friend.  It was nice to be sitting in the passenger seat for a change, and to be able to take pictures through the windshield.

One of the highlights of the day was watching the antics of this cheeky little squirrel who, I was told, shows up daily at my friend's patio door to beg for peanuts.

As we took a short tour of Staunton, this lovely old tree in the cemetery caught my attention because of how much it looked like two hands lifted up in praise.

There were several larger than life steel sculptures around town created by the late Willy Ferguson.  My favorites were this watering can and two giant flower pots flanking both sides of the railroad overpass.

It was a beautiful day for a walk around the duck pond before heading home.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Watching the sunrise from my balcony

"When morning gilds the skies
my heart awakening cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
(Old German hymn)

Though the trees blocked my view of the actual sun rising, I was able to enjoy the changing streaks of color in the sky.  What surprised me was how similar some of these pictures look to the ones in my previous post (September 11 Sunset). Had they not been labeled, I would never believe they were taken at a different time of day and at a different location.

This was one of the ravens who live on the water tower. They were up even earlier than I was, and already flying back and forth when I went out on the balcony.

Before going back inside, I took some pictures of what I thought was a bird sitting on the fence, but when I downloaded them to my computer, it turned out to be nothing more than some dry leaves caught in the wire.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 11 Sunset

"Those who live at the ends of the earth stand
 in awe of your wonders. From where the sun 
rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy."
(Psalm 65:8 NLT)

My trip to Round Hill to take pictures of the sunset was a bit disappointing as I wasn't able to find a spot with an unobstructed view.  However, I did still get to enjoy watching the changing colors in the sky.