a NEW quote Thursday

Happy Thursday!

I recently took this photo of these cute Black-Eyed Susans and they made me smile. THEN, I visited the blog, Unexpected in common hours, and found what I think is my NEW favorite quote! I love it!

I wasn’t familiar with Leo Buscaglia, so, of course, I had to go look him up! One thing leads to another = more books by Buscalia are now on my TBR list! :o)

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW photo of Pando Aspen Clone

Happy Wednesday!

I learned something NEW a few years ago. I learned about Pando, but only recently had the opportunity to take this photo of the “world’s largest living organism”. We took Stebi (our fifth-wheel trailer, which we named Stebi…acronym for “Spending ThE Boys Inheritance) to camp near Fishlake National Forest. This is where the Pando Aspen Clone is located.

This photo may look like a grove of individual trees, but it’s actually a one-tree forest. Underground, everything is connected by a single, vast root system. This one-tree aspen forest is made up of 47,000 trunks, and millions of leaves, connected through one root system! Therefore, it is the world’s largest single living organism. Very cool!

You can learn more on Wikipedia: HERE.

This photo was taken about July 8th. I’d really like to go in the fall and see the changing colors. That’s on the bucket list!

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW decade of posting

Happy Tuesday!

I had a blast playing with filters on this photo! The top photo is the original. Let me know if you like any of the filters (below) better than the original.

Plus! I realized recently that I started this blog A DECADE AGO!!!! What?!? Yes, September of 2012! I celebrated the anniversary by paying to get rid of the funky ads. Hip-hip-hooray! Right?!? :o) So, now I have a vested interest in posting more often, haha!

Here are the edited versions of this pic. In case you haven’t seen these items before, they are wind art spinners. Very cool to see in action – a video would’ve been nice.

It was fun to stumble upon this collection, on a country road, out in the middle of nowhere!

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW photo and a short Sunday sermon

Happy Sunday!

I took this NEW photo at a Christmas light event. So many lights (and so many man-hours placing them on branch after branch!) Very pretty!…my phone camera didn’t do too great of a job capturing the prettiness, but here are some more photos:

It was fun to kick off December and the Christmas season attending this event. And for my {very} short sermon today, I’d like to simply share 8 Christmas verses from the Bible so we can remember the true reason we celebrate. Additionally, down below is a calendar with ideas of service-type things to do every day to #LightTheWorld with love. I’m going to try and do as many as I can.

Have a great Sunday and learn or something NEW!

Scripture #1

Matthew 1:23

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Scripture # 2

Matthew 2:1–2

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Scripture # 3

Matthew 2:9–10

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Scripture # 4

Matthew 2:11

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Scripture # 5

Luke 2:1–5

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2 ( And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Scripture # 6

Luke 2:6–7

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Scripture # 7

Luke 2:8–14

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Luke 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Luke 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Scripture # 8

Luke 2:15–16

Luke 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

Luke 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

You can print this calendar out HERE.

a NEW quotography post

Happy Tuesday! I went out shooting on Sunday morning, and as you know, in November it’s pretty hard to find much color – most of the beautiful leaves have fallen and have been raked up by now. However, these beautiful berries caught my eye. I paired the photo with a quote related to another love of mine – reading. It’s true that time marches on…season after season. Another fall, another turned page… full of adventures and experiences. I plan to truly enjoy it!

Have a great day everyone! Do or learn something NEW!

NEW update on my waterfall bucket list

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park

Happy Friday! Well, in the last year and a half, I think I visited about 7 NEW waterfalls, so I thought I’d better update my Waterfall Themed Bucket List {HERE}. I’m up to about 34, so lots more to see until I get to 100!

Visiting Yosemite National Park gave us ample opportunities to check off a few! Beautiful!

Nevada Falls from the John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park
Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante, UT
Box Canyon Springs Waterfall, Wendell, ID

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to do or learn something NEW!

a NEW photo challenge and NEW blog restart

Hello and happy Tuesday! It has been SO long since I’ve shared what’s NEW with me, and also quite a while since I’ve looked through my WordPress Reader to see what’s NEW with many of you! Because, well, life has been busy! But today, I actually popped in to take a peek at sites I’ve followed in years gone by and realized I’ve forgotten the fun and the slight push certain sites give me to get out there and use my camera. It’s been a hot minute!

So thanks especially to Cee’s photo challenges for the extra push today. My life has slowed down a tiny bit, so I’m excited to pick up my camera more often now.

Here’s my Books and Paper themed photos for this week’s challenge:

This Bounty Land Certificate photo was taken at the National Archives in Washington DC. I want to go back So.Bad! So much research, so little time!

I have done, read, or experienced many NEW things in the last 20 or so months since I blogged last. So I’ll start a NEW restart on this little site of mine, now that I have a bit more time.

Have a great day and I hope you do or learn something NEW today too!

a NEW photo of my week and my thoughts on perspective

mounttimp

Happy Sunday!

It has seemed like forever since I’ve had time to go “shooting”, but I took the time to go this past week.  I drove around the lake near us, which gave me a nice view of our lake AND our mountains.  I live pretty close to the foothills of that mountain over there, and although I can always see a part of the mountain, I typically see it from a different perspective.  Actually, I live so close that a smaller hill blocks my view of the larger mountain.  My perspective limits what I can see of the entire mountain range.

This is similar to getting to know people and seeing them for who they really are inside – not just their outward appearance according to our perspective. I recently read the article, “Seeing Things Differently” by Professor Michael J. Dorff.  He gives some very good examples of seeing people differently, and closes his article with:

“Our Savior Jesus Christ sees us differently—not as we currently are but as we may become. I am awed by the love He has for me, who does not deserve it, and for the love He has for all of us—no matter who we are, no matter how different we may be from those around us, and no matter what struggles we have in our lives.”

I hope you might read the linked article too (if you’re interested).

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week! Do or learn something NEW!