Saturday, 24 April 2010

South Carolina and a little Savannah, Georgia

Some of my favorite photos from this past week...

a couple of dolphins playing. Spent an afternoon on the river - which is really an inlet of the ocean.

Baby alligator - one year old - about two feet

There are alligators in that serene peaceful lake.

Hancock putting up with me. Do you think cats smile?

Tybee Island, Georgia

John Wesley statue, Savannah Georgia

feeling safe? on the streets of Savannah

Bedfords - great lunch spot.

The Cotton Exchange - Savannah, Ga

Blue crabs fresh out of the ocean - still alive - pretty colour.

 Clams baking on the BBQ. They pop open when they are ready.

Let me know your favorite.
LOTS more photos of South Carolina and Savannah Georgia on my web site HERE

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Jen's Wedding

For those of you who asked that these be posted ...

And that is how far I got with edits tonight - the rest will have to wait.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Cupcake Conspiracy

It's new in town. Main level of the King George Building on 2nd ave.
Just two gals that love to make cupcakes.

"Keep your friends close and your cupcakes closer"

...and just up the street..
Just love old buildings.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Run the Race

We are to run our race “looking unto Jesus.” We are to run, depending on Him for salvation, renouncing all trust in our own poor frail exertions, and counting our own performances no better than filthy rags, and resting wholly and entirely, simply and completely, upon that perfect righteousness which He worked out for us upon the cross. We need not run uncertain of the end, we need not fight in ignorance of what shall follow. We have only to behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and believe that He has born our griefs and carried our sorrows, and will soon present us spotless and unblameable in His Father’s sight.
~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Jammin' Bros

I survived without internet for three whole days this past week and I did just fine - I managed to finish reading my book about haunted homes in Charleston.
Last week we took an unexpected road trip to Wpg to attend our sister- in-law's funeral.
While the occasion was very sad indeed, it was a blessing to see all the brothers together and to watch them jammin' together.

Is there a glass of scotch in every photo? 

They played all their Beatles favs
.... and then.....
I imported those stripes from the actual Abbey Rd cover photo. Yeah Photoshop.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Gratitude List 141-150

141. Four days off - in a row - with no commitments. I feel so relaxed today. I feel so good.  I feel so .... normal - I think?  Taking lots of photos I will share with you today.

142. A fiction book about haunted houses and ghosts in Charleston S Carolina. I haven't read any fiction for over 18 months. But my brain needed the escape and I am thankful I can get into a fiction book and not feel guilty (very much). I am not sure what it is in me (homeschooling hang over?) that makes me feel that reading fiction is not being a good steward of my time.Ya I know I need to chill out.

143. A non fiction book about extraordinary (or downright weird) people,  who once lived in Savannah Georgia - a little history in there too. Funny, interesting and a little shocking. I read a couple of chapters of this one and then switch to the fiction one about haunted houses.

144. My camera manual. Yes my third book I am reading this weekend. It gets a little dry so the other two books provide relief. But this manual is the only way to get the most out of my new camera. I need to know it inside out. Two wedding shoots coming up and rule #1  KNOW your equipment. So thankful for an actually decent camera manual.

145. Easter Lilies. Because they are so beautiful. I took this photos this am and absolutely love it.

146. Our first bike ride of the season this past Saturday. A chance to experience spring trying to make it's appearance.

147. Time to wonder around Saskatoon with my new camera this morning. Just me and my camera, the river and some geese. It was wonderful! The geese posed for me. Really! Took this photo this am and love this one too - especially the reflection.

148. Thankful for grown up kids that phone me - just because.

149. Thankful for a soft heart when confronted with anger - only God can give me that. Thankful for compassion. Wow - where would this world be if we didn't have compassion.

150. Thankful for a husband that spoils me silly! All the time. It is down right terrible the way this man treats me! I am getting lazy - he did all the Easter supper dishes - by hand. We used the china and silverware!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Spring is here.

A long bike ride this morning provided opportunity to photograph spring.

Quote for today
Let us turn from the story of the crucifixion, every time we read it, with hearts full of praise. Let us praise God for the confidence it gives us, as to the ground of our hope of pardon. Our sins may be many and great, but the payment made by our Great Substitute far outweighs them all. Let us praise God for the view it has given us of the love of our Father in heaven. He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, will surely with Him give us all things. Not least, let us praise God for the view it gives us of the sympathy of Jesus with all His believing people. He can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He knows what suffering is. Jesus is just the Savior that an infirm body, with a weak heart, in an evil world, requires.
~ J.C. Ryle