Easter!

Walking a trail today, I found Blue Bells!

Couldn’t resist a nice red sunset a couple of days ago. God does good work!

Easter has finally arrived! It was a very emotional experience after the incredible stupidity and paranoia of the past year. We had a wonderful precession of light up the main isle of the church. The Vigil service was 2-1/2 hours long, but my Grand Son stayed awake and interested through it all. He was fascinated at the Latin and I’d occasionally translate for him.

More pictures of a nice warm 75 degree Spring day!

Spring

"Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."
- James 5:7ff

Signs of Spring! And next week, Holy week, and the preparation for Easter.

Grandpa walking with Grandson.

Morning in the wilderness

O where can I go from your spirit,
  or where can I flee from your face?
If I climb the heavens, you are there.
  If I lie in the grave, you are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn
  and dwell at the sea’s furthest end,
even there your hand would lead me,
  your right hand would hold me fast.

- Psalm 138

Out wandering around along the Mississippi River in the morning…

Out in the weeds

Just out on an almost Spring day, walking in the weeds of a local trail.

It was such a nice day, in the upper 40’s. Just had to get the scooter out for this trail walk!

Early morning Vigils! I love early morning, when it’s still dark. Silence is golden.

Winter Horsery

Ice and snow….bless the Lord…

Playing around with my long long long zoom lens in the cold of February. Temperatures were into the minus double digits Fahrenheit and a couple of feet of snow. I’ve tended to be wimpy about getting out in these conditions, but really, there’s no need to stay inside. Just wear the proper clothing. In this case, I did get a little wimpy, stayed in the car and shot out the window.
I have a “photography bag”, just a canvas bag filled with beans that I lay across the bottom of the car window and rest the camera lens on it. Makes a great cheap tripod. Using my Nikon Z-50 camera and 200-500mm zoom lens I get an equivalent of about 750mm focal length. Great for wildlife!

I have overcome the world

This scripture needs to be repeated, often:

“The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.
I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”.

John 16:25ff

Beautiful snow fall in Minnesota!