Author Archives: Smiles

KATMAI ALASKA BROWN BEAR LIVE STREAM CAM

A link about Alaska brown bears. Continue reading

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THE BEAUTY AROUND ME ASTOUNDS ME

“The Beauty Around Me” is this week’s theme for my flower photography group. I think the admins are all Seventh-day Adventists, but preaching on the site is minimal. We just do flowers. The group name is FLOWERS FROM ALL OVER … Continue reading

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OUR CREATOR’S ARTWORK MOVES

Have you noticed? God’s artistry moves!  It never stops moving, completely still. This huge red Hibiscus opened early this morning.  The flower’s various parts unfurled from its tight, green bud, grew and shifted into place.   It opened slowly, moving in … Continue reading

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HAPPY ‘NIPPY’ SABBATH

Morning temps in the teens and low twenties here these days. Until a couple of days ago, the mums were still holding up, so I brought in a large armload, hoping some could be used in the pulpit flower arrangement.  … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — HE LIFTS ME UP

Rather than clicking this into Google (you’d get gay stuff), please copy and paste the following link. It will get Chinese children singing “He lifts me up”.  Lovely! http://www.kuaishou.com/i/photo/lwx?userId=76250346&photoId=401977271&cc=share_wxtl&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0 YOU LIFT ME UP When I am down, and, oh, my … Continue reading

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BEN CARSON’S FAITH — AND MINE — HAS ALREADY TOUCHED YOUR LIFE

I don’t often write about politics.  And the following article is old news, as “news” goes.  But it tells much about my church (and favorite presidential candidate) which may be news to some of you. Column: Ben Carson’s faith — … Continue reading

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SAFARI ON A COOL DEWY MORNING

Isn’t it fun, these dewy mornings, to go out early into the garden and see where the bugs spent the night ?   Here are a few of this morning’s camera captures. The recent winds have been hard on the roses.  … Continue reading

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