Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

MY RECENT CAMERA FAILS

Today’s header is a recent image of a coyote hot-footing it, nearly to the other side of the neighbor’s 200 acre Alfalfa field.  Sorry it’s out of focus.  How I miss my old Cannon Rebel’s telephoto lens.  You may have … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — IT’S ALMOST SPRING

Pussy Willows!  Responding to spring’s Chinook winds here in the Walla Walla Valley, and waving a last goodbye to winter’s snow, Pussy Willows are welcome  indeed. Yesterday, my friend, Brenda, placed an armload of the long willow stems in the … Continue reading

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BLUE HOST

My excitement for today:  my first two domains (.com’s), hosted by BlueHost, are about to go live.  One will continue the theme, “Come Smile With Me”.  The other will continue the theme of my history/travel book,  Yarns Beyond the Bend. … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — ENTER GOD’S REST

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  That’s Jesus talking, in olden times and now.  :}   Matthew 11:28  (NKJV) These are a only few ways to seek His rest. … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SUNRISE SERMON

Tom and Joan may complain about their Puget Sound weather, but they often receive and share Gods “Sunrise Sermons” — like this one from yesterday (Sabbath).  Thank our heavenly Father and the Bigley’s for their generosity. Oh, before you go, … Continue reading

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CREATION WEEK — 7TH DAY — HAPPY SABBATH

Thus the heavens Photo by Steve Jurvetson: Milky Way from Black Rock Desert, Nevada (from web) and the earth, Photo by Smiles — Fleming’s sheep near Eagle, ID and all the host of them, were finished.    And on the seventh … Continue reading

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CREATION WEEK — DAY 6 (The day when God finished creating)

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind:  cattle and creeping thing and beasts of the earth, each according to its kind”, and it was so.  And God made the beast of the … Continue reading

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CREATION WEEK — DAY 5

Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.  So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — I WONDER AS I WANDER

I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Savior did come for to die For poor on’ry people like you and like I; I wonder as I wander out under the sky When Mary birthed Jesus … Continue reading

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COME YE THANKFUL

 Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied; Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the … Continue reading

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