Saturday, December 25, 2010

Prayers for a friend

While visiting blogs today seeing how everyone's holidays were going.....I came across one of my favorite blogs......Edie @ Life in Grace. I know most of you, if not all of you, know her. My heart broke when I stopped by her blog. A blog in which she shares her love of Him, her beautiful family and lovely home. Yesterday she suffered a tragedy. She lost her home and all of her possessions to a fire. Her family all escaped and are safe.

Please keep Edie and her family in your prayers.

God Bless Edie and her family.


Merry Christmas

(Source - Mary Ruffle)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse

Two astronomical events...last night's lunar eclipse and today's winter solstice. Today's winter solstice isn't much of a visual event but if you stayed up last night to watch the lunar eclipse, I'm sure you enjoyed the show. My son, Tyler and I were crazy enough to stay up and watch the eclipse which started about 11:30 - midnight and lasted a little over an hour. I was not able to take any photos of the event.....but at about 10:00 last night we were outside checking to see if the eclipse had started and were amazed at just how bright the evening sky was.

It literally almost felt like it was daytime. Living in the country, we don't have the street lights to light up our property so it is usually very dark around our house at night. But last night with the somewhat clear sky and the moon reflecting off of the was bright enough for us to see the shadow from the trees on the snow covered ground. I took a few pictures to share.

All of these photos were taken last night around 10:30 without the flash . That's why they are a little grainy and blurred.

Check out the sky, you can see the clouds and
this photo doesn't show it but the sky looked blue.

Shadows on the snow from the tree. And the lights from
town in the distance. Most nights we would need a
flashlight to see this fence. We are talking a
BRIGHT night.

Tyler's shadow.

Look at the sky in this photo....see the blueness of the sky and
the white clouds above the trees?
That is how it looked last night.

I love how the sky looked above our barn.

From the front of our house, across the field looking
at the neighbor's house. Usually we can't see
across the road let alone the neighbor's house.

The lights in the distance to the left is
Bogus Basin ski resort, well over 50 miles

Until Later,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The three sides to snow....the good, the bad & the ugly.
The Good......

Everything is white, beautiful and pure....

(Sorry for the blur in the center, it was snowing when
I took these pictures and a snowflake got on the lens)


Definitely the good......wonderful son shoveling the walk at
grandma's house.

The Bad.....
I had to dig out before I could drive anywhere.
12" of snow on top of my SUV & all the way up to the
bottom of my doors.

The ugly....this is my driveway.
Slippery, muddy, yucky dirty snow.
Of course part of this somehow
always finds it's way
into my house.

This photo is blurry because I was slipping trying to take the photo.
Until Later,