What is my DH doing wearing sandals and no jacket in the snow?
near the coast where sandals and no jacket would be quite appropriate.
But because of a horribly snarled highway...more like a parking lot really,
and we headed upwards,
above the timber line.
do you remember these? They are a vivid memory from my childhood;
I always stop and take a photo or two when I see one
(or, as I did here, I capture a photo from a moving car).
No view of the mountain today;
lots of beautiful flowers and peace though.
I am 'dying' to know what kind of flower these are...
they are soft (yes I touched one; I had to know),
they remind me a bit of a spirae's bloom.
(you know how I love to do that;
after we got home and I found more info about the road we were on,
I wished we had gone further on it).
Lots and lots of wildflowers everywhere made me happy,
despite the sometimes rainy conditions which made taking photos not as fun as usual.
But if we in the PNW stayed indoors everytime it rained,
we would never get outside:) LOL..More to come on Monday.
This week has not been easy.
As you know part of our family made their way back home
after a wonderful visit
and we feel their absence acutely.
Additionally we have had issues with our house that have been frustrating to say the least.
Finally, some places very dear to my heart have been experiencing wildfires
and for more than a moment we thought they might be gone forever. Tonight though comes the good news that staff again walk the beautiful grounds I have loved since 1977...
thank you Lord for preserving Glen Eyrie that it might continue to be used to give You glory and honor.
I will praise the Name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving...
Let the heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and everything that moveth therein.
Psalms 22:30, 34 KJV
At the same time, I feel a great sadness for the hundreds affected by the fires in our mountain states, especially those left homeless and those who have lost loved ones. May God be with all of them and the brave firefighters.