The Northern Lights forecast that I check periodically.
Late on the evening of March 29, 2017, somewhere around 11:00 pm, I was compelled to check a website that I check off and on, throughout the year. I am not sure why I was prompted to check this site on that night but I did. Continue reading
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After a week of good old-fashioned winter weather, things are looking a little better around here. We had 31.5″ of snow in the last 7 days. Finally, a week of winter, to help rescue us from another weak winter. I am thinking I will be up on the roof this week. #ILoveWinter.
Looking at the house from the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
Ground level, looking uphill at a section of our driveway. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
This section of our driveway gets almost no sun, and usually thaws sometime in April. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
The view, from the driveway, through a row of pines, to the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
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Christmas Day 2016, my first Christmas without my Dad here
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via Daily Prompt: Treasure
Treasure: as a verb is defined simply as to “keep carefully”. A synonym listed for treasure is the word “cherish”.
Cherish: takes things a little further, “protect and care for (someone) lovingly”.
Today is my Mother’s birthday. I cannot express in mere words how much she means to me, and how much I love her. I treasure her. I cherish her. And then some. As I mentioned so briefly in the post below from 2011, I have been so blessed that God chose my Mother for me. I could have been born anywhere, to anyone. God is good. God doesn’t make mistakes. God’s plan is perfect. God could not have chosen more perfectly than He did. I am eternally thankful for my parents, and today, I wish my Mother the Happiest of Birthdays! I am so thankful for you Mom. It is incalculable to figure just how much I am indebted to you, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Because were I to get to this age and feel I owed you nothing, then that would have been a terrible life thus far. I am so thankful that is not the case. Thank you Mom, for everything. Happy Birthday!
I wrote this simple post in 2011.
Happy Birthday Mom! I am glad that God allowed me to be born into our family. I am so glad I got to grow up with you Mom. I am my Mother’s son, and I couldn’t be happier. I hope you have a tremendous birthday and an even better year.
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Before the leaves turned, and before the weather changed, there was green.
Along the trails, the sun lit the forest, worthy of being seen.
October 27, 2016 in Inspiration, Photography, Poetry
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