Unfortunately Not [Unusual] (Weekly Photo Challenge)

This should be an unusual scene, but unfortunately it’s much more common than we would like in our neighborhoods. There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. –CDC.gov See other responses… Continue reading

O Long May It Wave

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” -Declaration of… Continue reading

Fog, Clouds, and Rain: Spring in Cali

Well we have been having a wetter, more spring-y Spring than has been normal the past few years in Southern California, and I couldn’t be happier! I always prefer cloudy, cool weather to… Continue reading

Photoshoot with a Ladybug

Spied this little guy one afternoon a few days ago and thought I’d see if I could get a few shots. I’m glad he decided to stick around (and not move too fast).… Continue reading

Kingly desserts

Visited a fine dining restaurant containing this regal little bakery after spending an afternoon at the loveliest bookstore. Window shopping really, but even that was a treat! Bread from Asher shall be rich, And… Continue reading

Living Hope

​ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from… Continue reading

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Stricken, smitten, and afflicted, See Him dying on the tree! ’Tis the Christ by man rejected; Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He! ’Tis the long expected prophet, David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;… Continue reading

Patterns of the rain

​ This winter, God has blessed us in California with lots of rain, effectively ending the years-long drought. It’s been wonderful for this Colorado transplant to have a “real” winter complete with rainy… Continue reading

It’s beginning to look a lot like a SoCal Christmas

Just a little bit of what Christmas looks like in my little corner of the world 🙂 Our Christmas season has been quite wet, with several days of rain in varying intensities and… Continue reading

The Hawk

Photo credit for these actually goes to my amazing little sister!! While I was at work, she got some cool shots of a hawk that hangs around our house! <p style="text-align:center;" Does the hawk… Continue reading

[Architecture] of [Triumph] (Developing Your Eye, 10/10)

Developing Your Eye I, Day 10: “Architecture”  Developing Your Eye II, Day 10: “Triumph” This grand statue is housed in TBN’s southern California building. It proclaims the victory of an angel over a… Continue reading

[Double] the [Pop of Color] (Developing Your Eye, 9/10)

Developing Your Eye I, Day 9: “A Pop Of Color” Developing Your Eye II, Day 9: “Double” Noticed these faded blue loafers emblazoned with the shield of Captain America and had to snap… Continue reading