Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Does the blogosphere really need another amateur photographer's inadequate attempts at capturing the vibrant beauty of fall? Probably not. And yet I've been smitten anew by the exquisiteness of the leaves as they put on an awe-inspiring show of of changing colors. I remarked that I was so enjoying the display of fall color, having it missed the last 15 or so falls while living in the Middle East. Artist Son trumped me: "I've never before experienced the fall colors." We are daily thanking God for the opportunity to experience his artistry in creation during this particular autumn in Boise.

A neighbor friend hired Tayta to rake leaves. He asked her, "What is the going rate for leaf-raking in Jordan, " to which Tayta replied, "I don't know. We don't rake leaves in Jordan."

I couldn't pass up the chance to bring her some hot cider while she raked, completing the autumn moment.

Monday, November 01, 2010

So Happy Together

Our time together was brief--just about 30 hours if you include the time in the car to McCall and back--but our mini family retreat was just perfect. We enjoyed beautiful weather and beautiful scenery as we hiked together, we ate pizza and popcorn, we sipped tea/coffee/hot chocolate by the fire, we watched I Love Lucy, we played Bananagrams, we slept in, and we prayed together and for each other. As we looked into God's Word together, Dear Husband shared yet more wisdom from Psalm 127:

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies at the gate."
~Psalm 127: 3-5