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The past couple of months have been super busy.  I know that everyone is.  I don’t think I’m special. Ha!  Sometimes we get so busy we don’t seem to slow down and smell the roses very often, soooo…..stop for a minute and take a deep breath and smell this beautiful yellow rose. 

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This is one of the flowers in a beautiful spring bouquet that my husband bought for me a few weeks ago.

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Well, here it is.  Beautiful isn’t it?

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Nathan and I going out for the evening. 🙂

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Beautiful Shaver Lake, on our Camping Trip. 🙂

Have a Great Day!  Try to stay cool.  Blessings!

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Yosemite!  Need I say more?  It doesn’t matter how many times I go to Yosemite the effect is always the same. Breathtaking!  WOW!  And, Yosemite in the Spring when the water falls are so full from the melting snow is absolutely beautiful. I’m so thankful we had this day of relaxing and enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Enjoy!

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First Day of Spring

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The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
This quote is how I feel about spring this year. Did it seem to come quick for anyone else or is it just me? I’m not complaining, just wondering.

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This past Saturday I was at the church office doing a little work for Sunday and low and behold I heard a roll of thunder. I really got excited and thought we are going to have a thunder storm. There was even a flash of lightening. I heard a couple more claps of thunder and thought the rain was surely soon to come. I left the church and headed home. Still no rain. When I got home I looked toward the hills and the pics below is what I saw. Still no rain. There was one more roll of thunder and then it was all gone. It never did rain but I loved hearing the thunder anyway. 🙂

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Here’s a few pictures I took today. The hills are so beautiful this time of year. The winter rains make everything so green. In the summer the hills turn golden but all the trees are in full bloom and green. It is beautiful then too. It’s like God drapes the hills in gold velvet and then takes a handful of emeralds and sprinkles them across the landscape. I’ll try to remember to take some photos in the summer too. Enjoy! (you can click photos to enlarge)
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In Santa Cruz on a

convertible ride.

(click on photos it enlarge)

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some surfers having a good time

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“Sailin’ takes me away…”

Today in Hollister

around the neighborhood.

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Pacific Grove, California

It has been beautiful here the last few days. “Spring has sprung”. I know there will more than likely be another cold snap before the warm weather really sets in, but isn’t that part of spring? I always get a little tickled at people every year who say, “I thought it was spring. Where did this cold come from”? I have been living for nearly 50 years (oooo….sounds old) and as far back as I can remember there is always a little cold snap right around Easter. lol Well, I didn’t really mean to get on a “soap box” here but you have to admit it’s kind of funny when people do this. I think they may just feel the need to talk. Anyway, here are a few of my favorite quotes and poems about Spring.

  • Spring in the world! And all things are made new. Ibid.

Spring comes laughing down the valley

All in white, from the snow

Where the winter’s armies rally

Loth to go.

Amelia Josephine Burr, “New Life,” Life and Living, 1916

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California Poppies

Then came the lovely spring with a rush of

blossoms and music,

Flooding the earth with flowers, and the air with melodies vernal.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Theologian’s Tale,” Tales of a Wayside Inn, 1863-1874

Spring, with that nameless pathos in the air

Which dwells with all things fair,

Spring, with her golden suns and silver rain,

Is with us once again. Henry Timrod, “Spring,” 1862

Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (Amplified Bible)

11 For, behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

13 The fig tree puts forth and ripens her green figs, and the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

(Could this be the season we hear these words, “Arise my love, my fair one, and come away”. Wouldn’t that be awesome?)

I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season!

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