Friday, August 17, 2012

"Hoodoo" you love?

This is Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah) in all it's glory.  We spent Day 3 of our May vacation at Bryce ogling the scenery.  Most of these images are from an early morning visit to (lamely) capture the sunrise.

This is one of those places where you wonder if you're still in the same country or if you've been transported to a new country or even a different planet.  It's lovely and odd and majestic.  The mystical rock formations called "hoodoos" are so unique that they really give you pause.  Is this God's hand or from alien sources?  Who's finger prints are left on this peeled and crumbled crust?  And in that moment you are again reminded that there's something greater than you carving the landscape before you.  And there is no doubt it is not finished.  The process is on going.   It's "evergreen".  This place and the world around us is being molded and shaped continuously and riotously as we sit surfing the web or watching a movie.  It's greater than us.

And oh, the light.  The lovely, lovely light... [swoon]

Go here to see more photos: Bryce Canyon National Park

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Lantern in the Dark

"Rum-n-aides" in hillbilly wine glasses. 

Here are a few iPhone snap shots of our annual girls weekend in Geneva, OH.  A wonderful, magical time.

Iconic Eddie's Grill, Geneva on the Lake

Kayaking and scavenging driftwood. 

Lake Erie

Cottage on the hill.  Geneva, OH.

Storms over the lake are the best. 

Ashtabula Harbor

Geneva on the Lake

Keep your fins on.

The girls tying our findings to the kayak.

I see faces.  Buckwheat pancakes. 

A summary of the weekend.

Ashtabula Harbor

Ashtabula Harbor and storm clouds.

Geneva on the Lake

Us at South River Vineyard.  A re-purposed, re-located church.

Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark” ~Dan Millman
And then we wrote our wishes on paper lanterns and sent them floating over Lake Erie.  They take a while to light but once in flight they really moved as they were picked up by air currents.  They moved across the sky, higher and higher, until they became teeny tiny glowing dots and then they were gone.

The End