September 29, 2014

Zoanna, Barb and me 9/29/14


Zoanna and I met online when we both had a penchant for blogging. She lived in Kansas for awhile and comes back to visit when she can. She stays with her childhood friend, Barb. I am blessed by her friendship and am so grateful to get to know Barb also! I'm thankful for their visit and our fellowship! Thanks and love to Zoanna and Barb!

Birthday Buzz- Happy Birthday, Dear Daughter Tabitha!

Happy Birthday, dear Tabitha!

September 19, 2014

Birthday Buzz

Lily rhymes with silly, no kidding it’s for real
She fits her name, her name fits her
She has that fun appeal
It’s true that she’s a youngster who age has barely touched
She has another birthday soon
We love her Oh So Much!
 

















September 2, 2014

Where the Buffalo Roam

Mike and I noticed a herd of buffalo (bison) in a pasture, so we stopped to take a look!

August 30, 2014

Caterpillar Promise

 Isn't she a beauty!

 Holding on!

Posing and smiling, right?! 

The time of new beginnings draws near...

August 28, 2014

I thought I would learn

I thought I'd learn the names of and be able to identify each skateboard trick at one time. "Flatland and Flip tricks, Slides and Grinds, Aerials and Grab tricks, Lip tricks, Inverts and Hand plants, Freestyle tricks and Old school tricks" ... Hundreds of tricks and ever new ones being invented! Who could keep up?! Some do more than keep up! Jason Parks rolls out more beautiful and cool tricks in this video:


Two websites dedicated to categorizing skateboard tricks:
http://skateboardingtrickslist.com/
http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/trick.html

July 21, 2014

Hey now. Hay now!

 Kansas hay fields, country roads, skies and a sign-




July 18, 2014

He settles fatal tension in His limitless love.


Seems like the tension running through the chords of this song, also runs through Faith.
Faith in the mysterious, unseen, Creator, Savior God
Who settles fatal tension in His limitless love.
"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:10


"This Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.Acts 2:23 ,24
"And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Philippians 2:8
"...and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8,9
*No Limit- Enter The Worship Circle

July 17, 2014

Joyful Noises and Calm Considerations

Recorder Tooter
Cute Cuke Caller
Rowdy Howdy ;)
and
Calm Considertions

June 12, 2014

The need for a needle is met with a thorn in the poem, "Antique Sound"

by W.S. Merwin, adapted for Motionpoems by Evan Holm. 

from http://vimeo.com/motionpoems">Motionpoems on https://vimeo.com">Vimeo. "Antique Sound," a poem by W.S. Merwin, adapted for Motionpoems by Evan Holm.

May 29, 2014

Epecuen via Danny MacAskill


“Scottish trials rider Danny MacAskill, known for epic projects such as Way Back Home and Imaginate, traveled to Argentina for his latest video, a one-of-a-kind riding experience in the forgotten city of Epecuén.
Epecuén, around 350 miles southwest of Buenos Aires, was a tourist town on the edge of Lake Epecuén. At its peak in the 1970s, Epecuén had a population of around 5,000. Then, in 1985, a dam gave way, and water slowly submerged the town, whose residents evacuated. By 1993, according to The Atlantic, the entire town was under more than 30 feet of water.
Then in 2009, the water began receding, revealing a town in ruins. By 2011, Epecuén had entirely reappeared, as a haunting expanse of destruction, rusted rebar, crumbling concrete, and bare white trees.”

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331654492762/danny-macaskill-epecuen-video




April 26, 2014

Hawaii!!!

Hawaii!!!- I'm not sure I will ever physically travel to Hawaii where my Uncle and family live and where my Grandma lived for awhile and loved always!!! Thankfully I can now visit Oahu, Hawaii via Jason Park's skateboard! (Amazing!!)
The link below to photographer Kelton Woodburn''s blog, "Tropically Observed", features some wonderful photos and more about the making of the skate film and adventure: "Forever My Home" starring Jason Park".
http://keltonwoodburn.com/oahu-with-brett-novak-and-jason-park/
Jason Parks- Skateboarder
Brett Novak- Filmer, Skater, Hopeful Video Creator
Kelton Woodbern- Photographer

April 16, 2014

“God's gift to his sorrowing creatures

is a joy worthy of their destiny.”  Johann Sebastion Bach


“Imitation of the Bells” by Johann Paul von Westhoff
“Berlin by Overnight” by Max Richter and 
“Air on a G String” by Johann Sebastian Bach
exquisitely performed by Daniel Hope and Ben Allison. 

April 11, 2014

The Weight of Books


Our daughter (Thanks, Liv!) and grandson (Thanks, Sean!) were gracious to help me sort and pack books from our bookshelves. Sean took opportunity to draw on boxes during down time. I noticed this drawing captured the kind of weariness I think we all felt after packing too many boxes of books (some are going away) and reminded me of Ecclesiastes 12:12. "But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body." Ecclesiastes 12:12

April 3, 2014

"And the proper exposition can switch up your disposition."

Beautiful Eulogy- An Open Letter To Whoever's Listening


Lyrics: http://www.invubu.com/lyrics/show/Beautiful_Eulogy/An_Open_Letter_To_Whoever's_Listening.html

April 2, 2014

Here's the Thing: Why? A Skateboarding Short Film


"WHY do we skateboard?
We do it for the love of it. We do it for the excitement.
And we do it for those who don't have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of it."

And to that I say, "Sincere thanks for sharing the beauty! Skate on!"


March 28, 2014

Birthday Buzz

 Happy birthday, dear Eleanor!



March 21, 2014

Another One Bites The Dust in Salina. KS Progress as of mid-March 2014


Grain elevator demolition in Salina KS on North Santa Fe Street
March 2014

Trains still use the tracks!

Salina, KS North Santa Fe St


The N. Santa Fe St. elevator conglomeration 
If these walls and tracks could speak...


Size perspective- Big trucks, water tower, crane and elevators!


Sky high



Elevator Tower top 
Internal structure exposed




A pile of strong steel cords which helped to strengthen the walls


MacDonald Engineering 
Engineers & Contractors 
Builders of Grain Elevators 
Chicago, U.S.A.
1909


Here's a Salina Journal Newspaper article for more info.: http://www.salina.com/news/demolition-project-3114