Category Archives: nature

What Do They Know?

They said not to expect much color from the leaves this year… …what do they know? “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus Peace, Kelly

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Breakaway Part 1–The Baths of Virgin Gorda

One of the “must-see” things to do while on vacation in St. John is to take a tour of the Baths at Virgin Gorda.  So we booked a group tour on the good ship, Breakaway, and set out for day … Continue reading

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Adventures in Taking the Long Way Home

Last weekend was a bit unusual for a first summer weekend at the lake.  With all the crazy this Spring (bathroom renovation, musicals, graduation, etc.) we hadn’t made it to the lake to have the boat unwinterized, so therefore we … Continue reading

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Feast or Famine

Here is a photo I took of Lake Tenkiller in February 2011. At the time, everyone was concerned at the extremely low levels of the lake and how that might impact the summer lake season. Here is a picture I … Continue reading

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My Parents’ House is for the Birds

Going to my parents’ place at the lake is like visiting an aviary sanctuary.  And before we even saw one bird, we were greeting by a symphony of bird songs. Of course there are the usual suspects like sweet, little … Continue reading

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Even the sparrow has found a home

Are sparrows not the cutest little birds? Yeah, I know they’re not as vibrantly colored as a regal cardinal or flashy blue-jay.  But I love their sweet little song.  I love how social they are always flocking together in little … Continue reading

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Signs of Life

I see signs of life showing up all over my garden. No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~ Hal Borland Peace, Kelly

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Bare

While Kelsey was away at her Kairos retreat, Tripp and I went to the lake for a little retreat of our own.  It was a great opportunity for us to escape from the chaos in the house and, especially for … Continue reading

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Skulls, Ponies, and Cheeseburgers – Our Saturday Jaunt to the Lake

After a week of below freezing temps, Tripp and I decided that we ought to go check out our cabin to make sure no pipes had frozen.  Like they had at out actual place of residence.  Since Kelsey had tons … Continue reading

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Harmony

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley The trees in my … Continue reading

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