Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Late Summer’s Walk Along The Bay_ Sept.17th/10



IMG_7744 Bay Bridge 

Bridge Over The Bay





IMG_7747 Clouds Over The Bay

My View From A Distance





IMG_7748 Strokes Of The Masters Hand

God’s Canvas In The Sky





IMG_7761 Geese On The Bay

Swing Low Sweet Chariots





IMG_7777 Overlooking The City

Over Looking The City





IMG_7789 The City By The Bay

A Different View Of The Bay With The City In The Background





IMG_7840 Lone Swan

One Lone Swan Posing For The Camera





IMG_7772 The Change In Color

A Glimpse Of A Change Of Seasons



I know Autumn has arrived but I am a little behind the times, and doing a little catching up here.

For those of you who know me, know that many of my photos are taken along the waterfront trails, along the city  where I live. I decided to step back from the trails, and show you  a little of the Bigger Picture. Those who know me know how I love to walk, and bike the trails that follow the Bay, and the river that flows into it. 

These photos only depict a small portion of The Bay, which is fairly large, and leads into Lake Ontario.

I decided on this hot, sunny, late summer, afternoon to take a walk along The Bay, from a distance, but did end up on part of the waterfront trail near the end of my walk. This was 5 days before the end of summer, and it was so Beautiful. I had the afternoon off work, and I just had to get out there with my camera, and enjoy the great outdoors.

I hope you have enjoyed the walk, and the view. Goodbye Summer and hello Autumn.

Have a wonderful Sunday, and remember…. When things look down, look up.

Blessings to all.  Dianne dsphotocats :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Starting Over


Start Over

When you've trusted Jesus and you've walked His way,
When you've felt His hand lead you day by day,
But you're steps now take you another way,
Start over.

When you've made your plans and they've gone awry,
When you've tried your best 'til there's no more try,
When you've failed yourself and you don't know why,
Start over.

When you've told your friends what you plan to do,
When you've trusted them but they didn't come through,
Now you're all alone and it's up to you,
Start over.

When you've failed your kids and they're grown and gone,
When you've done your best but it turned out wrong,
And now your grandchildren have come along,
Start over.

When you've prayed to God so you know His will,
When you've prayed and prayed but you don't know still,
When you want to stop 'cause you've had your fill,
Start over.

When you think you're finished and want to quit,
When you've bottomed out in life's deepest pit,
When you've tried and tried to get out of it,
Start over

When the year's been long and successes few,
When December comes and you're feeling blue,
God gave a January just so you could
Start over.

Starting over means victories won.
Starting over means a race well run.
Starting over means the Lord's "Well done!"
So don't just sit there;
Start over.


Woodrow Kroll: I'm a Bible teacher, not a poet, but I was flying back from Chicago to Lincoln, Nebraska, here where our Back to the Bible International Headquarters is located. I was reflecting on God's grace, how throughout our lives, He gives us opportunities once we mess things up to start over and to get it right.

Actually, I took out a piece of paper and I began to write and I never stopped until this poem was finished. Let me share it with you.


Often when I am working at a client’s house, I listen to UCB Radio. One of the programs I listen to is Back To The Bible. I love the teaching of God’s Word. It strengthens my Faith, and makes my day that much brighter. I turn my focus to the Lord and listen to what He has to say to me. He uses people. He will even use us if we are willing vessels. I have so much to learn, and I just wanted to share this poem with all who take the time to read it. Maybe by doing so someone else may be Blessed and Encouraged as was I, as I listened to this poem on the radio, and now share it with you.

I have experienced God’s Grace so many times in my life. I thank God that He gave me a second chance, and continues to show me His Grace and Mercy, each and every day. I would be lost without Him in my Life.  I am far from perfect and have made many mistakes in my life, but the best thing I ever did was give my life to Jesus.

My one desire is that no one would ever put me on a pedestal, for I would surely fall off of it. Only the Lord Jesus deserves to be lifted up, and Praised.

Eph 2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

Eph 2:9
not of works, lest anyone should boast.

That is what I mean when I say, “I am walking in His Grace”. I am a sinner saved by Grace and I strive to live for Him with the help of His Holy Spirit . I am human, I am not perfect, I make mistakes and I sometimes fall but He is always there at the mention of His name to pick me up and give me another chance if I truly have a repentant heart.

This is my thoughts that I share with you this day. Sincerely and with Love in my heart, Dianne :)


Morning Sunrise


IMG_7863 First Light 

The Beginning Of A New Day





IMG_7864 First Light 2

The Light Of The Day Unfolds





IMG_7865 First Light 3

Light And Darkness Mingling





IMG_7867 Closer Look As Morning Awakes

Drawn Into The Light





IMG_7875 Morning Arises

Darkness Slips Away and Gives Way To The Light





IMG_7879 From A Distance, Morning Arises

Watching From A Distance As The Day Unfolds





IMG_7887 Clouds and Fog Moves In

The Clouds And Fog Moves In





IMG_7889 Fog Moves In

It Is Like A Curtain Is Drawn As The Clouds And Fog Settle

For A Time, Obscuring The Sun.



Although you can’t see the Sun, it is there rising above the horizon. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it is not there. It is rather silly to say, “I won’t believe it until I see it”.

It is Fact. You can’t always go by sight or by your  feelings, for sometimes what you see or feel isn’t baste on the Facts or The Truth of the matter.



Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for,the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

By Faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3




DSCF3629 The Promise

The Promise Gives Us Hope, Which Produces Faith

To All Who Believe.





Well I started this post on Saturday night, and now it is officially Sunday Morning.

I have been up since 5:30 Sat. morning. I woke up and the thought crossed my mind to get up and try and capture the sunrise. I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep to no avail, so up I got and threw on my clothes, made coffee, grabbed a granola bar, and my camera bag and out the door I went, leaving my hubby rubbing his eyes and giving me a kiss , my little dog by his side .

I headed down to the Bay, One of my favourite places to go. This is the same place I took the photo that is on my blog header up above. Just a different day.

I took a few photos , and then after the fog and clouds moved in, I headed back to the van and drank my morning coffee and did some reading, and some praying. Some of you came to mind. It was a wonderful morning , so quiet and peaceful and my soul was refreshed. Yes it was good to be still, after another long and busy week.

A little time later I got out of my van and went and took a few more pictures of things that crossed my path. I will save them for another day. Hope you enjoyed coming along on this small part of my journey. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. Blessing to all.

Sincerely, Dianne :) and Hugs to all my friends.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Morning Glory


IMG_7038 Morning Glory

Flowers have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings,

not unlike the strains of music.

They relax the tenseness of the mind.

They dissolve it’s vigour.

Written by:  Henry Ward Beecher



As I was walking by a house on my street the other day, I noticed these Morning Glories. I have walked by and drove by many times paying no mind, but this past Saturday as I walked by they captured my attention. It was a sun and cloudy day, and windy and so I took but one shot. This is the result. This was taken with a 28-200 lens, hand held. I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out.

Our street has been a mess and under construction all summer long, since the first of May. It has been hard to look beyond the dirt and gravel, rusty pipes, trenches , and noisy machines on our street. They finally put the curbs in today, and hopefully soon will add sidewalks , and then pave our road once again. It has been a real challenge to see the beauty on our street this summer, but finally we can walk on it once again, and hopefully will be able to park on our street, and in our driveways again soon. Seeing these flowers has brought me a feeling that all is well in our neighbourhood and soon will be back to normal, and much improved. It will be worth it all in the end. Sometimes , things have to get worse before they get better.

I hope you all are having a good week and enjoying the beauty around you.

Sincerely Dianne :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

There Is a Reason For Everything


Peace At The Pond

Peace By The Pond




This little pond is a 10 minute walk north of my house,

and is the beginning of my beloved biking trail.

Sometimes I walk and sometimes I bike.

Sometimes I just go and sit quietly. It is a sanctuary to me.

God is always with me no matter where I am…

But, it is good to find a quiet place ,

Away from the busyness and noise of life.

It is one way I keep my sanity in a world that

places so many demands on me.

When it is quiet and I really listen,

I can hear the voice of God…

Not in an audible voice but in my spirit,

And in the things around me,

He uses all the senses that He created in me

To draw me near to Him.

It had been awhile since I had been to the pond.

Two things that He has been speaking to me about this week,

is to “Be Still and know He is God”. Actually He has been

trying to tell me that for awhile. Sometimes when I don’t

“Listen”… He will stop me dead in my tracks. That can be painful,

but sometimes necessary.

That brings me to the second thing He has been showing me this week.

“There is a Reason for everything that happens in my life”.

I have had good times and hard times in my life but I have never

walked alone as long as Jesus has been my Lord and Saviour .

So no matter what happens in my life or yours….. God is Good

and Loves His Children…. He wants us to stay close to Him,

and if we wander He will do what it takes to bring us back

into His Loving Arms. If we fall , He will be there waiting to pick us up!

God Bless you all and remember God Loves You .

Sincerely Dianne :)

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