Monday, November 29, 2010

Beyond The Sunset

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Beyond The Sunset

Beyond the sunset, O blissful morning.
When with our Saviour heaven's begun.
Earth's toiling ended, O glorious dawning
Beyond the sunset when day is done.

Beyond the sunset, no clouds will gather.
No storms will threaten, no fears annoy.
O day of gladness, O day unending.
Beyond the sunset eternal joy.

Beyond the sunset, a hand will guide me,
To God the Father whom I adore.
His glorious presence, His words of welcome,
Will be my portion on that fair shore.

Beyond the sunset, O glad reunion,
With our dear loved ones who've gone before,
In that fair homeland we'll know no parting.
Beyond the sunset forever more.

This is what Blanche Brock said about his hymn, “Beyond the Sunset.” This song was born during a conversation at the dinner table one evening, in 1936, after we diners had watched a very unusual sunset at Winona lake, Indiana, with a blind guest. We went to the dinner table still talking about the impressive spectacle we had witnessed. Our blind guest excitedly remarked that he had never seen a more beautiful sunset. Our blind guest said, “I see through other people’s eyes, and I think I often see more; I see beyond the sunset.” The phrase “beyond the sunset” and the striking inflection of his voice struck me so forcibly, I began singing the first few measures. We then went to the piano and completed the first verse. “You should have a verse about the storm clouds,” our guest urged, and the words for this verse came quickly as well. Recalling how closely our guest had walked with his wife hand in hand together for so many years due to his blindness, the third verse was soon added.

I would like to dedicate this post to my dear friend Lisa and her Family.

I would also like to dedicate this post to Carole who lost her brother also this past summer, and to all those who have lost a loved one at one time or another.

You are in my thoughts and prayers

Love and Hugs

Dianne :)

11:24 PM | Blog it | Inspirational

Sunday, November 21, 2010

All Was Calm, All Was Bright At The End Of This November Day

IMG_9290_All Is Calm At Sunset

A Biker Sitting At The Peer, Taking In The View At The End Of The Day

IMG_9259_1 Fire In The Sky At Sunset

Crimson Red Sky And Ripples In The Calm Waters Of The Bay

IMG_9269_ Cross In The Sky

A Cross In The Sky As I Looked Almost Over My Head

It was as if I were at the foot of the cross.

What a Beautiful thought and sight.

Jesus is no longer on a cross and He is Alive

and one day He will return to this earth.

Acts Chapter 1 in the Bible, tells us how Jesus was taken up

into Heaven, as His Disciples watched,

and suddenly two men dressed

in white appeared and asked them why they stood gazing

into the sky?

This same Jesus , who has been taken from you into heaven ,

will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.


I wonder how many people really believe that Jesus Christ will return to this earth and what the consequences will be?

It’s all recorded in the Bible for all to read , and choose what they will believe. It is all about free choice and Faith.

We can have faith in almost anything but in the end Truth will be revealed.

We can call anything God and worship anything we choose. But I think in the end God Almighty will have the last say.

As I sit at my computer this night these are the thoughts that came to mind as I looked at the image of what I see as a cross in the sky.

These photos were taken just a little over a week ago on a mild November evening just after the sunset. It was so peaceful and the water so calm, which is somewhat unusual for this time of year. Usually it is very cold and the water very rough. I stood in “Awe” of the Beauty that was on display , and the quiet serenity of it all. Just me and two others were standing on the peer lost in our own thoughts and feelings. That was the last time I was out with my camera. It was a night to remember.

I am just getting over the flu and it was a nasty bug indeed. Our weather has changed and the days are getting cooler but still no snow. It won’t be long now as I know things can change over night. After all this is November , and I live in Ontario, Canada.

I want to wish all my American friends and anyone else who celebrates Thanksgiving this week , a very Happy Thanksgiving, and remember, “Thanksgiving is more than a Holiday, it is an Attitude. “

Yours Truly, Dianne :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Pond At The Bay On A Beautiful October Day




IMG_9142 Oct.At The Pond By The Bay 

The Bridge Over Calm Waters



IMG_9149 Pond Overlooking The Bay

Over Looking The Pond and The Bay



IMG_9179 Reflections In The Pond

Reflections In The Pond



IMG_9180 Autumn By The Bay At The Pond

The Bigger Picture



IMG_9159_Oct. Reflections In The Pond

Reflections On A Canvas Of Water



IMG_9184 Reflections In The Pond 

Capturing Natural Art – All Part Of God’s Creation



Not long ago on a mild Autumn afternoon, back in October, I went for a walk down by the Bay.

This is what I saw through my lens that day. God’s Creation is never ending. Each and everyday is a

New Beginning. Each and every day is a New Creation. Enjoy everyday, for it is a Gift from God above.

God Bless You and Have a Good day and weekend to come.

Sincerely Dianne © dsphotocats


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Times Are Changing by Dianne © dsphotocats


IMG_8589 Bright and Beautiful 




IMG_8598 Autumn_1 




IMG_8600 Autumn_2 




IMG_8603 Cabin



Times are changing

As leaves are falling to the ground.

A Tapestry in the making

Red and yellow,

orange and bronze

A blanket covers the grass

Summer is gone

Fall will soon pass

There is a chill in the air

As the wind blows

Times are changing

We can fight it

We can grin and bare it

We can accept it

We can embrace it

or some may even run from it

No matter what we do

We can't control it

Times are changing

What will be will be

Nature will take its course

For in everything

There is a Season.


Poem written by Dianne © (dsphotocats)




Nov.3, 2010

It seems yesterday was May and I was getting ready for my son’s wedding, and now it is Nov.  I ask myself where has the time gone? I have been so busy , and it seems I haven’t been out much with my camera this Fall. I have had a lot going on and too much on my plate it seems. I have been struggling to keep up , and catch up and never seem to get there. I am tired and weary but not giving up. I love blogging , and I love visiting your wonderful blogs also, when I can.

Before we know it. It will be Christmas and a New Year. I know that now I am ahead of myself, talking of such things. Seems I am either behind or ahead of myself these days. It seems like I need to find that Life/Work Balance. I don’t think I am alone on this one. I think we all struggle , trying to balance our lives from time to time.

Sometime after the Christmas Holidays we will be putting our house up for sale, and hope to down size maybe to a townhouse condo near a park which I love, and is close to my Beloved Water Front Trail.  I would like to ask  you to please pray for us. This too can be a very stressful and a busy time. It will take a miracle for everything to fall into place, but I know God can supply all our needs according to His riches in Glory, and His Will.

Even though I haven’t been here in the last while, so many of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope and pray you are all well. God Bless each and every one of you . Have a great rest of the week.

Sincerely Dianne :)

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