Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Walk Around The Block



If the daffodils are blooming then we know for sure that spring is here!











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A Robin busily making a nest.





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A Starling making a nest in a tree






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A Squirrel in a tree having a snack





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This guy was either posing for the camera or else he was ready to take me on. I thought it was so funny the way it stood up , and looked at me.





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I couldn’t resist this pretty face.  Pansy’s are one of my favorite flowers.




These are a few of the things that captured my attention on my walk around the block of my city street, near my home. It is so nice to be able to finally see signs of Spring. I took these pictures last Sunday after noon. It was one of a few days where the temperature reached the mid 60’s, and it felt wonderful. It was a bright sunny Spring day.


Take care, and God be with you all, and keep you safe, and sound. I wish you all many sunny, and happy days ahead.

Love and Care

Dianne :)


Thursday, April 21, 2011

God On A Cross? The Creator Of The Universe!



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 The Dawn Of Heavens  Dream. God on a cross. Humanity at its worst. Divinity at its best….God isn’t stumped by an evil world. He doesn’t gasp in amazement at the dearth of our faith or the depth of our failures. He knows the condition of the world…and loves it just the same. For just when we find a place where God would never be ( like on a cross), we look again and there He is, in the flesh.

God on a cross? The Creator of the universe sacrificing himself for his creation? How could this be? Who was this Jesus?

He was – and is- a God of tears. A creator with a heart. Bloodstained royalty. A God who became earth’s mockery to save his children.

How absurd to think that such nobility would go to such poverty to share such a treasure with such thankless souls. How incredible to know that God himself died on a cross for his children.

But he did.


Yes, incredibly.



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Jesus was given to you, and with the help of those who don’t know the law, you put him to death by nailing him to a cross. But this was God’s plan he had made long ago; he knew this would happen. God raised Jesus from the dead and set him free from the pain of death, because death could not hold him. (Acts 2:23,24).

The cross was no accident .

Jesus ‘ death was not the result of a panicking cosmological engineer.

The cross was not a tragic surprise. Calvary was not a knee jerk response to a world plummeting toward destruction. It was not a patch up job or a stop gap measure. The death of the son of God was anything but an unexpected peril.

No it was part of an incredible plan. A calculated choice. “ It was the Lord’s will to crush him” (Isaiah 53:10)

The moment the forbidden fruit touched the lips of Eve, the shadow of the cross appeared on the horizon. And between that moment and the moment the man with the mallet placed the spike against the wrist of God, a master plan was fulfilled.


Excerpt from Max Lucado’s book entitled "The cross"




The Cross and The Church



I hope and pray you all have a wonderful Easter as we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, who will one day return for His Church, which is made up of all who believe, and receive Him as Lord and Savior, and soon coming King .

Happy Easter one and all.

With Love and Care

Dianne :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mourning Doves Sitting In A Tree



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Making Reservations at the Bird Feeder Cafe 




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Love was in the air on this warm Spring day



I took my camera to work a couple of weeks ago , and captured these two love birds, sitting in a tree. I had just finished for the day, and now that the days are longer I was able to have a little fun with my camera.  So on this day I was thankful for work, and play.

I haven’t been out much with my camera as I have had a lot going on with work, the house being up for sale, among other things.

I hope you are all doing well, and have a nice weekend.

These Mourning Doves aren’t white, but they reminded me of an old song. 



On the Wings of a Snow White Dove
Words and music by Bob Ferguson

On the wings of a snow-white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of a dove

When troubles surround us, when evils come
The body grows weak 
The spirit grows numb 
When these things beset us, He doesn't forget us
He sends down His love
On the wings of a dove

On the wings of a snow-white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of a dove

When Noah had drifted on the flood many days
He searched for land 
In various ways 
Troubles, he had some but wasn't forgotten
He sent him His love 
On the wings of a dove

On the wings of a snow-white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of a dove .



Matt.11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[ have been called according to his purpose.


I leave you with just a few things to ponder. 

May your burdens be light, and may you find rest in Him.

Love and Care

Dianne :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Horsing Around



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My husband and I decided to throw the cameras in the van, and go for a drive today since it was a beautiful, sunny, mild day. The temperature was around 52 degrees. We don’t have a lot of spring colors yet but most of the snow is gone.

I decided to go look for some newborns, but didn’t come across any. What I did find was these two stallions, in a field, and they were feeling sort of frisky, and playful. One is a Belgium Stallion Pony, while the other is a Palomino Stallion which has been neutered, so the owner of the horses told me, when he came out to make sure I wasn’t planning to rustle his horses. I reassured him I was only a amateur photographer out to take a few pictures.

The Palomino was the quiet one, just standing by a fence, when the young pony decided after coming up to the fence to see me, to put on a show for me so to speak. He went around the second fence and struck up a conversation with the older stallion, and next thing you know they were horsing around, and having some fun. They were not fighting each other, just having some harmless fun, and showing off for the lady with the camera, which happened to be me. Needless to say, I had fun capturing this special moment, with my camera. This is the first time I have seen two horses playing like this. It was pretty cool. I love horses, and I grew up around horses on my grandparent’s farm, but never had seen something like this accept maybe while watching horses on television, or on a movie. Today I seen real live action. It really made my day. I haven’t been out much with my camera, and today was special.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my captures of the day.

Have a wonderful week, and God Bless each and every one of you.

Love and Care,

Dianne :)



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