Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Work a Little/Play a Little/Have Fun Alot

We have finished our first full week here at Hagerman. The work is simple and the views are stunning. Today as we were driving to one of our day use areas we saw a magnificent Great Horned Owl fly over our truck. We stopped and watched for a few minutes and got to see him land in a tree and stare at us. The thing that intrigued me was his wing span. We also saw a Red-Tailed Hawk perched on a telephone pole sizing up his prey over the field. Of course, as fate would have it, we didn’t have our camera with us. We do plan to return this weekend armed with the camera and see if we can get a few good pics. This was our first Great Horned Owl and Red-Tailed Hawk, we were both excited. On the down side of our week we also got to meet, up close and too personal, a copperhead. It seems that this time of year they are coming out looking for warm sunshine and some will be moving toward a winter den. Whatever their purpose I can certainly live without seeing anymore of those animals.

Thursday we drove into McKinney, Texas which is about 30 miles north of Dallas. We went there to visit where the MCD sunshades are manufactured. Remember when we started out from Pine Mountain one of our day/night shades broke? We did some investigating on how to best get this shade restrung and began to see a pattern. These shades break a lot. We then began to look into our alternatives. We ran across the American Duo Day/Night Shade System manufactured by MCD Innovations. This is a dual shade system on a roller, one shade is much the same as our outside front sunscreen and the other is a total light blocking shade. During the day we could put the sunscreen down and we can see out but nobody can see in. At night we could put the light blocking shade down for complete privacy. The best part is the way they go up and down. Not like the old fashion type shades but slowly without snapping up. You can even get them with a remote control for a lot of extra money. The manual is fine for us. The price is not unrealistic so we have an appointment for October 19th. They have a nice complete hookup area for the rvs so we will be there for five days while they install our new sunshades. If you would like check out

This about raps up this week. We worked a little and played a little and enjoyed ourselves a lot.

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