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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Monday, October 18, 2010

In Honor of Bruce & Margie

Rick, thanks for the sincerity and sensitivity of your blog today.  It is very hard to go forward, but we each must in our own way, Margie and Bruce would want nothing less.  In blogging we get to know folks through their blog and their comments, in fact, we sometimes become closer to friends in blogging than the friends we have where we live.

At this time I would like to share a few collages we have created in honor of Margie and Bruce.  If she were here, she would put some together after your tutorial on creating collages.

                                      Getting Ready for a Wedding

                                      Fall Flowers at Callaway

                                      Serenity Now

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Tragic Loss




Words cannot express our feeling of loss.  Although we have never met Margie and Bruce, we considered them dear friends. Margie was usually the first to comment on our blog and always give encouragement.  They were devoted to family and helping where ever there were needs, and they had a love for life.  We are still in shock with this news and there is a big emptiness in our blogging family.  We will miss you Margie and Bruce.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go to the family, may God Bless.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yearly Coach Service


Friday Gerri & I took the motor home to Coachcraft by McDonald to have some service work done. This was our yearly engine service so we had all that done and also had the generator serviced. We had a few other issues for them to check out and fix while we were there. On our way from our host job at FDR State Park, the front windshield on the passenger side had a rock bounce up and crack the windshield. The crack was about the size of a silver dollar, so we couldn’t do the window repair. Since we were going to be at the shop for service, we had them order the glass and replace the windshield while they had it in the shop for service. Luckily, the windshield was covered by the insurance company with no deductible….Whew, lucky us. Well, we waited for several hours for them to get the work done but at least they had a good waiting room. With all the service work done and the other small items we had them fix, we managed to drop $5 dollars shy of $1,000. OUCH!  Well, it needed to be done and if not, it could end up being much more in the long run.



Today, we went to Church and had a great worship service. I really enjoy the lessons we learn about our relationship with God. He is an Awesome God! The rest of the day, we just chillaxed and enjoyed being outside in this beautiful weather.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Touches of Fall


I really love the fall time of the year.  A gentle brisk breeze, crystal blue skies, color starting to fill the trees, and animals passing through or just on the move.  Gerri & I sat out in our chairs and watched the birds come in for food and just enjoyed some beautiful weather.  We have been walking about a couple of miles each day, but today we bypassed the walk.  It’s great to soak up such beautiful weather, it livens your spirit.

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This morning we went to church and heard an awesome message.  The singing was grand and we just had a wonderful blessing by being there.  Life is good and God is Great!