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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Saturday, November 27, 2010

28 Grand Years


Twenty-eight years ago today Gerri & I were married.  It was a spectacular day, and life has gone uphill since.  I can still see Gerri coming down the aisle in her wedding dress.  There was such a glow about her, I would have sworn she was an angel walking that aisle.  You know, she was! Gosh, she sure was beautiful.  Twenty-eight years later, she is still beautiful, and we are best and closer friends now.

Tonight we went to the Plantation Room at Callaway Gardens Resort for dinner. 



If you don’t already know it, Callaway is an extremely special place for us.  At night, they have a great buffet, and the ambiance is so soothing and elegant to us.  Well, the food was great, the ambiance superb, and I dined with my best and dearest friend!  What could be better, and you know, Gerri still has that glow!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010



Gerri & I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for my wife, Gerri and our son Stephen.  We are thankful that we live in America, still a land of freedom.  With all it’s faults, we are still free.  We are thankful to be able to freely worship God at church and in our daily lives and that God created us with remarkable bodies that modern medical science still doesn’t fully understand.  For our minds, emotions and our conscience that no computer will ever match. We are thankful for the gift God gave us in His Son.

We are also very thankful for our friends, though some we have never met. 

An update on Hunter.

Hunter, our 6 year old grand nephew, received his bone marrow transplant Tuesday afternoon from his donor, 4 year old sister, Ronin.  He will be quarantined at Vanderbilt for about 4 weeks due to a near zero level of immunities.  The doctors say it will take 90 to 120 days to make sure the transplant takes.  We are thankful for the great medical staff there and all the thoughts and prayers given by friends.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Ride and Walk into Nature


Serenity Now!  Gerri and I love this time of the year.  For those who live up north, fall is not in full swing here yet, but what beauty this time of year brings.  Today the high was in the low 70’s and the sky was a crisp clear blue.  We decided to venture out to Callaway Gardens again.      


Each change of season is different there and it is so tranquil to ride and walk and be surrounded by nature (about 11,000 acres).  Since this is Monday, there were not many people in the gardens and we had it to ourselves…almost.


Rather than write a lot, I would love to just share some pics of the tranquility we felt today.  







To be with your best friend, who is also my wife, and be surrounded by nothing but nature; what could be better!


Just look around at the beauty before us on such a lovely day.  Sometimes you just don’t want to leave because it is so pretty and peaceful.






We are so blessed to be able to spend all the time we want in such a natural setting and enjoy the beauty God has set in motion.