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July 14th, 2010 | Author:

We recently returned from a short stay along the Sacandaga River near Wells.  Here’s the view we had from the camper:

Here’s the view I had from my lounge chair:

And here’s the sound we could hear from both.  To get a real feel for our trip, just listen while you check out the  photos after this video.

Here’s a sampling of some of the other sights the camera found:

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August 09th, 2008 | Author:

It seems I need at least one camping trip to the Adirondacks each year to keep me going. While the fibromyalgia wouldn’t let me do my normal hiking and canoing this year, I did take a new camera with me, so look out – here come the pictures!

We stopped on the way at Pig Rock, an infamous landmark on Rte. 30, that’s been there since I was a little girl. A local boys’ camp puts a fresh coat of paint on it each spring.

While my husband was setting up camp, I walked to the lake shore, which attracted many of the mallards. Traditionally, everyone fed them bread so they have no fear of people, but the powers that be now frown on that practice. So I just took pictures instead.

A little more rare, I did catch a shot of a merganser, although the three little ones she was racing to catch up with were out of camera range.

And, of course, our 10-year-old dog Sugar had a wonderful time, too. She hurt herself as we were leaving camp, so after we drove home, we spent another three hours taking her to the emergency clinic for x-rays. It was just a pulled muscle, though, and she’s starting to bounce back today. Now we just have to figure out how to keep her quiet for four more days!

Dripping, and waiting for the stick


Jumping to catch the toy

Resting up for the next game

Because I had the new camera, God also sent a couple visitors so I could try out the zoom lens: a monarch butterfly and a woodpecker.

If you’ve ever been to the Adirondacks, you know that the sky is different each day, sometimes each minute. [See proof from Blue Mountain at the bottom of my blog.] Here are some more shots, taken between storms and vicious biting flies.

Silver Lining


Thou dost make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
Psalms 65:8

Another duck!

As I couldn’t be as active as I’d have liked, I spent quite a bit of time sitting in the comfy new reclining lawn chair my husband got me. And how could I complain, when this was my view?

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May 16th, 2008 | Author:

Even in the middle of an historic natural disaster, it still comes down to a power struggle. CSM tells us about the battle inside the battle in the wake of the Burma (Myanmar) cyclone and it’s still going strong. Military junta vs. Buddhist Monks, with starving people serving as the pawns.

I don’t know why I was amazed after reading this article. I do try to maintain a realistic, even cynical, view of the world and the people in it. Sometimes, though, it’s just more than my mind can fathom.

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.
James 3:16

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January 30th, 2008 | Author:
I know it’s only January, but I’m tired of winter. So I’ve been looking through some of our photos of summer, and thought I’d share a couple … in case anybody else is in the same boat.

I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From whence shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 121:1-2

O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Thy name in all the earth,
Who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens!

Psalms 8:1

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