Thursday, May 1, 2008


I forgot to post one of my favorite pictures from our trip to visit my son in the Seattle area. The woods on one of our hikes was tinglyingly (my word) beautiful!! I love the tall silhouettes and the play of light and shadow and gray and green. Everyday I am amazed at God's good gifts---ah the beauty ....the feel of beauty!

I forgot also to mention that I celebrated my birthday in Seattle. I like this thought on aging--it is "Living out the life we were fully destined to live"---in other words--it isn't just aging or getting old--but I am developing into the person God has planned. Not in a fatalistic way; but I am growing into all that God has for me as a person. (pooooweee--I am not good at explaining what is in my heart--that will be one advantage of heaven, eh!!! YES!! we will be able to communicate perfectly!!! WOW--what a thought!


  1. WOW!!!! You have been BUSY!!! But it seems a good kind of busy. It was so good to see a comment from you again. I don't even know you outside of blogging but consider you a friend :-) Glad you're back!!

  2. What a great way to see our birthdays! I love it and I want to start thinking that way! That is such a beautiful forrest!

  3. A belated happy birthday to you! I love thinking of aging that way.

  4. Happy late birthday
    and I'm glad it was so
    wonderful. The forest is
    lovingly, Deena

  5. I think you communicated your thought well. And the pictures are beautiful.

  6. I hope your birthday was blessed in many ways.

    There's such a peace and contentment in knowing that we're growing in the right direction according to God's purposes and plans. Someday He'll redeem these aging bodies of ours and restore them to beauty. Then they'll match the perfection He's created in our spirits.

  7. p.s. Love the photo. I can imagine the beauty of it in person including the song of birds to serenade the moment.

  8. beautiful, beautiful woods...
    great for a hike...

  9. Such a beautiful picture! I love the woods.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    :-) Rosie

  10. Trees are so beautiful.

    And happy birthday!


  11. Intriguing photo, like a congregation of tall, straight tree trunks all together. Amazing sight!

    Belated birthday wishes!