Friday, August 24, 2012

Perfect Double Rainbow

The is probably the most perfect double rainbow I have ever seen - out on our back patio! It covered a huge expanse in the sky; these pictures just don't do it justice. It was spectacular!
I realize I use that word a lot when I'm blogging. That is because I am often posting scenery.......we get to enjoy a lot of God's spectacular creation every single day here in Colorado Springs!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hummingbird Grocery Store

Hummingbird grocery store - that is what Tim calls our front yard! We love watching the hummingbirds when they come, but they don't hang around long! They seem to like our miniature crab apple tree more than the flowers.

Looking out our front room window.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Random acts of kindness.........

Recently a large package was delivered to our house by UPS. We knew this package was coming, because we had been asked to accept the package (it required a signature from UPS) and then deliver it to our friends.
Dougg and LeAnn are in ministry. They serve overseas the greater part of the year, counseling and encouraging missionaries in different parts of the world. Their home base is Colorado Springs where they own a home. On June 27 their home was completely destroyed in the firestorm that swept into our city. One of the "treasures" they lost in the fire was a beautiful piece of metal wall art by artist Donnie Wanner (who creates sculptures in all kinds of metal). Friends (and even friends they had never met) collected money to purchase a replica of the treasure they had lost. Donnie re-created it especially for Dougg and LeAnn.
Last night we delivered the surprise package to their house. It was very special to witness their complete shock and surprise. They were overwhelmed! Thank you to all of you who contributed even though you will likely never read this blog!

After the gift had been opened, Dougg went out to the garage (of the house they are currently renting) and came back with the sculpture that had been destroyed by fire. The verse that immediately came to my mind was Isa. 61:3 that speaks about beauty for ashes. What a perfect analogy seeing these two pieces of art side by side!

Take me out to the ball game......

We went to our first ever Sky Sox baseball game this weekend, tickets compliments of Tim's company. This is the local Colorado Springs team. The game was boring (seriously, it was!) but we enjoyed hanging with colleagues from Tim's workplace!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Early Saturday morning hike

Early this morning we did a challenging hike to St. Mary's Falls way up above Colorado Springs. Good for the heart! And the spectacular views were good for the soul! (We found the abandoned hiking boots at the top; hopefully the owner will reclaim them soon!)