Hello everyone! God bless you all! Many of you know that I like using my good Canon PowerShot camera and I take a lot of photos just about every day. At times, I’m kind of like a photography blogger. I suppose I’m a writing, picture taking, Gospel preaching blogger for Jesus! My Mom was really into photography when I was growing up and she would always take us up to cool places in the mountains to take pictures. She is still really into photography and she is great at it on a professional level! Those of you who read my post about our sledding day Saturday know that we had a great weekend. We also had a lot of fun on Sunday! The kids made their snowmen and we also took them to see the new “Mary Poppins Returns” movie. The movie was actually quite good. Cute and clean with a good message about faith. Cool message about believing and not giving up hope. The songs and dancing were good too. I promised the kids that I would do a post showing their snowman and snowgirl, so here you go kids, I love you! I also want to share some other photos I took from Sunday and a few from Monday and today.
First, check out this cool hawk that was just chillin’ on our back fence Sunday morning. The hawks love to hunt the open space behind our house. We are very thankful for them because they eat the mice and snakes of which we have dealt with both. I chased a little mouse out of the garage a couple months ago and I’ve killed snakes in the backyard and even the garage. One hissed and lunged at my wife’s legs as we were coming into the garage a couple summers ago. Thankfully it missed her. I chopped it with a shovel and that was that. I prefer the hawks get them!
Look at those eyes! Such a cool bird of prey! Praise God!
Here is what it looked like that morning around 8:42 a.m. just after I took the pictures of the hawk:
Okay kids, here come your pictures! The next photos were taken between 11 a.m. and 12 noon Sunday. The sun is so bright here and the skies are so blue because we live at high altitude. Denver sits at 5,280 feet hence the name “Mile High City.” Our home sits at 6,115 feet about 20 minutes southeast of the city. The air is thinner here in Colorado. That’s why everyone is so chill. It’s just like the Sherpa folks in Nepal. You adapt to the thin air and your body chills out to conserve oxygen. Also, when we get fresh snow, it is incredible how bright the reflection is. It is blinding and you have to wear dark sunglasses. With or without snow you need sunglasses here every day. My kids wear their snowboard gear and goggles when playing in the snow. We get serious UV rays here and I have seen many vacationers with sun burns because they didn’t put any sunscreen on while skiing. Big tip: When coming to Colorado to ski or ride, please bring sunglasses and sunscreen! And drink plenty of water! The high altitude and dry air are hard on your body when you are not used to it (just watch the opposing team on the sidelines huffing oxygen when they play the Broncos here in Denver). You’ll thank me later!
Thank You Jesus for shining on us with all your awesome blessings! You are Lord! Thank you for my wife and kids! I love you guys with all my heart!
A few minutes later, our daughter added one more thing to her snowgirl…
A smile! I love it! Awesome job kids! I love you with all my heart! That was such a fun weekend and I am looking forward to our 4 day weekend this weekend!
Oh, and one more thing! I’m glad you guys enjoyed the Mary Poppins Returns movie. That was fun! Here is a movie poster for you! Love, Dad
Now I would like to show you some pictures I took on Monday and this morning. The first set are of the local family of deer that live in our neighborhood. Can you guess why they call the open space Spring Fawn Park? I took these photos around 7:28 a.m on Monday morning.
Look at those thick winter coats. They stay nice and warm because the Lord cares for them too.
He’s having a little pine needle snack. We love those deer!
The next set of photos I took this morning between 7:36 and 7:48 a.m. as the sun was coming up.
Pike’s Peak shrouded in God’s glory!
The sun is up now and shining brightly in the bright blue sky. Here is what it looks like right now from our back deck (looks like it did on Sunday). I just took this photo at 11:13 a.m, Mountain time of course.
I truly hope and pray you are blessed and encouraged in this beautiful day the Lord has made and I pray we would all rejoice and be glad in it!
Grace and peace to you all!
“Trust in the Lord and do
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”