Tag Archives: trees

Slow-Growing Beauty

Thought for the Week I took this photo of magnolia buds on a recent walk. It may be the only time I’ve ever snapped a shot of tree buds. In fact, I rarely even notice them. Instead, early each spring … Continue reading

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Yardemic!

This is my flower bed (or will be once I actually plant some flowers). This is my backyard deck (yes, hello, I know it needs refinishing). And this is my lawn (I mowed it yesterday, I swear). Quick Quiz: What do … Continue reading

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The Ugly Time

I used to consider late autumn with its leafless trees and sullen skies the ugly time But then I grew up and came to understand its barren beauty how it saw the loss and longing in me and sent its moons … Continue reading

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How Blessed…

“How blessed are those who ignore the advice of the corrupt, who resist the companionship of the wicked, who refuse to become jaded toward others; who delight instead in the teachings of the LORD and in meditating upon His truths … Continue reading

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Look Close

What does this picture say to you?

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The Wishing Map 77

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Seventeen: Naimian (Continued) Previously: Zack was led by naims (gnomes) to a strange wooden elevator inside an immense tree. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ He was crowded … Continue reading

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