A few more photos, and “hats off” to the Queen’s loyal staff

It's looking to be a busy Saturday, so my post this morning will simply be a handful more images you all may enjoy from this week. First, the photograph from the procession when Queen Elizabeth's coffin was moved from Buckingham palace to Westminster. Her majesty's senior household staff - often overlooked in all the noise, …

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August 2022 in 31 Spectacular Photos!

But this is precisely what is written: God has prepared things for those who love him that no eye has seen, or ear has heard, or that haven’t crossed the mind of any human being 1 Corinthians 2:9 - Photographer Derek Maul August 2022 turned out to be an amazing month for many reasons. We were …

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It’s the Simple Gifts (so many smiles for photo Friday)

Devotion to God is, in fact, a way for people to be very rich, but only if it makes them satisfied with what they have. When we came into the world, we brought nothing. And when we die, we can take nothing out. So, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. 1 …

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The Food of Vacation – always an adventure!

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love all the days of your allotted span of life that have been given to you under the sun …

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Updated review from our first Airbnb experience – in Maggie Valley

“Come, you who are blessed by the Lord,” he said. “Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.” Genesis 24:31 - saying goodbye to our B&B The past few weeks have seen an overwhelm of interesting content for me to publish. This long hot summer has involved celebrations, …

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The last best photos from the mountains: Triple Falls (without falling…)

Part Two of "waterfall day" in the Dupont Forest state recreation area involved hiking up to Triple Falls and then playing in the river. The site - featured in the movie Last of the Mohicans - consists of three distinct cascades, totaling about 120′ in vertical drop. Rebekah, who had made it to Hooker Falls …

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When waterfalls become an immersion experience!

- David exploring Hooker Falls Deep calls to deep    in the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakers    have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 - the kids playing in the falls If I had to pick one aspect of the mountains the grandkids loved the most it would have to be the waterfalls. Especially the day …

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More Story from the Nikon: New Photographs from Clingmans Dome

We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives. Ephesians 2:10 - Beks on top of the world Rebekah made a great point yesterday, right after viewing my collection of photographs from Dry Falls. "You are telling …

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Stunning photographs of the grandchildren at Dry Falls (first of the Nikon DSLR images)

- Upper Cullasaja Falls Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:11-12 - at Dry Falls Home again, working at my desktop iMac computer, I can finally begin …

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Boutique hotels and giant ships – the Savannah waterfront!

Savannah! How have I lived in the Southeastern United States for the past 44 years and not have been here before? What a cool city! Rebekah and I will definitely have to return in the fall or the spring for several days of relaxation and exploration. This was the end of our short vacation, introducing …

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