As I write this, we are at the Sandino Airport (Managua) waiting for our flight home. I’m posting a photo from 1 year ago, looking at one of the volcanos near Managua. I love taking pictures from an airplane; some of the views can be stunning.
When we first started putting bird feed in our backyard, we discovered that the squirrels really liked it. So Marylynn bought this little chair that hold a corncob (or a fake corncob made of nuts, in this case). The squirrels don’t seem very fond of it, but the chipmunks sure are. I think we enjoy watching them almost as much as the birds.
I was driving between the office and the hospital one day and had this fly in my car. I kept rolling down my window hoping it would fly out, but couldn’t coax him (her?) out. This continued until I got to the hospital. About this time, I realized I had not yet taken a picture of where I saw God that day. I remember thinking, I’m going to take a picture of this fly, and then he is going to fly out the window. And that is exactly what happened. It goes to show that if you are looking, you will find God in unexpected places!
I’ve shared before how much I enjoy seeing sunrises and sunsets. I think part of the joy can be the “unexpectedness” of the moment. This photo was taken one week ago. I had gone out to the park for a short run after work. As I came through a clearing in the trees, I looked west and was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the sun setting.
There is a small pond close to the hospital; I can see it driving into the parking lot and from the main set of stairs. It is amazing to look at the same spot yet see something different each day. On the day of this photo, I saw the wind and the sun – even though neither is visible.
While I’m not a fan of rainy days, I love watching it snow. To me, few things are more beautiful than freshly fallen snow. This picture was taken downtown 3 weeks ago near the end of a snow storm.
I’m never excited to see rain, even though I know that in general we need the rain. Thankfully, God gives us what we need and not what we want.
As I review my photos from last year, I see a lot of birds. We have a bird feeder outside our kitchen window and enjoy seeing all the different birds which come to eat. The cardinals are very skittish so I was happy to get a picture of this male and female eating together.
As I previously shared, one goal I had for 2016 was to take a picture each day of something or somewhere I “saw God.” What I would like to do this year is to share those pictures, with a comment about why or how I saw God. Many, like today’s, are something unusual. Something that made me say to myself “you don’t see that often.”