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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines' Day!

It has been so long since I posted and Blogger has changed so much!  I'm not sure I even know how to do this anymore.  We shall see.

First I wanted to wish you a very Happy Valentines' Day!  We have been having fun with this and making plans for at least a week.  It is a sweet day, to be shared with those we care about.  And even though I have not been posting, I think about each of you daily.  I really do miss you!

Here is one of my favorite paintings by Normal Rockwell. 

 If I'm not mistaken, it is called "The Date."

So, what have I been doing?  Good question!  For the last month, I've been doing a Bible study on the Book of Ruth.  I am using Liz Curtis Higgs book, entitled ~ The Girl's Still Got It.  She does a tremendous job with this study.


I also have a neat Valentine project for you to do (of course).

 Wouldn't this be a sweet gift for anyone you care about?!!!

And because I think you are super special here is a video that a friend told me about.  It is a little less than five minutes along, but honeyhunk and I watched it this morning and we were both impressed.  I could listen to this guy play music all day and neve get bored.

Under the link, I'll post a little bit about the video and the two men who made it.

Even though they are from South of the Red River, they are very talented.....and since it isn't football season, I will admit I kind of like our neighbors across the Red River!


A Little Bit of West Texas

Wyman Meinzer is the photographer. He once lived in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80s. He said there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal. And the music is perfect. It was a pleasure to see so many living deer with such amazing antlers. These old fellows have been around a long time to grow horns like that.
The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg, Texas. Doug plays by ear - He cannot read music, but has many CDs you may want to buy. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed, but fortunately he has learned to play again. Most of the pictures were taken in West Texas in the rolling plains (Caprock to Seymour ), the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches. There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon.

Take a few moments and view and listen. I doubt if you'll ever see such fantastic use of music set to amazing animal and landscape photography. The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery. It is quite simply a beautiful portrayal of the state of Texas

Praying you have a lovely Valentines' Day and are blessed beyond your wildest dreams.