Patterns in nature are anything but surly. In fact, I find them just the opposite of ugly or glum. Many of nature’s stencils are bright, cheerful, and pleasant. Other patterns may be presented in a quieter or gentler fashion but they are just as refined.
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” is the first thing that came to my mind as I glanced out my window before my morning hike. After a night of thunderstorms, a lovely start to the day was confirmed on the muddy trails of the Indiana Dunes National Park. A lack of wind at sunrise helped create lovely reflections on the water’s surface. Peaceful morning, don’t you think?
For me, the love of reading never grows old. As a kid, I remember looking forward to Saturdays. That was my day to ride the bus to the downtown library to check out as many books as I could carry.
In today’s world, that fondness of books has not diminished but the things I read has changed over the years. Most of my time for reading is filled with as much studying as possible through the Bible, the Word of God. There is way too much in the Bible to understand by reading through it once. Well, at least for me it is impossible. So I read it slowly over and over again, book by book. while also following that up with online discussions through Precept upon Precept Bible Studies.
Whatever reading time is left is usually spent on photography books or magazines.. Surprised, aren’t you? But wait! I am not just about photography and bible studies. I am also enjoying reading the Comoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling. Okay, I am very slooooowly getting through that series.
Oh, the joy of finally seeing spring buds along the trail at Tolleston Dunes – Indiana Dunes National Park. This lollipop trail of about 3 miles in length, goes up and over a forested sand dune but is not very difficult. Click here for more scenes from the Indiana Dunes National Park.
Apologies to all my followers. Up until yesterday, I had intentionally not allowed email subscribers on my site. Last night, I decided to try turning on the Jetpack subscibers button. I did not realize that by doing that, all my followers were switched to subscribers. Contacted WP to see if I could change that and was told that I had to delete everyone first. I absolutely do not want anyone inundated with emails every time I post so I am more than willing to do that and have people follow again if you’d like. As I scrolled to my now “subscribers”, I realized that everyone is still listed as a follower under their name. I am so confused. Are you followers or subscribers? I don’t know.
A little change was all it took to take my brain into a fog – a click to haziness. No worries. After thinking about it, I decided to check a few things first before making any more changes. One post was scheduled to go live last night after I made the Jetpack change “Moments of Radiance“. Wondering if any of my followers got emails about it. Would you please let me know if you received an email notification about that post and this one as well? It is not my intention to bore you with emails that you don’t want and will not hesitate to change things on my end if necessary.
Your help is much appreciated in bringing my brain back to clarity and figuring out exactly how Jetpack is working. Have a great day in the world of blogging.
Since I have only seen Bird of Paradise flowers in conservatories or outdoors on our trips to Maui, I assumed they were native to Hawaii. I could not have been more wrong! Also known as a “crane flower”, the Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa.
Oh, the learning is never ending, especially in today’s world of the internet.