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Sunset Over My Mountains

Jerry and I eat many of our meals on our back deck during these splendid summer days. Yesterday as we did so, we heard very loud thunder and saw thin lightening streaks. Ten drops of rain. Today, our forecast called for a significant chance of rain. Nothing. The skies have been filled with towering thunderheads, and many of the communities around are receiving showers.

Toward evening as I sat on a living room couch, I raised my eyes, looked out the sliding glass door and saw this scene. I picked up my camera, walked to the front deck and snapped. What a beautiful world we inhabit. It’s as though up in Heaven, God mixed all this paint together and dumped it down for us to see. 🙂

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…for birthday…for anniversary

Paradise Atrium, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

June 27th was the 53rd anniversary of our wedding anniversary; July 24th was my birthday. Several weeks ago our friends the Hogans wondered whether or not we might be up for a short cruise, and, yes we would, and we would say the occasion would be to celebrate those two events in our lives.

Just past noon last Monday in Long Beach we boarded the Carnival ship Paradise, found our way to the dining room for the first of many meals we would enjoy during the next few days. Around 5:30 the huge vessel pulled away from its dock and headed to sea; destination the town of Avalon on the island named Catalina.

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