~ I think I may just keep blogging here with photos as the spirit moves me. I just got a bit burned out by posting actual posts with not much feedback (and I am very grateful to those who did comment much of the time!). My day-to-day blogging will be on Instagram.
The photos speak for themselves. (As usual, I did not take photos during Vespers or Small Compline.) You can find St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery here.
Saturday morning we attended the funeral of a parishioner's mother, a venerable 95 year old matriarch. The burial was north of the town in an old family cemetery. It was beautifully clear and sunny and breezy, but quite cold. This may be the first time I've ever been grateful not to have been under the … Continue reading Family cemetery
Well, this was different... Sunny, breezy, and 33. Waiting for carry on bags. I think the last time I was on the tarmac was in 1991 getting on a little prop plane in Tallahassee.
Tonight I'm staying with my aunt. She's asleep so I'm taking the opportunity to post some photos. Earlier today I drove around through some significant hills to find Poinsett Bridge. It was built in 1820 and is possibly the oldest bridge in the southeast. Better yet, it has a Gothic arch. I nearly froze taking … Continue reading Cold wanderings
I left the hospice early this afternoon to drive back to the hotel. Being a free agent I was able to make the spontaneous decision to turn off the main road when I saw a sign saying "Campbell's Covered Bridge." I'm so glad I made a detour. The weather was cold and sunny and there … Continue reading Detour
Sometimes you enter into God's time for a space, when normalcy slips aside and you are present from moment to moment, without future expectation or plans. I am in the lovely lobby of the inpatient hospice where my aunt is a patient. I spent all day yesterday on planes, in a rented car, checking into … Continue reading God’s time
Here's a post to chronicle the last days we spent at the beach. Father took the older kids to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium while I stayed home with the little ones (to give everyone a break). They parked and rode over on the ferry and then walked to the lab. There are … Continue reading Wrapping things up
On our last day we took the interested children to the end of the peninsula to see Ft. Morgan. We've been there multiple times but it's always fascinating. The architecture speaks for itself. (That final photo shows the houses where the permanent residents live. We found out that a state park over a certain size … Continue reading Trip to Ft. Morgan
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. [Ps. 19:1]