Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Few Views with trees for Farrah

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it;  let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. 
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; Psalm 69:11-12

Since Farrah shared some views of Washington State where she and Greg live on her Blog, "Light In the Sphere", I would post some scenes about my home here in Delaware.  I just picked a few at random that have some connection to me personally.

The first, on the left, is a sunset view taken from my front door. We live among a lot of trees. 

This is our abode about two years ago just before we had new replacement windows and entryway installed. We had to take the tall oak just behind the house down this past summer.

I did a post about that in my "Navigating North Carolina" Blog.

This is the church I attend, Bible Baptist. If I hadn't taken this photo this past january, you wouldn't be able to see the church for the trees.

I usually walk to services, the church is only a mile from my home.

The entrance to the Delaware Humane Association Animal shelter where my middle daughter works as a VetTech. Both my older daughter and my wife used to work here.

I was a sometimes volunteer.

This is in Wilmington in a not so great area, believe it or not, although they are improving the area into part of the waterfront area.

Fall comes to my street. Looking down from above my house, which is on the left but hidden by the trees.

Looking up my street in winter from the middle of the street in front of my home.

My wife and I love the changing of the seasons, all the different beauty it brings out.

last building I worked in before my employer of 21 years decided I was too old and forced me into retirement.  This is downtown Wilmington. The Zanzibar Blue Restaurant has since closed at this location. The building the restaurant is in on the right is part of the DuPont Complex.

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; 
     the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Isaiah 55: 12

Of course, I didn't mean I was led out with joy and clapped my hands when I was forced to retire. The two verses used here actually both refer to the future when the Lord returns, which we all look forward to. Let the trees always remind us of God's Grace and grandeur.

If you click on the title of this post, it should take you to Farrah's Blog.


  1. I feel honored that my post inspired one for you. And I enjoyed seeing your pictures! Indeed, it is wonderful to live in a place with all the seasons. God's world is so beautiful, it sometimes makes me wonder what the Garden of Eden might have been like before the ground was cursed. I wonder if there was snow, and if so was it cold? :-)

  2. Your home is so cute and welcoming. I seen Farrah's pictures as well. The pictures that you both have taken has made me to long for the midwest again. I miss the big hardwood trees immensely. We have been In Az. for about 3 years now and i enjoy the blue skies and sunshine and of course we have some beautiful palms but I really miss seeing the fall leaves on the hardwood trees. I love fall it has always been my favorite time of the year.