Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fibonacci flowers and a grand design

 Did you know that sunflowers were designed with Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio?

sunflower fields, Gillam, Louisiana
That's how the seeds are packed in such a beautiful spiral.
Fibonacci numbers are the sum of the previous two:  0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on.
Watch this video to help you see it.  Amazing.

my little sunflower

our fun ride!

Beautiful design, amazing Designer.


Monday, June 23, 2014

difficutly level: high

This is a much harder shot than you would think, but still worth the effort.  If you've done this before and have helpful hints, please share!

Nighty night!  

Friday, June 20, 2014

grace prevenient

"You say grace before meals.
All right.
But I say grace before the concert and the opera,
And grace before the play and pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting,
Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink."

G.K. Chesterton, "A Grace," Collected Poetry

I love that.

Grace before berry picking.

Grace before child rearing.

Grace before spending the morning with one of your favorite mentor/friend/mom people who wants to sit and drink tea and look into your eyes and know exactly what's in your heart (I love you, Kathy). 

Grace before blueberry popsicles.  

Every day.  Grace.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Our little friend Gray who just turned three had a special treat at her birthday party.

She had two REAL princesses as guests.  We called them Cinderella and Belle and they were fabulously put together down to every detail by my friend Korrie.  And they stayed in character.  And they were fabulous.

But even though we called them Cinderella and Belle, Anna Grace and Jesse are really for real princesses- daughters of the King, adopted and chosen.

It's a beautiful thing.

Happy birthday Gray!  Your princess friends love you and can't wait to see you grow up into a true daughter of the King, too!


Cinderella and Belle  AG and JAM

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves."  Ephesians 1:3-6 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

three for Thursday

my friend Darcie being her usual great self
a "honey moon"
the underside of my 13 year old pot

All beautiful.

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1

The heavens and a friend who loves well and even a useful old pot.


God is good.  All the time.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

NOLA in June

our true New Orleanian - he was born here

a sausage rolled up in a beignet

this took about 5 minutes for the artist to create!
music everywhere

Asher and I DANCED

night swimming

best breakfast ever

God, you gave us New Orleans.  It's not all as it should be- we didn't wander in the many dark places that lurk there (Lord, send your light), but still, it is so full of beauty and art and life and we thank you for our adventure and we thank you for this amazing spot on the banks of the Mississippi.