Monday, April 09, 2012

Sabbath Morning at Death Valley

Barry and I rose early and had worship on a bluff overlooking our campsite.  The morning light set off the distant mountains in such a tranquil way.

Sleepy bunnies :)

Barry taking a walk.

Spring green in the desert!

After everyone awoke and a grand breakfast was had by all (our meals were spectacular!), we headed to Badwater basin, the lowest point in the U.S.

Salt flats at Badwater Basin.

The guys in a canyon we hiked up.

Barry going for a climb.

Salt flats in Death Valley.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Braided Rug

My awesome Mom has gotten into rug braiding lately.  We were the joyful recipients of a beautiful rug for Christmas.  It is now cushioning the floor beside our bed, reminding us both to kneel and thank God for our wonderful family.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Death Valley National Park - Day 1

As mentioned earlier, we spent a good deal of our Spring Break studying and working.  But the second weekend we took a break from studies, work, and upset stomachs and headed to Death Valley National Park with some friends.  While there weren't many flowers, we got to see some beautiful scenery.  I was most impressed with the expansive skies and beautiful blue/brown contrasts.  Here is Day 1 of our trip.

Death Valley through my sun glasses!

Willard Froggle remains our ever-faithful road trip mascot!

The Painter's Canvas - beautiful hues of teal, purple, pink, and orange.

Just love the browns in these next few pictures.

Sabbath's Arrival.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Spring Break Snow

Spring Break this year was a rather muted affair but we managed to sandwich the midweek work (Christy) and study (Barry) with two fun, drastically different weekend trips.  The first weekend brought a GI bug to my tummy and a huge snow storm to the mountains.  Despite my stomach's protests, I was NOT going to miss out on winter.  So on Sunday we headed up for a snowshoe hike that turned into a slow plod (on my part) that turned into Barry pulling his ill wife on the sled.  But it was still beautiful, full of fresh air, cold snow, and blue skies.

Up next: Death Valley National Park!