Thursday, August 30, 2012

Switzerland Day Two : Murren

The first few pictures were taken on our train ride from Bern to Interlaken.  Then you see some pictures from our bus ride up into the Alps.  Then we took a cable car up to Murren, situated on the edge of some amazing rock cliffs facing some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen.  We arrived in the height of spring, good for flowers but less people!  It was SO GREEN!

The rest of the pictures are from our afternoon/evening walk around Murren.  It was somewhat overcast but still incredible!

Our first view of the Eiger, covered partly in clouds.  To get a better understanding of this mountain, watch this video.

 Taken for my two Dads (Kurtz and Howe)   :)

 Beautiful wood

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vermont Wedding

This summer I played music in a lovely wedding of Emily Knott in Peacham, Vermont.  It was just wonderful :)  Good friends, good food, and nature.

The wonderful cabin we stayed at off in the mountains.  There is just something about going to bed by candlelight...
My beautiful mother! :)
Again :)
Mmmm....  Vermont and New Hampshire mountains.  You just can't beat them!
Joyful Caitlin on a tree swing :)

It's me!
Emily's lovely pond that we've heard so many stories about.

The one and only picture I got of the bride, so I had to include it :)
Kristin and Phoebe
I miss New England lakes

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Few Happy Things!

Heirloom tomatoes from the Redlands Farmers Market - used in this salad for Kristi and Ryan's wedding shower!

 Picking blackberries with my Mom!

And with Barry!

Making blackberry pie with said berries! :)

The new flowers in front of the house!  They bring such cheer :)

Simon approves

Friendly herbs

Visits from hummingbirds - there are so many down here in SoCal!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

A Prayer

I used to have this copied out onto a 3x5 card and stuck into the cover of my Bible.  I have no idea where it went. It's a beautiful prayer; one that I've prayed time and time again.

Thou art the God of early mornings, 
the God of late nights, 
the God of the mountain peaks, 
and the God of the sea;

but, my God,

my soul has further horizons than the early mornings, 
deeper darkness than the nights of earth, 
higher peaks than any mountain peak, 
greater depths than any sea in nature—

Tho Who art the God of all these,

be my God. 

I cannot reach to the heights or to the depths; 
there are motives I cannot trace, 
dreams I cannot get at—
my God, search me out.

-Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest