Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Grand Sky Watch

Amanda recently went to the Grand Canyon.
She used her timer to capture a beautiful memory.
What a wonderful time she and Nick had!


She'll tell you it was
~ G R A N D ~

Enjoy more beautiful vistas by visiting Sky Watch Friday.
  Have a Grand weekend too!

Thank you God for your gift of beauty here on Earth
and to
Amanda for sharing your photos with me

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Sometimes you just want
... a little something ...
with your afternoon tea.

like one of these Thumbelina's.
I wish Whole Foods Market could put a few stamps on
a box full and mail them to me!

One for me
and a few more to share with you.

I hope your week is sweet!
♥ Maria

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Believe . . .

in God

in yourself and in your dreams

in the beauty 
of everyday moments

in the joy
 of simple pleasures

in the power
of a smile

in the gifts
of family

and friendship

in your ability
to touch the hearts
of other people

and make a difference
in this world.

Believe it with all your heart!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

love DOES exist

We love because God first loved us.
1 John 4:19

And think not you can Direct the course of love, 
For love, If it finds you worthy, Directs your course.
Kahlil Gibran

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
John Keats

Wishing you
love and joy always,

{Photos taken July, 2011 at the Lady Bird Gardens ~ Austin, Texas}

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fiery Austin Sunrise

Morning is


in the fiery hot

city of Austin, Texas.

~ Bring water ~ 
 and a thirst for

F * U * N

Join us at Sky Watch Friday
and see the World!

{photos taken from Jason's apartment balcony}

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

summer fruit, flowers and treats




My photos today are from the gardens around the home
of my father-in-law, Gerry and his sweet wife, Ann.
They helped organize a huge family picnic
celebrating all the July birthdays!

In summer, the song sings itself. 
~William Carlos Williams 

Wishing you a beautiful song
that lasts all summer long.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sky Watching at 35,000 feet

I started to wonder if this "Mommy Birdie"
was really a chicken!

But then I heard a little whisper in my soul that said,

"Maria, look and see the wonders of My creation."

I took a long slow breath, and from that moment on
I wasn't so afraid.

I relaxed, ordered some tea, and

f l e w!

 I loved every minute of our time in Texas.
Jason's apartment is amazing; his work is gratifying and I am so proud of him!
I cried as we stood side by side and sang together at Austin Stone on Sunday.
 His sisters will be visiting at other times this summer ~ they can't wait!
God bless you, dear friends
and may we always keep our eyes wide open to see

Enjoy more breathtaking skies at Sky Watch Friday!
Thank you Sky Watchers and our Sky Watch Team.