Monday, October 26, 2015

The Glory of the Lord in a Misty Fall Morning

We have been having a lot of foggy crisp mornings lately, where the fog just hovers and layers over the trees, and shrouds the view of the mountains with layers of light and mist.



I took quite a few pictures, and instead of posting them one by one, thought I would try creating a collage of some of the pictures.  The mountains here never cease to offer up amazing light, cloud and sky contrasts.



The cooler mornings have had fog hanging around a little longer in the mornings, creating lovely patterns of light and mist.



I turned down a new road (to me) on my drive that morning.


  It is always exciting to come upon a new view of exquisite beauty! 


As I drove back down to the river, tucked in its turns and bends were incredible colors, mixed with the foggy mist.


Bright fall colors jutting out into the foggy mist... "Who covereth thyself with light as with a garment"



This white bird flew overhead as I was enjoying the foggy mist.  Is it a seagull? I don't know.  Its wings looked much bigger than a sea gull.  I wondered if it was a snow goose, but I couldn't see its feet clearly to see if they were webbed.  Beautiful in the moment though! "The fowls of heaven have their habitation to sing among the branches."



A weed standing tall amidst the beautiful fall colors abounding nearby. 

Wisps of light dancing in the air reflecting mirrored images on the water. "He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth"....


Gently the sun was peeking through the mist enhancing the brilliant colors abounding ... "Oh Lord how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."


These fall colors won't last long... and my joy was great to experience them once again this morning....  "Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters"


An empty bird nest surrounded by amazing colors of fall.


Splashes of red rose hips in stark contrast to the misty water they hung their heads over.


The glassy water reflecting colors in misty hues, as this lonely boat dock ... waits... "My meditation of Him shall be sweet"


Layers of mist hovering over the distant mountains.... "Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment"


A flock of geese fly in, breaking the silence with their loud calls.


Gently the mist is moving slowly, ever upward and beyond. "He toucheth the hills and they smoke"....


Brilliant colors of the marsh beckon me to stop, and just soak up the quiet powerful beauty and worship my dear Lord, the Creator of this moment that filled my heart with its beauty and sweet joy.



As my heart sang in praise to the Creator of this loveliness, and I put my camera down to just rest in the setting of perfect peace, the beautiful passage of scripture in Psalms 104 rose up in my heart as it seemed the very hand of God was resting on my heart.  As I thrilled in the beauty of His creation, the glory of the Lord was upon me!

The glory of the Lord shall endure forever: 
the Lord shall rejoice in his works.  
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: 
He toucheth the hills, and they smoke.  
I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: 
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.  
My meditation of him shall be sweet:
I will be glad in the Lord.....

Bless thou the Lord, O my soul!  Praise ye the Lord! 
Psalms 104:31-35





54 comments:

  1. Gorgeous scenery! The mist softens everything.

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    1. I love the foggy mist here, it is so fun to see it rise and swell across the mountains! Thank you so much for visiting me today! :)

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  2. Oh my word, wow - that is absolutely breath-taking! And what beauty to sing praises to the Lord about, for sure! I am so happy you found me, thank you so much for your visit and comment! This is such a gorgeous post!

    God bless you!

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    1. Thank you Michele, I am so glad that you were able to stop by for a visit and be blessed! You do know how to set a lovely table for tea, and I'm glad I met you too! :) Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  3. Oh my word, wow - that is absolutely breath-taking! And what beauty to sing praises to the Lord about, for sure! I am so happy you found me, thank you so much for your visit and comment! This is such a gorgeous post!

    God bless you!

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  4. Oh my word, wow - that is absolutely breath-taking! And what beauty to sing praises to the Lord about, for sure! I am so happy you found me, thank you so much for your visit and comment! This is such a gorgeous post!

    God bless you!

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  5. Beautiful shots. Love the fog it makes for wonderful shots. Fall colors are gorgeous.
    MB

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    1. Oh the fog does add such "character" to the mountains, indeed! And the fall colors are definitely an added bonus! Thanks so much for visiting today :)

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  6. Wow, these are gorgeous misty scenes and images. Lovely post! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. They were lovely indeed to behold! Fog creates so much more "mood" to the mountains, I think! Appreciate your visit today, and may you have a blessed week too!

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  7. Your pictures are spectacular! The bird you photographed does look similar to a sea gull...but larger and more white than those we have along the coast of Maine. Simple stunning photographs...thanks for sharing!
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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    1. Yes, that is what had me thinking it might not be a sea gull, as its wing span seemed much larger than a sea gull, but since I couldn't see its feet, I don't know for sure. So glad that you were able to enjoy the pictures! Thank you so much for your visit today :)

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  8. Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Anne! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit! :)

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    1. Thanks Vickie, we have been blessed with a really amazing few weeks of marvelous fall colors here! Appreciate your visit today :)

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  10. Those are amazing pictures. You have captured the "feel" of your area completely. Gorgeous!!! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana, it was such joy to be able to capture the beauty of the moment with my camera, and to share it with everyone here. I hope you have a wonderful day today! :)

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  11. These pictures look like something out of a magazine!! Seriously, I don't know how they could be of any better quality and clarity. I just feel I am right there with arms raised heavenward praising God along with you, sweet friend. Thank you so much for sharing them here and letting us all enjoy them with you. May the dear Lord richly bless you for the precious blessing you are to all of us! Sending you big hugs. :)

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    1. Oh thank you dear Cheryl, it brings me such joy to be able to capture those special moments with the camera, to cherish forever. Seeing the beauty of the little piece of heaven on earth we live in creates such praise and joy in my heart, and oh yes, how wonderful it is to worship Him, and who knows, maybe someday we will be able to worship Him together... so thankful for your dear friendship across the many miles, and praying the Lord blesses your day today in a special way :)

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  12. I was pulled in to your post from your photos on Mosaic Monday. They are just stunning and do bring glory to the handiwork of God!

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm so glad that you took the time to stop and leave a comment, it is so much appreciated! Praying that your day is blessed today in a special way :)

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  13. Coming to you from Mosaic Monday and Northern Colorado. We had never been to Idaho and what a beautiful place it is. Your photos are gorgeous;the land spectacular.

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    1. Indeed, our little piece of "heaven on earth" here is pretty amazing, although I know that the beauty and handiwork of the Lord in His creation is found everywhere! Thank you for your kind compliments, and for stopping to leave a comment today - so much appreciated. May you have a blessed and marvelous day :)

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  14. Wow! Gorgeous pictures!

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    1. Thanks Lynne! I'm glad you enjoyed them! Appreciate your visit today :)

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  15. All of these are stunning and spectacular!

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    1. Thank you so much! I enjoyed all the lovely pictures on your blog too! Appreciate your visit today :)

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  16. Greetings! I love all your photos, especially the barn that is basked in gold. Love the verse today as well. You are making me want to come visit Idaho before winter-but maybe in the summer. I want to find out what photo editing program you use to put your blog name on your photos? I use Picasa 3, but don't get the blog name on it; have used some apps on my phone, but would like to find a program that is easy to use.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, Noreen

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    1. Hi Noreen! I'll be glad to walk you through getting started putting your watermark on your pictures. I use Picasa 3 as well, and it is so easy to do.

      First, go to options in Picasa, and click on web albums. In there is a place where you can type the name you want to appear on your pictures as your watermark. Save and close. Then, in your library of pictures, highlight the pictures you would like the watermark to appear on. Once highlighted, you will see them appear below to the left in a little box area. Then just click on the export button, which is going to be about mid center bottom of the Picasa main page. The export screen pops up, and you can choose where you want these photos exported. Once exported, the photos will now bear your chosen watermark. Quite simple and a wonderful tool to use for sure!

      Appreciate your visit today, and hope you are enjoying a lovely fall evening :)

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  17. You sure live in a beautiful area and the misty days add a mysterious effect to make them special.

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    1. Oh it is such a beautiful area here indeed, we are blessed! You live in a lovely area as well... there is always beauty around us, we just need to learn to look for it :) Appreciate your visit today! Have a lovely fall evening!

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  18. There is something magical about the mist, isn't there?

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    1. Oh, the mist is very special indeed! Thanks for your visit... always appreciated! :)

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  19. incredibly beautiful scenery and creatures!

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    1. Thank you Jandi! I appreciate you taking the time to stop and comment. We are indeed blessed to such beautiful grandeur here :) Hope you are having a lovely fall evening!

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  20. What a beautiful post, between the Scripture and the gorgeous scenic shots ! I am new to your blog so I started reading some other posts....lol your chickens act like my cat..always showing up to see what I am up to, and they act like my dogs, wanting to share the meal ha ha!

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    1. Oh thank you Deb! I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures. This is what makes blogging rewarding, for sure :) And oh yes, the antics of our animals keep us quite entertained around here! Isn't it amazing how animals become like family to us! Even chickens... I never would have thought that before, but now, I do! LOL! Appreciate your visit and your kind comment, praying you have a blessed and marvelous day!

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  21. I love your post - the pictures, the narrative, and the verses! I have always loved the mist/fog. I grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California and there were many a misty mornings.

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    1. The mist/fog is so beautiful when you are not having to drive long distances in it, for sure! Mostly here, the fog just hangs on the mountains, but we have had some days where it has been very foggy to drive in to, and that is not so fun, oh my. We are into some gray dreary weather now, and I am going back to look at my pictures and be thankful for that lovely sunshine, mist, and color! Have a blessed and wonderful evening your "neck" of the woods :)

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  22. You live in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, I love the colors that you have captured...such a brilliant palette.

    Jen

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    1. Thank you Jen, it is a place of incredible beauty indeed! Appreciate your visit and kind comment! Have a wonderful day :)

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  23. You live in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, I love the colors that you have captured...such a brilliant palette.

    Jen

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  24. Oh goodness, your photos are amazing. I love it when it's foggy and then the sun breaks through and casts a golden glow on the field. Gorgeous.

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    1. It is a wonderful thing to see the fog lifting indeed! Appreciate your visit, and your very kind comment! Have a wonderful day!

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  25. I love this. My favorite kind of morning. g

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    1. Mine too! Appreciate your visit, and comment!

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  26. I could gaze at your pictures for hours, they are so awesome. Love what you wrote with each one of them.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, they mean so much, and I am glad they have brought you so much joy. I will be looking at them myself often in the next few days, as we are now into some dreary drippy weather :) Thanks for your visit, and kind comment!

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    2. Betty, I just tried to leave you a comment on your blog, but was not able to because we do not have an account with google plus. I just want you to know your blog is very enjoyable to read, but it won't let me post a comment unless I am signed up with Google Plus. Maybe you could add another way to comment? Thanks again for your visit, and sweet comment!

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  27. All I can say is...WOW! That is truly amazing. God's beauty is just simply glorious! The fog is even stunning. Great photos. Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs to you my friend, Amy

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    1. It was a very special time for me to experience this beauty indeed! It is a glorious thing to behold the handiwork of the Lord! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures... praying you have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  28. All I can say is...WOW! That is truly amazing. God's beauty is just simply glorious! The fog is even stunning. Great photos. Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs to you my friend, Amy

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