“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
“This is the air I breathe. This is the air I breathe. Your Holy Presence living in me This is my daily bread. This is my daily bread. Your very Word spoken to me And I, I’m desperate for you. And I, I’m I’m lost without you” Michael W Smith
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made”
The forecast shows near 100 degree temps here in the Deep South…so to say it is hot is an understatement! And what better way to spend a summer day than at the beach or on a snow-capped mountain?! You all have been such troopers on our visits to various places while we were in Seattle…making stops at Pike Place Market, Chihuly Garden & Glass, and Butchart Gardens so far!
Today, we are continuing our trip down the coast…and as we travel you will see a little bit of a change of scenery. And today, our tour guide will be none other than The Renaissance Man, Butch. Let’s hop in the car and enjoy the ride…from sea to snow!
Driving south on Hwy 101 along Oregon’s north coast we found Ecola State Park to be an amazing detour that we were glad we chose. The road into the park meanders through Sitka Spruce and other lush greenery. This was our first stop. Not because this was a marked destination, but we were stopped in traffic. Yes, this is a popular place! If you are stopped for a few minutes in traffic and have this view there’s no complaining.
This view, of what is called sea stacks, awaited us at the end of the trail and the scenery from this vantage point was breathtaking in every direction!
“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” 2 Corinthians 3:18
I look out the kitchen window and guess what I see? The faces of the happiest blooms…sunflowers! We planted a couple of short rows last year, and I enjoyed them so much that they had to make a return appearance! Last summer we planted them outside and to the left of the garden, this year we planted them behind the garden, so that means I have a good view from my kitchen window of their large blooms! Today I am combining the smiling flowers and a favorite summer refreshment…ice-cold watermelon with coarse sea salt for the perfect summer table! Join me and I will share a slice of summer with you!