Friday, January 20, 2017

Momma Squirrel no More.

Momma Squirrel no more

Beloved squirrel who so faithfully served the Creator and brought us lots of joy met her demise yesterday afternoon. She is the second momma squirrel who made the little patch of earth we live on her's as well and she will be missed.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cement Plant Shoot

Photo Shoot at the Cement Factory

Recorded some images at an amazing facility with colemedia recently.

Photo Shoot at the Cement Factory

The dominating feature of the plant was a huge metal tube. I was told that inside the tube walls there is 9 inches of brick and still the heat coming off the tube was intense. temperatures inside were 1500 to 2700 degrees!

Photo Shoot at the Cement Factory

The large tube is a rotary kiln used for pyroprocessing cement!

Photo Shoot at the Cement Factory

We focus on stills and video of the procedure used to blast the dust produced during process! Fire and blasting air inside the stack! Dramatic stuff for sure.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Owls 2016

This year's Owl family!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Anclote with Old Friends

Anclote with friends

Capt. Scott facilitated a spectacular adventure for all of us childhood friends today! Our destination was Anclote Key!

Anclote with friends

It was a beautiful day to be on the water!

“All about us, in earth and air, wherever the eye or ear can reach, there is a power ever-breathing itself forth in signs, now in a daisy, now in a wind-waft, a cloud, a sunset; a power that holds constant and sweetest relation with the dark and silent world within us. The same God who is within us and upon whose trees we are the buds, if not yet the flowers, also is all about us, inside, the Spirit; outside, the Word. And the two are ever trying to meet in us; and when they meet, then the sign without, and the longing within become one light, and the man no more walketh in darkness, but knoweth wither he is goeth” (Thomas Wingfold, Curate, Ch.82) George Macdonald

Anclote with friends

The eldest of the Miller brothers was in town and it was his visit that precipitated the adventure. On the boat were Capt. Scott, the Miller brothers, the younger of the miller brothers was accompanied by his two sons and then there was my brother and I!

Anclote with friends

You and I are the offspring of God. The one and only Creator of all that there is. In Him alone is love and only through a return to Him in complete surrender do we have fellowship with each other! This fellowship is good and true and is a shadow of the fellowship ahead of us in the kingdom to come.

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.  Ephesians 4:1-7 ESV

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Louisa Macdonald Letter to Her Son.

Luisa Macdonald to her son Maurice
From Altoona Pennsylvania February 16, 1873
Six years later Maurice died, Maurice Macdonald 1864-1879

My dearest Maurice, I was very sorry I could not write to you on the 7th of February, my darling, precious little son-you are not forgotten by your father and mother….

People that love each other can't be very far off each other, thought a great sea comes in between them. Love joins us, doesn't it, dear boy? When you are thinking of me you have got me, and when I think about you I know you are mine. I know God gave you to me and so you are mine; and I can think of your dear face and the loving little kiss and the loving little way you have of doing things for me: that brings you quite close to my mind, and then my heart holds you very tight when I get hold of you so!....

But all of your life God will be nearer to you than I can ever be, and He can help you more than Papa or I ever can. You are more His even than mine. We may often mistake you, or be so far away that we cannot look at you just the minute you want something; but God the great Father will never misunderstand you and He is always near you and helps every time you call to HIm. Even when you only wish you could speak to Him, He will help you speak- making you want it. So dear darling Boy, you must take care not to send Him away, but ask Him to come into you more and more...