Start doing a rain dance; this bone-dry winter isn't looking good for the Superbloom in CA 🌸🌼 Last year's bloom was insane! It's amazing how well adapted these plants are to the sandy, nutrient poor soils. Maybe we'll be surprised & the show will still be a good one this year.
Anywhere else in the Southwest actually get enough rain for a big wildflower bloom? AZ? UT? NV? I need answers!
#5hyoa мне очень-очень нравится местный климат. Немного завидую, глядя на фотографии солнечно-снежного Петербурга сегодня, но, в целом, как хорошо, что я тут, а не в этих ваших минус тринадцать.
Это все из-за солнца, конечно. На днях, вот, прочитала, что взрослому светлокожему человеку для счастья требуется минимум 10 минут солнечного света в день. Русскоязычные источники мне это подтвердить не смогли (Гугл странным образом выдал книгу «фюрер, каким его никто не знал» и сайт православие.фм), зато зарубежный сегмент интернета просто пестрит ссылками на статьи и исследования.
Так что калифорния после 10 лет в Питере - это просто праздник какой-то.
Aristotle once said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. I was reminded of this when talking about community at church last week. We were created for community. No wonder it’s such a huge piece of my heart. I find so much beauty in the gathering of humans with unique rolls all coming together to serve one another. It took me years to feel like I was a worthy contributing factor to the kingdom. I sat in the lie that my “gifts” or ways of doing things weren’t enough to bless others or please God. But how He has gently reminded me that not one of us is the same! That he loves us uniquely not identical. We all have roles to play in this journey. In Exodus 17 it was for Joshua to be at the front lines fighting the battle and Moses to be on the hill raising his staff so God would fight for them. As long as Moses’ hands were raised, God would fight for them. But Moses grew tired. Oh how I’ve been there. For so long I tried to do it all on my own but God has always found a way to force me to let others in. Aaron and Hur came to Moses, moved a rock for him to sit on, and literally held up his hands until the battle was won. We have a responsibility to lift each other up. To Let people in and let them help us. To those of you who have been burned by community, I want to encourage you to keep seeking. Sometimes healing comes from the same thing that brought us pain. Galatians 6:2 tells us to carry each other’s burdens. It’s not optional but a command. This week has been such a kiss from The Lord. I walked into a room with friends who were talking about the very thing I was struggling with without me even saying a word. How healing and comforting it was to know I’m not alone. That I’m never alone. That community is necessary. Good. Healing. For anyone who knows me they know I’ve been fascinated with hearing God speak ever since I started following Jesus. I love the stories of how he has revealed himself to others! Yet another lie I believed for a long time was that he didn’t speak to ME. I’ve come to marvel at the fact that one of the many ways He speaks, is through His people. How by Him speaking to them, He was speaking to me. #ontuesdayswespeaktruth
Yea, we are up there somewhere. I didn’t realize how far away we were going to be when we climbed up and had to go down to reposition the camera because I lost the wireless connection with it.
Speaking of! I am having so much fun using the wireless remote features on these Sony Alpha cameras. It’s really convenient and awesome to have so much control remotely.
Joshua tree is so much fun - I’m hoping to visit @thesaltonsea this weekend!
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Came across this beauty of a site
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Driving through Joshua Tree was absolutely breathtaking! The trees lined the street and everywhere I looked there they were. There had to be hundreds of them in one glimpse.
I have so many photos to share but it's so hard to pick my favorites. I want to share all of them with you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead of flooding your feed with 100's of Joshua Tree photos I will just share a few more. Or maybe a little more than a few😆
Hope you don't mind.