Thursday, November 29, 2012


Here are a few of my favorite pictures from my trip to China in 2010.  Mom, Dad, and I visited Yangshuo, Xi'an, Beijing, and Shanghai.





Monday, November 26, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Great Falls--a Few Days after Hurricane Sandy

Far from historically high levels, Great Falls was still a sight to behold on November 1, 2012 ( a few days after the area was grazed by Hurricane Sandy).    It was supposed to have crested sometime that morning, so I think these pictures were taken at near its highest stage. 

The water was a roiling mass of debris and mud and it was awe-inspiring (and slightly disconcerting) to see how close we were to the water compared to normal water levels. 

After admiring the power of the falls for a while, we hiked along the river trail hoping to take in some beautiful fall foliage.  We did see some colors, but mostly already fallen to the ground. 

It seemed that the winds of the hurricane had hastened the leaves falling and with the gray clouds that filled the sky that day, the whole landscape seemed rather muted and earth-toned. 

A little off the trail we discovered this beautiful little inlet of water from the Potomac River, where the water was also surprisingly high.  I loved the natural stone walls here and it made me think of the fjords of Scandinavia--not that I've ever seen them in real life--but they're similar to what I'd imagine them to look like. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Prague at Night

This is actually Matt, posting Karey's pictures. These pictures were taken in Spring 2007 in Prague.

I should mention that Karey and I love Prague!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pelican over Henry's Fork

These pictures were taken at Henry's Fork, Idaho in August 2011. 

Our family was all peacefully fishing, when suddenly this guy dropped in to do some of his own fishing too.

 We watched him catch a few fish, but unfortunately he was too far away at the time to have captured a great picture of it. 
Instead we sat fascinated while it took off  and landed several times right in front of us.   

Friday, November 16, 2012

Star Gazing

Photos were taken near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota in July 2011.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Perfect Day at Petra

I took a trip to Petra. The weather was perfect

 Israel in the distance
 The Monastery
 Coming into Petra

 The Jordanian flag

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunset over the Mississippi River

These pictures were taken in August of 2011 near Nauvoo, Illinois.  

We loved visiting Nauvoo and could have spent an entire day there seeing the sites and another entire day walking along the riverside. 

Between the plethora of birds, gorgeous wildflowers, and this sunset...we were enraptured. 

Yes, God is good. 

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.