We loved finding the highest peaks and climbing up to see the magnificent views.  Of course I always had camera in hand for these hikes… It gives me great joy to look back at those photographs today…  I find myself asking “if God can make beauty like this on earth, what must heaven be like?”….  I know Dan is enjoying that now, and planning many adventures for us when we are together again…


Isaiah 54:10  The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end..




There were areas of the BWCA/Quetico that had suffered extreme high winds – result being downed trees crisscrossing everywhere…  one day we were running out of daylight and pulled up to camp on this island above…  come daylight we were rather taken aback that we were in the middle of a great many downed trees… On July 4th, 1999 there was a major windstorm in the BWCA that had excess winds of 90 MPH.  It impacted appx. 477,000 acres in the border area including 370,000 in the BWCA…  One person was killed and 60 injured within the park… it forever changed the wilderness area, (we noticed how it concentrated people into other areas) it increased huge forest fire risks, and brought many challenges to park managers and travelers alike…

close call

Mark 4:39        He (Jesus) got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet, Be Still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.


Distant Shores….


Most of my photo’s of Dan out in the canoe fishing are shots taken while he is paddling away.. this is one of the rare ones of him coming back to camp… I knew that he probably brought back fish for supper.. and no one could fry fresh fish like my husband… if he only had one, he would insist that I eat most of it.. was not happy unless he knew I had my fill…

This is one of those posts I talked about on Day 1 about grief.. it’s endless.. but flows like waves – some days calm – some days stormy.  Today is one of my sad days…

BWCA 2004 095I was listening to a song by Sara Brightman from the “Thornbirds” called “The Last Words you Said.”

Somewhere in time I know,

Darling you’ll come back to me.

Roses will bloom again,

But Spring feels like eternity.

In your kiss it wasn’t goodbye.

You are still the reason why.

Heaven help us cross this endless sea
with starlight above to guide you to me.
Waves crashing on distant shores,
They’re calling our names forever more….




This is about reflections on the water that are captured with your camera, and reflections of thought… Evenings were the best time to catch those perfect photographs on the water… Sometimes you could not tell where one started and one ended…

That’s how we felt about each other, and the bond between us… like two big trees standing side by side, looking out, reflecting on our lives together… when you strip away all the daily activity and all the material stuff of our lives and get down to just two people good things happen… good talk, good understanding, good love….

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Proverbs 27:19  As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart…



On this very hot day in Minnesota I thought I would share a few pictures of a waterfall in Quetico Canadian Wilderness Area….  There are quite a few waterfalls in the park – each one special and unique… Dan and I would plan our routes to include them…..

Psalm 42:7  Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me…


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We all like to take pictures of sunsets don’t we?  We are so taken by them.. there are not many things these days that will make us stop and just look at something beautiful the way a sunset will.. Could be the end of the day means we can finally rest… I loved that time of the day in the BWCA/Quetico… We would get our cocoa or coffee, maybe a few M&M’s and find a nice rock to sit and watch.  This particular sunset looked just like an eagle..  it was so bright!  I like to think of them as little gifts from God..

And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”  Psalm 16:11