Saturday, June 23, 2012

Snapshot Saturday - Rainstorm at Sunset

So this time of the year in Phoenix, Az is, well, pretty......awful. It is hotter than hot everyday. It's over 100 degrees and I'm pretty much begging for a rainstorm or just some sort of water. Although it can be pretty unbearable here in the summer, there are times where beauty can be seen. Many times in the summer there are beautiful and amazing thunderstorms/rainstorms in the deserts around my house. I love driving out to them to watch the lightening, listen to the thunder and see the rain off in the distance. This photo was snapped during a summer storm off in the distance. I love this photo because the rain almost looked pink with the sunset in the background and pink is my favorite color!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SnapShot Saturday (well, it's really Sunday)

So, I forgot to post a photo yesterday and as I was looking through my files this morning, I found one that I absolutely love to show to people when they say Arizona is so brown! Well, that is mostly true, but if you pay close attention, there is tons of color out there in our desert, especially in the wild flowers. This is a photo I snapped when I was studying to become a dietitian at ASU. Every spring/summer time there would be fields and fields of these beautiful flowers everywhere. I absolutely loved walking around campus to see them as they always made me feel so much more positive. So next time you think Arizona doesn't have flowers or color, think again and remember that here you just have to look a bit closer. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Snapshot Saturday - Peace

I think someone was trying to remind of something this week as I kept hearing this over and over in my head as the week went on. Every time I felt overwhelmed or scared, this would pop up in mind again. So, I thought I would share it along with a picture that resembles peace that was taken on a trip to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in superior Arizona in the spring.

John 14:27 I am leaving you at peace. I am giving you my own peace. I am not giving it to you as the world gives. So don't let your hearts be troubled, and don't be afraid.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Snapshot Saturday

This has been one of the hardest weeks ever! Saying good bye to my cousin has been so difficult and it's still so hard to believe that he is really gone and that I won't see him again on Christmas or Thanksgiving and play "spoons." I know that God has him though. To me, this photo taken during a trip to Sedona, Arizona represents God's reasoning. Many times we can't see God's reasons and don't understand it (shown by the glare of the sun), but if we are able to wait and fight the everyday fight of life we will one day understand. Just as when the sun finally descends in its own timing, we can see the entire mountain.