Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Call Box

We passed this red rocket phone booth sitting on the highway. Of course I went up and peeked inside, where I found books! Maybe it is some kind of local book exchange? England is famous for it's red phone booths (or call boxes, as they call them). They are now starting to pop up all over silicone valley as the latest "in" thing.

“There are so many other things Jesus did. If they were all written down, each of them, one by one, I can’t imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books.”

John 21

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Train

We happened to pass this wonderful train painted on a cinder block wall. I find nothing more mournful than the long, low whistle of a train at evening time.

The year leads round the seasons, in a choir
For ever charming, and for ever new,
Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay,
The mournful, and the tender, in one strain...
~James G. Percival

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mystery Flag

Living in the South, there are plenty of confederate flags around. Especially waving from pickup trucks. But this one puzzles me. We passed it one night, and I took these pictures. My research has not been able to find it anywhere. The closest I came was seeing a Confederate flag with the same 13 stars, but they were in a complete circle. Any ideas? My header is our good old Stars & Stripes in the sunset, which I snapped a few years ago.

“So Moses made a snake of fiery copper and put it on top of a flagpole. Anyone bitten by a snake who then looked at the copper snake lived.”
Numbers 21

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Lopsided Moon

Late last year, a lopsided moon rose red, but soon turned a lighter color. I was very glad I had my camera with me.

 “It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time… small-minded and lopsided pursuits…”

 Galatians 5