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Hallelujah, What a Savior!

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I created this Easter video to celebrate Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.  Easter has always been a special holiday for me.  I have many memories of being with my parents and extended family members on Easter Sundays while I was growing up.  We always enjoyed a huge dinner and an Easter egg hunt afterwards in my grandparents' huge yard.  For me, Easter is a time for spiritual renewal and rebirth, a time for reflection on God's grace and blessings in our lives.  This Easter video pays tribute to one of my favorite hymns.  It is based on Richard Jensen's unique version of this famous Christian song by Phillip P. Bliss.  Hopefully, people in younger generations will realize the importance of celebrating Easter in their lives.  

Naples Botanical Gardens

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This past November of 2021, my husband Bob and I enjoyed a brief respite from the challenges of coping with the long winter months in our home, located in Wheatland, Wyoming.  We were able to have a reunion with family members: Bob's brothers and their wives, along with Bob's son and his girlfriend.  We focused on visiting tourist attractions in Naples, Florida, where we were staying in a nice home.  One spectacular daytrip was at Naples Botanical Gardens, a photographer's paradise.  I captured many beautiful pictures of the exotic foliage and flowers that are on display there.  Of course, I could not resist creating another video of my memorable experiences that day.  In my "golden years" I have discovered that it is extremely important to take time off from my busy daily routine to revel in the awesome beauty of the natural world.

Solitary Seascapes 2

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Here is a video that I created, based on numerous photographs that I took of seascapes during my Southwest Florida vacation in early November of 2021.  I enjoyed the brief respite from the fierce Wyoming winters that my husband Bob and I face each year.  We spent a few days exploring beaches and visiting with my husband's relatives.  It was a quiet, peaceful time, away from the hectic fast pace of our lives.  This video reminds me of the importance of taking time off to enjoy the beauty of the natural world. 

Autumn in Wyoming 2

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This video was created during Fall of 2021, based on photographs that I took on a short daytrip to Larson Park in Guernsey, Platte County, Wyoming.  It was a beautiful autumn day, filled with my appreciation of the beauty of the natural world.  While my husband Bob fished off a bridge over the Platte River, I explored this new territory, which included a campground and a golf course.  I noticed that the trees were at their peak of autumn splendor.  The sunlit foliage created harmonious patterns against the azure sky.  I am constantly amazed at God's awesome creation!

Kaleidoscopickat's Editor Page

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Here is a link to my profile page on Poetry.Com: Kaleidoscopickat's Editor Page I recently discovered my poems that I submitted on Poetry.Com ten years ago!  I decided to create an Editor Page on the new version of poetry.com so that I could, perhaps, get a few more readers.  Anyway, it will be interesting to get more recognition for my creative writing talents.  As I grow older, I am still at times divided in my interests in the areas of art and literature.  It is difficult to have enough psychic energy to pursue both creative outlets.  I just "go with the flow"!  

Bighorn National Forest: An Afternoon Adventure

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I created this video to portray the beautiful scenery of the Bighorn Mountains, as viewed off Highway 16, near Buffalo, Wyoming.  The first section is based on photographs from a short hike that I took on a trail in the natural forest at Circle Park, with my husband, son, and his family.  It presents the peaceful environment that people can enjoy when they take the time to notice their natural surroundings.  The second section is based on photographs of mountain vistas that I took as we drove further on Highway 16, to the summit of Powder River Pass. It was a hazy day, due to the smoke from wildfires further north, filtering through the clouds.  Yet there were moments when the sun shone through, revealing patches of blue skies above.  I truly enjoyed my brief trek through the woods, exploring what sights were just around the bend on this trail.  I also enjoyed climbing up a small ridge to join my son and his family so that I could enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains at the summi

Cowboy Art: Drawings and Paintings by Wyo Pete (Bob Peterson)

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     Bob Peterson, "Cowboy Pete", is known for both his cowboy poetry and artwork.  His drawings and paintings reflect the challenges, struggles, and pleasures of life on a ranch, where ordinary men and women often face extraordinary circumstances.  His poems, stories, and illustrations about the Western lifestyle are based on his own experiences since he grew up on a ranch in Western Nebraska and worked on ranches in Colorado and Wyoming for many decades.  He truly captures the essence of the Rocky Mountain wilderness with his dramatic use of values and colors.        I created this video as a tribute to "Wyo Pete", whom I met a number of years ago in Wheatland, Wyoming.  Although I have lost contact with him, I truly admire his unique sense of humor.  These artworks reflect a colorful character with a "heart of gold", one of the many down-to-earth, hard-working individuals who represent the American W est .