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Black Hills Adventures 2

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Here is a Nature Photography video that I recently created, based on numerous photographs that I took on a daytrip with my husband.  We explored new terrain in the Black Hills in the Spearfish Canyon wilderness areas.  We were able to renew our spirits through discovering the hidden beauty of the natural world.

Independence Day 2022 Fort Laramie

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Here is a video that I recently published, commemorating my celebration of Independence Day 2022 with my husband and daughter Anna and her family.  We enjoyed a quick tour of Fort Laramie, where my grandsons, Ian and Keith, learned about an important era in American History.  It is important for me to pass on the legacy of our unique cultural experiences that we enjoy here in America.  

Oregon Trail Vistas

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Here is my video on the Oregon Trail Ruts, based on a recent hike that my husband Bob and I went on this summer.  We started at the Larson Park Campground in Guernsey and followed the trail along the backwaters of the North Platte River.  It was about a three-mile round trek, which led us to our destination: the Oregon Trail Ruts, a symbol of the American Dream.  The pioneers who traveled through this space and time were determined to seek a better life for themselves: a quest for greener pastures.  They had what some would call "true grit", which enabled them to keep trudging along with their meager belongings stashed away in covered wagons and their animals carrying their loads.  Their spiritual legacy is experienced today by their descendants and other Americans who are inspired by their journeys.    

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!