Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Many bloggers share about their new year resolutions or their choosen word-of-the-year. I’ll join in and share my 2014 verse-of-the-year. 

1 John 3:18


18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (NIV)


Actions usually show the state of our hearts much better than our words

Love means we set aside some of our own wants to see to the wants of others

Love is an action word and there must be some evidence

Love rejects hatred

 Love requires sacrifice

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O suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October’s bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste, 
Belated, thriftless vagrant, 
And goldenrod is dying fast, 
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fingers tight 
To save them for the morning, 
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs 
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie 
In piles like jewels shining, 
And redder still on old stone walls 
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things 
Their white-winged seeds are sowing, 
And in the fields still green and fair, 
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks, 
In idle golden freighting, 
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush 
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts, 
By twos and twos together, 
And count like misers, hour by hour, 
October’s bright blue weather.

O sun and skies and flowers of June, 
Count all your boasts together, 
Love loveth best of all the year 
October’s bright blue weather. 

Helen Hunt Jackson 

Hope your October will be lovely!


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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.


Laura is an amazing textile artist and the prints she sent me are spectacular. The originals are done on canvas having more depth and texture. Both these prints portray movement, mood and a contemporary feel from her use of simple lines and intriguing colors. Illustrations full of fun and color make her a whimsical artist to notice. 

Windy Day 




Head In The Clouds




These prints appeal to my love for nature and the weather so I decided on matching walnut frames for an earthy look. Each day of every season has so much to appreciate. God’s creation is awesome!

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible

alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars

– Martin Luther

Psalm 19:1-4 

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

About Laura

Hello my name is Laura, I am an illustrator and designer working with textiles and print.

I am originally from the north of England but for the last seven years I have called Amsterdam in The Netherlands home. I live here with my husband and two slightly wild but lovely children.

I graduated in Textiles from Goldsmiths College at the University of London in 2003. After graduating I moved to Amsterdam and started working in the costume Atelier of the National Ballet and Opera house, which was both amazing and daunting (not speaking that much Dutch at the time). I now work freelance as a designer and textiles artist.

My handmade canvases are unique and are created using a selection of new and reclaimed fabrics. My work is composed of subtle lines and color combinations produced through layering, piecing and sewing fabrics together. I draw inspiration from my every day environment and hope that the way in which I recapture the landscape or moments of ordinary life allows people to appreciate them with a fresh perspective.

Laura Amiss Design is a registered company, everything you see in my shop is designed, crafted and built by me.

My two passions are textiles and illustration, I have endeavored to combine the two in my work.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank Laura Amiss for her participation and for the beautiful prints she provided.


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Wind & persistent rain this morning as Tropical Storm Andrea visits Myrtle Beach.


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Sandy leaves Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

The rain stopped early evening. With less than an hour of daylight, some surf enthusiasts were enjoying the large waves.

Sandy made a solid palette of gray on ocean and sky

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En route  to Dulles International Airport (IAD)

0SM means ZERO statute miles {visibility}

View from on top

On the ground at Dulles

Lots of SPECIAL weather!

Photos With Altitude Series

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