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Carrizo Plain

“The Day God Spilled the Paint”

Photo taken by Barbara Mathews on May 14, 2005 of the east side of the Carrizo Plain
in the Temblor Range about 50 miles west of Bakersfield, CA.

California Poppies



If your Heavenly Father creates such beauty to display His glory on earth, imagine the beauty He sees in you. After all, you are created in your Creator’s image to reflect His glory.















Yellow Wild Flower
Misery Wild Flower
Misery Wild Flower
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
— Dolly Parton




Julie's Pink CactusWhatever is lovely,





Julie's Spider Web




whatever is admirable . . .

think about such things.

— Philippians 4:8 NIV

Pink Prickly Pear Cactus, May 2008, Zion National Park; and Mandarin Tree Through Dewy Spider Web, November 2008, Vacaville, CA taken by photographer Marta Rose Kroger,


Transparent Butterfly

In the beginning God . . .

Thailand Parrot Flower

. . . God created . . .


— Genesis 1:1

Wildflowers Heart Psalm 107:43

He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes the grass grow on the hills. 
Psalm 147:8


Never forget:
You are significant
and your life has meaning--whatever your age.
You are divinely created, uniquely gifted,
and passionately loved by your Creator.
Nothing happens to you that is an accident.
So step in hope toward the unknown future
with the deepest source of your identity
rooted in God.












Monarch Butterfly Pink Butterfly

The best things are nearest:
breath in your nostrils,
light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet,
duties at your hand,
the path of God just before you.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

Swallowtail Butterfly

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