Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Thank-You ... and Something A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

Before I show you something A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I must say THANK YOU to all of my dear and delightful blogging friends who stopped by and left such supportive comments regarding my decision to end the Simple Pleasures series. Your kind words about what the party meant to you warmed my heart and made me cry. For real.

And an extra special thanks to the wonderful and witty Debbie at Words On Wheels (her dynamite blog) for such a heartwarming post about the Simple Pleasures party. I came close to emptying a box of Kleenex after reading it. I was honored and humbled and just blown away by such generosity. I vote for Debbie to keep the party going. I know she would make a charming hostess ... but only if she really wants to do it, and if the time is right. No pressure here. Thanks, Debbie. You have a special way with words, my friend.

Now ... for that something amazing I promised.

Yesterday, The Man and I spent another long day on the road, but one very good thing that happened was we got a little rain after we drove across the Texas state line. Not only did it feel great to back in our home state, but rain ... glorious, heavenly rain. I'd forgotten how sweet it smells.

After getting settled into a campsite at the KOA in Van Horn, it started to sprinkle again and I looked out the window to witness this magnificent sight! What you're looking at is one end of the biggest rainbow I have ever seen in my life! It arched so wide that I was not able to get it all in one shot. I could see where each end touched the ground, and I'm not sure I've ever seen that before. And if you've followed my blog very long, you know all of my photos are straight out of the camera. No re-touching, no editing, no photo-shopping. You just can't improve on God's artwork.

Is God A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, or what?


  1. God's spectacularly colorful promise. Breathtaking!

  2. There is something about those wide-open Texas landscapes.

    When my husband and I travelled to Palo Duro Canyon this summer, we saw a rainbow and it was the first time I have ever seen both ends. You can't compare with the Master Artist.

  3. Simply AMAZING ! SO TRUE :You just can' t improve on God's artwork !

  4. That is one gorgeous rainbow. You certainly get to see more than you could have imagined in wide open spaces. Sorry to hear that The Simple Pleasures has ended, but it certainly helped me to remember to look for the simple pleasures in the every day and I thank you for that. Wishing you and yours all the best, Tammy

  5. So Beautiful! A M A Z I N G is right! Glad you could capture it to share w/ us!

  6. Hi Dayle. Yes, that rainbow photo is AMAZING! What a blessing to witness God's handiwork in nature.

    And, just so you know, it has blessed me to have been a part of your Simple Pleasures Party. Thank you for inviting me and for helping us remember to look past the rain in search of the rainbows. Blessings!

  7. What a beautiful picture; truly amazing.

  8. A stunning photo and testament to the glory that is God! So precious of Him to bless you with it in person - and of you to share it with us!!

  9. Dayle,
    What a wonderful welcome home! God's rainbows are so very special. Thank you for sharing that beautiful sight.


  10. Yes! He is an amazing God!! I am always amazed of how perfect His timing is. Welcome back home,Dayle. We have been praying for Texas to get rain.



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