Friday, October 27, 2006

The real trip

Just wanted to stop in for a while to pay you a visit.

More of my time in the blogsphere is spent reading the blogs of others rather than posting my own blog. And since I have recently spent precious little time reading the blogs of others, my own blog has lagged. Perhaps I've just lost my voice for a while and need to find it again.

Quick thought for now ...

I was thinking about this year - how it continues to fly by - unique and fleeting. You might think that I'm refering to this year as being special because we're living in another country. Not so. Where I'm living pales in comparison with who I get to share it with. My main thrill has been to enjoy whatever and wherever with my family.

How is it that a person like me could end up so blessed? God is amazing.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Winston the Woodpigeon

Behind our house lives a woodpigeon. He already lived in the neighborhood before we moved in. We call him Winston. Here's his picture as seen from our front window looking across the street.

Around back Winston flies away when I hang my laundry - so you won't see him here.

In the morning when the sun peeks between the garage and our house, Winston is off doing whatever it is that woodpigeons do. Your guess is as good as mine.

I took a photo of what I saw out of my van sunroof one day, but didn't see Winston there either.

Large pinecones grew in the top of this pine tree about a block from our house. But I'm sure Winston already knew that.

Looking toward Coatbridge, I longed for my turn to drive past the road construction. I thought of Winston who never has to bother with red lights.

In another delay, I thought of the days when I used to teach at Sycamore Covenant Academy. Now, what made me think of that, I wonder.

Since I haven't mentioned Winston recently, I'll take the opportunity to inform you the he didn't travel to Lochgoin with me and Rob and Amy and Ben and our friend, Ben Gordan the other day.

I have no doubt that Ben and "Big Ben" and Amy were thinking about Winston at the very moment that I snapped this photo in the Howie Museum which contained many wonderful artifacts from Covenanter history.

This sheepy guy doesn't at all resemble Winston.

The evening came upon us as we came out from cleaning the church building one Saturday night which is the perfect time to roost for all those inclined to do so ... like Winston.

I don't know what I was trying to photograph when I snapped this picture, but it (unlike the previous ones) probably had nothing to do with Winston.

Monday, October 02, 2006

More billboard news

After I saw the billboard below in Airdrie last week, I later saw one in Coatbridge and on the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow so I knew this was a national campaign, but I still didn't know what it was all about. And then yesterday at church, Charles said that it was an advertisement for a television station. Now I know that they are also advertising in England as well.

an article that explains some details:

The next phase of the billboard advertising campaign is supposted to say