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Zarahemla to Gideon

Can’t you just see how it all plays out?!

Some Tillicum campers made sand castles into a fine replica of some ancient American civilizations.

Alma preaches in his home city of Zarahemla (Alma 5:1).

One of Alma's Journeys
One of Alma’s Journeys

Once he’s done there, he travels to Gideon to preach (Alma 6:8).  Just newly retired from the Justice Department, he was so eager to go on his mission that the distance wasn’t an issue.  In fact, he didn’t really mention how he got there.

A Colorful Day in Oregon

I love the bright orange and yellow of the Columbia Lilies against the beautiful green leaves.  But this one had a special surprise.

Look close to see the yellow spider that blends right in with the flower. 🙂

Columbia Lily with Yellow Spider
Columbia Lily with Yellow Spider

Tonight I had to make a choice between sunset and Mitt Romney’s speech.  So I watched the sunset through the trees and behind the window of our 5th wheel….and enjoyed his speech.

Flooded Sand Castle
Flooded Sand Castle

By the time Mitt was finished, this sand castle was flooded and there was just a little bit of color left in the western sky.

Blue Moon
Blue Moon

But I got to see the blue moon as it rose over the campground!

Blue Moon from Tillicum Beach
Blue Moon from Tillicum Beach

I could hear the high-pitched peeps of a flock of birds but I couldn’t see them.  Then their movement caught my eye against the reflection on the water.

Plover Peeps
Plover Peeps

And the color fades to greyscale….but the sound of the peeps and the waves are soothing.