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Clue 1: Creation Care

John Petersen, Creation Care Mystery Clue #1

  After God created man (male and female) in his own image … “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of … Continue reading

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Do you like a Mystery?

John Petersen

Do you like a mystery?  The next 2 or 3 posts will contain photos with the theme of “CREATION CARE”.  Consider the photos and determine their source and their connection to mother earth, St. Francis, and the Good Book.   … Continue reading

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Oregon Dunes

  The Oregon Dunes Overlook is a “view point” and a trail head for hikers that is about 11 miles north of Reedsport off of 101.   Be sure to get a Day Pass to park.  There are two viewing … Continue reading

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Florence Dunes pt 2

Florence Dunes II, image by John Petersen

  Here’s another photo from the Oregon Dunes near Florence captured in the wee hours of the morning. I love the warm glow of the morning sun filtering across the soft shapes of the dunes …. An “Alter Moment” reminding … Continue reading

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Florence Dunes

Florence Dunes, image by John Petersen

  This photo was taken in Florence, Oregon with the low morning light revealing the soft wind-swept curves of the dunes.   This is my first image from the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 40 mile stretch along the … Continue reading

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The Oregon Garden

  This is the last of my Oregon Garden collection.  The Gaillardia above turned out to be one of my favorites.  They are so bold and bright.  It was definitely a  blessing having the early morning rain.       … Continue reading

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Yet More from the Oregon Garden

Penstemon, image by John Petersen

  It took me a while to find the name of this flower.  A fellow photographer finally helped me.  Penstemon, Red Riding Hood.  I have not seen it often but it apparently belongs to a large genus here in North … Continue reading

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Pink Poppies

While visiting the Oregon Garden we were fortunate to take advantage of a Travel Zoo deal and stay at the Resort there.  That gave me easy access to the Garden.  I would get up at 4:45 and head out to … Continue reading

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All Creation Sings His Praises

John Muir exclaimed, “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.  I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.  I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get … Continue reading

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Trees at Night

John Petersen

  This is my first attempt at “painting with light.”  It is accomplished by setting up your camera before dark using a tripod.  I used my Canon 5D MK II, a 24-105mm f/4L lens, with  the ISO at 100.  I … Continue reading

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