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Nature

Plants

April 28, 2017

“Can’t wait for this to bloom. I could only stand and gaze.” Submitted by Heather Fuller.

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People

Child at Creek

April 27, 2017

“Creek walking with the baby of my babies.” Submitted by Joanie Twomey-Shook.

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Nature

Sitting by the Water

April 26, 2017

“In the silence, serenity, and stillness, I found God and felt His presence.” Submitted by Edith Magtibay Garde‎.

sunrise
Nature

Sunrise

April 25, 2017

“In the peaceful beauty of the sunrise.” Submitted by Carol Siefert Conway.

Easter flowers
Objects

Easter Flowers

April 24, 2017

“After 4 a.m. sunrise Easter Sunday Mass. Breakfast with fellow believers.” Submitted by Ann Mary.

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