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rhododendron gardens at Jenkins Park


May 26, 2017

“Beaverton, Oregon. The rhododendron gardens at Jenkins Park.” Submitted by Paige Landreth McCaffrey.



May 25, 2017

“Listening to the clouds.” Submitted by Kevin Laughlin.



May 24, 2017

“God is a morning sunrise!” Submitted by Hugh Robins.

moon in morn

Moon in Morn

May 23, 2017

“Moon setting in early morning over St. Charles.” Submitted by Lorna Shobar.



May 22, 2017

“I see God in this puppy at play with nature.” Submitted by Amanda Eagle.

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