And up in the mountains the pines against the backdrop of blue reach epic heights.
I captured these two photos this summer with the intention of storing them away for a rainy day, a day when the sun wasn't shining and I wanted to remember how much I love that blue and those mountains.
The blue has been gone these last few days,
instead a blanket of smoke from fires burning up those pines in the mountains
suffocate the hue and leave us no choice but to hold our breath underneath it's weight.
This has been our view:
That is why I take pictures.
To hold on to the good, so when times are hard I can look back.
Photos are memories of what has been and they are hope of what will be again when the fires cease.
What photos do you need to pull out to give you hope that will carry you through this week?
"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for. . . " Job 6:8
Here are some blue skies of hope for your week ahead: