So often the plans God has for us are greater than anything we could imagine. In the Nevada desert He shows me that again and again.
One morning I awoke and debated whether I had time for coffee. I pulled up a corner of a curtain and peaked outside. In the east a tiny patch of sky brightened just above the horizon. I slid my bare feet into fleece-lined boots and slipped out the door.
At the fence line I photographed the sunrise–persimmon, lemon, pomegranate–colors that made me thirst for something more nourishing than coffee. But as beautiful as the colors were, competing black clouds prevented me from getting a clear shot.
Cold rain drops plopped onto my head, my shoulders, my fingers as I cupped my camera. The neighbor’s fat white terrier appeared, sniffed at me from a distance and drifted.
I turned toward the Eugene Mountains and froze at the sight of pure gold light reflected in the clouds and on the mountain tops. A rainbow arched across Antelope Plains, one end dipping into the Eugene’s. Below, the freeway, an overpass, an exit.
Vision of heaven and earth.
31 thoughts on “Eugene Mountains: Heaven and Earth”
That picture is absolutely stunning.
Thank you so much! It was an incredible scene that morning and I feel blessed to have witnessed it.
Thanks Moriah. Congratulations on your new venture. I look forward to being a fan.
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what a blessed thing to have a special moment revealed 🙂 Simply beautiful.
Hi Anna, It is so nice to hear from you. It was indeed a blessing, one of two very special blessings on this trip…more on the second one later! Hugs, Vivian
God’s glory revealed for you in this special moment… Beautiful!
Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write me, Roberta. I’m grateful and amazed that God gave me this moment. I truly feel as if I glimpsed heaven that morning. Hugs! Viv
Breathtaking! ~ Marsha
Hi Marsha, I’m delighted that you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write me such a nice note–I was just visiting your site: your garden is lovely! Vivian
Hi Vivian, You are very welcome. I enjoyed your beautiful photos and inspirational writing very much!
Thank you for stopping by my place. ~ Marsha
It really was an amazing sight. Thanks so much for your note!
absolutely stunning Picture and good Title also 🙂
Hi Amresh! I am delighted that you enjoyed the photo and that you like the title. Thank you so much for your kind words. Love and many blessings, Vivian
Gorgeous! So often we don’t understand His plans…, but “His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts…” Isa. 55:8,9
Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write me. That scripture is very pertinent. Amen! Love and many blessings, Vivian
Thank you so much:)
Wonderful picture! Dear Vivian,I wish you Merry Christmas and all the beautiful things in life may be yours! 🙂 Enjoe holiday time! Hugs, Cristina
Dear Cristina, Thank you so much for your lovely note! I am delighted that you enjoy the photo. Merry Christmas to you and may your new year be blessed. Love and hugs, Vivian
Thank you, dear Vivian! Have a wonderful time for Christmas and a great new year, may your new year be full of happiness and blessing! Love and hugs, Cristina
Everytime I see a rainbow…it just reminds me of HIS goodness and promises.
What a beautiful association. Thank you for visiting and for sharing that lovely thought.
This is a true “God in His Glory” picture. Thank you.
Hi Marilyn, Thank you for your note. It was a true blessing to witness and photograph this scene…and yes, all glory to God! 🙂 Viv
This is one of those pictures that makes me wish I could freeze time here in the UK, get on a plane and spend a week driving around somewhere, get home and unfreeze the time and carry on usual life. Beautiful 🙂
Thank you dear Peter. And if you find yourself in a time warp driving around the Nevada desert at sunrise, you must promise you will join my husband and me for coffee. 🙂 Viv
Breath-taking capture !
Maryam, Thank you for visiting and for leaving me such a lovely comment. 🙂 Vivian