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WHAT SEASON ARE YOU IN?

I am fortunate enough to live in a state that demonstrates exactly what all four seasons are all about. Our winters are long, but filled with glistening snow, ice and cold air. The sound of snow plows fills the air … Continue reading

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SQUIRRELYMPICS 2021

It’s that time of year again. Autumn is right around the corner and critters are stocking up for the wintry cold of Minnesota. In the process they’re creating lots of entertainment for us. I purchased some squirrel food to deter … Continue reading

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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL

Trees stretch their limbs up to the clouds Reaching almost high enough to touch the face of God, Swaying gently in the summer breeze, Or brilliantly bathed in a palette of warmth, Eventually they lose their foliage, Their barren limbs weep, … Continue reading

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TEMPORARY REFUGE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL &y KATHY BOECHER     Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still,   We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will,   He guides us through … Continue reading

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CLOUDS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like a giant vacuum, sucking vapor from the earth,Descending down from heaven, like angels in their mirth,Billowing up so very high, the sky can barely hold them,Sprays of multi-colors rise, kisses and … Continue reading

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THE OUTDOOR ARTIST

The sun can be unrelenting as it beats on your back, Placing shadows on canvas where they don’t actually belong, The sweat of your brow bleeds into your eyes, A clumsy onlooker tips over your water or bumps your arm, … Continue reading

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STUBBY RETURNS

Our little friend, Stubby, the squirrel disappeared for a couple weeks in December of 2020, but made a brief appearance again late in the month. Just about the time we had given up on seeing him again, he made a … Continue reading

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THE MIGHTY MOOSE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER His powerful muscles are apparent in a body strong enough to carry the weight of his gigantic antlers.  His antlers resemble open hands reaching up to heaven.  As with all of God’s creatures, those six foot wide horns … Continue reading

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NATURAL DIVERSION

My friend Julie has been posting some amazing pictures of baby bunnies in her garden.  Maybe this lockdown has caused us to look out our windows or into the depths of our own backyards to divert us from all the … Continue reading

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

JOB 37:14-16   “Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?  Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the … Continue reading

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LAZY HAZY DAYS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Can you imagine sitting on the stump of a downed tree at the edge of the river?  Your makeshift fishing line dangles lifelessly.  You dip  your toes into the refreshing water.  The … Continue reading

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PAINTING OUTDOORS

You rise with the sun to catch the first light,  perfection is right in your grasp, You set up your easel, lay out your paint, your brush is held tight in your clasp, Surrounded by nature and fresh, clean air, … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE WISDOM?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Wisdom grows from experience, through trial and disappointment, It can also evolve through times of peace, satisfaction and contentment, However it is obtained, we can be confident that it comes from God, … Continue reading

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A SILENT FORTRESS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A peaceful walk within the woods, can stir imagination, The crunch of twigs and unknown things, all adds to this sensation, A regiment of trees stand tall, and line a peaceful … Continue reading

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WINTER WATCH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The majestic eagle casts his perfect vision on the field below, Always looking for his next meal or provision for his waiting mate, Who herself is on guard for the protection of … Continue reading

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MORNING MOTIVATION

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The crisp mountain air fills blissful valleys with a haunting haze, Just enough to mute the colors ever so slightly, Beyond the fog, lies a green pasture where the rest of … Continue reading

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OFF TO THE WOODS

A tradition in our family for more than 55 years, requires the father and son team of Paul & Bob to return to Wisconsin for the one week deer hunt. This special week of male bonding and fellowship started today, … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T HIDE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Entwined with brush and branches, a refuge holds you tight, The world is far away, you’re hidden from its sight, The fear you hold inside, adrenaline excites, But comfort still you … Continue reading

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DAYLIGHT IS A BURNIN’

One of the points of taking a vacation is to forget about all the things you should be doing.  You should set your brain at idle and focus on nothing.  You’re expected to fritter away the hours and consort with the … Continue reading

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BLOWING IN THE WIND

We have yet to be able to control the weather.  We can predict when a storm will come, but altering the course of the natural world is beyond our comprehension.  As with all things we don’t understand,  it somehow becomes part of “Mother … Continue reading

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