The Lord has been blessing our time, and it has been a joy to experience God’s Creation and Majesty!

Our Internet connection at the cabin is very slow, but we came into town, so here are quite a few pictures. Most Joseph took, and all except two, are from Monday.

Remember, you can click into any picture to make it larger.


Mary on her birthday.

Starting out on a hike Monday morning.

Agnes Vaille Falls

John and Jesse

Mary, Mom, Abby, and Anna


Feeding the chipmunks.



At the end of our picnic lunch, an elderly man, who had been fishing, fell. Dad and Mom were nearby, and the guys ran over to help. The man had cut his face quite badly on the rock, but through the whole thing, he was laughing and talking. We were able to supply his wife with a few items from our first aid kit. Believe it or not, he wanted to continue fishing!

Rain on the lake

And this final picture is from Tuesday. We’ll share later about what Tuesday’s event was.


“Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).

21 thoughts on “Pictures”

  1. Oh, how many times we have fed those chipmunks in that very same spot!! And hiked to the waterfall…… We have so many photos of these very places. Enjoy your time away!


  2. Hey, are you all in Colorado ?And if so are yall speaking any were we would love to here yall.We live in Colorado Springs .And we heard you all speak in TX . when we lived there about a year back .We were very
    encouraged by yall.

    We are in Buena Vista on vacation. We don’t have any invitations sorry.

  3. absolutely beautiful scenery and photography. Can you explain the lumber and rocks. Very nice that the whole family gets to make memories like this together.
    I’m guessing they put the lumber there as a haven for the chipmunks.

  4. What a gorgeous place!!! I love all the pictures; very well done!
    Praying for you all!

    Love, Samantha

  5. Wow, what marvelous pictures!! Thanks for sharing about your wonderful adventure!! Praying for continued saftey and energy to enjoy your time.

  6. Looks like a great time, It reminds me of Yosemite. The rain on the lake picture is AMAZING!

  7. Wow! Amazing pictures that you guys took! They’re beautiful!!
    I love reading your blog and seeing everything you do. You all are a huge blessing to me. Love, Emily A.

  8. Beautiful pictures!!!! Praying your time away continues to be blessed!

    Can I ask a question? I am currently saving for an SLR camera and am leaning toward a nikon (i noticed the ones in your pics are nikon). Your pictures are SO gorgeous! I know much of it is the photographers skill…but I am also wondering what model(s) of the nikon you have and are pleased with. I would be so grateful if you would share your info with me!!!!
    Canons are as good or better. Joseph was using Christopher’s D300. Since Christopher photographs weddings, he has invested in some nice equipment.

  9. Those are great pictures! I’m waiting for the story behind the last photo…it is very pretty!
    Did the chipmunks actually come right up to you?! That is amazing!
    The chipmunks will climb on you to get the food. There was one squirrel that bit a lady while we were there. The chipmunks are as friendly as can be.

  10. Looks like you all are having such a wonderful time!
    the Rain on the Lake picture could win awards in a photo contest! Great photography. We are from CO originally and just love the Buena Vista area.

  11. Great photos… I love the one where it looks like Mary is sitting in someone’s hand, feeding the chipmonk – very clever! You all look very happy and relaxed and BLESSED!

  12. Beautiful pictures of God’s creation. You all look so relaxed as you take it all in and enjoy sharing your experience as a family.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  13. Hi Maxwells – looks like you are enjoying Colorado! We always love going there. We got back from Europe at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning due to a 2 hour flight delay in Atlanta. Had a super time with good weather and saw some wonderful sights. Had a great group of 46 on our tour and enjoyed the 3 different cities. See you soon! Wave to my hometown as you drive home.

  14. WOW! and WOW! These pictures are amazing. Absolutely breathtaking to see the world Our heavenly Father creating for us to enjoy. Thanks for posting đŸ™‚

  15. In the second to last photo, was there a filter on the camera? The lighting is so unusual. All the photos are lovely but when I came to that one, I got goosebumps. Nicely done!
    See comment on HDR.

  16. Happy 15th birthday Mary! It looks like your having a blast! The chipmunks are very cute!

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