Visiting the Chapel & the Cross over Mossyrock
It was a beautiful day. After I picked up my son Shane from school, he and I decided to make our first visit to the “Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel” (shown right) and trek up the mountainside to the Cross of Christ across from the DeGoede Bulb Farm in Mossyrock.
It was a long, LONG way up that hill. But it was worth every step. The hard part was the hike down. Holy Molé, my knees are retelling me the story of my trek as I type.
There were 14 stations of the cross along the switch-back trail. Each station had a bench or two for hikers to sit and pray or catch their breath. Each station has been hand painted and encased in brick, beautiful to contemplate.
At the top Shane captured an interesting shot of me standing at the cross. Yes, I’m really that short and yes, the cross is really that tall. If you drive down Highway 12 at night you can see the cross for several miles. It is a wonderful landmark that brings me a settled peace each time I see it.
BIRD WATCHING UPDATE: My three gentleman Black-headed Grosbeaks have brought their three girlfriends to our feeders. Very pushy dames, they are. We also have a rather large Western Scrub-Jay that stops by now and then. And I’ve been keeping my eye on a young Robin calling “Feed me! Feed me!” as he hops his fat, downy body along behind his parents.
KALEIDOSCOPE SEAS UPDATE: I am incorporating everyone’s suggestions into my banner. What fun! BTW, I don’t think that it is a Trinity Sunday banner at all, I think it’s an Ascension Day banner. Ha! I’ve spent most of my day literally immersed in Ascension Day study (and prayer). Very interesting! The banner may not be done for this Sunday, but I’m going to try. It is a journey and it is whether I get there at all that matters, not when. (Right?)
“In the midst of gathering darkness, light becomes more evident.” -Bonnie Bostrom