Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Pictures of Nauvoo.

This sister in the green dress is Sister Tukuafu. She is married to a Hawaiian man and they are both District Temple workers and live in Nauvoo. They have 15 children, all grown now. They lived many years in a small hut in Hawaii with no electricity or running water! They are now in the process of building this round home for themselves down by the river. It is amazing!

Look at the view of the river they will have!

A storm coming in! It can happen in just a few minutes

A fungus that grows on the trees here. I guess it is a kind of mushroom When you look at it up close, it is really quite beautiful...lots of colors. I don't know if you can tell from the picture below or not. In the Garden Room at the Temple there is a tree in the mural with a growth on it just like this!

Other mushrooms growing in the forest. There are some kinds you can eat, but since I don't know what kind (and many are poison), I leave them alone :)

These next 3 pictures are of an old stone bridge just minutes from where we live. It is so picturesque!! Everyone goes there to take their favorite shot.

A statue of Joseph and Hyrum in a little park across from the Temple.

This is downtown Nauvoo...during rush hour :) I LOVE SMALL TOWNS! I would love to live here IF ALL MY CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN WERE HERE!!

I never tire of taking pictures of this beautiful Temple. What a blessing it is to serve here every day!

This stature is of Joseph and Hyrum leaving Nauvoo for Carthage. I love the way the sun was coming through just at that moment

The view of the Mississippi from the statue above.

Another gorgeous sunset on the Mississippi!

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