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Joy DeKok, Author & Blogger
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Joy DeKok ~ Author & Blogger
Joy DeKok ~ Author & Blogger

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I love taking pictures of the moon. I am willing to go outside in almost any kind of weather get photos of God’s night light. NASA says it is an average 238,855 miles away from here. And yet, on the right night, with the right camera, tripod, and focus, I…
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It was just a regular-sized bag of M&M’s with peanuts and not guilt-ridden contraband.
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The wind was blowing the flowers and leaves around in almost constant gusts of 20 to 30 MPH the other day. Walking Sophie and Tucker I thought, “Another no picture day.” As the wind blew against us another thought crossed my mind, “Why? There are plenty…
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“I love the dried and torn milkweed pods as they burst open in all their seedy and shimmery beauty. Oh, the delights of September!” Joy DeKok About a year ago, I was delighted by the milkweed seeds, and I almost missed this bug standing his or her ground…
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The other day, I watched this lovely goldfinch ride a blade of prairie grass as the wind blew her about with gusts up to 25 MPH and a storm headed our way. As she hung on and sang because that’s what birds are created to do. As I watched and listened, I…
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Jon and I were enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon in the living room when a male grosbeak hit the window. He smacked it so hard that he left feathers on the glass. We both got up to look and were sad to see him lying on the ground motionless his head at a…
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Daddy & Me In the tenth grade, John Marshall high school held a Father-Daughter dance. After school, I climbed a tall ladder, hung streamers in the lunch room, cut out name tags in the shapes of father and daughter lions, and could hardly wait to dance…
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This downy woodpecker’s body language communicated anticipation. He sat there, eager and ready for his turn at the suet lunch counter. When the second the other downy left, he was there. I know there are times when it’s important to wait passively, and…
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I enjoy taking photos and love it when I get to take good ones and sometimes even near perfect ones. But sometimes perfect – even almost perfect doesn’t happen.  When I get ready to go outside, the last thing I do is hang my camera around my neck. That…
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Three years ago today, Mama left here for heaven. I wanted to do more to remember her than stand at her grave. I wanted to share her with you. And, on the selfish side, I wanted to write about her because that’s one way I can still honor her. In a couple…
Suddenly Sixty
Suddenly Sixty
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