Hi back! Since I don’t normally take two weeks off, I made a short one minute video telling you about my break. If you are receiving this in email form, you can watch the video here. Below are a few more pictures from one adventure during the break.

Seven years ago the Denver Botanic Gardens got a Corpse Flower — named for the smell it emits when it blossoms. Lovely, right? I certainly hope in the flower garden of life I’m not a Corpse Flower. Interestingly, they only blossom every ten years or so and when they blossom, it’s only open for about a day and a half.

Being like any other “pregnant” creature, no exact date could be given to schedule around. Those who cared to see Stinky, the blossom, had about a one week window when it might open. Crazy fun folks that we are, why not get up at 5 a.m., drive down town, and stand in this line:


It was an opportunity to make friends around us. The lady in purple had traipsed around Indonesia in the 80s with a friend who wanted to see a blossoming corpse flower. They never did, so in memory of her trip she came to see Stinky:


Worth it? Yes. I read on a thank you note I was writing there are 240,000 variations of flowers. I think I can name 10 of them. Okay, maybe more. But the point is, sometimes I have my nose down and I get so focused on what I need to do, I forget to look up and be reminded of this vast, creative, beautiful world we live in:

Amy with Corpse

Taste and see that the Lord is good, the Psalmist reminds us. We forgot snacks, and the smell was a little unappetizing, but the sight, oh the sight. And that’s just one out of 240,000 flowers you could behold!


I had to throw some math in :).

Glad to be back,


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  1. Britta August 25, 2015 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Welcome back!!! Love your video :) the lighting was perfect! I am going to do a weekly video for my next project, starting next week and I am all—eeeek—you know? Can’t wait to catch up with you. Have a delightful re-entry time!

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      Amy August 31, 2015 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Britta, you’re the best! I look forward to your videos :)!

  2. Phyllis August 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    A wonderful life event. I would have gotten up early and gone with you. This will never leave your brain.

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      Amy August 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      We would have had fun together!

  3. Susan Gaines August 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    So glad you took a break. How sweet to hear and see you. You’re just a doll. And, you have to know, many authors write different books simultaneously. I’m delighted for you that you gave yourself this break and look what God did with it? Sweet.

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      Amy August 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Susan, you’re such an encourager!

  4. Bernie August 26, 2015 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Wonderful post – wonderful video!

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      Amy August 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bernie :)!

  5. Mark Allman September 4, 2015 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I enjoyed your video and look forward to what you mapped out!!

  6. Mark Allman September 4, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Found this time laspe of your flower.

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