Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rosehips for Ruby Tuesday


These are wild rosehips.
I like wild roses
They bloom independently
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13 comments:

Annie said...

How pretty, Dimple. I love the softness of the picture. I feel like I'm looking through a screen to the out of doors.

Meikah said...

Yes, I agree with Annie! Great shot! Happy RT! :)

PERBS said...

I wish I knew flora like you do. . . I find plenty of it with my camera but most I have no idea what it is.

DUTA said...

Splendid picture of a splendid wild flower.

Auntie E said...

rose hips indeed. A bath soak in rose hip sounds great:-)
http://auntieegarden.blogspot.com/2009/08/ruby-tuesday-victorian-inn.html

srp said...

Yes, crushing them and soaking in the hot bath... followed by a really cool towel in this hot weather of course... is a tempting idea.

ellievellie said...

I agree on roses. Rose hips make a good marmalade - little soar but interesting taste :) Lovely rubies!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Those are pretty rose hips. Mine never looked so good. I have a new knock off rose and I wonder how it will deal with this winter. I don't know about rose hips on it.

storyteller said...

What a LOVELY choice for Ruby Tuesday ;--)
Thanks for your visit to Sacred Ruminations. Have a lovely day.
Hugs and blessings,

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely hips! I like the red amongst the leaves.

moosh said...

Rose are great in potpourri, baths and teas. All good for you. Nice soft colors. HRT

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

When rose hips ripen,
first frosts of autumn hasten
to nip the wild fruit.

My Ruby Tuesday

Carolyn Ford said...

So beautiful. I want to learn how to get the soft light like this.