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.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Scenic Sunday-Cedars


Come for a walk in my backyard.

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16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What an awesome yard, I love trees and your cedars are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie May said...

That little pathway through the woods seems to be beckoning me to follow!
Great shot.

DUTA said...

Lovely back yard and trees. I agree wih Maggie May - the little pathway seems to be inviting us to follow.

lakeviewer said...

Your cedars must smell delicious. What kinds are they?

Dimple said...

Lakeviewer-they are Western Red Cedar, a fairly common species of tree in our area. They do smell wonderful!

Hannah said...

Is that one of the fragrant paths of Rivendell? :) I can almost see an elf at the far end! I love trees. I'm still wishing they can talk. Oh, the stories they can tell! :D

Thanks for taking a walk on my site. :) Have a good week ahead!

Tammie Lee said...

Oh how wonderful that this is your back yard! Gorgeous beings these cedars!
spirithelpers

Carletta said...

Looks like something from a fairytale!
Love to be walking down the path.

diane said...

I would love to take a walk through the cedars and smell their perfume. Lovely shot, very inviting.

Kirigalpoththa said...

You have a great backyard!

Baruch said...

Great backyard!

Q said...

These Giants are so beautiful....
They give me a feeling of peace and harmony.
Thank you for the gorgeous photograph and for reminding me of the Red Cedars and their glory.
Sherry

Brenda Leyland said...

Nice photo! Looks like a fun place to explore!

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

The trunks are cedars truly are lovely and you captured them nicely!

NitWit1 said...

A lovely photo for Sunday. The bark has interesting texture from some cedars with which I am familiar. Some have a shaggy, hairy bark.

Jientje said...

I don't think I've ever seen one before. I do know the wood smells fragrant, can you smell that when you walk next to them? It must be wonderful to walk that path.