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, November 21, 2009

In a Boy's Room





The boy has grown up and moved out, but some things remain.

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56 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The most cutie shot with wonderful shadows this week-end so far.

Have a happy SSS...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what dear shadow shots, Dimple! Yes, some things do remain even after they grow up and move on and what lovely memories they leave!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Sam said...

So sweet! The cars remind me of my small collection I had when I was a youngster - a lovely shot! Happy SSS!

Beverley Baird said...

What a greatshot and shadow.
I still have boxes of my kids' things - but not out like yours. I miss those things!

Ralph said...

Cars and airplanes make a boy's imagination work over time. For me anyway :>)

It seems to be the room, the space of a boy. I think our college age son still has Hot Wheels somewhere. Not interesting to hm now, but these toys allowed him to be the great thinker he is now. Now I'm reminiscing!

Patti said...

ditto what Ralph said.. he's my hubby.
;-)
We still have a Lego space shuttle on display that our son made a few years back. It's dusty, but...

Deb said...

I love it when sharp shadows explain the structure, as does this. It's neat how it stands out, when the subject line is less defined with the car shapes and all.

Janie said...

Perfect shadows, like echoes of the little boy that has now grown up.

Twinkle Star Art said...

What a sweet reminder of those treasured days. Lovely photo :)

Everything said...

made me a bit teary!

Paula Scott said...

Oh! I dread that day and yet celebrate it. My boy is 18 and a senior in high school. He drives now, so is gone a lot. I already find myself grieving the loss of that little child who is now a young man.
A lovely tribute you have posted here to that inevitable rite of passage when he leaves the nest.

allhorsestuff said...

That is really very sweet and a tinge sad~Nice shadows and memories too.
KK

toby said...

Great shot - and great shadows!

maiaT said...

What a beautiful thought and memories. The toys and the shadows; lovely composition.

Pam said...

Great shadow of the plane, it looks like it is actually flying.
Sometimes the things that remain, turn out to mean the most.

Sweet Repose said...

A Mother's memories to dust forever...

RuneE said...

Well done - there is always something to be found if you look for it.

RuneE said...

Something will always remain... :-)

maryt/theteach said...

Oh Dimple, such a poignant shadow shot! I bet you miss him! :)

Pacey said...

This is a lovely photo...brings so much memories for you I bet.

Sarah said...

That is a lovely shot with lovely memories for you. Love the aeroplane!

Icy BC said...

Love that shadow of the airplane!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely toy collection and the shadows are cool!

Maggie May said...

Some things you have to keep.
Ditto the shadows. They are effective!

Nuts in May

Ladynred said...

Yes that's true and it's hard to get rid of them.
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Quilt Works said...

Wonderful shot! You have a great eye!
I particular like neat shadow!

...A field of golden sunflowers!

Manang Kim said...

Very impressive!!

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Speedcat Hollydale said...

Great photo, and hello from SpeedyCat :-)

Carol said...

Great photo...brings back alot of memories...and yes, somethings do remain...

Anna said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my Mellow-post! What a lovely thought and photo you have for this week's Mellow Yellow Monday.
I have a son that is seven and I daughter that is five. I am constantly thinking about the small changes in them and how one day they will be grown and this time that is NOW will only be a memory.
Hugs
Anna

Race said...

cute toys and lovely shot! i love the shadows behind! perfect for the pic!

my first time here at MYM!

http://www.facilityserv.net/2009/11/mellow-yellow-monday-1-gen-loves-yellow.html

fickleinpink said...

good reminiscing...
Have a great week! Come and visit my MYM today if you have the time!
xoxo

Stine in Ontario said...

Love this shadow! The toys must be a sunny shelf. :)

chubskulit said...

Good thing you still keep them!

Joops said...

Your post reminds me when i came home from overseas. My Dad gave me this box full of my toy cars. I gave it to my son!

Happy Thanksgiving! Please check out Our last days in Korea

Jazzbumpa said...

A shadow of a memory.

Poignant.

Cheers!
JzB

Rose said...

This may be a repeat, but I think I clicked to go back to your main blog before my other finished posting...I had commented on getting three memes with one photo--great job.

Marice said...

those are nice toys! cool!

u may view mine here

eden said...

Woww.. that surely brings a lot of memories. Nice toys

Leora said...

I love kids' toys. Nice that you still have these.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Happy MYM!

storyteller said...

Wonderful shadows and nifty kids toys ;-)
Happy MYM ... wonderful memories no doubt!
Hugs and blessings,
Happily Retired Gal

NitWit1 said...

It is so thoughtful he left reminders of another time for memories.

Sally in WA said...

That yellow prop just pops out in this picture. :-)

Thanks for visiting my MYM post. Have a great week.

Terry said...

i think they are priceless dimple.
my boy{bernie] still remains and i have it not in my heart to give away his motorcycle models.
i just don't think that younger kids would look after them...more than likely break them!
those toys left behind by the boys will be treasured heirlooms for the boys children and grandchildren, eh?
i can't find your ruby tuesday, AGAIN!.. hahahaha...love terry

The Cunning Runt said...

It's cool that you've kept it like that. ;)

Raven said...

What a lovely shot with it's shadows and reflections and tender memories. Beautiful.

Felisol said...

Beautiful veteran cars and plane, made for exhibition more than for play, I guess.
My husband has similar models in his home office. He's a boy of 60!
Many outstanding qualifications in this picture.
From Felisol

Robin said...

My son would have loved that airplane lamp when he was younger. (These days it's all soccer, all the time. That and Harry Potter.)

mousey said...

what a lucky boys!

mine's here http://mousey.info/2009/11/22/pudding-anyone/

momgen said...

OH that is really happen when your kids are growing... Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Mine is here

Auntie E said...

Yes, those things carry such great memories:-)

Stephanie V said...

It must bring a smile just to dust and remember that little boy.

ilanadavita said...

The shadows in the photo are wonderful. They add meaning to the shot.

Q said...

I love the way the memes dovetailed together for you and inspired me!
Thanks,
Sherry

knitwit said...

This makes me remember to appreciate and enjoy my little guys in all their messy glory while I can. They grow up too fast! Lovely photo.