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.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Backhoe & Apples for Mellow Yellow Monday & Ruby Tuesday


Backhoe & Apples
OK, it's a SIGN and apples!

See more Mellow Yellow Monday, and more Ruby Tuesday.
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26 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Branches near breaking,
bountiful apple harvest—
who will pluck the fruit?

My Mellow Yellow

storyteller said...

Nifty photo! Hard to believe all those apples hanging on to that otherwise barren tree. Is someone going to pick them???
Hugs and blessings,
My Mellow Yellow

Stephanie V said...

I am thinking about that big yellow backhoe ready to go to work. Looks like it's time to bring those lovely apples in. Nice winter shot.

Manang Kim said...

I am willing to pick those apples with the backhoe lifting me lol!! Nice shots thanks for sharing!

Mine is here:Christmas Tree 2009

Dimple said...

We had a banner year for apples this year. Every tree was loaded, and not all got picked. Probably these didn't as there had already been some freezing weather, but the deer and bears don't care. I really liked God's decorated trees, however!

maryt/theteach said...

Dimple, great post for Ruby Tuesday! Thanks for participating each week. I really appreciate it! :)

Annie said...

Good fit for both and a touch of humor too.

scribbler said...

You got me, I was actually looking for the actual backhoe when I scrolled down and saw the sign. (Grins)
Anyway, I wish I were there to feast on those apples.

Strange Sunflowers

Marice said...

wow those are lots of apples!

u may view mine here

Maelka said...

Red and yellow.... nice. I like...

eden said...

I love to pick those apples.:)
Great shot.

Robin said...

I never realized that the apples stay on the tree after the leaves have fallen. I always picture them getting picked while the leaves are still green, but maybe that's more the case here in Israel where we don't really have fall.

DUTA said...

What a sharp contrast! The tree looks desolated, dead, and the apples - live, colorful, ready to be picked up and bring pleasure to those who'll eat them.

Dianne said...

I like this shot
the apples are everywhere!

Anna said...

Nice shot, but I am wondering if we aren't starting to get our meme-days and colours mixed up. Are you doing this NaBloPoMo-thing too?
Forgive me. It is after midnight in my part of the world, and I think I am getting silly!
Best wishes,
Anna

Ralph said...

So many beautiful pieces of fruit awaiting harvest. The Northwest seems to grow delicious apples, and we await this perfect snack. Romantic, even if heavy equipment is needed for harvest...

The Cunning Runt said...

A great shot for the season! Mine was on an agrarian theme as well. :)

Lindz said...

it looks like it's really ready, must be very sweet

Carolyn Ford said...

Those apples are hanging in there in, what appears, to be cold weather! Nice shot!

shopannies said...

love the wonderful picture

diane said...

Lovely tree laden with apples. But no backhoe ho ho ho ho ho

Jama said...

That's a lot of apples! I don't mine picking them.

Hootin' Anni said...

Pretty trees....

Happy Tuesday....my Ruby entry is holiday--a continuation of one I did several weeks ago...it's finished now, and decorating our mantle!! come see HERE

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm surprised there are still so many apples on the tree.

Terry said...

oh dimple, these apples looks so yummy!
there is nothing like the taste of autumn apples.
yellow or red whatever...i just love them.
now my sister grace and my sister, betty would get a few good apple pies out of this bunch of apples.
i can't bake, myself, but those two make the best pies. such flaky crust and such non stingy apple filling!
this is a good post.

i have been reading your bible blog . i have figured out how i can send you my comments dimple.
please never give up on this most godly and encouraging blog....love terry

Anna said...

I'm sorry. I apologize for my comment.
Anna