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, February 22, 2010

Spring for Ruby Tuesday


I have been searching for signs of spring. We have had an open winter with little snow and mild temperatures, but it is winter, and I'm ready for spring. My snowdrops aren't up yet, the buds on the trees are still closed. Sigh.

Well, these little red knobs are a sure sign that spring is nearly here! They are rhubarb sprouts, peeking out to see if it's time to grow. I spotted them yesterday as I was returning from my walk. In May they will look like this:
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The stems get really long, and the leaves are huge.  They are beautiful plants.

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19 comments:

kaye said...

everything is still covered with snow here. I have a nice stand of rhubarb too.

lakeviewer said...

Delightful. I'll have to plant some.

Carolyn Ford said...

That IS a nice plant...off to the nursery I go! Spring will come...I am sure of it!

nice A said...

Nice shot of rhubarb sprouts. Hoping for a lovely spring.

Carletta said...

The snow has finally melted here today. Maybe tomorrow I'll look for some early signs. :)
Rhubarb - my Mom would love some!

Mine’s here: Round The Bend.

Hootin' Anni said...

Rhubarb IS a very hardy plant!!!

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Hope you're having a super day.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i love rhubarb ... and my mum does too. stewed rhubarb and apple with custard ... what a great dessert.

Kiki said...

Beautiful photos! I love searching for signs of spring too...how fun! Lovely reds..and the green is so lush and vibrant! Wonderful shots!
Kiki~

webruci said...

Two wonderful pictures!
We all waiting for Spring:)

Ralph said...

We in the Northern climes are all ready for Spring. Not so much lots of snow, but a succession of 2-4" nuisance snow plus like today, sleet an a cold 34 degree rain. So we hope for Spring, and you have given us a glimpse into the next season - the red bulbs/buds a fine ruby!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I adore rhubarb. We'll see how hardy mine is this year; I kind of tossed it into some pretty awful ground in the corner!

Stine in Ontario said...

Your rhubarb is way ahead of mine, which is still under the snow!

Auntie E said...

I thought that was what they were. I love rhubarb.
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Robin said...

We've actually had what could pass for spring for the past month, but the week coming up looks like payback time. Ick.

NitWit1 said...

I have one yellow crocus blooming. I should have more but yet to see them

happily retired gal said...

Lovely signs of spring. Your post reminds me of my childhood because we grew rhubarb in the yard. Yesterday a purple iris opened in my front yard and today a yellow crocus started to bloom ... both much too early but most welcome ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Kitty said...

I do love seeing growing things pushing their way to the sunlight! It felt very springlike over here about a fortnight ago, but winter has come back for a final fling with sleet and snow :(

The little bird in my blog header is a European goldfinch - I spent last Sunday afternoon photographing them as the visited the feeders in the garden back home in Ireland.

christine said...

Rhubarb plants are sooooo stately, arent' they? If you cover thme now with an old bucket to keep out the light, you will get pink, thinner stems which are much sweeter and more tender than if you just let them grow. It's called forcing. Best to let a plant rest a year or two before repeating it, but if you've enough, you can rotate them:)

When I was a girl, centuries ago, we used to have a small dish of sugar and used to snap off the rhubarb stalks and just dip the end in the sugar and munch them. Yummy!!

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Terry said...

oh dimple!.i have never seen rhubarb sprouts, although i do know that they are the first fruit[IS rhubarb a fruit?] to be picked.
they are the first and then come the strawberries!..yummy!
soon the lilac bushes will be budding in our front lawn...ha! for sure and this is a true sign of spring!
keep up these "spring around the corner" posts dimple!...i just love them!..love terry