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, June 13, 2010

Red and Yellow Columbine


It was wonderfully sunny today, but this plant was in a shady spot.
I think columbines are wonderful, they are perennial and also
reseed freely. I even have a few in my lawn!

Check out Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday!
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29 comments:

Marice said...

simply beautiful :)

u may view mine here

☺lani☺ said...

beautiful!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I too love columbine. Lovely capture.

momgen said...

It's pretty. Happy MYM!

Mine is here

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Quality Time with kids for MYM.

Manang Kim said...

Wow your columbine is so pretty love it! Happy Monday!


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Malin said...

Pretty!
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becky at abbeystyle said...

Such a fragile-looking flower. Thanks for the day brightener, Dimple.

chasity said...

isn't it great how they pop up anywhere...and all the new colors they make for themselves?!
love them.
yours are beautiful!

Stephanie V said...

Pretty colors in that columbine. I know what you mean about the sharing of seeds...these plants are very generous.

reg said...

What a wonderful picture of Columbine, Mine are finished up now, so it is wonderful to see yours still in bloom

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Columbines are always so beautiful from closed buds to full fledged open flowers, they are a delight.

Carletta said...

I love the color of these! I didn't know until this spring that my Mom had Columbine. She's going to save me seed. :)
Lovely shot!

(Carletta's Captures)

EG Wow said...

This is a gorgeous columbine! I have one too, but so far it has not reseeded. How nice that yours has!

Malin said...

Very beautiful.
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rebecca said...

one of my favorites...

Birgitta said...

Simply beautiful!
Cool header you have :)

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I grew up and raised my family in Colorado before we retired to the coast....and the columbine is the Colorado state flower...isn't it gorgeous? Love it.

My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Hope you can find time to visit with me today.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

so pretty ... i wish i had more flowers in my garden.
My Ruby Redness

dogsmom said...

Columbines are gorgeous! They look lovely at all stages and come in such wonderful color combinations.

RuneE said...

Please send me one :-)

Sandy said...

Beautiful flower and photo!

Sandy
From the Heart of Texas

DUTA said...

I even like the name 'Colombine'. I agree with a previous commenter who wrote the flower is 'fragile-looking'. I would also add there's a certain 'humility' about it. And its oolors are a delight.

Terry said...

hi dimple..what a lovely flower and with such a pretty name..columbine
doesn't this flower do really well inside?
where i used to look after an eldely lady, she had a columbine and it seemed that no matter what the season was, that plant was always bearing flowers the colour of peaches.
betty and i took so many pictures of it.
alas, those photos are buried some where in my hard drive!
hope you had a good ruby tuesday dimple!
love terry

Bambie dear ★ said...

so nice =) it was greatly captured =)

NitWit1 said...

Wish a few of those seed would drift into my yard. Maybe the wind will bring a few. I love surprises....

Vernz said...

This is pretty … I love its name too!

Thank you for dropping by On This Side of Town, been experiencing internet disruptions lately thus the late visit.

Ann said...

Sounds like the sound clementine

rebecca said...

i do love these so.
i once lived in mendocino and they were every where brightening up the forest.