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, July 24, 2010

Syringa


These are Syringa blossoms. Syringa is a wild shrub and Idaho's state flower.
This plant is one of several on our property.

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34 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely flower, great capture and a wonderful shadow shot for the day! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy, Dimple!

Sylvia

lakeviewer said...

What a stunningly beautiful flower! Native and wild. I like that.

In Oregon. we have wild irises

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful SSS picture!
Greetings from Casablanca!

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Cassie said...

Very nice ShadowShot! That ant is too perfect. He posed for you.

In May I planted a Syringa and it was going great guns until the deer decided the leaves looked too tasty to resist. Didn't expect that. Now it is a stub. I put a fence around it, but it really isn't thriving anymore.:>(

Thanks for the helpful hint on the width of the columns. I'm half afraid to touch it for fear I'll loose it again though. We need to meet & take some ShadowShots before summer is over!!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Absolutley stunning shot.

Greyscale Territory said...

These flowers have such a pretty shape and llove the extra touch of the exploring wild critter!

Hey Harriet said...

That's beautiful! I like the capture of that big ant(?) as well! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Crown of Beauty said...

What a beautiful flower this is, and the way you took the shot, so clear, so that the pistils and the stamens are seen.

I have just visited your Bible Blog and meditated on the poem Let The Remnant Come.

It makes one think.

Your blogs are beautiful, I love the pictures, and the insights.

Blessings on your Sunday.

Love
Lidj

Mimi said...

Hard to believe it's wild, it's very pretty.
And the insects agree with me too!
Is it scented?

knitwit said...

It's a beautiful flower--and it grows wild! What a blessing! I love this time of year!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, what a wonderful picture...it's extra special with that black ant. Stunning!

NitWit1 said...

Very pretty, somwhat reminiscent of Magnolias. Wonder if they are like the bluebonnets of Texas....hard to grow anywhere. In Texas they self propagate but try to buy seeds and get them to grow, even in Texas, My mother tried and failed. I tried in AR. I soaked the seeds and planted them indoors, but they failed to thrive.

Robin said...

What beautifully white petals they have. Such a treat to have something like that growing wild right on your property.

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Manang Kim said...

This look like magnolia. Does it has a smell?

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Ralph said...

Nice capture of the flower, and that intruder ant. The shadows are as delicate as each petal...

Maggie May said...

That is a truly beautiful flower. However, it is very different from OUR Syringa commonly known as Lilac.
Maggie X

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Mimi said...

Hi Dimple, just called back to say thanks for signing up as a follower, what a lovely surprise.
I may have to bribe more people with chocolate to get to 60 now!!

Julia Smith said...

Very beautiful - I'm a huge fan of local wildflowers and flowering trees & shrubs. I've never seen a syringa before.

Here in Nova Scotia our provincial flower is the Mayflower or trailing arbutus. And I've never seen real Mayflowers in the woods myself - only for sale at farmer's markets. You have to know where to find them.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flower and a beautiful macro shot! Well done! Happy MYM!

stan said...

nectar thief?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Dimple -- the ant is a nice bonus in your shot! Idaho has a beautiful State Flower!

Liza said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Happy MYM!

Liz @ MLC

michael said...

Lovely flower. How nice of them to volunteer to bloom on your property!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely capture - I must confess, I had not heard of this flower before!

armyfamilyok said...

It's a very lovely flower and how nice that they just grow on your property. Love how you were able to include the ant.....amazing shot!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful - nature inspires us so much! A great start to the day!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That's very pretty...even capturing the tiny ant like that! Awesome

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Jan n Jer said...

Great shot of a beautfiul flower...love the ant!

Gattina said...

That's a very beautiful flower !

Jay said...

I love syringa! It smells so wonderful. It's beautiful too, and the little black ant contrasts so well with it!

Buck said...

Beautiful! I had to look up syringa and was surprised to find that we call them lilacs here in the East. Ours are brief-blooming in the spring time. That blossom sets the table for the ant - great choice of contrasts!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I can see your photos just fine, and wow!

Dimple said...

Buck
Actually, I found out when writing this post that the Syringa shown here is a different species (Philadelphus lewisii) from the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris). I had always thought that they were related...

jeannette said...

Aah, that white is so gorgeous!

Muhammad khabbab said...

very beautiful shot indeed.