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, December 12, 2010

Mountain Ash


Ice blue winter sky
Mountain ash berries in red
Worthy wind chilled walk.

Blue Monday
Ruby Tuesday
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23 comments:

NitWit1 said...

I have some red berries to compete with those, but mine are on nandinas. We do have a gusty 40 mph wind which is making the large flag on our flagpole sound a bit like thunder. it is 25 deg at 6.45 PM and expected to be 9 deg by morning.

Karen said...

This is a very lovely photo. I love the berry colour against the sky.

Boonie S said...

Lovely combintaion of words and image. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

cieldequimper said...

Lovely against the sky and very pretty as Christmas decorations too! ;-)

becky at abbeystyle said...

Really? With all the wind that's blowing across the country, I can't imagine the berries are still clinging on! We aren't having snow in Florida but the window is fierce!!! Coming from the northwest...

SmilingSally said...

I wonder what kind of tree this is....

Happy Blue Monday, Dimple.

EG Wow said...

The berries are so pretty. The local robins ate all mine weeks ago! :)

chubskulit said...

That's gorgeous!

Blue Hot Wheels

LV said...

A very pretty sharing of blues for today.

Nora Johnson said...

Wonderful capture!

XOXO Lola:)

momgen said...

Cool berries and the sky really is blue. Happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

Anne Fannie said...

The picture is beautiful! I love the berries against the blue sky. Perfect for Blue Monday!
Ann

Amiko said...

Never seen this tree before!

Donnie said...

Lovely shade of blue. The berries are gorgeous. Happy Blue Monday.

Auntie E said...

Very nice and color play off each other nicely.
Happy Blue Monday.
Getting ready

Mary said...

What a wonderful photo. I hope you are having a great day and enjoying all that Blue Monday sends your way. Blessings...Mary

chubskulit said...

Coming back for My Ruby Tuesday

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful composition! Love it!
RT-First snow storm

LauraX said...

lovely image and words to carry it through!

Buck said...

I've been trying to get a photo of mountain ash but haven't got the new camera quite figured out yet. Love this one!

Lina Gustina said...

Red berry and blue sky... gorgeous :)

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Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for commenting on my entry. Taking a photo of red berry is ideal for RT!!!
Have a wonderful day.

bettyl said...

Great combination of color!