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, April 17, 2011

Spring Walk


Walking in springtime
I see new life emerging 
Awakened from sleep 

45 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful spring photos! The flowers are pretty, looks like a nice walk.

Anvilcloud said...

There's nothing like the sproinging of spring.

Bella Skye said...

Nice shots! Love all of them :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love your mosaic and your haiku! Charming!

I am visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Greyscale Territory said...

A wonderful picture pile of spring colours!

momgen said...

They are pretty cool. Happy MYM!

Mine is here

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Spring selection!! I miss crocuses. It's summer here already.

Lorrie said...

Spring is just wonderful! All the colors you've captured brighten the landscape.

Tiffany said...

Pretty findings!

Liza said...

Beautiful photos!

Have a fabulous week!

Liz @ MLC

capturedalive said...

Lovely collage. You must have had a "Spring" in every step :)

EG Wow said...

Isn't spring full of hope, wildflowers coming back again?

Kim, USA said...

A very awesome collage of beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing!

MYM

Leovi said...

A beautiful mosaic spring. Greetings

Ms. Becky said...

you found so much color, it's beautiful.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely images. Nothing lifts my spirits like Spring!

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely, colorful and springlike post for the day, Dimple! I love it! Like the others, nothing lifts my spirits like spring!! Have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

Lovely signs of spring.

Eve said...

It looks like Spring is visiting your area - beautiful! :D

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You have an abundance of spring wildflowers that are never seen in the desert. I remember them well, from my days of living in the Northeast. Thanks for the memories.



SPLASH OF YELLOW

Splash of yellow,
Dash of gold,
Make me mellow,
Never old;
Keep my humor
In fine trim,
Always laughing,
Never grim.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Little Yellow Chicken Shack

Q said...

A lovely Spring walk! I am head over heels in love with wild flowers.....now to get to know all of their names.
Storms are headed my way. April showers for May flowers I hope.
Thanks for the mosaic.
Sherry

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful spring walk. I'm just glad it stopped snowing here, and I hope it stays stopped, but I can look at your blog and take a spring walk right here in my chair!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Vhen said...

nice shots =)

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/04/red-flower.html

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Would be happy to have you visit the Mellow yellow at my page, thanks!

stardust said...

Modest, quiet type of early spring flowers and other new life are emerging, which shows promise more sunshine, warmth, and colors. Lovely mosaic!

My garden haven said...

An awakening it is...of our sense of wonder at the burst of new life. Beautiful images of spring.
Rosie

Ralph said...

The new growth is wonderful, and the mere Spring sprouts give us a feeling so invigorated, so ready for warmth. Nice captures of new life!

Lola said...

Gorgeous images of Spring!

Loved reading about yr most harrowing journey over at my place!Love yr blog too!

XOXO Lola:)

Heather T. said...

Oh, such beautiful little chippers emerging from the ground!! I can only hope that ours will come soon.

becky said...

how did you do that? photograph your prints? or use a computer template to compose everything inside a frame?

NitWit1 said...

A nice spring walk I wish I could duplicate. My allergies are so bad this year I am wearing a mask when IJ leave the house. It is the wind ad the pollen it stirs up.

Woody said...

I want to come walk in your area, you have much more interesting subjects! Very nice collage.

Larung said...

i like all of your photo...

Boonie S said...

A delightful montage, and an excellent haiku. Thanks for these. I particularly like the metre of the haiku.

All the best, Boonie

Ebie said...

Beautiful collage representing the birth of Spring!

Lovely spring flowers!

Dianne said...

the purple flowers are my favorite but every shot is magical

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Your world is awesome!!! Or maybe, I just love nature that much! I love your photos! :)

Rcel with Our WORLD of Wintry Spring entry!

Maggie May said...

All your photos are lovely but the crocus and the fir cone pictures really stand out.
We seem to have plunged into summer....... judging by our high temperatures. Very strange for April, but who's complaining!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Outstanding!!!! I love how you accomplished this collage. Not only are the photos beautiful, but your composition is so artistically done!

My Thursday Post:
Easter Songs

Thanks for visiting with me yesterday, and hope your day is super.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely collage of spring pictures. Great haiku too. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. Mickie :)

pamq said...

I think I would like to come walking with you!

It appears you have some gorgeous ground to cover........

But how far would we get with both of us stopping to gawk at every little thing and take photos???

;-)

Excellent photos and loved the collage look!

forgetmenot said...

Thanks, It's fun "playing around" with Picasa. The only problem is that when I get a result I like, I have "forgotten" all the steps I went through to get it, thus, I can't duplicate it. I guess I just need to write everything down anymore (old age, yu gotta love it!!!!). Mickie :)

DUTA said...

True. In spring one sees "new life emerging..." and it's thrilling and beautiful. All of it: the colours, the smells, the murmur of the waters.
I wish you many, many spring walks, Dimple!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for submitting your photo to A Sunday Best, Dimple. Just lovely. Must have been a most pleasurable walk. :)

edenhills said...

What a wonderful glimpse of your spring! I love the poem and the pictures both.

Teresa