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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Scenes of Spring

Spring is full of hope.
New leaves grow, turning sunward, 
Promise fruit to come.



Pansies smile at the sun.

Please stop over to each of these great memes to see what others have contributed!
To see the leaves in black & white, go here. 

45 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sometimes that promised fruit seems agonizingly slow in coming, doesn't it? :-)

Anvilcloud said...

Spring is sure springing here now ... and pansies are so beautiful.

rebecca said...

i love "turning sunward"...and your haiku to spring, so lovely.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

You have really made me feel like I was right there with the leafing out and the heartfelt words.

somepinkflowers said...

yes
yes
yes
one so hobbit~named
would see the light!

:-)

My garden haven said...

Pansies are always cheerful little flowers. I like that image of them smiling at the sun.
Rosie

Kay L. Davies said...

So beautiful, Dimple. Such sweet and subtle shadows!
— K

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

Ralph said...

The smallest sprouts aim toward the sun, like human hands aiming heavenward. Yellow seems to be the perfect color for Spring. we feel energized in that hue. Nicely done, it looks and feels warmer already!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Here's one to salute your shadows:

WONDERFUL NONSENSE

A shadow’s a wonderful thing;
O listen! Can you hear it sing?
It tells of a time
Before there was crime—
Trust that and you’ll trust anything!


© 2010 Magical Mystical Teacher

Tree Healer

Viola said...

Lovely! And especially the green leaves with the black and white behind..! :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful glimpses of spring and lovely colors! Terrific captures for the day as always, Dimple! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

Sylvia

DUTA said...

Oh, Dimple, that yellow is so warming the heart!
Spring is indeed the season of Hope and Promise, and it never fails us ,even though it is sometimes slow in delivering its 'goodies'.

Cassie said...

Good work Dimple me dear! Very Springlike and yes,full of hope.
Happy SSS to you.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful tender spring colours Dimple, - I love the sun on the new leaves.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice shadows, love your little Pansy waiting to come out.

Francisca said...

Lovely spring images, Dimple... 'tis a pity spring was so short here, but it WAS glorious! And here I got another peak...

Spadoman said...

Both beautiful shots. I love that first one, I can see the new growth moving. Things got green and leaves appeared literally overnight here in Northern Wisconsin, (that also happened to the grass and we had to mow between the raindrops)
Good stuff!


Peace

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love this...the detailing the color and the light...all play perfectly in this artful showing.

Mission Bells in Shadow

Have a great week.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Shadows at my page, have a blessed Sunday!

Kelly said...

These are beautiful! Do I detect a tiny strand of spiderweb in the top photo?

Kim, USA said...

Love how the light touches the yellow flower. Gorgeous!
MYM
Hummingbird

Mildred said...

I love this time of the year Dimple and your photos are so nice.

Dianne said...

the pansies are so sweet
they seem to be taking a bow

Joyful said...

Those are beautiful captures of Spring. Happy Mellow Yellow day!

Liza said...

Beautiful shots.

Have a fabulous week!

Liz @ MLC

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely spring signs :)

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Sivinden said...

Beautiful leaves and flowers.

Judy said...

that is indeed beautiful and and unusal angel to take the photo from. Judy's Postcards.

Karen said...

Terrific shots Dimple. The top one shouts out... it's fianally springtime. Great detail, I can even see a little strand of a web.

becky said...

I've completely missed the pansies during my transfer...perhaps I'll find them at the garden center here :)

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous work!

NitWit1 said...

I do love looking at others flowers. Due to our age we ae converting our beds to shrubs which require less upkeep and wear and tear on our old bodies.

Joan said...

Very pretty!

awarewriter said...

Hi Dimple. Russian dancer indeed! I love your imagination.

I prefer the second shot in this series. High contrast digital color is a bear isn't it. Too easy to blow out the highlights.

The forms in your second shot are neat. Bet that one would work OK in B&W.

pamq said...

Looks like you are about where we are in the spring leaf-thing.

Of course our cold weekend with 2-1/2 inches of snow didn't help matters any............

Beautiful today, though!

Carletta said...

Super macros Ms. Dimple!
I love 'pansies smile at the sun.' That made me smile. :)

Carletta's Captures

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dimple -- those are lovely spring pictures. I like the angle of the pansies turned to the sun -- reminds me of gardening in Oregon (back when we used to live there)....

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful light in these images Dimple!

Happy Macro Monday

Barb said...

lovely

Genie said...

Gorgeous shots, Dimple. Love those yellows. So springlike. The light in these is superb.

Pondside said...

I love the smiling pansies. Spring is slow to come into its full promise here this year.

forgetmenot said...

lOVELY, LOVELY. Your photos are "perfect" and the haiku is excellent. I think spring and all that it promises, may finally be here. Mickie :)

stardust said...

To see these pictures with your words, I feel comfortable with the colors and warm brightness of sunshine. You captured the essence of the season so well, Dimple. Cheers to the season of Hope, Promise, and Rebirth!

Irene said...

Gorgeous ... spring is beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Isn't spring a wonderful time of year?