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.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Favorite flowers
Multi-colored, dainty blooms
Bowing Columbines


Ralph said...

The flower are a stunning ping, an intensity almost of neon. The dark green leaves below are like the sea, all around. The neon hue thus stands out brilliantly in the thicket, and is looking for attention. And then the photographer hears the cry, and captures its beauty...

Happy July 4!

maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I've never seen a sea of columbines before. I am bedazzled!


If you have a penchant for red,
Then scarlet will go to your head;
But if it is gold
You’d rather behold,
Then plant yellow roses instead.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Callejon (Alley)

cieldequimper said...

If these are what I think they are ('Akelei' in German), then my Mum's garden is full of them. Lovely shots!
Hope you are having a wonderful Independence Day!

Loree said...

That's what I call nature's perfection. Lovely.

Loree said...

That's what I call nature's perfection. Lovely.

Dianne said...

they are such lovely beautiful sweet flowers

Kim, USA said...

I love columbines and they had plenty of different colors. Hope to plant this next year. Great shots!!

Red bud

Mimi said...

Love their multicolouredness.
Thanks for your comment on my Avoca post, I hope your daughter does enjoy it! we certainly enjoyed our few hours there.

chubskulit said...


My Ruby Tuesday, please come and see.

forgetmenot said...

How pretty--so bright and lots of them. Columbine are so unique and lovely (they come in so many colors too). I love the lady slipper---I don't think I have ever seen one before--VERY different. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

The red blooms on my post are weigela. They bloom every spring and add some nice bright color to the garden. Mickie :)

Shanda said...

These are beautiful. You take great shots. And...I would love to get stopped on a bridge every day with a view like the one in your other post! PS thank you for stopping by my blog. If you would like to read part two of the leprosy story it is at: