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, July 31, 2011

Tomato Blossoms

Yellow promise of
Delicious red tomatoes
If the weather holds!

18 comments:

Rekha said...

A truly magnificent capture. perfect start for the week.

KLo said...

There's nothing quite like a nice, juicy tomato ... but I'd never before realized that yellow came first :-) (clearly I'm not a gardener ;-))

cieldequimper said...

The kind of promise I really like!

awarewriter said...

Lovely shot Dimple. This time color is best.

Heather T. said...

Precious little blossoms with prickly little hairs. I love tomatoes!! This is a cute photo, very good clarity :)

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Dimple - that you captured not only the flowers, but the hairs of the plant is amazing. it's a truly intimate photo and I love it. have a great week.

Anvilcloud said...

Interesting how photos make us look more closely than we otherwise would. I never realized, for example, how hairy the branches are.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is just wonderful. Fabulous detail.
— K

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

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, yes, I see the promise...I SMELL the promise! Come, tomatoes, come!

DON’T LET THAT YELLOW GO TO YOUR HEAD

Don’t let that yellow go to your head!
Simply be glad it’s not puce or red!
Give thanks for the color dear to your heart:
Honey and lemon and cream— a good start!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Yellow-Skirted Sweeper

Liza said...

These are beautiful! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

पारुल "पुखराज" said...

WOW

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....great photo. Alas, all our tomato plants have stopped producing already [we plant them here in March]...and I trimmed them down, in hopes of their recovery after the heat of the summer.

My link is: COTTON FIELD

Hope you find time to stop by. Have a great Monday.

Karen said...

A terrific macro! Out tomatoes are already ripening!

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous macro shot! You caught these perfectly - even the tiny hairs!!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful macro shot. And I am already thinking of a great burger with that tomato or a salad? ^_^

MYM

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous! Illustration of hope, for sure. I'm kind of afraid that's all we might get around here though, it has been so cool. We just this past weekend got our first real summer weather. (I'm not really complaining about either -- just glad we're in Oregon for the summer, even if we have a green tomato year!)

chubskulit said...

Love your macro shot!

Golden champagne Mangoes is my entry, hope you can come and see. Have a nice week.

Joan said...

Gorgeous shot!
I am still waiting for mine, only have had one so far. My niece has been very gracious and have given me lots of hers. :)