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, September 9, 2011

Bouquet


Two of my friends have a cut flower business. 
These beauties, and the gladiolas in the previous post,
are some of their products.

23 comments:

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful flowers!!!!! Mickie ;)

Jama said...

So pretty!

DUTA said...

Sometimes, I envy those people working in flower shops for being amidst such a concert of colors, shapes and fragrances.

Just looking at the flowers in your picture,life becomes brighter.

becky said...

Wow, singing with color!! I checked out the Glad for Glad posts too where the color gets really awesome. Nice job!

Shanda said...

Wow!!! Beautiful.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Thanks for this beautiful Weekend Flowers :)

Kim, USA said...

It is gorgeous!!

SOOC

JM said...

Beautiful! Also love the previous series.

Emzkie said...

wow beautiful flowers! love it! visiting u from SOOC.
mine is up here at My Photo Meme Blog

Genie said...

This picture is special. My first husband’s mother and father had greenhouses. After he died from complication of being gased in WWI, she sold the greenhouses but kept the flower shot[ We married and I taught school til she was diagnosed with lung cancer and 3 weeks later died/. I quit teaching and became a florist and did that for about 5 years....hard work that takes you away from your children at all of the holidays. There is nothing like a good florist and I feel sure your friend’s shop is divine. The flowers are beautiful and the shot is divine. That daisy is out of this world. I just saw your comment and wanted to be sure you saw the suggestions Joh gave me for the begonia and the daylily. He is so generous with his time to help people like me who are the beginners. Take care and have a good week. genie ps...now every time I think of you I think of Hobbit Land :-)

Dianne said...

I love that big spiky looking flower
like fireworks!

Vernz said...

wow, just lovely.. :) dropping by for MYM.

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imriz said...

blooms really perks up one's mood. great to see these :)

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VaishVijay said...

You've expressed beauty through the beautiful shot and thoughts!

chubskulit said...

Such vibrant colors!

Pixar Disney Character, please come and see. Have a great week.

Joan said...

I sure would like to have this bouquet.
Beautiful photo.

Liza said...

So beautiful.

Liz @ MLC

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh both flower posts are just scrumptious. Your friends could post your pictures around their store! They'd be a real selling point.

Cafe au lait said...

Gorgeous blooms!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

The Betty Project said...

lovely shot :) I esp. like the "sunburst" flower. What type of flower is that?.. it's gorgeous!

Stopping by from the mellow yellow hop :) Have a great week! :)

Cheri said...

Just lovely - my best friend has a flower shop - love to visit her.

Carolina Mts

Mel Cole said...

I love flowers. I love those glads and dahlias. For some reason, my dahlia didn't came back this year. Followed youf GFC dimple, hope you can follow me and check out my RT entry in my Hearts content of a mama blog too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

These are real eye dazzlers!


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