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.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nebraska Sky

This was taken just outside the gate of Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska.
I found it in my archive as I was looking for a photo for 
I think I will also link with Scenic Sunday. I hope everyone has a good weekend!

P.S. This place was a landmark on the Oregon Trail. If you are interested in the history of the Trail,
follow this link.

24 comments:

Lucy said...

Was thinking of you about an hour ago when I walked past our local grocers (on a main road) and saw a white horse outside the door, waiting patiently while two men chatted. I hesitated - then took a picture reckoning it was such a surprising and public place to stand with a horse, they probably wouldn't mind.

The photo of Scotts Bluff is impressive; definitely scenic and certainly will a great contribution to Skywatch.

Lucy

Sylvia K said...

What gorgeous, fantastic skies! I love these! And what a beautiful place! Terrific captures for the day, Dimple! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy SWF!

Sylvia

LauraX said...

Just gorgeous...thank you so much for identifying the fireweed in my post..I had no idea what it was, and yes how perfectly it fits with what I was trying to get across in my writing...I love when things like that happen!!!

becky said...

Oh, another breath of summer!!! Thank you!

JM said...

That rock wall is amazing! What a sight. Beautiful shot.

Kay L. Davies said...

Definitely scenic, and a beautiful SkyWatch sky!
— K

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

Sarah (Nikki) said...

breath-taking...would love to climb that mountain....☺

Liza said...

What a view! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Kim, USA said...

Definitely beautiful!! When God created something its perfection.


My Sunset

VALKYRIEN said...

That is both a beautiful sky -and a beautiful picture! What a great scenery! :)

Pearl Maple said...

wow, that is quite a view, thanks for sharing

Judy said...

I love the landscape! The sky is just wonderful, with puffy clouds to accentuate all that blue sky!

nonizamboni said...

You captured the Nebraska countryside very nicely--thanks for resurrecting it for us to enjoy.
p.s. Where are you in northern Idaho? My husband grew up in Cd'A [me, Pocatello]
Happy Labor Day weekend.

Irina said...

Looking through your photos I keep convincing that we are from the same birds' flock. I want to fly when I see photos like this one.

Anvilcloud said...

Is that a wagon wheel off to the right? And something else: mailbox?

Joyful said...

So beautiful. I'm always blown away by the beauty of the earth :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The pic popped up before the words and I said "I don't think we're in Idaho any more". We've been to Scottsbluff -- its a really neat place and sure works for this meme.

Love those archives!

Hildred and Charles said...

An amazing bluff, - glad you came across the picture and shared.

forgetmenot said...

Scenic it certainly is!!! Lovely place and in Nebraska of all places!!! I'll have to take a weekend trip up there sometime and check it out--not that far at all. Very nice. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :) AND, your "waves" were awesome!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards!

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a marvellous backdrop the sky makes for the Bluff! A book called 'Children on the Oregon Trail' made it downunder to OZ when I was a child - it was one of my favourites, so it's great to see part of the actual trail!

LV said...

That awesome rock formation with the pretty blue sky as a backdrop, really makes for an amazing sight.

Tricia said...

GORGEOUS view & GORGEOUS sky!!! =)

happy swf

Buttons said...

Dimple your photography is magical. I love it. B