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, October 21, 2011

Capturing the Wild Balloon

In my last post I showed you a wild balloon which surprised me while I was walking last week. Today I want to share more of that experience...

Approach carefully so as not to scare it!

It's caught! The ribbon is tangled in the brush...

Please help!

Curious Ginger 

What is this thing?

Who cares?!

If you are wondering, I untangled the ribbon and brought the balloon home. It is now tame, and living in my house!






30 comments:

Hanne Bente said...

Hej Dimple.
Du røre mit hjerte - jeg elsker dyr.
Sød hund dejlig kat.
Ønsker dg en god week-end.
Knus Hanne Bente ♥

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, nice sequence.

NitWit1 said...

Isn't that just like a cat?

Rajlakshmi said...

loved the photography :) lovely

Karen said...

A terrific series of shots! My dog would have been barking furiously if saw anything like that in the forest!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this sequence of photos! The curious dog, and the bored cat. Who ever said cats were the more curious species?
I had a feeling you might have taken the balloon home with you. I would have done the same thing. I'm sure pink balloons are easier to tame than red ones, too.

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

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

such creativity in those photos.

love the composition.

very well done:)

Ralph said...

Of course the cat doesn't care! It goes against nature, although the dog is the more curious one here...A wild balloon - we have heard the legend, but not seen one until now! The stealthy photo hunter has made an amazing capture! Love your neighborhood...

Carletta said...

A fun photo essay that made me smile!
Nice shots! I love that it is a heart balloon.
Carletta@Round The Bend

Sylvia K said...

A fun series of shots indeed! And the dog and the cats reaction to the balloon are so typical! Great shadow shots for the day! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

todayithink said...

So you saved a broken heart--good for you.

Cassie said...

Good for you for rescueing that poor balloon...I thought you were probably a conservationist! hehe. Fun ShadowShots Dimple.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

Gemma Wiseman said...

Still chuckling here and was so surprised at the end to see a cat that looks just like my Shadow (real name! She haunts my hubby just like a shadow! We named her well!) Fun series of photos!

EG Wow said...

How kind of you to rescue the balloon. :)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

haha. I love Ginger's expression!

forgetmenot said...

I think you may have found the perfect pet--no food to buy, and no vet bills. Cute post. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What fun this series of shots are, as I scrolled down I had to chuckle at your dog and cat checking out what was going on.

ladyfi said...

What simply fabulous shots!

Spadoman said...

One could conceivably write quite a story about that particular balloon, or any can or bottle or piece of trash, remnant of clothing, wrapper or what have you. Didn it exist before you got there? After all, since you took it home, the next one by never saw it.
I like the shots, and I love your humble beginning paragraph. You are correct, it's not all about us, is it?

I put in a new link to my blog at Hey Harriet's. I screwed up the first one. Hope you have time to take a look.

Peace

becky said...

Ahhh, someone's heart waiting for you on the roadside...sweet

Dianne said...

how wonderful to save a balloon :)
I love the different reaction between dog and cat, so perfect

Kelly said...

I love the clever tale of the "wild balloon"! Ginger is so cute checking it out, too. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great job taming the wild balloon. I am so glad you rescued it from its lonely fate!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I've heard of horse whisperers and lion tamers, but a wild balloon tamer? Never!

SHADOW, SHADOW

Shadow, shadow drawing near,
You are all alone, I fear;
Let me be your new-found friend—
I’ll stick with you to the end!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

River Shadows

Buttons said...

Great shots and commentary Dimple. I seem to find a lot of balloons on our farm. I joke that this is where all good balloons come to die. Who knows why. Love Ginger my old dog was a Ginger too.. B

JM said...

Great sequence! Ginger looks so intrigued. :-)

Crown of Beauty said...

Loved the story in pictures, Dimple. So heartwarming. Ginger was so cute... and so was the cat!

Love
Lidia

Hanne Bente said...

Hello.
I have just come to wish you a good weekend.
Have spoken to my provider of my blog, but can not translate my blog, so I chose to write my English speaking friends blog in Google translate, hoping that it is translated correctly.
Hugs Hanne Bente

awarewriter said...

Still chasing the wild balloon? The cat has the right idea Dimple. LOL