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, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

An Evening Paddle

Driving home last week
I impulsively turned down the road which goes by this place.

This kayaker,
Enjoying an evening paddle,
Caught my eye.

I had to hurry, 
Opportunities like this don't last long!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

From the Bridge


To get to town from home, I have to cross a bridge. 
Sometimes traffic is very slow.
Sometimes it stops.


It stopped this day.


Gates at the Ready


These are designed to be gates in a field or corral fence.
They were removed from one place,
and now they are waiting,
ready to be used again.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Columbine




Favorite flowers
Multi-colored, dainty blooms
Bowing Columbines


Lady Slipper



These are Lady Slipper orchids. I have a small clump of these wildflowers growing in a flower bed.
They grow about a foot high, and are often yellow instead of white. 
The Fairy Slipper, which I posted earlier this year, is much smaller.