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, January 27, 2013

God's Winter Wonders

Have you ever looked, when the day is like this, 
at the wonders God makes in the cold?
When the air is still and fog forms in the night,
God grows crystals of ice.

They coat needles and fronds, 
which glisten in white,

Seed heads put on new clothes.

Needles wear stars,

Branches wear spikes,

God's wonders, crafted in ice.


29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images and words. Well done, have a happy day!

Karen said...

Lovely captures!

todayithink said...

Dimple,
This is beautiful, pictures and text. You have been blessed with this gift. Thank you for sharing.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post!
Best wishes!

Buttons said...

Oh Dimple you made me smile your photos and words capture it perfectly. Hug B

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely stunning photography, Louise. I agree, winter can be glorious.
K

Rebecca Jerdee said...

art-ic ice :) gorgeous shots!

Joan said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The last picture is a work of art! Lovely winter.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Frost really is extraordinary.

Hildred said...

Your words are beautifully illustrated. Gorgeous photos - so much imagination. Love your post!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful photos! When I am out in God's creation with my camera I am most at peace and it's the time I most connect with Him. (visiting from WTS).

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful winter photos. Love them

Allie said...

gorgeous photos! very simple, yet so many details to look for.

Madge Bloom said...

Isn't it amazing how frost grows?? SO lovely, your wintry scenes... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #68!

awarewriter said...

Beautiful stuff dimple. I like the December sky image as well.

I went to the park yesterday and hiked for a bit on the high trail. Took 16 pictures. Felt good to be out again. My legs were burning by the time I got back to the car but each time I go out I'll get stronger.

connienaka said...

How stunning and beautiful! Your photography is amazing! I was so blessed by this!

DUTA said...

In winter, when it's quiet (not windy or rainy), one can see a lot of beauty around, like in your above pictures.

God's wonders , indeed, on tree branches : needles, spikes, and crystals - all created in ice .
It's a delight to our eyes.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

you've the perfect eyes and a heart to find beauty in our winter world! awesome impressions.

hugs from
isabella

Susan said...

Marvelous snow photos.

Laura said...

exquisite... those macros are amazing!

ClickNCamera said...

Fascinating...wonderful shots!

Carletta said...

Beautifully captured!!

Lorraine said...

Hello Dimple! So nice stopping by to visit and see these gorgeous photos. You did a great job capturing this tiny and fascinating bits of frost and icy crystals. Lovely!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous frosty shots!

EG CameraGirl said...

The world truly is beautiful this time of year!

knitwit said...

I can't believe it. You've done the impossible. You've made me want to actually get out there in the snow!!
Have a great weekend!

allhorsestuff said...

Simply gorgeous,cold, delights!

David said...

Lovely sequence. I love how fragile the frost crystals look. David/:0)