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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rosehips and Wasp

The wasp wanted its share of my harvest. I didn't argue! Taken last August while camping at Lake Koocanusa in Montana.
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PERBS said...

Neat catch! What are rose hips used for?

Terry said...

oh wow! what a capture this is dimple!
we have plenty of wasps down here in southern ontatio.
we try not to kill them but last year there was a big hive of them on the garage where bernie was near by fixing his van and a whole bunch of them attacked him.
he came into the house and i could see tears in his eyes as he explained to me, "i didn't want to terry, but i had to spray the hive and kill the hornets"
he felt so bad. he has a heart of gold.
what breaks my heart that in the spring people are forever shooting the robins just because they take a cherry or two from the tree.
people aren't like you dimple. at least you were willing to share and you were rewarded by being able to take such a great shot! terry

Terry said...

oh by the way ..thank you for your nice terry

Carolyn Ford said...

You'd best leave the wasp alone! Great capture and gorgeous red!

~Cheryl said...

I would also let Mr. Wasp wander around on his own . . . while praying that he will soon "bee" gone!

Anonymous said...

They are very pretty in a bowl. But, Ditto Perbs question. :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

The wasp found his jackpot harvest!

Come and see what I’ve got for Ruby Tuesday

NitWit1 said...

Love the rose hips and wasp if you were not hurt! Many natural formulas of Vit C have rose hips which supposedly enhance the Vit C.

Loree said...

Great choice for RT. The red is so eye-catching.

Hootin Anni said...

Mmmmmm rosehip tea! I like this photo. And y'know what? I didn't see the wasp 'til you pointed it out.

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Leora said...

Rose hips are so pretty. I like the tiny bit of blue in the upper corner of your photo.

Dimple said...

PERBS & Lisannerosalie-I dried the hips to use in tea. As NitWit mentioned, they are a source of Vitamin C, and some people use them to make jelly.

Terry-I am not always so accepting of wasps, but I have found if I leave them alone, they will leave me alone. However, they are very protective of their nests, so Bernie did the right thing, even if he didn't like it!

Stephanie V said...

Very nice photo. Those rosehips are beautiful. Now that the first frost has come, I can gather mine. I think the wasp is just getting his share of the vitamin C while he can.

Rosaria Williams said...

Rose hips are beautiful and nutritious. How do you use them?

Felisol said...

I don't argue with wasps, never.
They are beautiful creatures perfectly made from the creators hand.
Nevertheless we don't socialize well.
From felisol

Dianne said...

bugs don't bother me, I adore bees and spiders but I will admit that wasps scare me

I would give him whatever he wants :)

Unknown said...

oh , that how rosehips look like? Thanks for sharing.. first time to see them..

my entry is here:

Judy said...

Second try at a comment here - the first one was taken over by an ad - these looked like cranberries or something at first, as you have removed most of the blossom ends! Had me confused for a minute!
I will have to try making the jelly, one of these days!