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, December 7, 2009

Wet Red Leaves

I believe these are Oregon Grape leaves.
Ruby Tuesday is HERE
Watery Wednesday is HERE
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Ralph said...

The red life is fading on this leaf. It is nearly Winter, so we are not surprised. The water on the leaf still shows a bit of life. At least he Christmas colors stand out, an are so perfect for the season!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ;-)
It's raining here in Southern California finally and I'm a happy camper!
Hugs and blessings,

EJ said...

the water is marvelous, it makes the leaf so alive.

Check out our Ruby Tuesday Travel from the land of the morning calm to the land of the free.

Chubskulit Rose said...

cool shot!

Here's my Snowy Chinese RT

Carletta said...

I love the varigated color of the leaf on the right. It certainly has tones of Christmas written all over it.
Lovely shiny wet leaves!

DUTA said...

I'm always glad to look at grape leaves. They are beautiful in color and tastful in cooking.

In your picture you've got leaves that are both red and wet , perfect for your Ruby Tuesday and Watery Wednesday.

rjerdee said...

Nice catch with your camera! A dripping moment...

Dimple said...

Thank you all for your comments.
Duta, thanks especially for yours, it made me look up more about Oregon Grape. I have added a link to an informational page about this plant, which is not related to the grapes from which wine and raisins are made, but is useful in its own right.

Stephanie V said...

Oregon grapes have such pretty leaves in the winter. The fruit makes a nice - but tart - jelly.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a gorgeous color!

Marice said...

awww what an interesting shot!

u may view mine here

Anonymous said...

What a lovely capture of color blends and light. The leaves are beautiful.

Megan, Life Revamped said...

great capture!
it's been raining awhile here , too!

have a great Wednesday!
Come see my Wednesday moment if you have the time!

life's beautiful!

~fickle in pink

Momgen said...

Very cool and interesting capture. Happy watery Wednesday.

Mine is here

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. The leaf almost looks like a mirror!

Linnea said...

Beautiful how the colors transform and even better with the droplet of water on it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lush festive colours!

eileeninmd said...

Nice capture! The rain has ended here at least for now.

Rune Eide said...

There is till a bit of autumn left - you caught it very well.

Terry said...

hi dimple...i think they do look like grape leaves to me.
here in southern ontario, grapes are the last fruit..this year they had some nice ice grapes..i think they make wine out of them.
i have missed you...are you really busy for christmas...i just bet you are.
i, myself have been a bit busy taking mom golden and bernie to doctor appointments..
but i finally am catching up. my poor sonny has been sorly nelgletd, but i got caught
well catch you later.
dimple you never told me if you got my email about your bible blog comments..let me know ok.
love terry

PERBS said...

I like the shimmering effect!

Anonymous said...

Perfect capture of the mood of the season!