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, December 19, 2010

Small Wonders

Ice leaves and feathers
Growing in a sheltered place
Small wonders of God

Macro Monday
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Weekend Reflections: Snow

Smooth snow reflects lots of light,
Tire tracks reflect less!

Visit James to see other reflections!
See It Sunday
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Everyday Life: Kitchen

I decided to participate in a new meme called
Everyday Life Around the World

This week's theme is "Kitchen."
It's a great theme for winter in northern Idaho!

Click over sometime to see what other bloggers have posted!
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Real Mail, not E-mail!

This post is a little different. I want to introduce you to a fun activity which I found on another blog. I would say which one, but I don't remember! It is called Postcrossing, and I have put a link on my sidebar for anyone who is interested. The idea is to send and receive postcards all over the world. It is simple, and the only cost is for the cards and postage. This is the first card I received, it came from France:
Click on over and check it out! Who knows, you might find a new hobby!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Come for a Walk with Me...

It's a beautiful day! I have some time, let's go for a walk!

The light is wonderful for photography; what neat shadows on this wall!
These maple leaves are not finished turning yet, the veins show up  well against the green.
Probably this lawn has been raked once or twice. The bench is for my friend Paulie; simple and functional.
On the other side of the same house, look! The gate is open! Isn't it a delightful shade of red?
I just love yellow leaves against a blue sky, don't you? Both colors are more lovely then.
Golden glow; 
sunshine through yellow leaves!
The willow is just starting to get ready for winter, but this boat has only to be moved off the street for its nap.
A neighborhood kitty watching me watching (and photographing) her!
It's tempting to try to pet her, but let's not disturb her from her observation post.
Another open gate! Some people must have been in a hurry this morning!
I think these are tiny apples, but I'm not sure. I love the fall colors, though!
I would like to scuff through the leaves in this alley...but, no, not this time...!
This is an old tree, may it live many more years!

One more shot, and then I have to go inside.
 Thanks for coming with me!

Friday, November 5, 2010