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, April 19, 2010

My Home, My World

I thought I would share my favorite place with you today: my home.
In my last post I used a macro of the plate on the fence/gate post on the right as a puzzle. A closer shot of the post is the first one in this series. It was fun reading everyone's guesses. Most who made a guess got the railroad spike which is holding the square tie plate on this repurposed railroad tie, but Carletta's hubs was the one whose guess came closest. This gate is never closed any more because there are no animals that would wander off. The road is my favorite walk, I have taken many pictures you have seen here along it.

I stood between the gate posts and turned around to snap this shot of our house. The door we use the most is on the left by the parking area and the steps lead to the front porch. You can just see the rhubarb I showed in an earlier post by the nearest corner, growing behind the edging.
I stood near the rhubarb and turned so you can see the field and tree line. This is a marvelous place for sky shots, but usually I stand near the grass in the foreground so I don't have to crop out a bunch of bare dirt! The big pile is brush which we will probably burn in the fall after the rains come.
This is by the gate again, looking toward the county road through the same break in the trees you saw in the last shot. The trees in the distance are just on the other side of the road.

And this is from the house. You can see the brace for the gate, it's the diagonal line on the extreme right. I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place, and I hope you enjoyed looking around my world.

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Sylvia K said...

A lovely world indeed! And lovely photos of it! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a wonderful week!


Unknown said...

looks like a quiet neighborhood.:p i love the trees, the natural beauty around your home.

Jim said...

Very interesting.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Paulie said...

What a blessing!

rjerdee said...

I can hear the birds in the morning, the crickets at night:) ...lovely property in the countryside. You are lucky to live in such a peaceful place.

RuneE said...

A very nice area for both walks and photos.

Pas Glad I came close with the gate :-)

DeniseinVA said...

You do live in a lovely area, so scenic and your photos are great.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Your place in the world is so beautiful and peaceful! I so enjoyed the photos!

Kindly, ldh

Anonymous said...

What a world you live in dimple. Thanks for sharing.

Viola said...

A wonderful place and trees! Yes you are lucky living in the middle of it!! :) Molly says "miau" again! Hihi.. :))

DUTA said...

'My house is my castle' , and now we can say 'my home is my world'. You've got quite a world: peaceful, green, beautiful.
Always enjoy it!

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a great property - so many big, beautiful trees!

Carletta said...

I think you live a little more in the country than I do. I know you love it. All the space around you is wonderful isn't it. I don't think I could live in the city ever again. It's nice putting a 'face' on your surroundings.

Hubs was delighted about the guess. He was so sure of what he was telling me he even drew it on a piece of paper. :)

NitWit1 said...

Thanks for sharing your world. Seems a peaceful setting.

Laura said...

What a beautiful home you have! Thanks for sharing it with us. And thanks for reading my blog:)