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.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Ginger-y Post: Camera Critters

I have mentioned before that Ginger likes to go for walks. We traverse the skid trails and access roads on our property, enjoying God's creation. On the last expedition, I decided to use a trail we usually ignore, to see something a little different. Here are some critter sightings:
In a shady grove near a seasonal stream, which is now dry, I saw this tall mushroom. Ginger stood helpfully nearby to show how tall it is!

Walking on, we encountered this ant mound. It's about two feet tall!
I tried to take a picture of the ants on the mound. It was literally crawling with them!
If you click on the picture to view it larger, you may be able to find some,
but they are well camouflaged! Each ant is two colors: the head is red and the abdomen is black.
This shot has at least five ants; two of them are carrying fir needles that are about an inch long.
I hope you can find them!
Leaving the ant mound, Doggy and I walked a while longer, finally leaving the grove and crossing a grassy field to return to the house. The grass was tall! I sat down to try some low angle scenic photography. 
Ginger went on ahead, as she often does, then noticed I had gotten distracted again! I called her.
She came running once she saw me!

This is my contribution to Camera Critters. Drop by this fun meme to see other animals from all over.


Viola said...

What a wonderful beautiful dog you have! :) You two had a great time, I suppose. The mooshroom and the ant moud with XXX large!! I THINK I saw an ant or two in the first one (photos of the ant moud), and yes I could see at least two ants on the second, the one ant with the needle! :)

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for your comments. Beautiful and intelligent sequence of text and images. A greeting.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos, the last shot of Ginger is my favorite.

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with Eileen. That picture of Ginger coming to see why you're sitting down on the job is just super!!

Alberta, Canada

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

DeniseinVA said...

Ginger is a beautiful dog and I have enjoyed all these lovely photos. The ant mound must have been a fascinating find, and the that mushroom. I don't think I have ever seen one that tall before.

Dianne said...

Ginger is beautiful, what a sweet face
the ant mound is amazing, they're fascinating creatures
and the the mushroom!! wow! that's huge

Paulie said...

What an interesting adventure! Ü I like exploring new things too.

I have a new blog using photos of benches I hadn't used yet. . . mostly. Come and visit me at:

until I get a camera to continue my old blogs. Ü

Unknown said...

That grass is tall! I would be afraid of snakes! lol Doggy looks totally happy though! Love the huge ant hill! Biggest one I've seen.