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, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alder Catkins

We had some nice weather!
These are alder catkins against a sunny April sky.

Also, I am picking this one as my Sunday Best

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Out of Place, Out of Time

Our property has been continuously inhabited for close to one hundred years.
Former dwellers left relics behind, stashed far away.
But now I often walk by them, and sometimes I find pictures.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wet Blue Reflections

The small seasonal stream is flowing now.
It runs over rocks
Around clumps of grass and fir cones
And by cedar fronds,
Reflecting bits of blue sky and white clouds
All along its course.

In the Field

I have been taking pictures of this all winter, and finally got one I like.