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, July 4, 2011

Lady Slipper

These are Lady Slipper orchids. I have a small clump of these wildflowers growing in a flower bed.
They grow about a foot high, and are often yellow instead of white. 
The Fairy Slipper, which I posted earlier this year, is much smaller.


eileeninmd said...

One of my favorite, they are beautiful wildflowers.

eileeninmd said...

One of my favorite, they are beautiful wildflowers.

Roan said...

I've been searching for these since I saw them in my Illinois Wildflower book, but so far haven't found one. They are gorgeous little wild orchid-like flowers. Lucky you to have them growing in your flower bed. Beautiful shots!

Karen said...

Fabulous, such beautiful detail on the last one.

Anvilcloud said...

Around here they are pink.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and it really DOES look like a slipper!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Lovely bloom, it does look like a shoe!

Melow Yellow at my page,have a great week ahead!

David said...

These are so beautiful!