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 21, 2011

Balloon in the Wild

Ginger, Ghost and I were out walking last week. 
I turned up a rather steep route, something I do for variety now and then.
About half way up, an odd movement on the edge of my vision startled me.
I was a little scared, I admit!
But it was pink, and floating a little.
Not too scary...

I have never found a balloon on one of my walks before!
Tune in next time for more adventure!


Karen said...

A terrific shot of an odd find in the woods!

Wendy said...

That certainly IS an adventure! Never a dull moment if you keep your eyes open!
I'm JUST finally getting a post together to thank you for the award--I'm a little behind these days!
Have a great weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

I've often seen those things get away from birthday children, and I guess your find proves "what goes up must come down"!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lesley said...

This would have been really jarring to see were it pink!

Dragonstar said...

You've turned an intrusive event into a work of art - excellent!

Anonymous said...

You never know what you'll find in the woods Dimple. LOL

irinapictures said...

I can hardly imagine how stressful this adventure was for the balloon)). I am glad it happy-ended.