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.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


A pair of robins made their home in a lilac bush conveniently near my home this summer. I had to be very careful about getting a photo: Mama was nervous and shy. But this nestling cooperated admirably!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Introducing My Mailbox Spider

 This spider has been living here lately. 

It is huge!

It hides under the mailbox a lot, but today it was on its web.

I don't know what kind of spider it is; I am not a student of creepy-crawlies. But I am impressed!

Camera Critters

Update 9 Sep 2013: I think it might be a variety of star-bellied spider, based on the pics found here: