“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:23-25 NIV
Looking back over a year of photos is the thrill of the capture and the agony of delete. Each week, photos are culled, choices made and posted. Thinning the selection even more poses quite a challenge. I thought this year I’d chose an even 2 dozen. This year I decided to enter 3 photo exhibitions and stretch myself and my skill. Four ribbons graced my photos so my eye and craft is improving. But for these I put some of the technical aside and held on to some of my own emotion attachments and just chose my favorites.
Enjoy! Happy New Year! Wondering what we’ll be capturing together in a new year.
Grace in Style
Rocks Ice and Water
Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park
Its a Daisy Life
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
My mother passed away in September. My daughter lifted this rose in memory from the graveside casket. The rose itself fades, memories remain, and hope lives on for the believer in Jesus Christ.
The rose also demonstrates something new for me. I experimented with a new lens; a Nikkor 85mm macro and processed each photo with Adobe Lightroom.
Ice covers everything outside today, so it was a good day to experiment a little.Natural window light. Foam board background. I was pleased, and mom loved flowers. She would love it too.
Praise to God for a Living Hope
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
My Friday Friend. With winter’s first blast rolling through with some punch, I thought it was time to bring out a little summer. Always graceful in flight, these gulls are part of beach charm. That is until they become robbers and beggars.