Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Visit To The Lake

Come with me to a lake located just west of the city of Morden. This is not a super large lake,but big enough to supply us with water all year round. It is also a recreational place.There is a  beach for those who want to swim,(not my thing to do).Many people like to use the lake for boating and water skiing and further toward the back of the lake the canoe enthusiasts have a quieter spot for that.
Having said all that,I visit the lake to find beauty along the trial which circles the lake.


On a recent visit,I had to get a picture of the sun's path across the water.


A few wildflowers were growing along the side of the path.The warmth of the sunshine made them look so pretty.

Of course,I am not satisfied to get just the traditional pictures. I have to see what the flower looks like from the back side.I think it is still quite lovely,even from this angle.

At the side of the road,leading down to the lake,I found these tiny flowers.The light was not perfect,but the end result was good enough for me.

 Many of you have seen a similar picture of mine on Facebook,but I had to share this here as well. I was heading back to my car,looking down where I was walking,so as not to trip and fall,when I looked up this greeted my eyes. I quickly and quietly snapped a few pictures.

This verse encouraged me today,I hope it does the same for you.
This is Jesus speaking:
"Be sure of this: I am with you always,even to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:20 (NLT)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Heavenly Sunshine

    Today I share a series of sunlight pictures with you.The sun is up in the sky and we rarely think about it as being beautiful.The sun itself may be too bright to be considered beautiful,but the light it casts on the earth creates lovely sights.

   

 A few mornings ago,I was ready to leave the house to go to work,but I had to take a minute to capture this scene.When I opened my door,which faces to the east,I stopped in my tracks,hurried back to get my camera and fired this shot.
Oh,how I love seeing those sunbeams streaking through the sky.


This picture was actually taken during the day,but in order to get a starburst effect I had to turn the f-stops way down.It is not a perfect picture,but I like it,so it ends up on my blog.


Another morning,this was the sight that greeted me when I looked out my door.I love that golden light of morning,as it casts long shadows on my yard.


I have spent more time recently,playing with the Aperture on my camera.This picture is more pleasing than one that is so dark and I still got the starburst effect of the sun. Yes,I also have lots of flares on the picture,but once again,I kind of like the effect they add to this shot.


Watching the sky is sure to result in some good pictures.All of the pictures in this post were taken right on my yard,proving that one does not have to travel far to find beauty.


But friendship is precious,not only in the shade,but in the sunshine of life,and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson.