Pennsylvania Waterfall

IMG_5372_wm.JPGNice quiet spot to escape. Do you wish you were sitting on a rock here, with a camera, or a book? Just sitting in the shade of the tall trees, listening to the gentle breeze rustle the waves, and the static noise of the water falling into the pool.

I took this at Rickett’s Glen in Pennsylvania. My best friend took me there and it was a wonderful trip. She knows me well – each time I popped out my tripod, she sat on a rock and pulled out a book. This trip was full of wonderful memories, and sometimes I wish I was back there.

Replenished

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Experimenting with my macro filters. Spotted this leaf and thought it might make an interesting shot with the patterns and limited amount of range of focus from the filter. This was not a very large leaf, but I really like how big it seems when you zoom in.

This picture makes me think of a cool morning in a forest. The birds are chirping, and God has brought forth the dew to water the thirsty ground. I imagine a scene of perfect beauty, and satisfaction, because the plant’s important needs are met: sunlight and water. I also like the imagery of being so full that extra water must reside on the leaf for a time. How do you feel today? Dried up and shriveled, or lush and green, and replenished?

Reminds me of the contrast in Psalm 1:

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

It’s the Little Things…

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Have you ever taken a moment while walking through woods to look at the moss? This is one of those things that I feel we have stopped noticing how beautiful and intricate it is. I took this picture using a macro filter.

Life is short. Take a moment and realize the beauty that surrounds you, even in the little things.