Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010

I like to take the time to look closely at nature...
looking for images that most
would not see or feel worthy of capturing...
the secret images of nature.
I am often surprised by what I see.

This image is a "micro" landscape
of tree bark (red maple)
with typical pioneer denizens
of moss, algae, and lichens.

This was found in the notch
between the trunk and a large branch
as I was looking down on it from above.

Do you see the partial face
of a grotesque here?
The end of the elongated nose of the grotesque
is to be found directly above the title
in the photos frame.
The one eye (its right eye... on your left)
with its pinpoint reflection of light
is found in the upper left corner of the photo
directly under an eyebrow of moss.
Believe it or not these grotesques (or gargoyles)
have some religious significance
in and on the early church
and have been expressed through history
as both good and evil...
but that is a history lesson... :)

My wife showed me another
much smaller grotesque
(kinda like a LOTR dwarf face)
with a mossy button nose
and using the same eye
but relegated completely
to the upper left quarter of the image.
Always fun for us to see
hidden images in nature (clouds, etc.) :)

“Grace shall survive the foe…
it is sin which is short-lived,
for goodness shall flourish
when the evil one
is chained up forever.”
- Thomas Champness

“There is a heaven
at the end of every
faithful Christian’s journey.”
- Cuyler

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