woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only
— a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music.
The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the
archangels.” - L.M. Montgomery
wife, I, and another couple went on a long walk yesterday on a nature
trail. We found an area in the woods on a hillside that contained
perhaps two dozen of these Red Trillium... a member of the Lily
family... it is also know as Wake Robin, and more rarely, as
Stinking Benjamin. I am sure there are other common names as well.
do change, and change comes like a little wind
that ruffles the
curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of
wildflowers hidden in the grass." - John
yet all loneliness, angers, hatreds, envies, and itchings that
(Hell) contains, if rolled into one single experience and put
into the scale against the least moment of the joy that is
felt by the least in Heaven, would have no weight that could be
registered at all. Bad cannot succeed even in being bad as
truly as good is good." - C.S. Lewis
am honored to have an exhibit of some of my snapshots that I
took in a simulated world.
upper image shows the outside of this rustic gallery which sits
high on a hill in this sim... (and for those of you who do not
know... I am called techranger and the, S.D.G. stands for
Latin which means, “For the Glory of God”).
bottom image is a view inside the gallery, and shows six of my
snapshots from that sim.
"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a
fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly
cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God
has implanted in the human soul." - Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe
wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She
turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned
to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her
neighbor: 'Winter is dead.'" - A.A. Milne
"I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and
nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and
mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit." -
man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive,
create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal
themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build
confidence in the creative spirit." – Ansel
He WANTS your fellowship, and He has done everything possible
to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost
of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the
priceless privilege of prayer and worship." -
if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with
him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead,
he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he
lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to
sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus." -
Romans 6:8-11 NIV
this macro of a crocus yesterday... they are finally in full
bloom. I call this one... "A Flower within a Flower".
God's creativity never ceases to amaze me. Always take the time
to look closely.
takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need
less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things.
But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of
looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."
picture must not be invented, but felt... Close your bodily eye
so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual
eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen
in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the
outside inwards..." - David Friedrich