Tuesday, June 30, 2009

365/09 Day 181

Bedraggled Clematis.

I was doing dishes and staring forlornly outside at the grey, wet day when a spot of colour caught my eye. We had long forgotten that we had once planted clematises along this wall. Over the years this one has survived. Today it brightened my day with it bedraggled appearance.

Monday, June 29, 2009

365/09 Day 180

Helping Out.

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23

Saturday, June 27, 2009

365/09 Day 178

Nightfall.

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7

Friday, June 26, 2009

365/09 Day 177

Glee!

Strong north winds make for great waves.

When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters... Job 28:25

Thursday, June 25, 2009

365/09 Day 176

Treed Monkeys.

While we were enjoying a beautiful park today, my mom captured this one.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

365/09 Day 175

Bugloss.

Typically considered a weed, but if the definition of a weed is any plant growing where you do not want it to grow, it is not a weed in my garden. It is a very interesting and beautiful plant.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

365/09 Day 174

Summer Day.

It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74:17

Monday, June 22, 2009

365/09 Day 173

Finch Delight.

As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Mark 4:4

Friday, June 19, 2009

365/09 Day 170

Baby of the Family.

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:16

Thursday, June 18, 2009

365/09 Day 169

Bees in Flight.

They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.Psalm 19:10


For a beautiful shot of a bumble bee in flight, go here. Ken inspired me to go out again this year and try to get some bees in flight.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

365/09 Day 168

Finch pair. Taken through our dirty picture window from across the room. They're a little camera shy. I can't say I blame them.

A Little Humour

Murray and I always look forward to the newest arrival of Popular Photography. We love all the different features of this magazine, from how to take better shots, using lighting, and the ongoing battle of the newest and best in camera technology.

I want to share a letter to the editor from this month's issue. It quite cracked me up as I could so identify with Mr. Fairbrother.

Family Therapy

On a family trip to Kananaskis, Alberta, we walked through the provincial park, and the beauty was astounding. I didn't realize it, but I kept getting ahead of my family, eager to see what lay beyond the next bend. I was sseing it not as a tourist, but as a photographer, in highlights and shadows, compositions and lines. Lost in my own world behind the viewfinder, I was exhilarated. Suddenly, my wife remarked that I must be in a bad mood because I was ignoring her and my two young boys.

Reflecting on this, I recalled other family outings where my desire to photograph what we were experiencing superseded my ability to enjoy it as a family. Other than leaving the camera behind, what can I do?

~ Brian Fairbrother
Comox, BC, Canada

Pop Photo's Answer : Buy three more cameras.

Popular Photography July 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

365/09 Day 167

Wheat in the Rising Sun.

He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat. Psalm 147:14

Sunday, June 14, 2009

365/09 Day 165

Ready for Church.

For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20:11

Saturday, June 13, 2009

365/09 Day 164

Horse and Rider.

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD : "I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea. Exodus 15:1

Friday, June 12, 2009

365/09 Day 163

June 12. Mirror Reflections.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. I Corinthians 13:12

June 11. Empty Candy Bowl.

You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty. Micah 6:14a

June 10. Detail of a Homemade Skirt.

Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams. Isaiah 47:2

Thursday, June 11, 2009

365/09 Day 156-160

I am playing catch up on my Project 365 today. Here are the images from June 5-9 (so far).

June 5. Chipping Sparrow.

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Luke 12:6

June 6. Creamers in the Windowsill at Dusk.

...when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil. Job 29:6

June 7. Lily.

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Luke 12:27

June 8. Beautifully Crafted Wagon. Made by my Dad.

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. Psalm 111:17

June 9. Woodland Violet. Native of Ontario.