Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Photo-Heart Connection - August 2013

When I reviewed my August photos for Photo-Heart Connection with Kat Sloma, I kept coming back to this one. It reminds me of the peace and joy I've found the last two years through my nature photography.
Out early one morning when the dew was still on the ground a sparkle caught my eye and I knelt down. Sadness enveloped me first as I realized it was an insect's wing. But, even in sadness beauty and peace could be found. The glistening dew drops, the fascinating lines, and unique textures brought beauty.  Kneeling and taking pictures brought a sense of peace.
These are the things that attract me in my daily life. I don't have to strive very hard to see these things, they're everywhere. I just have to slow down and they will be revealed.
That's what I feel when something catches my eye and begs to be photographed. Before I snap the shutter button I breath deep, smile, and give thanks for each little gift I've been given. Gifts given by a God who wants all of us to enjoy his creation. Gifts that bring me joy!
"All things were made by him,
and without him was not any thing made that was made."
John 1:3


  1. What a wonderful post showing appreciation for all the small gifts God gives to us everyday. I really appreciate your heart....

  2. It is the little things that create the most beauty.

  3. Cathy...what lovely thoughts...eucharisteo my friend!

  4. oh cathy i love the way you put this. you are always such an inspiration to me to slow down and be more observant. see this little details that are full of wonder. a reminder god's gifts. so beautiful friend.

  5. Beautiful! Your joy shines through in words an image.

  6. How beautiful this is, I thought it was a leaf, so glad you told the story behind it. Wonderful discovery.

  7. Nature is full of wonders to noticed, to be admired and to appreciate. I love the details of this image. You are fortunate to live so close to nature and come across such breathtaking beauty. A reason to feel thankful indeed.

  8. Beautiful thoughts and images. I chose a peaceful photo this month as well.
    Happy PHC,

  9. Cathy, you have mastered nature photography and communicate so much with your images. Gratitude leads to peace and joy -- isn't it wonderful?

  10. It took me a moment to,recognize what this was, and I like the feeling of interest and slow realization or beauty in detail it brought me. I feel as if I experienced it the same way you did, with wonder and awe. So lovely to have you in the Photo-Heart Connection, as always!

  11. This is wonderful. I love the patterns, the textures, the glistening of the rain drops. So glad you shared this and your thoughts.

  12. Small thinghs are great, love your photo


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