Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 120

It is so interesting to me as I now look deeper into the detail of everything. Last spring I couldn't have told you what the hostas looked like when they first came out of the ground. I may have replied that they look like little sticks as I hurriedly run by. This year, I've found that they really resemble a raging fire, and that they are absolutely beautiful if you stop to look. 

Today I knelt down in my flower bed in front of the house, and took a picture of the peonies coming out of the ground. I saw them a while back, but didn't realize how quickly they've formed their leaves and round buds for the gorgeous flowers that will be coming soon. Taking a photo, I still didn't see the little ants diligently working on their part in this whole symbiotic system that helps the buds to open. They were that small! 

I think I can honestly say, photography has helped me look at the the details in not only our new spring growth, but it changes your mind. It changes how you look at everything. I am thankful to look at the world, God's amazing creation, with a little more detailed mindset and more appreciate the things I would have just flippantly passed by!

Day 120
Settings:
ISO 200, f/1.8, ss 1/400, 50 mm



13 comments:

Tracy said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors, texture and just everything about this photo. You are right about being more away of our surroundings. I feel the same way.

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

Very nice photo and great reflection to go with it. Photography definitely makes you look at things differently! :)

Carrie said...

So beautiful! You do such a great job with capturing God's creations with your camera to share with the rest of us!

karren said...

This is beautiful. You are so right about the detail in things. I have had the same experience.

Jennifer said...

I love watching my peony grow each year, from those first red shoots to the flowers fully blooming. Always a delight!

Denise said...

Wow Friend...I haven't been looking at any blogs lately..I can't believe all the beautiful pictures I missed...I love them all...As usual :)
Lord Bless...
Denise

Angie Willis said...

Wonderful photo. The red edges to the leaves make a really lovely image

Candi said...

Awesome...I originally looked at it on my iphone and couldn't see the ants...what a great capture!

snapshots2011 said...

You are so right about photography really opening our eyes~ very well said. And the focus on those ants is amazing!

Kristal said...

That is an awesome capture!

Tracy said...

God's Art!

Kristin said...

I love the photo, and I love your words even more. I didn't notice the ants either until I took a moment to look closer...

Anita said...

Love the ants!