Wednesday, October 27, 2010

on the morrow

The sun sets on one day, promising to return in a few hours. Its yielding of the sky to twinkling stars is only temporary, because he will return soon to rule the day again.

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Leafless trees are barren for a season. A frosty breeze strips them bare to reveal another form of glory in their creative lines, their shape, their originality.

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A noisy escapee from the recycle bin performs its random and noisy dance in the gusty breezes. It rushes here, then there, crashing occasionally, and then suddenly stopping - as if out of breath.

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Standing there, I soak it all in. Someone steps outside, chin tucked, and begins the hasty charge to the calm inside their car. "What are you so happy about?" they ask. I smile and say, "no mosquitoes."

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But I know they will return. And so will the leaves. And so will the sun. Lord willing, I will be here to enjoy them all again.

18 comments:

Happyone :-) said...

A beautiful photo.

imac said...

Love the photo, and I can see your glass is half full.

Gaelyn said...

This is the way to feel about every day of the wonder of life. Nice sunset.

George said...

I've known you're a wonderful photographer, but this post shows you are also a wonderful photographer. I really like both your pictures and your words.

Chris said...

Beautiful shot, and yeh that's why we have several seasons mate, to enjoy them differently for different reasons, one being the absence of mosquitoes ;-)

Craver Vii said...

Thanks, Happyone.

Yes it is, Imac. Who drank the other half? ...That's what I want to know!

Life is good, Gaelyn. I'm just reporting it like I see it. :-)

Thanks George. I was happy with the photograph, but when trying to come up with words for it, I felt compelled to do something with contrasts, a life versus death kind of thing.

Believe it or not Chris, I am still seeing a few mosquitoes, but not very many.

mommanator said...

AH what a cute post and the post is AOK!too

Shammickite said...

Love that picture. You were in the right place at the right time to capture that image.
Life's pretty good isn't it?

donsands said...

Nice pic Craver.

"The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."

"...his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither."

Truth is edifying.

The Money Paradise said...

Nice picture. Looks so good and beautiful.

francescbb@hotmail.es said...

Excellent pictures, congratulations!!!

Frank, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

lime said...

what a gorgeous photo and a thought provoking meditation to accompany it. thank you for both.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a stunning shot Craver and your words give one something to think about. Yes, thank goodness everything in nature returns in the next season although I cannot say the same about the mosquitoes. :)

Craver Vii said...

Glad you liked it, Mommanator. I hope things are well with you.

Believe it or not Shammy, I was in the wrong place at that time. I was on the opposite side of the building, setting up the tripod for a moon shot, when someone called me over to take a picture of this side.

Psalms 1 & 19 are favorites of mine Sandman. Even the tree planted by streams of water yields fruit "in its season." There is wisdom in that. My part, as I live in this season is to practice contentment.

Thank you for visiting, Money Paradise. I hear that "the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil." What say you?

Craver Vii said...

Welcome, Frank. That was a nice compliment, coming from you, especially after discovering that you have a gift for taking outstanding photographs.

My pleasure, Lime. All things in their proper season.

A positive outlook on the changing seasons is a healthy perspective, don't you think Joan? I thank the Lord that he is giving us a break from the mosquitoes, though.

EG Wow said...

I like this shot, Craver! The sky is lovely but I also see a certain beauty in bare limbs. I guess that's on reson I don't mind the coming of winter as much as some others do.

mrs. craver said...

The Artistry and the Handiwork of our Almighty Creator! He has given us such a beautiful gift to look upon as we end our day!

Simply breathtaking!

Wendy said...

I love what you wrote. We're lucky to be here, aren't we?
Great photo :)