Glory by janetb


I only went out to find Gracie, but I did sling my camera over my shoulder. I found my sweet pup bounding upon the pool cover, sending fallen acorns rolling in all directions as the cover bounced beneath her joyous leaps. Gracie loves playing with acorns; and surrounded by dozens coming to life with her every move, her delight was palpable! I laughed out loud even while part of me felt uneasy about her playing on the pool cover. I had to remind myself more than once that the cover's meant to hold the weight of far more than her ten pounds.

I turned my attention to the beautiful day. Beneath a brilliant blue sky with sunshine gloriously bathing the autumn garden, I found the light quite magical. Looking upward through a Japanese maple — the one nearest our treasured old white oak — backlight and shadow made me glad my camera hung within reach. I raised it, peered through the viewfinder and gave glory to the Creator of all things. How could I not?

What if the act of giving glory were shown in some slight way to influence, even maintain, the natural world as we know it?

— Belden C. Lane, Ravished by Beauty
such beautiful prose and leaves. I was only thinking today that I hadn't seen anything from you for a while. So how lovely to come across this.
September 30th, 2021  
October 1st, 2021  
Wonderful capture of the light.
October 1st, 2021  
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