Sunday, October 14, 2012

Light From Above


The sky was clear before dawn under a star-studded canopy,

Orion shining so bright overhead

you could almost touch the sword hanging from his belt.






As cool air settled in,

the lake, still warm from the sun, 

put on a new robe...

reflected sky and fog and grass...

soothed the memory of the harsh summer.






Trees vanished in the mist, 

then reappeared like the spare brush strokes of a Japanese ink painting.






On the hilltop, the early light streamed through the trees,






transforming the woods into a place of wonder...

and worship.









25 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful light, mysterious fog, wise words. Great !

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful images and captures. the lighting is gorgeous. Happy Sunday!

Cathy said...

Wow! What amazing moments you have captured! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome photos, love the steaks of sunlight coming through the trees.

Tammy said...

Lovely images. That first one - WOW!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Lovely series of shots and the light beams are spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot #52,' my meme's first anniversary!

pens and needles said...

So beautiful -- love the last one with the scripture -- it's almost like a caption from God.

Sharon K said...

Through His creation it is so easy to see that God was, is, and forever shall be. Thank you for taking time to show us His beauty!

Emily S said...

Lovely series of photos!

Brian King said...

These are fantastic! I love the first and fourth shots! Absolutely gorgeous!

Jen Ferguson said...

Welcome to SDG-- your photos are so powerful. Do you sell them? The first forest one -- with the light through the trees? Oh, that just overwhelmed my heart.

Alicia said...

Oh, these photos stir my soul. Gorgeous. Holy. And your words that thread them all together are, too.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Beautiful photos to match beautiful words.

Kathleen @ Kath Ink said...

Beautiful!

kelliwoodford said...

I have never met you before -- but I can't see why not!! We're practically neighbors! We live near the Ozarks in MO, but just the foothills.
Your pics and your words here are so stilling. such majesty.
thank you for grace found in your early morning, filtering it through your screen and onto mine.

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, this is such a beautiful series of photographs.
Each one is simply magical.
xo.

Jerry said...

Wow - seeing these images and reading your lovely words - for me Psalm 19 comes to my mind. Take care, Jerry

Pat said...

Beautiful work!

Jacqueline@ Deeprootsathome.com said...

Halloo, Connie!
What rich thoughts about worship and wonder! I love to see the sun filtering through the trees...

I apologize for not commenting for so long. Life and circumstances surrounding my mother's health and finances have made time extra scarce. I appreciate you and your wonderful, encouraging blog. Blessings, dear one!
BTW, while I am thinking of it, when you ever take the time to link-up a post or two, please consider joining in the "EOA' Wednesday link-up. You would bless the readers and be a great addition to the community.
Hugs,
Jacqueline

PhotoLeoGrapher said...

Nice shots! Beautiful light, nice colors!

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I love the streaming light and the steaming lake.

I get a bit of birding envy when I see all the finches and cardinals you get!

Stewart M - Australia

Sandra said...

Beautiful lighting, Connie. Glorious atmosphere!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

His light, His love, touching heaven, touching earth...glorious beauty captured~

S. Etole said...

Truly and beautifully breathtaking.

Tricia Hays said...

Incredibly beautiful & I believe the last one is perfect... perfect scripture for that image! WoW!