Lush and Green

The part of the south I live in gets so green and lush, and I can never resist a beautiful day to take pictures. We finally got some relief from the heat where I live so I rode along the greenway as I often do. Don’t know the names of all the wildflowers, but they are still blooming although for a day or two because it has been so dry with no rain, they did droop just a little. This monster of a tree is just that, a monster. It is huge. I can’t tell if it is more than one tree growing close together or if it is old and just split at its base.

The river is lower from less rain and in some spots is only a few inches deep. In the shallow parts, the water is so clear you can see every stone and fish in it. It’s lovely! May God, the Creator of all this beauty, bless your day!

Nature Photos – New Filters

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Dreamy Filter
Negative Filter
Same Image Italian Filter
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Sketch Filter
Dreamy Filter
Italian Filter
Same Image Punk Filter
Same Image Normal

Got to play around with some filters on my camera I didn’t even know I had. I stumbled on them accidentally. So I took some extra shots on different filters of the landscapes around our greenway system. Hope you enjoy your weekend and may God bless your day!

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Summer Pics

I love the way the water catches the blues of the sky and the yellow and greens of the plants along our greenway walking trail. Today, I got really lucky and caught a female deer drinking at the edge of the river and then some full-grown turkeys in the wild grass. The largest looked like he would make a good Thanksgiving dinner as he was huge, almost as tall as my shoulder. Enjoy the pictures of the wild flowers and have a great day! Praise God for the beauty of His earth.

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Water Songs

I shot some video footage of along the river beside our greenway system just after it had rained. The water was moving faster, and you could hear it better. I enjoy listening to the sounds of the waters. Have a blessed day!

Water Songs

Above life’s waters
Is your light
That ruach, breath, of you
Attempting to make
The one out of our two

Above the moving waters
Of life you go
Whether they move, flow
Fast or tediously slow

Trying to help me grow
Closer, more in your image
Multiplying your likeness
I try to follow as you bless

You follow the waters
Whether deep and dark
Or crystalline clear
Revealing our depths
In a reality so stark

So, I try to reach up
And fiercely cling
To the peace and 
Serenity you always bring
To the living waters of my soul
No matter the deep, dark 
Complexities of all their flows!

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Summer Morning Prayer

KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera

Our greenway system is so beautiful that in spots it is almost like being in the middle of the Smokey Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg, but you’re still in the middle of a busy and growing city. Enjoy your day!

Dear Lord, I pray these people may come to know your overwhelming and unconditional love for them not just intellectually, in their minds, but in their guts, their hearts, may they feel it. That they will let you become intimate with them, and they can know that you created the earth with such beauty for them to enjoy and take pleasure in out of your great love for them. Amen