December Photo Challenge: Week Two

You can follow the daily installments of this December Photo Challenge on my Facebook page!

December 8th – Holly

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December 9th – Baking

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December 10th – Collection

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December 11th – Christmas Tree

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December 12th – Joy

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December 13th – Santa

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December 14th – Greeting Card

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

As I said in a previous post, we had some family visit over Thanksgiving and we took them to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the St. Louis Arch.  I’ve been there several times before but this was my first time back since purchasing my new lens earlier this year.  I was really looking forward to photographing the memorial grounds in ways I hadn’t thought of before.  When you’re a photographer it seems like over time your “eye” (how you envision a photograph before you take it) becomes less conventional and starts to see things in a more creative light.  Or at least that’s what my photographer eye has been doing.

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Summer Holds On

The weather outside is still not sure what it wants to do.  It bounces between being very warm to almost being cold enough I have to wear a coat outside.  All summer the tomato plants Grandad planted have been producing so much fruit!  We’ve also enjoyed the eggplant he planted and a lot of pumpkin we mistakenly planted because we thought they were squash seeds.  The pumpkins are long gone now but the tomatoes and eggplants are still holding out.  They don’t seem to realize the weather is supposed to get very cold very soon.

Little Creations

What would the world look like if you were very, very small?  Here is a look at some of God’s creations from that perspective.

Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds. ” And it was so.  The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.   And there was evening, and there was morning —the third day.  Genesis1:11-13

All creatures look to you
to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them,
they gather it up;
when you open your hand,
they are satisfied with good things.
When you hide your face,
they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit,
they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.  Psalm 104:27-30

 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”  Matthew 6:28-29

For this is what the Lord says—
he who created the heavens,
he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth,
he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited —
he says:
“I am the Lord,
and there is no other.  Isaiah 45:18

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.  Psalm 145:3