Cold and beautiful

Out on the scooter for a last ride before winter. There are a bunch of Swans out there in the distance, and they were LOUD! I was more interested in a wide angle landscape shot though.

A fellow camera nerd shooting the swans.

Silence

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!”

– Psalm 46:10


For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.

– Psalm 62:5

Our world is so filled with distraction: constant “breaking news”, entertainment, busy-ness.
What we need is silence, solitude, prayer.

I found this woman in a local park, embracing real life.


Vigils

As for Gód, his wáys are pérfect; 
the wórd of the Lórd, purest góld.
Hé indéed is the shíeld   
of áll who máke him their réfuge.

For whó is Gód but the Lórd?   
Whó is a róck but our Gód?
the Gód who gírds me with stréngth  
and mákes the páth safe befóre me.

My féet you made swíft as the déer’s;   
you have máde me stand fírm on the héights.
You have tráined my hánds for báttle  
and my árms to bend the héavy bów.

– Psalm 18

People

A little different type of photography for me. I’ve been getting more and more interested in showing the amazing dignity and depth of people. People are so much more than the simplified caricatures that the news and entertainment industries portray.

These were from a concert in a local park.

Thunderstorm Sunset

I looked at the thunderstorm to the west and the sun and thought,
hmmmm…..I wonder…

Sure enough, the sun set right behind the storm and produced a spectacular sight!

Morning Has Broken…

“Morning has broken like the first morning 

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird 

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning 

Praise for them springing fresh from the world.”

English author Eleanor Farjeon

Spring planting near Hokah, Minnesota: