Not many words in this blog but, now and then, a few of my photographs--
You are a Good Photographer, Grath. You have some Very Interesting Close Ups. I Love the Second of the Two Above Pictures. Actually the Picture in the Next Post Up is Interesting too, as well as your Close Ups of the Ice in the Field. Cool!! You are Really Good with Close Ups of Water.
Thanks, Lista. It's good to see you here.
Any Time. I've Decided that I Like that Top Picture too. I Might Come By Every Day for awhile and Look at a Few More Pictures. It's a Nice Break from Reading and Arguing about all the Politics.
One of the things I love about photography, Lista, is that it gives me a break from words. Balancing light and shadow, speed and depth of field, weight within the frame of the composition--all those are purely visual.
It's Funny that you should say that it's a Break from Words because I was just Thinking about Suggesting that you Add Scriptures to some of your Pictures when you Post them. Pictures may be a Break from Words, yet they can also be a Complement to Words and to Reflection. There are lots of Scriptures about Nature, as well as Peace and God's Promises.
Lista, I hate to disappoint you (just when we're beginning our acquaintance), but I'm not a Scriptural kind of person. If I did add text, some might indeed come from the Bible, but lots of other quotations would come from secular literature. I'm sure there are bloggers who do as you suggest. For me, though, this blog really is a break from the wordiness of my primary blog, "Books in Northport," which is very much about books and words--and dogs and food and gardens and Life Up North!
In my Christian Faith, we are Taught that we should Read the Bible Every Single Day and I Fall Considerably Short of this Standard. It is Hard for me to Find the Right Motivation to Get me Back into the Scriptures and your Photography Gave me an Idea of Something that Might Inspire me to do just that.You Might Want to Check your Comment Moderation Page, for I have Submitted three Comments on your January Posts that Appear to be Stuck in Moderation. Two of these Comments Included Scriptures, in my Attempt to Match Scriptures with your Pictures.Weren't you the One who Did a Post on your Other Blog About Lent? That's Spiritual. I Guess that is why I Took the Risk of Mentioning Photography and Scripture. I have no Intentions of Offending you in Any Way.
Lista, I'll check but don't think I have any unmoderated comments. So far I have not been moderating comments on this blog. Started doing it on "Books in Northport" when the spam got too heavy and set it up for moderation on "Lacking a Clear Focus" because I have no idea where I'll be going with that one. You did not offend me AT ALL with your suggestion! Yes, I did a post on Lent and have not had a sip of coffee since a week ago Wednesday), but my motivation with that was not narrowly Christian. I believe in and struggle to live the Golden Rule, the basis of so many religions, but beyond how people live and treat one another I'm not interested in theology, which more often tends to divide rather than transform. Not for everyone, of course. There are people who live their faith in transformative ways, and that's beautiful.
Good conversation...I just wanted to say I like the first picture with the shadows a lot.
This is curious. Why is it that Dawn's comments go up without needing moderation and Lista's need to be moderated but I don't get an e-mail saying so? This is a new one on me.Thanks, Dawn. I was captivated by the orchard shadows on those sunny days when we still had a cover of clean, white snow. The rows of trees are so orderly, but each tree is its own unique, individual self. I like that, too.
A Scripture Offered without Commentary or Interpretation is not Really Theology. You can View it as Scripture, or as Historical Literature. Whatever. It most Definitely Contains Wisdom and Insight into Life. The Bible is a Really Neat Piece of Literature.The Only Comments that went into Moderation were the One's I Submitted on your January Posts; Older Posts. You Might have this Blog Set Up Differently than you Think.
In my senior year of high school (public), I had an English class in which we read, among other notable works (e.g., MOBY-DICK), the Old Testament as literature. Yes, the Bible and Shakespeare are foundational to Western lit.I think (now that you've jogged my memory) that I did set it up to moderate comments on older posts. Otherwise I wouldn't notice when comments were left several months back. Thanks for clearing up the mystery, Lista.
Sorry about all my Many Words on your "Break from Words" Post, yet I do Very Much Enjoy Talking to you. It's Really been Fun.