even paved roads and dirty, tattered old mail boxes.
These pictures were taken from my sister's house, at the end of her driveway. Amazing. Every afternoon I would just stare out at their front yard and try to take it all in...try to soak up the light and beauty that was right there in front of me...right in their yard. I wondered if I would ever get anything done at this time of day if I lived there...and wondered how often her and her husband stop....and just breath it in.
This is for you V and B, to remind you to not take advantage of the beauty that surrounds you...and to remind all of us to do the same. We may not all have a view like this, but there is always beauty that we could appreciate right there in front of us, which we probably take for granted.
What is it that is right there in front of you, that you would suddenly miss if it were gone? Take a good look around.
These pictures below were taken IN their yard. I was working just outside their garage, making them some art pieces (talk about an inspiring view! picts of the artwork coming soon), and I looked up, caught my breath, then grabbed my camera and walked maybe 25 feet in front of me and snapped these shots. Unbelievable. Sooooo pretty! I did nothing to any of these pictures, just simply captured the Lord's light and beauty that seemed to make things glow from within...hmm kind of like He can do with us if we let HIM.
I love how the leaves seem to capture and hold the light.
I've been wanting to participate in Shadow Shot Sundays for a while now, and I think that this might be a good week to start. I love capturing the play of shadows and light, so now I found a good reason to keep it up! It's as simple as it sounds, take photos of shadows, post them, and link to the amazing person who created Shadow Shot Sundays so everyone could go check out all the other participants. To check it out just click on the button below. Enjoy!