I don’t like bike riding.
Well, that’s not totally true.
I do like the feeling of the wind in my face and a sense of accomplishment.
I don’t like going ten miles when I haven’t ridden for weeks–umm–months.
And since we usually ride single file, I miss the communication, the closeness.
Those are the things I like about walking.
I also have decided I don’t like riding warp speed through life. My friend, Cassandra, is a climber. I like climbing. I like the view from the top.
But what I really like is taking my time.
Lately, I’ve been prone to wander. Off the path.
To see. To see deep. To deep see dive.
Seeking. Wondering at the mysterious and the marvelous. Finding joy in the sacred.
And now, thanks to Claire Burge, I’ve discovered the macro function on my little girl camera.
And so, I may suddenly charge into poison ivy. Or my husband may turn to find me far behind him on the path hung over some obscure weed or flower or berry.
This week over at High Calling Blogs, Claire has challenged us to find, fill, and zoom.
And here are just a handful of glory gifts I unwrapped that made me catch my own breath this week. (And I must say I’m kind of proud of my toddler photographer skills.)
And these next photos showed me what I could really see if I dove deep.
Deep see diving
“What a wildly wonderful world, God!
You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.”
Psalm 104:24 (Message)
Be sure to visit the High Calling Blogs PhotoPlay gallery on Friday for other zoomers.
Also celebrating the small things with Emily and others today at Chatting at the Sky.
Carol Garvin says
Wonderful “glory gifts”, Sandra! I think it’s so important to look beyond the superficial in life, and your camera has certainly helped you do that beautifully. I hope you won’t mind if I link back to your post.
Wow, Carol. I’d be honored.
Cheryl Smith says
Those are beautiful!
I’m still a newborn.
Thanks, Cheryl. Actually, I’m probably a newborn, too. “Toddler” just seemed to flow better with “photographer.” More poetic or something. 😉
Incredible! I’ve done some of this as well.. thinking I should post now.
Incredible? You just made my heart sing.
Do. Do. Post now.
Oh my! these are wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration of this entire post!
A Simple Country Girl says
Miss Sandra, it looks like you wrangle that so-called little girl camera just fine. These are amazing images and wonderful details.
Wrangle. You are so funny. Thanks!
maybe it is time for that big girl camera after all?
have you noticed how your photography journey has grown over the past few months? i just scrolled back a few months and the change is significant.
thank you for being you.
I have noticed my sight is more developed. I have to work on talking my husband into spending the money. I think I can’t print photos much larger than 4 x 6 or whatever. You have encouraged me and taught me so much! I should take a trip to Ireland for some one-on-one. 😉
Thanks so much, Donna.
Judith Robl says
The pictures are exquisite! Breathtaking!
Don’t we serve a marvelous Creator? He put all those minute, beautiful details where we could see them if we were looking. The secret is to look and see.
Hi Judith. Thanks so much for visiting! I’m just learning to see and appreciate the beauty and detail that’s been there all along.
Janis@Open My Ears Lord says
Wow, Sandra, you do better with your little girl camera than I can with my brand new expensive one! Beautiful flower and such detail in focus. Love it!
deb@talk at the table says
That last one in particular got me…
There is so much to learn, but it’s fun , don’t you think?
sorry it has taken me so long to get around to everyone.