The Birth of Earth

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The Birth of Earth

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The painted skies of  sunrise to sunset

speak of passion within the Artist’s hand

The embroidered flower gardens and fields

tell of order and not haphazard plans

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The sculptured mountains too magnificent

to be the humble work of chance

Oceans, rivers, creeks all run to proclaim

that they’ve been created to laugh and dance

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The creatures move upon the earth and sky

to care for young that they’ve produced in pairs

While trees reach up as if to offer praise

and grow to anchor beneath the ground with care

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And so the story of our beginning

continues to be narrated across this earth

While sun, moon, and stars echo the words

 Our existence is not by chance–but by birth.

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Wendy ❀ 2014

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For since the creation of the world

God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power

and divine nature–have been clearly seen,

being understood from what has been made,

so that men are without excuse.

Romans 1:20

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In May this blog turned two years old.

I’ve shared a lot of pictures and poems in that time.

The pictures I share with you are usually the result

of having experimented with different angles and lighting.  

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My favorite lighting is early morning or late afternoon.

 If it’s particularly bright out I  purposely take pictures of flowers

 in dappled light (especially white ones).  

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My favorite place to take pictures is in my own garden.

This is because I can run into the house and grab my kneeling pad

 for close to the ground shots.

I can unabashedly contort myself into the oddest corners

and positions with only my family to occasionally catch me;

  but they are used to me and don’t even bat an eye.

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I take lots of pictures of each subject.

The more time I spend–the more I experiment.

Often it’s the shot that was taken later in the shoot that becomes my favorite.

I’ve learned that it’s not about the kind of camera you own…

it’s the passion behind it that counts the most.

That’s true for so many things in life.

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Living with Passion Blessings ~ Wendy ❀  

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68 thoughts on “The Birth of Earth

    1. Thank you, Jane. I confess that I cried as I read your Father’s Day post. It was beautiful and touching. My dad didn’t accept the Lord as his savior until after I was married. He’s in heaven now. ❀

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      1. WOW! At least he did accept the Lord. I pray dally for a very long list of My own immediate fam members who are not interested in knowing Jesus. I fear for them, but they know the way. They just don’t care. Thank you for your kind words.

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    1. Thank you, Aquileana, for thinking of me & my blog. I’m honored for the nomination. Even though I don’t participate in awards, I look forward to checking out your latest post. I always learn so much when I read your articles about mythology. ❀

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  1. Beautiful! And you are so right about the camera! hehe. It makes me laugh when people at my art show say, oh you must have a great camera. oh that’s the secret to these good pictures. I just have to get a good camera. And I just smile, but I think to myself, a good picture can come out of any camera, it’s the vision that you have, it’s the time you take (like you do). And your pictures show your love of nature. I always just love to see your work!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I’d love to have a better camera one day and take some photography classes. Right now our budget is aimed towards music lessons and groceries for our growing teenagers. In the meantime I am doing the best I can with what I have–that’s all that’s really required of any of us at the end of the day. It’s so inspiring to visit other nature blogs (like yours). ❀

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  2. I always enjoy your photos and your thoughts, Wendy. I, too, enjoy the early morning and late afternoon light for taking photos. God’s blessings to you as you continue to capture the beauty God’s Creation! Hugs ~ Laura

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  3. Oh so good to be here and read your poems of praise to Him and see the photos of praise too! There is something special about your garden being your favorite place to take photos . . . Seeing what He has given you and loving it! :). God bless you and yours!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for always blessing me with your thoughtful visits and comments. Your blog is a daily respite moment where I am drawn into God’s presence. You always direct our thoughts towards Him. ❀

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  4. Wendy- you have blessed my day with this stunning post-lovely words AND pics- have shared the link with FB friends as it is one of the best posts I have ever seen- and I read 50-60 a day;
    I look forward to many more posts from you 🙂
    Mary, New Zealand.

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    1. Thank you, Ian. I think we all believe what we’ve chosen to believe. Evidence is often misconstrued to suit whatever world view a person holds dear. ❀ I am grateful for the gift of faith and for a godly husband to share it with.

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  5. Wendy,
    I like what you said…”I’ve learned that it’s not about the kind of camera you own…

    it’s the passion behind it that counts the most.

    That’s true for so many things in life.”

    The flowers are lovely and the poem delights my heart to read…much wisdom has gone into your thoughts and carried through to what your eye beheld in the lens. God bless you, sweet friend. ~Zoey

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  6. Beautiful post Wendy. and lovely poem. I always love your photos with words on them. Sadly I am unable to bend and contort these days or I would be flat on the ground, but I still manage some reasonable photos on autofocus and at eye level. I may have to buy a bite switch to make it easier for me; Im looking into it. Your photos are all amazing. Love and blessings xx

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    1. Thank you, dear Christine. Sometimes I set my camera on a rock or bench to take a picture if I’m without my kneeling pad or tripod. The tripod and I don’t get along too well since I always manage to pinch my fingers with it. ❀

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