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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Phone Pics

I would carry a better camera with me while I run and cycle, but the muted watercolor effect my phone's camera produces is enchanting.

Pittsburg, CA 

Briones Regional Park - Looking west as the sun begins to paint the hill tops.

More paint.

Looking west  from the Benicia Bridge.
You can't capture the brilliance of the icy dawn with any camera.  The joy of running along frozen trails and leaving footprints in the frosted grass is difficult to describe, as is the metamorphosis of a wilderness trail from dawn into daylight.  I soak in the colors as well as the crisp cold - and know that what I will able to share is a trifle.  Those are moments of innocent selfishness - there is no way to share those sights and sounds;  they are available in that moment only and visible from that ridge, valley or road  - where at that singular moment and from that perspective only I can absorb the beauty.  If I don't  - then it is lost.  Those moments are a gift from the Creator, and He knows they are gifts I cannot easily share.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing---God's gifts to us. How it must please Him for us to marvel at a sunrise or sunset or any of His works of creation, for that matter. In doing so, we are acknowledging God. ("In all thy ways acknowledge Him") Acknowledging Him for Who He is and His power and ability to do whatever we are marvelling at the time. True worship.

    Reminds me of a couple of verses from my Bible reading this morning. "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants therof are as greasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in." "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by humber: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power: not one faileth." Isaiah 40:21,26
    Now there are some verses that would just pop with meaning after doing some looking up of words!
    Worthy of memorizing. Not just those two, but the whole chapter. Wow! Challenge---verse a day or every two days. I am going for it. You in??? Could have it in a month or little over that.