Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"How Great Thou Art Moments" in Pictures

Today, I'd like to share a few of what I call the "How Great Thou Art moments" I have been blessed to witness through my camera lens. These are mostly macro shots of things that you wouldn't normally see by just looking at a tree, or a flower, or a plant, or a dragonfly, and they are truly some of God's most glorious works of art.

I hope you will click on the pictures to enlarge them so you can really appreciate God's masterpieces.

The center of a Sunflower ...

The "flame" in the heart of an Iris ...

The face of a Bumblebee ...

The perfection of a Magnolia blossom ...

Glorious Goldenrod ...

The fruit of a Gingko Tree ...

And the fruit of a Pine Tree ...

The "gossamer wings" of a Dragonfly ...

"Balloon" Pods ...

Even more amazing — the little "heart seeds" I found inside a Balloon Pod ...

A magnificent Mimosa bloom ...

These are just a few of the pictures I have taken that literally took my breath away when I looked through the lens and saw God's Hand at work. I never fail to think, "How Great Thou Art, Lord. Thank you for letting me see this."

4 comments:

racheld said...

And that's my thought when I see your images, as well. How very fortunate we are---we of the Way Out Here---to be able to gaze into the flaming heart of a flower hundreds of miles away, or look upon a vista in a place we'll never set our feet.

I've just looked this morning on the ocean view from a mountain in Maine---a picture I'd requested from Jeanne of Backyard Neighbor, who is spending a month traveling there.

Places we've longed to see, things and places we've never heard of---those are right here, through the lenses and words and sharing of friends and strangers---like a treasure box of bright images ready to hand.

And the friends we acquire, the times we'll remember, the sights we see---How Great Thou Art, indeed.

Tonja said...

Oh, who can make a flower?
I'm sure I can't, can you?
O who can make a flower?
No one but God, it's true!
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The first song I ever remember singing and I learned it from my Mom. She also loved beautiful flowers.

I think it is a wonderful thing when we can work hand in hand with God to bring about something worthwhile. And, that is what I see you doing with these pics. We look at the flowers as we walk by and think they are pretty and smell nice. But, when you photograph one, you begin to experience and appreciate the intricacies of the bloom. It really causes you to stop and look and appreciate. I think Our Father is pleased with how you honor His creation.

(My fav is the flame in the iris)

Sue said...

What can I say, except, Magnificent!!!, Janie.I clicked on them and was so enthralled.I too was out taking photos today and basking in This great God that created everything.
I am hoping one day to be able to purchase a book of photography by you. What a talent you have, and you seem to enjoy it so much.
Sue

Marti said...

Your photos are breathtaking! I was so excited when I got close enough to a dragonfly to take a photo with my little camera, only for it to blend in with the background. Then I saw your photo and was just blown away.