Wednesday, July 27, 2011

God's Handiwork

I will never cease to be inspired and awestruck by God's exquisite handiwork, as evidenced in Nature. And I'm so thankful He blessed me with an interest in photography at this stage of my life, because without it, I would have missed seeing so much!

For instance, this Golden Raintree, which I featured in a post last May when it was in full bloom ...

If you would like to read that post and see some close-up pictures of that beautiful tree, you can click on the following link: The Glorious Golden Raintree.

I recently saw a smaller tree and noticed that it was loaded with seed pods ...

Here are some close up views of the heart-shaped pods which hang in clusters on the ends of the branches ...

I'm always curious about what is inside the seed pods of plants, so I broke off a couple of stems with pods and brought them home. Here is what I found:

I plan to plant the seeds on our land in hopes that someday we will have a little Golden Raintree to remind me of the ones in Vicksburg.

And speaking of seeds, my husband recently noticed seed pods on the Japanese Maple tree in our courtyard.

I took the following pictures after a rain shower ...

Aren't they beautiful! ... and so delicate looking. They are just beginning to form, and I'm looking forward to watching them evolve.

God's handiwork is on display everywhere in this wonderful world of ours, and I hope this has inspired you to take a closer look at the beauty of Nature surrounding you. I promise your day will be better for it.

5 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Beautiful photos! And thanks for the reminder!

racheld said...

How very beautiful---I've always been in love with just the word, "Raintree."

And the maple spinners---they're just the color they should be, like magenta and burgundy dragonflies. I hope they all fall as twins, carrying out the little helicopter illusion to its most magical.

Deb said...

I love seed pods....great photos..

Jenni said...

Such lovely photos. We are blessed by your interest in photography at this stage in your life, too!

And yes, God's glorious hand work is every where for us to enjoy.... He is such a Good God. No wonder after the Creation He saw that "it was good".....

Thanks for the beautiful thoughts today.
Jenni

Tonja said...

I didn't know the Japanese Maples have pods like that. How old do they have to be? Cause I have 6 in my yard and have never seen any. Maybe they have to be a little older to do their thing.

Loved those pods. Isn't that the most delicious color? Looks like fall!...But the seeds are so tiny.

The thing about God's world that amazes me, is that He needs no one to keep it going. Plants reproduce, and seeds fly hither and yon, He sends rain or not, but there are always enough. I think sometimes we think it's up to us...Ha! I bet that gives Him a good laugh!

Blessings, my friend!