Sunday, October 12, 2014

Looking Up

Taking the advice of Rabbi and Pastor, today I walked in the park and looked up.

Rabbi had suggested that one good way to live includes paying attention to the details around you, and appreciating those everyday things.  Pastor had suggested that one good way to live is to acknowledge the good gifts God has given us right now, rather than waiting for that supposedly better thing in the future.

I took my camera to the park and pointed it up.  Today the weather was superior, with abundant sunshine in this cloudiest of all places, truly a gift.  Looking up, I saw shapes and colors and fractals everywhere. 

















Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.  -Psalm 96:12


Extraordinary everyday gifts.

8 comments:

dougbalcom said...

Beautiful. But your credentials as a non-scientist, as claimed in the About Me blurb, are undermined by your observation of "fractals everywhere".

Perhaps you used to be a non-scientist; but I think you have long since become a scientist by family osmosis.

Angie said...

Thank you for this gift of fall to someone who misses that beauty.

smalltownme said...

Beautiful.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Amazing gifts. Thank you for sharing them!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You definitely captured some great ones! Are you aware of the facebook group "UP"? It's based upon this very concept.

Cassi Renee said...

Beautiful photos. I love looking up through trees --I do it rarely enough that it gives me this strange but wonderful feeling of a new perspective. It kind of makes me dizzy.

The Crislers said...

Oh, wow. Tomorrow I am going to try looking up. I'm confident it will make me significantly less horrible.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You have a wise rabbi. He's absolutely right and thank YOU for passing along the intelligence.