July 31, 2011

Dolphin Watching

Last week, we braved scorching summer temperatures taking an excursion with the Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Center  to view the bottle-nose dolphins in the brilliant blue waters off the Virginia Beach coast. The next 90 minutes were filled with lively entertainment as families of dolphins frolicked and performed acrobatic feats
For many with cameras including myself, photographic agility was considered an asset and I was rewarded with these photos. It was a trip worth every minute of the 97 degree heat.
The bottle-nose dolphin ~ another wonder of creation for my nature loving eyes to feast on. Thank you Heavenly Father!
  “So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems … and God saw that it was good  ~ for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Genesis 1:21; Revelation 4:11

July 18, 2011

Sunset Progressions 11

If I was a highway engineer, I would make certain that lookouts were placed in strategic spots on major highways.
This would ensure that others and I are who are fascinated by sunrises and sunsets would be able not only to stop and admire, but capture their beauty on camera. Wishful thinking? Maybe.
Meanwhile, these most recent sunset splendor photos were taken from two more easily accessible lookout spots ~ my neighborhood pool and Food Lion’s parking lot. Over the years, I cannot recall two sunrises or sunsets looking the same, unlike the Great sunrise and sunset Engineer who is changeless and described in Words from Scripture as:
“I am the Lord, and I do not change,1 … like the shifting shadows produced by the sun and the moon."2
 For this unchangeable stability, I shall be eternally grateful!
 1. Malachi 3:6 (NLT); 2. James1:17b (GWT)

July 8, 2011

From The Eyes Of Children

These photos are by my great nephews Paris who is eleven years old and Cairon who is seven.
They were taken on a recent visit with their grandmother Molly to Norfolk Botanical
Garden. I think they deserved to be showcased don’t you? 
Photos: Elegant Candy Day Lily, Monarch Butterfly, Zahara Zinnia
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him. ~ Psalm 127:3 (NLT)