"God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness." - (Mark Denman)

Monday, May 15, 2017

A stroll along the C&O Canal

The flowers appear on the earth; the
time of singing has come, and the
voice of the turtledove is heard in 
our land. -- (Song of Solomon 2:12)

It was a beautiful day for a stroll along the canal at C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Canadian geese and their goslings were feasting on scraps thrown to them by picnickers, and were quite bold about approaching people to beg for food by honking and opening their beaks. I was surprised to see they had pink tongues.

Turtles basked in the sun, seemingly oblivious to the thundering Potomac cascading tempestuously over the rocks nearby.

Live historical representations.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Last of the irises around town

Consider how the wild flowers grow. 
They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell 
you, not even Solomon in all his 
splendor was dressed like one of these.
(Luke 12:27 NIV)


More dandelions

The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.
(Isaiah 40:8) 

The courtyard of my apartment complex is overgrown with dandelions. The landscape folks seem to be waging a losing battle. The more they mow, the more the seeds scatter and grow. 

A famlly of Canadian geese

Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, 
nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your 
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth 
much more than they? -- (Matthew 6:26)

These Canadian geese seem quite content in their American home. They live near a pond in Purcellville, and the last time I walked over there to visit, I noticed some cute fluffy new additions to their family.