Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Trees of the Field ...

"You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands."
(Isaiah 55:12)

Well, metaphorically speaking, the trees were doing just that when I stepped out into the creation early one morning a few weeks ago. I was up before the dawn to capture a sunrise in one of my favourite places. Since I hadn't calculated the time of the sun's appearance very well, I arrived in almost pitch darkness. 'Sunrise' was a bad news/good news story - the early morning mist was so thick that the sun was unable to break through for several hours. However, it was easy to experience the peace Isaiah wrote about (above) as I wandered about in silence.

I'm only now coming back to processing my raw photos of that morning (I will post some misty scenes at another time). It was not by happenstance that I 'discovered' another area on my way home, although a road closure forced me there. I happily scrambled through brush and over rocks with Keera (see Jan. post) to see scenes like this:

And only a few days before, we experienced the joy of grandchildren (another gift of God) as they experienced the joy of riding in the rumble seat of a car from a bygone era:

If you're not familiar with Isaiah 55, take 3 minutes to read it here - it's an open invitation to peace and joy for all.


Linda said...

Wonderful Scripture passage, Rick, and your photos are breathtaking!

Marty said...

bonjour Rick ! quelles merveilles ces images, ces couleurs !
so wonderful ! I love the tĂȘtes blondes in that gorgeous car! it seems une image d'autrefois on that path in the middle of trees !
wonderful post Rick
big bisous

biebkriebels said...

That is a beautiful area Rick. That last photo is a beauty.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Your photos are beautiful Rick and the grandchildren in the rumble seat a gift indeed. Beautiful post. B

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, these are beautiful, Rick.
I especially love the first one.
Happy day to you!

Pamela Gordon said...

Such gorgeous photos Rick! And I remember that song from many years ago too. How fun for the grands to ride in a rumble seat!

Ana Bailune said...

You live in a blessed place.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Spectacular captures of God's beautiful creation.

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,

dit zijn hele mooie foto;s en je hebt ze ook heel mooi bewerkt.
De kleuren zijn geweldig, het water mooi rustig en ook de auto met je kleinkinderen erin is een zegen om zo te mogen zien en beleven.

Hartelijke groeten, Helma

papillon said...


very beautiful colours...and emotions.