Saturday, January 05, 2008

just thinking outloud ...


isn't this a neat photo? it's another that i snapped along the way to the city ... the scene has a beauty to it - even though it is stark in nature ... it almost looks like a black & white painting ...


Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater


to me, winter portrays a life that doesn't have Christ in it ... or one who hasn't grown in the Lord ... it can be beautiful and admired, yet there will always be something missing ... when Jesus enters - spring begins and makes the soul alive with blossoms that usher in the wild and wonderful colours of summer ...

19 comments:

Mari said...

That picture really is pretty. I've often thought that winter does look black and white - good analogy to a life without Christ.

Jammie J. said...

i love the stark scenes of winter. i particularly love the long shadows in this one. what time of day did you take it?

Mimi said...

great picture Saija,
the starkness of winter is indeed like a life without Christ...it can be pretty... but it is oh sooooo bare and lonely!!
this is a great post...
How is Leo feeling? was he able to go into the city with you to visit with your family?

Saija said...

mari ... and winter does look so very clean too - yet there is something missing when the colours are so muted ... i think anyway ... blessings on ya!

jj ... it was around 10:30 a.m. ... we have such short days up here during the winter months ... of course, i tell myself that everyday is getting longer now - which is true!!! this pic was taken on the fly - i love to do that, then look at what i captured when i get home ... :o) ((hugs))

mimi ... leo stayed at home ... his sitting is so limited and the pain kicks into a higher gear when he can't stretch out or if he has to walk ... so we stay connected via cell phone - i even his picture on my cell, since he's usually the only i one i talk to on it ...

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Winter can look so bleak and dreary and I loved how you said that it is like life without Christ!! That is so right!!
I love living down here where most days we at least have the sun.
The picture is very good!! You are a good photographer...

Sandy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Seems to me you could sell photos like this!!

Enjoy what you write too! Blessings!
Elizabeth

jel said...

2AWESome!



have a great week 2come !
huggs


hello to Leo!!!!

Maggie Ann said...

Oh thats so true and beautiful too. I love the 'art' of winter. It thrills something in my heart and reminds me that God himself is the most beautiful being I will ever behold or love. Later ....tomorrow hope to email you a few pics of our Christmas...I'm running behind whilst' cleaning & ironing. *hugs*

Catherine said...

That is a fantastic photo! Before I read your post, I just assumed it was one you'd found online somewhere. You really are an excellent photographer!

Cathy said...

I like the what you said about winter, Saija. Just waiting for the beautiful springtime! Hope all is going well with you and Leo.

Saija said...

Sandy ... well you enjoy that WARM sunshine for me too, eh!

Elizabeth ... why thank you ... :o)

jel ... you have a very blessed week too!

maggie ann ... looking forward to seeing your pics!

catherine ... thank you ... maybe i should have put my blog name on it? i decided against doing that because it does take away from the picture ... hope you have a great week!

Saija said...

cathy ... i am definitely longing for springtime ... which might make for along winter if it weren't for my library job!

Nancy said...

Love the picture, & the anology to God you are very observant

Amrita said...

Very good pictures. Lovely landscapes.

Pat said...

Great picture....leave it up to you to see beauty and hope - I love it!

auntibeck said...

An incredible photo and words...just beautiful. Can I make a copy for myself? God bloess you and Leo in this new year--with all good things and blessings from the Lord to whom you are so faithful...

Saija said...

nancy ... i think it's the way i feel about winter - then spring/summer ... my senses are more alive when the days are longer, the colours are more vibrant and the sunrises are spectacular ... and when the Lord has control over my life - well it is SUMMER!! :o)

amrita ... the prairies do have their own charm ... i love to watch the 4 seasons change them ...

antbk ... i e-mailed it to you ... and you can copy whatever you like from my blog ... no problem!

daisymarie said...

very, very neat!!!!

Penless Thoughts said...

What a beautiful picture. I see it as the light beginning to shine through. Your anology is very well put.
Susan