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Friday Photos–Sunshine, Tree Limbs, and the Creek

I like this view of the sun shining on the creek. Most of the time, I am not in the right position at the right time to get a picture like this. The picture has a bit of a “misty” quality to it; pictures taken close to the creek sometimes do.
This picture shows the old bridge (almost half-way down from the top of the photo) in the creek. That is all that’s left of the bridge, which is probably about 100 years old. I took this photo at least twenty years ago; now the bridge is barely visible. Dead trees, swept down by periods of high water, hide most of the structure from view.
Another view of the old bridge, this one showing a couple large limbs caught on it.

All photos: collection of P. Booher

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Friday Photos–More Shadows and Lines

I am fascinated by the interplay of light and dark, sunshine and shadows in nature. Sometimes, I grab my camera and head out the door to capture some of it. 

This nut tree started out as a tiny sapling growing amongst a wild rose bush. The rose bush is long gone; the nut tree is thriving. I often see rose bushes and nut trees growing together.

All photos: Author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos–More Pictures of Fall

Autumn along the River
My mother’s forsythia bush. Believe it or not, it blooms in October-November, as well as in the spring.

All photos from author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos–The Glories of Fall

Fall colors are so exuberant, so glorious, I keep coming back to them.

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P. Booher

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Friday Photos–On the Mild Side

Several years ago my mother and I took a bus trip to ride a pontoon boat on a river—just for something different. The river is noted for its rapids. While I don’t remember the particular classification for the rapids, I do know it gives riders quite a thrill. My mother and I, however, shunned the “wild side” and went in the other direction, on the “mild side”.

 

The only “white water” we experienced!

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Friday Photos–The Splendor of Yellow

Looking up into a maple tree, decked out in its yellow finery–a lift for the spirit! This picture now graces my desktop background.
The yellow stands out, doesn’t it?
Brilliant yellow along the creek.
A shock of yellow among the other colors.
Yellow and shadows.

All photos: P. Booher

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Friday Photos–A Walk on the Trail

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Friday Photos–Plants with Unusual Characteristics

Tall Hens and Chicks

A friend gave my mother some succulent plants commonly called “hens and chicks”. One grew exceptionally tall, about a foot high. (It is in the bottom part of the picture, in the middle, with what looks like a head on the top.)

These houseplants, commonly referred to as “snake plants” around here, don’t usually bloom in our area, though I understand that in warmer climates they bloom regularly. Years ago one summer was unusually hot and humid, and to our surprise, the snake plants bloomed.

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Friday Photos–A Walk on the Trail

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Friday Photos, and a Hymn

I thought I’d try something a little different for Friday Photos.

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This Is My Father’s World

by Maltbie D. Babcock

This is my Father’s world,

And to my list’ning ears,

All nature sings, and round me rings

The music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world,

I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas–His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world,

The birds their carols raise,

The morning light, the lily white,

Declare their Maker’s praise.

This is my Father’s world,

He shines in all that’s fair;

In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me ev’rywhere,

This is my Father’s world,

O let me never forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the Ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world,

The battle is not done,

Jesus who died shall be satisfied,

And earth and heav’n be one.

Copyright 1901

This Is My Father’s World is one of my favorite hymns. I read a comment somewhere that some people think it’s a “soft hymn” because it speaks of nature. Consider the last verse, though: it speaks of “the battle is not done”, so since there is yet fighting to do, this hymn is not “soft”!

P. Booher

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