God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

Danger

This is a photo of the waves at Virginia Beach on the evening we arrived. It may not be obvious from the photo but the waves were breaking directly on the beach. That was the case throughout the week and is typical for the area as I understand. Some days, it was actually hard work just trying to get beyond where the waves were breaking. More than once I was knocked over by the waves and before I could get up, pushed down by another wave. It seems ironic that the most dangerous place to be may have been standing in shallow water.

Risk is not always where we think it is in life. Sometimes, when we think we have the most control is actually when it is most dangerous!

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God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

Isolation

This photo was taken in the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Virginia Beach) last month. The egret (just left of center) had attracted my attention. I wonder, do birds experience isolation? If so, is it something they seek or something they avoid?

For people, isolation can be helpful or harmful. Or both at the same time. So many people are experiencing isolation right now due to the pandemic. Some are comforted by the experience but many are discomforted. I pray for God’s peace for everyone experiencing isolation.

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God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

Ordinary

When I saw this Prickly Pear Cactus, I was struck by how “unusual “ it looked to my eye. Ironically, it didn’t even really catch my eye until almost the end of our week in Virginia Beach. Ironic because it was literally right beside the driveway where we were parking the car.

How often do we miss something that is “right under our nose?” That is a great way to think about seeing God in the ordinary. Seeing what is really right in front of us.

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