The week flew by in a blur. I did switch to RAW but knowing that my photo drives are not that big, I’m not sure how I will store the photos yet. I just haven’t spent the time working on figuring that out. I know that I don’t need them in RAW just for when I do the initial edits. I also started fiddling with Photoshop. Talk about a huge learning curve. I don’t even know where to begin there. Never mind, I have other projects on different computers that I need to work on. Time is not infinite. Either way, I loved the pictures I chose this week. I could have edited them better, but the ideas they brought to mind, made me continue to think and ponder.
It was an incredibly dark week. There was little sun until yesterday. That influenced both my subject matter and the desire to get out and enjoy the out of doors.
These guys are popping up everywhere now and boy do I love it. Again, signs that spring is “just around the corner” bring so much light to my heart.
Monday was raining so there was little I could do outside. It was also grocery shopping day and I splurged and bought these roses because well roses are always a good thing.
Baking bread one of my favourite things to do. I would love to work in a bakery when I grow up 😉. So, of course, the bread I baked this week became the subject matter for my camera lens.
I found a new podcast this week and in the five episodes I’ve listened to, I have found “friends”. And this ordinary log covered with ordinary moss, brought special meaning to me. I’m not sure if you can see on this picture as it is reduced in size, but there are tiny bright red tendrils coming from the moss. And I liken those tendrils as the blessings that come out of the ordinary.
Germany is grey this time of year and I’m not going to lie, I don’t like it that I can’t see the sun. But…on Thursday, the theme was brown. I wandered over our neighbourhood and ended up back at our house with a photo of nest just waiting to be filled. #WaitingforSpring is the new hashtag as I cannot wait for the sun to return and the leaves to pop out. I see signs. For those signs I am thankful.
After rearranging my desk so that Eric could use another table as a writing surface, I saw that the subject matter for the day would be the mess of cords underneath the desk. Thankful that God sits with us in the mess of life. He is here with us when the mess is of our own doing or when the deep ache of a sin-soaked earth penetrates our life. He is with us.
The sun came out yesterday and boy was it wonderful. The light captured all the brightness and the veins on my ornamental cabbage and the heather showed off her colours as well. It was absolutely life-giving to be able to go for a walk and feel the sun’s warmth on our back even if the wind was cold. At 5:10 yesterday afternoon the sun was still up. Spring is coming.