Breathing in Grace…Breathing out Praise

Never am I more present than when looking through the lens of my camera. Everything that has been heavily on my mind is somehow lifted. I think only of the subject in front of me.

Ever since I can remember, nature has fascinated me. As a child, we would take long road trips as a family and I would stare out the window for hours making shapes from the clouds.

I have been reminded of that childlike wonder through my first L glass macro lens. Chris knows what I need on such a deep level. A level that can be reached by no one but him. He has brought to life parts of my being that I know would have otherwise never surfaced. And because of that I live a richer, fuller, more meaningful life…with him.

The following pictures were taken at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Several of the flowers had bloomed and were now coming to the end of their beauty, but they were no less exquisite. The splendor of my King was all around me. I love it when God shows off.

The dance of the bee
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Legs are absolutely coated in pollen
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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

I love the reflection on the water
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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

We always collect things along our journey that must be captured in the moment
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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

Your typical house fly
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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

The flower from outer space
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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

A little bee quarrel?
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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

When looking at all of the detail that went into making the flowers and bees it takes my breath away. God spent even more time on us. I love Psalm 139. It is a life verse for me and one that has kept me encouraged.

We are a masterpiece, you and I.

A work of sheer genius.

 

 

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