Now, there’s this one cat my sister treats almost like a princess, and she rules the house! Kring, as she is fondly called, is an indoor cat. She also knows my favorite hobby of clicking away at them pets. And though she remains aloof to me, she doesn’t hesitate to call my attention when I fail to notice her with my phone camera. I’m just enjoying myself, but hope to really practice the great animal photography tips for beginners.
One tip I’ve learned is to focus on the eyes. These photos may not yet do justice to Kring, but I’ve managed in a way to capture her personality, another tip.
“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”
― Mark Twain
Thus the saying goes. And I say, when there’s brownout (power cut-off), take some photos.
So what else is there to do when it’s raining, with a pestering brownout to boot – almost eight-hours long. You take photos, just like I did. Thus, during yesterday’s heavy afternoon downpour that led to that long power cut-off, I busied myself with my simple phone camera looking for interesting angles, textures and patterns.
And here they are. Be warned though; they’re not pro. These are just snapshots meant to amuse, and let the creative juice flow. Just my way of finding beauty in the mundane – just as in my previous post with the same title– even during a heavy rain.
Finding contentment, seeing beauty even in the most mundane…
As my response to the weekly photo challenge given two weeks back, I took delight in capturing this piece of heavenbeneath my feet — right in my yard. Soon this piece of heaven shall become a wonderful memory of the place that’s been my home for a while, when I move.
Even in the mundane, God is present.
We can indeed find our piece of heaven wherever we are, wherever we go. Heaven is in our hearts. God is in our hearts.
These are some of my photographs depicting different window scenes, except for the last photo which depicts the message of forgiveness and forgiving (see photo credit, A Christian Counselor). A window’s perspective. There’s something about windows that has always fascinated me; somehow the view from behind a window frame makes the scene outside more alluring than when I am seeing it out there. On deeper reflection, we find the world around us is mostly seen from the windows of our soul…
The way we see the world around us comes from deep within.
Out of the goodness of our heart comes goodness, and we see beauty around us.
And from the evil inside, we spew evil through our words and actions. I’m reminded of one quotation: “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” ― Earl Nightingale
Indeed, for you show who you are, what you are by the way you judge others. We must be careful then of how to pass judgment on others — you can just see in many social media posts how cruel many are in their condemnation of others’ behavior by the way they share their opinions, or criticism about others – as if they themselves can never, ever do wrong!
When our heart is filled with love, we can see through the prism of love, and forgiving is made possible for us, though it’s hard to forgive those who have hurt us and our loved ones. Still, we can forgive, if we ask for the grace of God’s forgiveness.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us…