Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010 Purple Orchids

Today's Daily Shoot--Today's color is purple. Maybe you'll find it on a fruit. Maybe a flower. Or, maybe a sign. Make a photo and post it.

As I was waiting on Gus to finish up a conversation this morning, I went to get my camera to make pictures of the gorgeous blooms around Canterbury. I took lots of pics outside, but then when I wandered inside I saw this beautiful orchid. Its exotic look and seemingly out of place quality made me want to shoot it. AND it was purple!

May 23, 2010 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

It was truly a gift to celebrate Pentecost with a COH Commissioning service. Today we commissioned our second Community of Hope Class at Canterbury. We had 6 members commissioned--4 from Canterbury, 1 from St. Matthias, and 1 from Northriver Baptist. We have one more member to commission who could not be there yesterday. I hope that COH continues to grow and thrive at Canterbury. I am looking forward to our annual pilgrimage to Camp Allen, Texas, to attend the COH Annual Conference.

May 22, 2010 Lake LU

This picture is from the last week of classes, but now seemed like a good time to post it. I was heading into Livingston on the back road that went by Lake LU early one morning and thought, Hey the sun sure is pretty on the water. I almost drove on by, but then I remembered I had my camera so I stopped in the parking lot of the Livingston Community Center and took a few pictures. I thought this one turned out well.

May 21, 2010 Nananana Hey Hey Goodbye

Today was my last day of Physical Therapy at University Orthopedic Clinic Rehab. I have made lots of progress over the several weeks I have been going. I can do things now I couldn't even do BEFORE I broke my leg. For example, I can stand on a balance board and throw a ball at a wall and catch it! Pretty cool, huh? I am still not real good at standing on that left foot whether on the floor, the blue spongy thing, or the demonic half-ball device! But I am still working on my balance by using my Wii Fit board at Andy McGill's recommendation. This is the sign that hangs over the EXIT door, so I was sure to take my camera in to immortalize it today.

May 20, 2010 Tree-Angles

Daily Shoot Assignment--Work the angles today. Make a photo that gives us a unique perspective on an otherwise ordinary scene. Here is another tree photo, but one from down under to show the jutting angles of all the lower branches. It reminded me of what trees that have been in the path of a tornado look like at the top, but these were just the normal branches in these trees. I guess I don't look up enough to see the differences!

May 19, 2010 Drive Thru Surprises

Daily Shoot Assignment--Make a photo today that distills some simplicity from the complexity of the world. Sometimes in the midst of our busy-ness, we need to be reminded to find those things which touch our soul. I took this photo of these beautiful azaleas in the Drive Thru at Popeye's Chicken. They just really appealed to me as I waited on my food. Good thing I had my camera with me!

May 18, 2010 Tall, tall trees

I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
I'm a fool, fool, fool for you
--Tall, tall trees by Alan Jackson

I love this song and I love tall trees in the woods. It reminds me that I am small and sometimes I need that.