Monday, January 16, 2012

I Spy with my little Eye

I'm getting into the habit of keeping my camera with me at all times. I'm no photographer in the professional sense, but I do have eyes which I'm thankful for, and God-given imagination which I'm grateful for. And there are moments when my little eyes will spy something extraordinary in the ordinary: beauty--a piece of art that may only last for seconds. I'm delighted to have captured it, to see my Creator in it. It makes each ordinary day splendid-y.


















"My eyes are small but they have seen
The beauty of enormous things
Which leads me to believe..."

Everything Glorious by David Crowder

38 comments:

Ostriches Look Funny said...

it IS art. I'm so glad you captured it, your photos testify girl, they TESTIFY!

Nancy said...

I like the way you see. Not a photographer? Pish.

Jodi said...

My lovely Ostrich, you couldn't have encouraged me more :)

vicki said...

love your pics and your quote - and your eyes. they're good eyes.

Jodi said...

Nancy, <3 Thank you. Amateur - from the Latin amo, amas, amat...to love. Hence to do something for the love of it. I'm an amateur with the camera in the true sense of the word.

Jodi said...

Vicki, oxo

Kit said...

Love your pictures...I'm grateful for eyes, too. These are really gorgeous...like JoAnn said, they testify!

deb colarossi said...

It's all such wonder isn't it?

I have one of those $ Nikon SRL camera life changer things. Which I've yet to take off auto mode.

Jodi said...

Thanks, Kit. Say hi to Lucy for me. She cracks me up.

Jodi said...

Deb, haha! I have no idea what that means...I know I have a digital camera, and I try to remember to charge the battery. :P By the way, you're a pro in my book.

Cheryl said...

I love the details that caught your eye. Who says that you are not a photograher? You saw, you had the camera and you captured the image. I reckon that makes you a photographer.

Leslie said...

the third photo looks like a window into narnia. and the fifth one, is it one of your paintings? so beautiful. love the swirly light in the last one, too :)

Alexis said...

Jodi! I love these. Especially the frost. I have a *thing* for frost:).
Your pictures inspire me...

Jodi said...

Cheryl, aww, thanks! That means a lot coming from you. I've always admired your photography.

Jodi said...

Leslie, the fifth one does look like a painting. An abstract landscape, I think. The swirly light is cool, too. I couldn't figure out the source of it.

Jodi said...

Alexis, I like frost, too. The first time I saw frost on a window, I was a teenager. I had no idea what it was. It looked like frozen ferns on glass.

Nancy said...

Imagination to catch art through a lens...I'd call that a gift from above.....

Love all your "art" you shared in this post.....unique and individual just like God made us....

Jennifer said...

Very splendid-y, dear Jodi! Love the way your artist eyes see :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the view from your eyes! What wonderful things you get to see!

angelina said...

beautiful moments of silence. how exciting :: a great trip in store for you soon ! and a new baby to hold ..x

amy said...

love it, love it, love it. you are such an artist.

Jade Lee said...

great photos Jodi :) looking forward to your blog posts in nz!

Amy said...

I like the way you spy:)

Janie Fox said...

Not a photographer... I disagree. I think you hit that outta the park. I loved them all.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What beautiful photos! I never have my camera with me when I should, and on the rare occasions when I do, I forget to use it. I love what you see, Jodi!

Jewels said...

It's surely-so, such a gift; the way of the seeing, the way of the saying, the fine, free and friendly way-of-the-generous-share of it all. I too, delighted in the "drinking in" of the much here-given, every picture, every word, and the wonderFULLness of that little eye of the happy heart, that took time to take notice, and make-merry the mention of, such things in this life, so-lovely, all around.

Every photo shared is simply (yes) ART-FULLy-gorgeous (and oh, the *aqua*esse--in color and form--splendidity of the fourth!), but (no, it's) that first one, truly and without a doubt, most beautiful by far! xo

Val + the Girls- BK +CK said...

Gorgeous and the last one (that I at first overlooked) now fascinates me :0)

Misty said...

i didn't know that origin/definition of amateur. wow.
your photos are lovely, and more so your eyes in choosing to see. or simply being gifted to see, yes?

kelly said...

Hi Jodi! Thanks for stopping by my place today. I'm so happy to meet you too. This post is awesome. I feel the same! Thanks for letting me see the beauty through your eyes. You have great eyes. :)

Christine said...

Pish posh for sure, you have a great eye for photography, and love what you wrote on your profile, we have 4 children too, sometimes we wish we never stopped just to see what else we could have made.

angelina said...

jodi darling thank you for sharing that is so awesome your daddy was cherokee ! no wonder you are so cool, its in your blood. love x

Kim Hyland said...

Really pretty, Jodi. My favorites are the 1st (you) and 4th.

Pam said...

These are beautiful. You are definitely a photographer. I love them, and can't stop looking at them.

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

Such rich, vibrant blues and greens, so lush! It makes me feel all tropical here in grey Nebraska.

Rachel said...

Very Creative, and I enjoyed the David Crowder verse. So good to be led to believe!

Pierre BOYER said...

I love those "life's" pictures...
Greetings from France,

Pierre

Jodi said...

Pierre, thank you very much. :)

Emily said...

I really love that window. The turquoise color behind it is so beautiful, so intense... I agree with Mom, it looks like a window into Narnia! You are an artist with your photos.

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