"Celebrating Jesus' Birth Through Ornaments" Photo by Judy Royal Glenn
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Since we are celebrating Christmas, I thought I would change my blog for today to reflect Jesus' birth. It ties together because He is the one who allows me to see through His eyes.
I have enjoyed making wooden ornaments through the years. My favorites happen to be the ones that celebrate the birth of Jesus.
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger....
"And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (ESV, Luke 2.8-11)
"But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart." (ESV, Luke 2:19)
I'm glad we don't have a boring God that would make everything look the same. I don't like spiders, but I really thought this little guy was kinda neat! I have never seen a green spider, and one that has dots on its back that match the flower's color!!
"Curly, Larry, and Moe!" Photo by Judy Royal Glenn
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I knew this may be one of my last photo sessions before winter strikes! I got up early to go to the beach and asked the Lord to bring birds so I could take photos. When I got to the beach, I noticed two very large birds near the shore! They were pelicans! As I got closer, I noticed one of the pelicans was resting. Then I saw a seagull next to the pelican. Why would a seagull want to hang out with the big boys, I'll never know?!
Well, better late than never. I went on a cruise this week and had two posts scheduled to publish while I was gone. When I looked tonight....they weren't published! Sorry:)
I just love this flower with the neat little green slits in the back of the flower. Well.....I thought they were slits until I went back to the Botanical Garden the next time and saw the flower again. It is an optical illusion! There appears to be slits so you can see the background behind the flower, but the green coloring is part of the flower!! Kinda neat:)
This is a different flower that shows it a little better!
"Under The Lily Pad Flower: Photo by Judy Royal Glenn
Click on the photo for a closer view! I had a little help with this photo. The Lord once again answered my prayer! The odds of taking a photo of a lily pad flower and a frog just happened to be there......maybe a million to one?
Again, I was amazed by God's sense of humor. Click on this photo for a closer view so you can see the little flowers that look like jelly beans! Amazing:) I went back to get a better photo and the "jelly beans" had dried up:(
"Don't you love my pretty eyelashes?" Photo by Judy Royal Glenn
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Location: Wild Animal Safari, Pine Mountain, Georgia
My son was my assistant photographer and helped me stage this photo. While we were on our safari, he threw food out of the window. The ostrich at one point had his head in our SUV. Hence, the reason we can see its eyelashes so well!
As I drove back from dropping my son off at school, I noticed the bright, big sun coming up. It was beautiful! The thought that popped in my mind was "That is what I need to focus on!" Meaning, I needed to focus on the SON, not the sun.
There were a few clouds in front of the sun that were skewing the shape of the sun a little making it seem oval. But, the truth be told, the SON never changes; He is always there.
This particular photo brings back so many memories because I took it at an Easter sunrise service on St. Simons Island. My mom had just recently passed away from ALS, and it was our first holiday without Mom. The SON was what got me though those tough times!
If you don't know the SON, He will change your life like He did mine! It is easy as ABC..... A: Admit you are a sinner (Romans 3:23) B: Believe in Jesus (Acts 16:31) C: Confess your sins (1 John 1:9)
"Wrapped In A Blanket Of Flowers" Photo by Judy Royal Glenn
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When I was at Callaway Gardens, I found a lot of finches amongst the flowers.
There is a funny ending to this photo session. I did not know the garden was closed until my husband called to tell me the gate was locked. I wasn't paying attention to anything but the birds. I had no idea! I had to climb over the fence to get out:)
I had the hardest time giving this photo a title. I can't put into words the emotions this photo makes me feel!
After a trip to the Botanical Garden, I noticed them in a field near the fence. I parked my car on the side of the road and started taking pictures. This one is my favorite! I love his coloring; he seems like a very sweet horse.
This one was in a desperate need of grooming! Well, I've kept a small secret about these little guys, they are truly little! Hence the reason I gave you pics of just their head shots.
They are so cute. While I was there, two other cars pulled off the side of the road to look at them.
If I straddled this horse, my toes would probably touch the ground!