Posts tagged ‘Tulips’

May 3, 2014

Joy

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They are just some Tulips in a kitchen window, but I marvelled at how beautiful they were. One word came into my mind as I looked at them: “Joy”.

They seem to be radiating light and beautiful colour; perhaps it is not going too far to see them as an act of worship, pointing the viewer to the landscape beyond and ultimately to the Hand that made it all…

C. S. Lewis described nature as “a medium of the real joy”*, in other words a way in which God conveys to us all the wonder that is found in Him. His beauty is reflected in His work; the great Artist longing for us to love not only his nature, but Him…

*”Surprised by Joy”, Fount paperback edition (1977), p.66

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May 6, 2010

Garden Colour Part Two

See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labour or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.  
(Matthew 6:28b, 29)

Well Spring has sprung a bit more since last time.  If ever you are thinking about a film for showing off colour (whether it be in your garden, landscapes or even for portraits) may I humbly recommend Fuji’s Reala 100.  Seeing as only strange people like me use film these days I got twenty rolls of this film off eBay for £20!  All these pictures were taken with a Nikon F100 and 28-105 AF-D lens.