Looking into this clear stream and viewing the pebbles on the sand so surprised me. I seldom think on how much is hiding below the water, below the surface.
How easy to notice the reflection of glorious cloud billows and soaring trees, shimmering on the surface! How delightful the sparkles that wink into view and then dance away!
How common to love the outward appearance of the stream.
But to look down, to concentrate on what’s beyond the first impression, to stare deeply at what makes the stream a stream–that is like God.
When, upon looking, we find courser things such as mud, sand, dead leaves, gravel, what then?
Why! Then, elevating! Elevating grit and pebbles to positions of great importance!
For without them lying still, working their quiet work, the dancing sparkles become quagmire.
20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Down – 2”
This reminds me of a saying- you need to look beneath to rise above.
A lovely picture of layers- but the layer is transparent.
Thanks so much, Sans! I had fun with this one and will post from our woodlot all week, I hope. Good saying that: look beneath to rise above. Lots of application possible, there. Thanks for it! 🙂
Nice observation, Katharine.
Thanks so much, Debby! 🙂
I find this image very attractive. I think is because of the two long reflections (stems, tree trunks?) that add perspective to it – that and the colours.
Thanks, so much, David, for your kind opinion!
The long, dark reflections are of trees, probably red oaks, in winter, growing tall and slender because of being grown closely together with other trees.
Didn’t the blue turn out! The sky was a deep sky-blue, but this water shows it more purple, like denim. I don’t know why.
I do love how something as enormous as a tree could be contained in such a small creek.
Stop by again, sometime!
Great view beautiful
Thanks so much, Jake. Sorry this took awhile–found you in the spam! 😐
great picture, colors and reflections, brill’..;)
I had a fun time capturing these shots–glad you like them. Thanks so much for the kind compliments, Cobbies! Stop by again some time. 🙂
I may have to paint this one instead. Rats, i’ll never finish the other 😉
😀 You poor dear! I’d think this one would be lots harder . . .
It is a gorgeous picture, and i love reflections in water!! Excellent snap 😉
Well, you know what you are doing, i am sure. I should run on up there for a few lessons, I think. 🙂
Glad you liked the photo. It was fun to capture it.
That’s lovely. Amazing colours.
Thanks so much for your kind opinion, and welcome to Home’s Cool! I enjoyed what I have seen at your place, too. 🙂
Thanks a bunch, Fritz!
CLOSER! Rats … i need to stay on here a minute to find the photo! I LOVE THIS my friend! xo
Wow. Sorry I sent you here, since I see you’ve already been, once. You must feel like being on a wild goose chase! However, I think I know which photo you need, although I am not sure where it is. 😉