Weekly Photo Challenge: Down – 2

down under the water
Down. Under the Water

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.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Down – 2

    1. 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! 🙂

  1. 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!

    1. 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. 😉

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