The Sky’s the limit (that we can see)

Isaiah 45:8   Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may spring up, and let it cause righteousness to sprout up also; I the LORD have created it.

I remember as a child, lying on my back on the front lawn, my head almost touching the flower bed around our house.  Lying there, right angles to the walls, and looking up at the sky, the straight walls of the white frame home providing a solid parenthesis at the edge of my vision, adding a weird perspective of the unreachable clouds and evoking a feeling close to vertigo.  Its a past time we lose as an adult, though we might revisit it with our own children, lying in the grass, watching the clouds skim, or float, or dance by; imagining shapes and objects of white to grey, purple to pink, orange to red, maybe bejewelled by a rainbow, depending on the time of day and the weather.  It is another of those natural phenomenon that words, or even pictures don’t quite capture.  Something is lost in the scale, or the vividness, or the lack of the whisper of breeze on the cheek, or the scent of rain on dusty grass.

It’s worth the attempt.

Canola field near Dawson Creek

From the ferry to Vancouver Island

Field near Dawson Creek, October 2009

Mountains in mist on Sea to Sky Highway

The storm passes at Dawson Creek

Light and Dark

Western horizon at The Farm in Kenora

6:30 PM at The Farm in Kenora

I thank God for skies.

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4 comments on “The Sky’s the limit (that we can see)

  1. “from the ferry” is an amazing picture! capturing the sun coming down onto the water is beautiful

  2. antarabesque says:

    Thank you for your kind comment. It was one of those pictures you doubt will turn out. I took it with my little Advantix camera, hoping it would capture the strands of light falling on the water. (How I miss that little camera…curses on technology that makes perfectly functioning pleasures obsolete!)

  3. I love the color contrast in the canola fields photos..the yellow is so bright with the gray clouds!

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