Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Very rarely do I not edit a photo -- even if it's just a minor tweak (a little more contrast, retouch that piece of lint, deepen those shadows). But once in a great while, a photo comes out just right. I would say "when the stars align," but I have a feeling the stars align much more often than I end up with a SOOC (straight out of camera) photo. 

I had one of those moments recently, though, and here it is! 

The lilies are blooming like there's no tomorrow here in Virginia -- orange, crimson, goldenrod yellow. But the lily in the photo above is by far my favorite, with its ruffled petals and glorious peach-and-maroon hue. It's a lovely sight indeed!

And why are you anxious about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: 
they neither toil nor spin, 
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, 
which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, 
will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 
‘What shall we eat?’ 
or ‘What shall we drink?’ 
or ‘What shall we wear?’ 
For the Gentiles seek after all these things, 
and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be added to you.

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. 
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:28-34


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