Marry Fermont, an award-winning birth photographer in the Netherlands, started taking pictures of babies immediately after their birth to document what they look like in utero. Her pictures testify to the humanity of the unborn child and show parents how babies fit inside the womb just moments before.
Marry’s experience is that, “The babies are mostly totally relaxed in this pose. They feel secure and comfortable. They are used to being folded up this way the last few weeks.”
But don’t let this restful pose take our focus off the purposeful activity that has gone up until this point in the mother’s womb! Let’s see what the babies themselves have to tell us.
Have you ever had a chance to look closely at the detail on butterfly wings? If you take a moment to look with eyes to ‘see’, you might find evidence of God’s eternal creational power and Godhead where you least expect it.
We’re often going about our lives at such a frenetic pace that it’s easy to forget the little things, those minute details that can at times inspire true wonder, especially in the heart of a child.
Those dreamy summertime days…where have they gone? Astronomically speaking, summertime comes to an end with the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22, even though many people’s minds, it ends with the Labor Day weekend’s last round of picnics and outings.
Now that there is a snap in the air, it is the time for wild Black-Eyed Susans to be made into daisy chains by little girls and princesses-at-heart. Now is the time to harvest the few butternut squash and melons and bottle up the liquid-gold honey from the hives; now is the time to clip the last roses of the season and relish the dwindling bounty from the garden…all too soon it will be only a memory, and we will be wishing it back again.
Occasionally on this old blog I need to chronicle a small sampling of impressions for my family…something to bring back memories of a season past. You, of course, are welcome to come along for a quick view into our gardens and home this past summer. Nothing too personal, just some homey things…
Oh, what fun getting to know some dear friends we met recently! We ladies found we had many things in common when they came and visited us two weeks ago. We had a rich time of fellowship; we talked, played games, laughed, and were taught how to bake and frost an amazing cake (which I will share photos of soon).
Amy loves photography. She loves capturing a unique moment in time, something that would otherwise be lost forever. She loves pointing us to a loving Creator. She inspires us to worship.
In its finest moments, her camera becomes an instrument of praise, an extension of her heart, an outpouring of gratitude and worship. Here I share God’s beautiful handiwork and some of the simple joys of life as seen through Amy’s lens.
There are a vast diversity of pollinators that occupy our backyard, flitting across the flowers, spreading pollen from stamens to pistils, and tasting the sweet nectar. Of those you see, most are decidedly beneficial to us and our gardens.
Animals that assist plants in their reproduction as pollinators include species of ants, beetles, moths, bats, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, flies, wasps, as well as other unusual animals. Wind and water also play a role in the pollination of many plants.
The Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) is the most numerous species of crane in the world. Migratory populations have broad breeding, migratory, and wintering ranges throughout North America that extend into Siberia, Russia.
One of the best things about our home is the view out over the hayfields and wetlands, and today we had a special treat. A pair of Sandhill cranes were browsing in the meadow, feeding side by side.