Today I have a collection of small stories for you – stories in photos, that is. Usually I look for pretty colors or beautiful lighting when taking pictures, but sometimes in winter there’s not a lot of either – especially in the scrubby, ugly part of the woods I was wandering through a while ago. So I switched gears and started looking for interesting textures, specifically things that would look nice in black and white, where colors and lighting wouldn’t matter so much.
Once I started looking for details, I was nearly overwhelmed by all the interesting and pretty things I found everywhere. Hopefully this episode encourages you to enjoy the beauty of nature even when it’s not usually considered beautiful. I’m going to add just short captions to the photos so you can enjoy the stories yourself without too much distraction. 🙂 Enjoy!
the new is breaking through.
twisted, clinging vines tangled like braided hair.
old, wooden waves washed ashore.
the ominous shadows.
never give up: when you can’t go forward, grow another way.
a nest of fragile security.
tears over lost ground.
small beauties hidden in the falling apart.
out of place.
slipping through the cracks.
a resting place.
bark of barnacles.
a dainty chaos.
innocence in sorrow.
surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… – Isaiah 53:4
he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5
but oh, the Light has touched the world and left behind a hope in e v e r y t h i n g.
Ahhh, goodness. I really enjoyed making this post. Looking, not just seeing, rarely fails to make me more grateful and amazed at God. He places so many beautiful stories around me to remind me of his love. I hope this inspires you to go outside and find “tongues in trees, brooks in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” – William Shakespeare.
Could you find the little stories in any of these photos? Which one was your favorite?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 50mm lens. Edited with picmonkey.com.