Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sensational Ordinary




An ordinary Sunday, I nearly didn't make it to church, one of the children had a bothersome headache.
I almost decided to leave my camera at home, after all, we go to church every Sunday. Just another pre church fly....and more weeds and kangaroos....




But there's no other day like today, the gift of "the present".







The weed flowers were fresh and brighter this morning,




The kangaroos were seeking shade early from today's warm spring sun. This particular kangaroo is missing half an ear, maybe from constantly jumping through just barbed wire fences.




A "weed" flower I had never seen/noticed before. When I looked carefully I found it had a three pistils sticking out, not ordinary at all.

Then we went into church for an "ordinary" Sunday, and as our "normal"wise and loving pastor spoke, new pearls of revelation became clear, wonderful discoveries which had been hidden to me all these years, about the Hoy Spirit interceding on our behalf (for us, not just as we pray for others - Romans 8:27). God is so gracious.




Every person is a gift to this world, with talents and abilities to be a blessing and a gift to our community, our family and the world beyond.







Like this tiny frog which I nearly overlooked in the church garden, there are treasures to be discovered everyday. Nothing and no one is ordinary, all is sensational and full of wonder for those who have ears and eyes to "see".

Sharing at The Simple Things, I Heart MacroThe Creative Exchange, Behind The Camera, Communal Global,
Sweet Shot Tuesday, Camera Critters.


64 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful and amazing post -- since I live in a wholly different world! One of the best things about blogging is getting to know people in other countries and get to learn about their worlds! I love it! Enjoy it all! I know I am!

Sylvia

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Oh, that little frog!! What a delight... no, not ordinary.. extraordinary!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

How beautiful. Thank you for such a warm and uplifting post. For me, perfect timing.

Tezzie said...

A lovely post...and, that first shot is stunning!

Joyful said...

Well said and so true!

tinajo said...

Great pics - and that kangaroo is too cute! I SO want to see one in real life one day! :-)

Sharyl said...

What a lovely gift for all of us that you didn't leave your camera behind that day. Think what we all would have missed! Thank you so much!

Wenche said...

This is so lovely :0) So beautiful flowers :0)

Nadege, said...

A delightful post. I love the little frog.

Linda R. said...

What an amazing post with such wonderful shots.. Nothing ordinary about the post at all!!!

Hugs, Linda

Melissah from Scrapbook said...

I am a great believer in finding the beauty in the simple 'ordinary' things in life like blue days, sunshine & green grass!
x
Melissah

Filip Demuinck said...

Super pictures of the flowers, frog and kangaroo. I can not imagine seeing these in the wild.

Greetings,
Filip

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos ! The flowers are beautiful, the kangaroo and the little frog are amazing.

ally said...

What beautiful pieces of today
I wonder if anyone has kissed that adorable froggie? He is just so handsome

Judy said...

Beautiful photos! It looks like the frog posed specially for you :)

Jeanne said...

Love all of your photos this morning, and that frog is expecially cute. Have a blessed Sunday!

Jill said...

Each and every photo you shared is so stunning and with a perfect lesson attached. A great reminder to us all.

T... said...

just stunning, I love visiting you on Sunday via the Macro link....you have such beauty around you to enjoy, wonderful colours...

Gone Country said...

Beautiful shots and a lovely post!

Marianna said...

Your pictures are always such a treat! I love that little green frog and poor kangaroo with half his ear and such a sweet face :) Beautiful botanical shots too love all the colors and detail!

Tracey N. said...

I love this post. Not just the pictures, but the message you convey. One needs to be reminded that in the ordinary, there is extraordinary. Beautiful.

Gillian Olson said...

What a beautiful series of photos. Thank you for reminding us that everyone and everything is special in its own way.

Karin M. said...

What a delightful and amazing post....beautiful botanical shots...
perfectly.....
LG: Karin

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures! I would love to have a kangaroo in my yard!

Enjoy your week!

Shel said...

What a beautiful post - thanks for sharing your words and photos. Your photos are always some of my favorites!!

thefisherlady said...

I had a Sunday just like this... on the other side of the Earth... Our walk home after church along the riverside, the feel of softened sand under the feet, the sun warm and golden on our backs, the raindrops of earlier rainfall sparkling on the underbrush, the water sparkling and prayer rocks everywhere and prayers poured forth in faith and joy...walking with my man and seeing God in all the ordinary... radiant and beautiful
I loved all your photos... all your words
all the beauty from His heart through yours! Praise God

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, the frog! I love those little things. Your post is full of beauty...colorful beauty of all kinds!

♥ Ele ♥ said...

Colori meravigliosi e spazi infiniti. Belle foto, ciao ciao
Ele

Lesley said...

Your photo journey's never cease to amaze me. To walk along and come upon a kangaroo just amazes me-since we live on opposite sides of the earth. :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Connie Smiley said...

So glad you took your camera with you and shared these wonderful pictures, as well as the good words from your pastor. You can tell him he encouraged more than his immediate congregation.

Kathy said...

Absolutely! There's no other day like today! Love all the beautiful things you discovered on this day!
God Bless,
Kathy

Lou Belcher said...

So many beautiful photos... I love the close work on the flowers.

Lou

Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful post and awesome shots! Love that little frog. He looks so content! However did you get so close to him!

Annette said...

Just amazing...every one of the photos!

One said...

You are absolutely right! It's another sensational ordinary day! The capture of the frog is just stunning!

Lui said...

Yes I agree!
We are gifts to others just as they are to us. I do not think it is by accident that we are all destined to meet and share in a meme!

ShonEjai said...

Gorgeous photos! That little frog is just adorable!

Nick said...

Beautiful shots so full of color. The frog has to be my favorite image!

Have a beautiful day!

Tammy said...

I'm glad you decided to take your camera! To you, the kangaroos are ordinary; I imagine it is rather like deer sightings for us. I never tire of seeing the deer, and am fascinated by the kangaroos!

You saved the best for last. That is a gorgeous shot of that little frog! Thanks so much for sharing these on "Behind The Camera".

Liz said...

Another beautiful series... with another beautiful message of hope and a challenge to reflect on gratitude for the "ordinary" days & the wonderful gifts God has given us all!

Pat said...

Your weed flowers are certainly not ordinary. Love the hoppy critters, brown and green.

lisa said...

This is a beautiful series of photographs, and truly such a wonderful post.

Thank you so much for sharing both today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

P.S. I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like to look up and see a kangaroo. How wonderful!!

jumbledhutch said...

Such a beautiful message you have to go with these awesome shots! Truly wonderful!

Ellie said...

What a lovely post your pictures are lovely and your wee frog is soooo cute.

Rosie said...

Such a wonderful set of photos - beautiful!

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas fotos e lindas palavras! É muito bom passear pelo seu blog ouvindo o som de pássaros e de águas.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

All are beautiful photos, but the first and last ones really stand out. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful photos. Great job!

Barb said...

I am running out of words . . . I am constantly amazed by your photos and stories . . .

Debbie said...

kangaroos, a common sight?? that's amazing!!

i love them all but i agree with tammy, the best is last!!

freckles &b dimples said...

that perfect little frog is truly a gift...I adore him! lovely photos and words to go with them.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I am so very, very glad you took it with you. : )
Beautiful images.

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Beautiful photos - and that little frog just blends in no wonder you nearly missed him!

Thea said...

Stunning photographs. And that little frog, just too cute!

likeschocolate said...

So beautiful! Happy Spring!

geetlee said...

beautiful, thank you for sharing!
the little frog is so beautifully captured! priceless

Heidi said...

Oh so sublime.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...a beautiful selection of photographs; I adored the little tree-frog.

Anita Johnson said...

WOW! I can't imagine seeing a kangaroo on the way to church! Wonderful. A world apart. we are studying the Holy Spirit in church this month too. God is BIG and God is good. You blog is beautiful!

rebecca said...

so many beautiful photos! that little frog makes me smile!! :) thanks for your lovely thoughts and photos and for linking up with the simple things each week. Rebecca

Anna said...

You certainly have found the extraordinary among the ordinary! So many beautiful images, but I have to say, that little character of a frog steals my heart!
Happy week to you.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I love the excitement in your writing & your images are all so very beautiful... so crisp & clear!

God bless you! =)

Saun said...

I love your sight awesome pics. I can't imagine waliking outside and seeing a kangaroo so cool,cute frog.

Cristina said...

wow! amazing!

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