We have so many pictures of this lake... in all kinds of moods and weather.
There is a beauty to it in all seasons
and weather. The colors change, the water can be smooth, rippled or rough. The reflections can be mirror like, or not as clear or just a shadow on the surface.
Today, we were there on a rainy, cloudy day. Things looked dull... and it wasn't very interesting and I was tempted to write the day off as not worth taking pictures.
I did notice the clouds since I love watching clouds. The clouds were quite interesting.
Then I also noticed the shadowed reflection of the dark cloud on the surface of the lake.
This picture shows that dark cloud on the lake again.
The shadow changed a bit as we looked at the lake from various views... but it stayed on the lake.
Instead of being dull and boring... I saw something new and interesting.
I still prefer the lake on sunny days, like the photo below, but I do like the lake even on rainy cloudy days.
Here is a foggy morning on the same lake. It was so quiet and peaceful.
The picture below looked wonderful for a peaceful time of reflection looking out at the lake.
So many differences in a lake... so much beauty. Some of it is quickly obvious and some of it only becomes visible after looking harder.
I am reminded that there are so many people who don't seem to be appealing at all... their demeanor and their attitude makes it easy to ignore them... to stay away.... but sometimes when we take the time to get to know them a bit, we can find a type of beauty that wasn't obvious at the beginning.
God works in such... and creates beauty as he works in a life. Maybe a life that is broken or going through hard times or walking through great darkness. None of it is too hard for God and what a blessing that He doesn't give up as easily as we do. What a blessing to see what beauty He can create from difficulties.
Sometimes He uses us in such a work and sometimes He lets us see the results of His work. Thinking of such helps me to watch for what work God may be doing... instead of just writing a person off as "hopeless". I have seem some people who looked utterly hopeless to me, experience God's changing work in their life... and the difference is beautiful to see. He can do that work in our lives too... if we let Him.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you see God's work in your life... and in the lives of those around you.
Modest Mom Monday