Friday, September 6, 2019

Q is for Quiet

Q is for Quiet

In our Living Your Word group we are exploring our word of the year with an A-Z inspirational challenge. For Q I chose the word quiet. I enjoy solitude and quiet, whether I'm in my studio room making art or doing Bible study or out walking in nature. Here in the Midwest we have been experiencing fall-like weather, cool nights and mornings with warm days. Without the heat of summer I have been drawn outside and last week I went to one of my favorite parks along the Maumee River. It felt so good to be outside walking with my camera, enjoying the quiet  of God's creation, interrupted only by the sounds of birds.

The picture is not very good because the bird was so far away, but I stopped along the trail when I heard a bird I did not recognize. So I spent time searching and listening until it made itself know. Cedar Waxwings!

There is a small lake off the trail. In the distance I could see Egrets and Cormorants sitting high up in the trees.

I stopped for a while and watched this young Downy Woodpecker eating berries and hopping around in this tree.

My Q page has one of my favorite verses. Isaiah 30:15.

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength."

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  1. LOVE your nature pics, Mary! There is nothing more peaceful for me than being out in nature. Or looking at beautiful pics of God's glorious creation. Truly, the whole earth is full of His glory. That verse in Isaiah is in my top 10 favorite Bible verses. So happy to see a blog post from you! Thank you!