Photo: Nature’s beauty found in unexpected place
Nancy Kent of Radford shares this photo and writes:
It was Christmas Eve, and I was walking in Wildwood Park with my camera. In just a few hours, I would be going to church to celebrate one of my favorite times in the church year. I had helped to get our sanctuary ready for the special season. Candles would be glowing in our lovely stained glass windows, our green Chrismon Tree would be magnificent with its handmade white and gold symbols of Jesus and his life, wreathes would be hanging on the doors to welcome members and visitors alike.
Hanging over the bike path ahead of me, I could see prickly needles on an uneven branch of a scraggly red cedar tree with shaggy bark – not a Christmas card image and too big for a “Charley Brown” Christmas tree. “That’s an ugly tree”, I thought to myself, but as I strolled under the branch, I noticed small drops of water caught by the prickles so I lifted my camera and snapped a few shots. Why not…
When I viewed the photos in my computer, I saw that those tiny glistening drops had transformed the branch into a beautiful image, simple and simply elegant. Nature’s beauty cannot be outdone.
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