My family always teases me when we are out driving around town to run errands and they hear me say, "That would be such a cool place to take pictures!" From a distance it doesn't look like much, but up close it becomes a really cool backdrop.
For example, last week during Jami's senior photo shoot, we had the fun of getting to take pictures at a friend's house out in the country. She told us all about the beautiful sunflowers. If you don't remember, I am a Kansas girl, born and raised in Wichita, Kansas until the middle of my 7th grade year. Kansas is the Sunflower state. So, when I hear "sunflower field," my heart jumped for joy and my mind pictured gigantic, majestic sunflowers.
This is what we saw when we arrived:
You can find beauty even in old tires stacked up against a rusty fence:
Or in something rusted that use to hold hay for animals:
Spiritually, there is a lesson there too. I'm thankful that God sees everything about us, even the weeds that we have allowed to take place in our heart, and still calls us the apple of His eye...our beauty is Jesus in us and He sees that too. So, He is teaching me to see things as He sees them through the lens of my camera and I am loving these lessons and my adventures with Him!