Monday, October 20, 2008

Signs of Fall

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So this weekend Neil and I decide to wake ourselves up early in an attempt to catch the rising sun. Unfortunately though, the sun failed to rise. Well, it did rise but I don't think I ever saw it throughout the duration of the day. The brightest part of the sky when the sun was supposed to be coming up was in the southwest... needless to say we were rather confused.

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So we failed in our attempt to get really cool sunrise pictures, and the gym was closed so Neil couldn't go work out with Jonathan. Instead we all ended up going on a 5 hour photoing expedition on dirt roads with fields old combines and the like. It was great!

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We would stop the car, crank up the tunes and see what we could find to photograph.

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Oh and we also stopped by places such as Dismores and The Co-op.

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It had rained the night before which made for excellent water droplets.

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Yes the moss really was that green

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If you like any of these you should check out the sweet ones that Neil took as well up on his blog, sylvancreature

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Ah

"We so often are wanting God to give us a little help while we do our best instead of coming to understand what God wants, and to say 'I can do nothing. God must and will do all' Have you said: 'In worship, in work, in sanctification, in obedience to God, I can do nothing of myself, and so my place is to worship the omnipotent God, and to believe that he will work in me every moment' Oh, may God teach us this! Oh, that God would by his grace show you what a God you have entrusted yourself -- an omnipotent God, willing with his whole omnipotence to place himself at the disposal of every child of his! Shall we not take the lesson of the Lord Jesus and say... 'The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God.' God can sanctify men, and by his almighty and sanctifying power every moment, God can keep them. Oh, that we might get a step nearer to our God now! Oh that the light of God might shine, and that we might know our God better!" -- Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender






Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Highland Games

This past weekend was the annual Highland Games here at WSU and it was a blast! This year we had more participants then we had ever before we had so much fun. This was my fourth year participating and I have to say this was probably my favorite games yet. They made a revision to the rules this year that if you wanted to be a contender for the title William Wallace then you had to do the 2 mile run to start off the day. It was so much fun running through Greek Row with so many this year in the midst of the pouring rain.

Thankfully the weather cleared up so I was also able to enjoy photographing the events and think I had just as much fun doing that as i did in the actual participation of the Games. Here's a selection of some of my favorite shots.