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Spectacular earth as seen in low flying drone photos

The headline hooked me

20 of the Most Spectacular Drone Photographs of 2017

The photos stunned me.

I have always loved the view from above. When I was small, maybe between 6 or 8 years old, we started vacationing on Cape Cod during summers. At some point we ended up in Provincetown. This is a town at the very tip of that arms that curls out into Massachusetts Bay. It’s the end of the Cape. At the elbow is a lighthouse called Wood End.

In one of these vacations, my father paid for a scenic plane ride. Barnstormers with biplanes were popular then and one of them appealed my dad and he and I and my brother went up. I’ll never forget the utter beauty of the scene. The winds were calm and so the Bay was calm too. Vivid blue bay with a curling arm of green dune grass fringed by tan sand until the tip, where the sand trailed off into the ocean like a dream fragment. The short lighthouse was at the elbow, dune grass waving all around it but the lighthouse motionless as a sentinel. One lone man sat nestled against the lighthouse, his back to it and knees drawn up, staring out to sea. It was a serene moment, and the memory of it from above stays with me.

I love photos from above.

So, intrigued, I clicked on My Modern Met’s link of the spectacular drone pics of 2017. With drones becoming a personal item even the layman can use, photos from above are becoming more popular. I looked at the pictures, admiring the loveliness of God’s earth. I love maps, topography, satellite photos, all of it. Drone pics are right up my alley.

The photos display the wonder and variety of earth. If you think about Genesis 1, God made it all inside of a week. It’s astounding to think of His creation from the perspective of a saved person. I can attribute all of it to Him, which is a relief and a joy.

I wonder what God thinks of us as he looks down. We truly are children from His daunting perspective. Even from the perspective of a few hundred feet up, we look like children on a playground.

I hope you enjoy these photos, and there are more at the link. Praise our God for His creaive wonders of earth, plants, seas, flowers, animals, and people. Enjoy His might in upholding it all with a word. Just enjoy the prettiness.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
Psalm 33:6

More at the link

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Picture Mixture Saturday

Neat pictures from around the web for you. I plan to make this a regular feature.

From Dr Steven Lawson’s Instagram (drstevenjlawson):
“Here is a great picture of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaching to a full congregation at the Westminster Chapel. I saw this picture yesterday at The Banner of Truth office in Edinburgh.”

MLJ’s sermons were recorded and can be heard here.

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Pixlr is one of my favorite free picture editing apps, and people submit their photos after having used the app. Gorgeous. I would love to go to Georgia’s Callaway Gardens Blue Morpho Month September event. Anyway, Pixlr said: “Such an exquisite photo of a butterfly. Thanks @tbisdd for sharing it with us!”

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Photo from A Day in the Life of volcanologists seriesmoderated by Sandie Will. This is a lava flow in Hawaii, from Volcanologist Dr. Rebecca Williams @Volcanologist: A Day in the GeoLife Series #geolife #geology

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Speaking of fire, this is a non-photoshopped, real live picture of men finishing their golf game with the hills ablaze behind them. The person who took the shot explains how it happened and its context, which if possible, is even more crazy-surreal than the photo!

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Hurricane Irma from space. Caption: “Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy took this photo of Hurricane Irma from orbit on Sept. 7, 2017 while he flew overhead aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz crew capsule is visible at left. Credit: Roscosmos/Sergey Ryazanskiy”. At the time Irma was a category 5 storm.

I’m glad God is in control, yet, His we fear when it’s manifested and evident in seeing the scope of his power and the ease with which He ordains these events.

irma from space

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Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Andrew comparison. We traveled on our yacht to Florida after Andrew and Hugo and the devastation was still evident.

“Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas and Florida in mid-August 1992, the most destructive hurricane to ever hit the state. Wikipedia.”

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It’s Fall. I love this season. For many people the decorating motif changes with the seasons. Even if you don’t have a mantel, you can use these ideas for fall tablescapes or vignettes in and among your home, for your hospitality or your Bible study group.

40 Brilliant Mantel Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

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Blessings to you, all the readers.