I am no photographer, by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy "seeing what I can see" with a simple digital camera--trying to put a little frame around a corner of God's creation that normally goes unnoticed. Doing this really caught on during my trip to Europe last summer. Lately, I've been spending a lot of time in the early mornings in the monastery rock garden -- getting up close and personal. Sometimes, I am splendidly surprised. This butterfly showed up out of nowhere, and I prayed for it to remain still long enough for me to get a good shot off. Its juxtaposition with the globe in the background is mere happenstance. I just love this photo. It makes me want to sing lines from Psalm 104:
Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
clothed in majesty and glory,
wrapped in light as in a robe!
How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.