Thursday, July 22, 2010

Walking On Water









Aren't these glass water nymphs lovely? I took these pictures two days ago at a botanical garden in Richmond, Virginia. They are actually clowns dancing on balls. They fascinated and enchanted me so much that I totally missed some good wildlife shots. My husband tried to point out the other creatures, but I was too taken with this sight to turn my camera away. I felt like a child in a fairyland. There was one who actually did walk on water, and he didn't need a ball or anything else.


"During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediatly said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

"Lord,if it's you," Peter replied "tell me to come to you on the water."

"Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. Matthew 14:25,29

19 comments:

reanaclaire said...

oh Ginny... they are so lovely.. are they for sale? no wonder u were deeply engrossed, i would be too!

SquirrelQueen said...

They are lovely. I really like all the reflections you caught Ginny, beautiful shots. Do they light up at night?

BPOTW said...

What adorable water-walkers!

Lucy said...

Oh gosh...they are so cute. I would love to see them. Fascinating.

From the Kitchen said...

I love the clowns--well, all the world loves a clown--and the way your camera captured them. It's way to hot here to go to the botanical gardens or anywhere else outside.

Best,
Bonnie

hip-chick said...

I have never seen anything like that before. So pretty. I think I would have been fascinated with them as well.

ruthi said...

Oh Ginny... these are so cool and so cute. I want those. they brought a different twist to an ordinary pond. love it.

Sandra said...

i have always loved fairy tales and happy endings, these bring back those fond memoires. i want o see them. I would have been shoulder to shoulder with you and not been able to tear my eyes away for sure. glad you showed these today, they make me feel happy

Melanie said...

Those are so neat. I've never seen anything like that before! :)

DawnTreader said...

Faires was my first thought... They are wonderful and I can see why you were fascinated!

Remington said...

Very cool! I think I need to get some of those for Remington Drive.

Nezzy said...

I love the little fairies dancin' on the water, you captured their day beautifully. Great shot girl.

You also captured the message so eloquently with your words. Yep, we'll all sink if we take our eyes off Jesus.

Have a fantastic day and a wonderfully blessed weekend sweetie!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, It does feel as if you were in a fairyland... The pictures are great... They definitely brought a smile to my face.... Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kilauea Poetry said...

I am so intrigued!! I would of done the same Ginny..I love it, if you look scrolling at each- it's as if they are moving (lol). What a find. I had been intending to do some photos of glass on a post..not sure how yet- but I find glass very fascinating. A great post and verse!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, You have quite a nice blog! I like how you integrate Scripture within the post. Beautiful photographs, too!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Ginny,

I was reading through my comments on the ViCera Santoku knife and realized I forgot to answer your question. I think I kept getting caught up in your great posts.

A true Japanese Santoku has a smooth blade, that other type of blade is a knock off version. This thing cuts beautifully, I love it.

Judy

George said...

It looks like a regular fairyland. I can understand why you didn't notice some of the other things around.

srp said...

These are beautiful! I thought about another trip to the botanical gardens here, but it has been so hot and humid.... for some reason the weather makes me really sleepy. Tonight we did have some rain and after the humidity was up to 96%... you could cut the air with a knife.

Glenda said...

I love these unique water decorations! And I love the reflections in your photos! Great pics! The Scripture passage is one of my favorites, especially the words, "Be not afraid."