July 17, 2010

Weekend Reflection

The night's rain filled the vat.
The morning sunshine made the outer part dry.
Time stilled the water, clearly reflecting the sky.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  
~Lao Tzu

 Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, 
but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.  
~Martin Luther

This photo is my first entry for .


Sylvia K said...

What a lovely reflection! Terrific capture and I love the colors! And your words are perfect! Welcome to the weekly reflection fun! Have a wonderful weekend!


MyMaracas said...

How beautiful in its simplicity. I love this image.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful reflections! And a lovely poem too.

michael said...

Ah, the bowl of the sky. Now I see it.

Beth Niquette said...

What lovely words--what a beautiful reflection. Wow!

hip-chick said...

Oh it looks so still it's almost as if you could climb right into a different world.

Julie said...

Welcome to the Reflection meme. I hope you enjoy your time here among us. I do like your reflection of the clouds in the vat. What is the vat normally used for?

Katia said...

I like the reflection of the sky, so pretty! I hope you are getting some good rest.

Hilda said...

Wonderful! It reminds me of Galadriel's basin in my favorite Lord of the Rings. ;)

Ruth said...

To Julie:
The vats are for collecting rain water for household use. In my case, I use the water for watering my garden :-)

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

Francisca said...

Very nice Ruth!

J Bar said...

How interesting.

Anonymous said...

You almost want to "skry" the future in this reflection.

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

I am enraptured by the culturally-rich, interesting, thrilling, enriching things that you and your family share on a such a regular basis.
The colors, textures, tastes, sounds, and sights of your host country are simply amazing! Your children are SO blessed to be sharing their love for Christ and their strong family ties with so many others in your community! And how blessed the children in your program are to be taught by someone as wonderful as you, Ruth.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.