MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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MY INSPIRATION

FLOWER BED 4I had a great day today!  It got started early when I went out in the ministry in my community.  I regularly meet some really nice people, and I gain so much inspiration from many of them.  The picture above was the beginning of my inspiration this morning.  The homeowners were kind enough to let me snap some photos of their beautiful flower bed.

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The photo below is part of the front lawn of a very sweet sister and her husband in my congregation.  I love crepe myrtles, so I simply could not resist snapping this shot.

CREPE MYRTLES (SIS HORNE)This last one, I took several months back while in another beautiful neighborhood.

FLOWERS 3I’m always just so amazed at the creativity of different people.  It just makes me appreciate all the more that as humans, we were made in the wonderful image of our great and awesome God.  (Genesis 1:27)

Have an awesome weekend!

From my heart to yours,

Maxine 🙂

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THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

 

100_0735The Blue Ridge Parkway, built to connect Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is noted for its scenic beauty.  This past weekend, my husband Tony and I got to experience it firsthand.

Sunday morning started out foggy as we made our way toward the Parkway, but the sun was soon bursting down brilliantly on us in the thirty-something-degree temperature.  As Tony maneuvered our vehicle over the ever-winding road, we were amazed at the beautiful, majestic scenes of well-crafted works of art that lay out before us.

In the distance, we could see what appeared to be sparkles of ice crystals shimmering from some of the colossal evergreens.  Further up throughout the100_0734 mountains, other trees adorned a powdery white-looking substance.  Every now and then, we would pull onto the overlooks to take pictures as we admired the landscape with awe and reverence.  All I could think was, How can anyone partake of all this awesomeness and say there is no God?  (Psalm 83:18)

So please allow me to share with you a few of the pictures we took during our exciting and unforgettable excursion that turned out to be a very, very lovely day thanks to the One who created it all  :).

Take care.  And as always, this is from my heart to yours.

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

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