Day 114: Reaching For The Sky

by Ivan Steenkamp April. 24, 2017 784 views


It is becoming really chilly in the afternoons. If I don't wear warm clothing I feel a crisp chill when I go outside!

"Goodbye summer... I'll remember you with longing during the winter."

That is not to say that it is bad weather at the moment, though. Today was really nice actually! It was still chilly though. 

At sunset time the sky was clear as crystal. On my way down to feed the chooks (chickens) I noted that the light cast by the setting sun was really golden. I looked up and saw this grapevine growing into the sky, reaching out for a stronghold to grab onto.

Although a grapevine is not a tree it still made me think about this interesting fact about trees. Trees, as long as they are alive, never stop growing! They might not get taller but they still grow wider. Amazing, isn't it?  

An Old Tree Doesn't Get Taller, But Bulks Up Like A Bodybuilder

Green grape vine leaves and plants growing up to the blue sky. The leaves are highlighted by the orange sunlight.

What/Who do you grab onto for stability when there is trouble?

Metadata: D5300, 50mm ƒ/1.8 @ ƒ/3.2, 1/1250 sec, ISO-200.

Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Dfine, Viveza.


The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 

Psalms 18:2 (NKJV)

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