Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Beautiful Day and A Purple Cross

On a beautiful Friday afternoon during our Spring break, my 8-year old son and I decided to have a picnic at the lakefront. The skies were clear and blue, the sun was shinning, and there was an strong steady breeze blowing--and almost no humidity. This weather in-and-of-itself is a gift in Southeast Louisiana.

While I was surprised that there weren't more people enjoying the spectacular day, I was grateful for the peace and quiet.  I laid our blanket half under a tree with the intention of reading a book on my iPad (The Boelyn Inheritance). Well... just like in the commercials, even in the shade, I was unable to read because of the glare and back light. Consequently, in frustration, I lay back on the blanket and watched the tree branches sway in the wind like a slow dance.

As usual, I had my handy dandy camera close by. So I scooped it up and snapped a couple of images of the sun rays beaming through the branches above me; not really aiming or framing anything in particular. I didn't notice anything incredible in what I was doing. The sound of the camera shutter and the serenity around me was relaxing and appreciated.

All of us have seen the pictures of the image of Jesus or Mary camouflaged in a burnt piece of toast, on the truck of a tree, or in the clouds. Well, I don't have anything like that to show you.  I have something BETTER!  When I uploaded the images from our picnic on my Mac yesterday, this is what I saw ↓

Awesome right? A purple cross with a burst of light in the center.  This photo has not been altered in any way except to add the copyright.  How incredible is this image???

Oh, and did I mention... it was taken on Good Friday?

Have a blessed day.


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