|It’s Sunday, and, at church, Jason, our former intern who is now in seminary studying to become an Episcopal priest, presented a homily about prayer. He said that we have many reasons to pray. Often times, we make lots of requests of God and expect all of our wishes to be fulfilled. I will readily admit that I make lots of requests. Lately, I pray for rain at every opportunity that I get. We’re now in a severe drought condition. While it is lovely to see bright sunshine, I (and the grass, the trees, the plants, and the farmers) would appreciate a good soaking rainfall.
Another reason to pray would be to say thank you. I do try to remember to say thank you for the sun, the moon, and the stars and for all of the gifts of nature. I try to remember to say thank you for friends, family, and a place to call home. I try to remember to say thank you for art, music, and dance. There is so much in life that brings joy.
I try also to say thank you to other people. Today, I am very grateful for everyone who reads my blog and who has left so many kind comments. They mean a lot to me. I am very grateful to everyone who has followed my 366-day photography project from the beginning. It has been a good experience. I started it on August 1st, 2015, at Buckhorn Island State Park, here in Grand Island. Because I missed a day when I had the flu (despite a flu shot), I am going to make up that day. I will finish on August 1st, 2016, at Buckhorn Island State Park. It will feel good to go back to the place where I began, to feel that I have traveled full circle.
One thing that I am very thankful for is living close to a river. Being able to watch the water is a wonderful thing. Usually, I watch the water during the day, but, lately, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the water at night. Below are a series of pictures that I took when the sun set and a short time after sunset. They were all taken in Grand Island, New York.