Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Outs: Power

My Shoot-out is a little late due to a family vacation - yeah! We had a great time rejuvenating and shooting around someone else's town but I have to admit I was thinking about how I was going to portray power in my town in a timely fashion :)

The fuel that fires me is God's power...I chose a page from the book of James because it is a favorite. Now I realize I should have shot Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Ah, well.

The power that keeps my house running and my bank account low would be the PUD power. I wanted a shot of the meter zipping around but they have changed to digital meters. Bummer!

And finally, I have lived by the ocean my entire life, save my college years. I have always been amazed by the power of the ocean. It is full of life, yet can take a life in an instant. When you stand at the shore and look out to the ocean it is hard to believe that this magnificent Pacific ocean just rolls in and out, sometimes gently and sometimes like thunder, but doesn't take over this little peninsula! This picture is from my archives....on Christmas day of 2008 we had high tides and a big swell. The docks flooded and the waves crashed over the rocks, right at these (brilliant) people's feet.
Thanks, J9, for the topic of power!


Ann said...

I love the power of the waves, I guess it also manifest God's power. I too, love watching the giant waves as they rush to the land. Your photo is great.

Thanks you for Philippians 4:13: One of my fav.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Doreen said...

thanks for your visit and comment. that stadium is new. I think it is only maybe 2 years old, if that. East Kentwood is a huge school and they do offer alot of the goodies.

I agree with you on the water as power. it always amazes me what it can do and also so beautiful. great shoot out. better late than never they say!!

girlichef said...

Nice! That last shot is soooo it :D

B. Casper said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! The last picture shows tremendous power, if only I lived near water...Even though I live in Michigan lol

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Love your power sources!

kent.. said...

I'll bet it was cold that day in December with the waves crashing and spray atomizing in the atmosphere. There is some primal need to be near power like that, to experience it, even if your brain tells you it might not be such a good idea!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

love the photos - particularly the last one! :)