Shadows and Trees Landscape

Photo: ‘Shadow and Trees Landscape‘ – Copyright 2018 Frank J Casella

God makes trees as individual as He does people. No two trees are the same.

Look up close at their details.

The shadows created by the Light, are like the beauty that we leave on the world through Him.

This to me is the landscape of humanity.

Golden Hour Reflections

Photo Chicago Skyscrapers Golden Hour Reflections
Photo: ‘Golden Hour Reflections‘ – Copyright 2018 Frank J Casella

When I look at this scene, I reflect about all the people behind those windows, and all the people who built these buildings over the years.

Yes, it all looks perfect on the outside, but it’s what’s inside that counts and makes all the difference. Like when I create a picture, I’m critical but mindful that perfection can lead to procrastination.

How about you?

What really is important, I think, is to be mindful and reflect that what we create will still be around after we are dead and gone. So, remember that what goes on inside of us is the here and now, and this we must keep in perspective.

Enjoy your day.

Morning Sunlight Architecture

Photo: ‘Morning Sunlight Architecture City of Chicago‘ – Copyright 2017 Frank J Casella

All of us are different, yet together.

What struck me about this view of Chicago architecture was the Illumination from the morning sunlight. Then what came into view is how these structures are from decades apart of each other.

Though each of these are different, they blend together with such beauty, especially when enveloped by the sun and shadows.

Much as in life, and in living our faith, all of us are different, yet together we can do great things that create beauty in this world… such as these buildings… especially when enveloped in faith in this love of the Lord Jesus.

In a similar way, as beauty from the morning light brings promise to prepare for the coming of the new day ahead, so too must we live our faith looking for signs in preparation for the beauty of the coming of the Lord.

Enjoy your day.

Our Ways Are Not His Ways

Photo: ‘Photo: ‘Our Ways Are Not His Ways‘ – Copyright 2018 Frank J Casella

Our ways are not His ways …

Our thoughts go in many directions like the leaves from these plants. Yet, God’s thoughts are above our thoughts.

I, too, fall into the (dangerous) trap of finding solutions for my problems without God.

Yet when I come to the end of my rope, and finally turn to God, the situation comes out way better than I could ever do myself.

When will I ever learn. I’m not God and never will be.

Morning Storm

The thing about the storms of life, is that they are not forever and after the clouds pass it is a new dawn. The effects of the storm may have an impact for some time, but it is all about how we respond to storms and not react to them. Photo: ‘Morning Storm‘ – Copyright Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved. Note: A white border in included in the design of this artwork.

The Changing Colors of Fall in Illinois

Early Fall colors changing from green tree leaves to orange, yellow, brown, and gold, under the clouded blue Illinois sky. Just like in life, there are seasons when it is colorful, and it takes the average days to know the difference. The Changing Colors of Fall in Illinois – Color Art Nature Landscape Photograph Copyright Frank J Casella 2020 All Rights Reserved.

Shades of Autumn

Something rather nice about this. It looks slightly crooked but that works towards the general feeling of tranquility in this very well lit scene – that the human figure is perfectly perpendicular, in contrast to his surroundings – in that what is going through his mind that is at odds with his environment. Photo: ‘Shades of Autumn’ – Copyright 2016 Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved.