Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Nature's Splendor: God's Paintbrush & DLEnnis

'Spring Delight' by DLEnnis

I just can't get enough of Mr. Ennis' photographs. His eye captures Spring in such a splendid, colorful way that it takes my breath away! Spring Delight is full of the colors of early spring, with some of the trees still waiting to awaken from their winter slumber. His caption reads,
"Last week, spring just exploded on the lower elevations of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. This image was taken on Friday 3/30/2007."

Of course Spring isn't all flowers and singing birds. And Mr. Ennis gives us one that I love with Rainy Day Parkway, which he captions thus:
"A rainy foggy day on the Blue Ridge Parkway…"

'Blue Ridge Parkway' by DLEnnis

I love rainy days, days where the clouds billow and soar, roiling in angry waves across the sky. I suppose that makes me a tad odd, but I have never enjoyed a bright sunny day half so much as I do a stormy day, lashed with rain, grumbling with thunder, lit briefly with slashing lightning. Indeed, my last evening as a resident of Pennsylvania was graced with a huge thunderstorm that for me was a delightful way to say "Goodbye" to my home state.

Of course a quiet scene can be a delight, too, as this last photo will show. Along The Misty Shore captures the quiet nicely, I think.
'Along The Misty Shore' by DLEnnis
"Taken on a lake in Bedford County, Virginia; in the Blue Ridge Mountains… "

Mr. Ennis has a wonderful talent at finding scenes to photograph that are more than a simple picture. He manages to show us some of GOD's handiwork, which we may not have a chance to see in our day-to-day lives. For me there is the sunrise, here in Florida, which exposes GOD's paintbrush as the most wondrous of tools imaginable! The colors of the sky in the morning - champagne's, scarlets, blues and bright whites - take your breath away. To watch the clouds high up to the west, as the light from the east just brushes them ... whew!

DLEnnis exposes so much of that beauty that I knew I had to post again, as we near Easter, to remind you that there is so much absolute beauty out there. Please visit the links to see what other treasures Mr. Ennis has in store for you! Remember that you can buy prints of his work. As I said before, his work is far better art than that which hangs on a lot of walls! And it's GOD's Paintbrush he shows!


Southern Girl said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I'm absolutely going to check out the rest of his work. His work reminds me quite a bit of a photographer here by the name of Tom Fox.

benning said...

I keep going back to see what he's done lately. What talent!

a.k.a. Blandly Urbane said...

Those last two really give me a "I'd like to be standing/sitting there" feeling

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WomanHonorThyself said...

There is absolute beauty out there..thanks so much for reminding me my friend!