Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
These Osage orange stems to the left were obvious when I was walking by this past Monday. I had gone into the woods for a rest and got this photo as I was headed out.
The river grape on the right is about the same size but it's not a tree and if you cut it you will see there is not strength to it. I was reading in Ezekiel 15 today of God referring to the nation of Israel as a useless grape stem. The grape stem has no strength to it and will not burn well. There is no density and its only purpose is to get the vine further up the host plant.
God is saying in this passage that we are to follow God and not our desires to have idols in our life. Idols today can be things we value more than Jesus. We should always put God first in our life and serve Him before we do things for ourself.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I saw this Spicebush Swollowtail butterfly as I was leaving my lunch hike. Last Monday. At first I just noticed the thistle but as I got closer I realized there was a butterfly on the thistle. I grabbed my camera and got this photo. I was able to ID this butterfly with this google link to Missouri butterflies.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Then I came across an oak tree that I call a Turkey oak because of the thin shaped lobes on the leaves.
While I was looking for the Turkey oak I saw a Chinquipin oak that I rough meausured at 10' circumferance.