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Dried Thistle in the Fall, Axehead Lake, Park Ridge, Illinois (2014-10-11 11-14-15_01)

© 2014 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

Dried Thistle in the Fall, Axehead Lake, Park Ridge, Illinois (2014-10-11 11-14-15_01)

There is something fascinating to me about dead flowers and plants. It’s not a morbid thing, it’s the way it brings out the structure of the plant. You can see things in the dead plant that you don’t see in the living ones.

Romans 8:18-21 [NIV] says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that<sup data-fn=”#fen-NIV-28138h” data-link=”[#fen-NIV-28138h””>h]”> the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”

This passage talks about a time when Jesus will return to Earth and establish His glorious kingdom in its fullness. (The world doesn’t end when Jesus returns. It gets a major makeover.) The curse put on the Earth due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden will be lifted freeing the created world from the decay (Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics) it currently experiences. I once heard a preacher say that, given how beautiful flowers are now, imagine how beautiful they will be when that curse is lifted.

The photo was taken at the Axehead Lake Forest Preserve in Park Ridge, Illinois. I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera to take the photo. Editing was done with ACDSee Ultimate 2019. I adjusted the Light EQ and increased the contrast, clarity and vibrance. Then I adjusted the levels.

Photo © 2014 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

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