Saturday

Ladybug - Leaf Traveler


One Step at a Time
by Joseph Morris

In the morning with the journey all before us on the road,
It takes courage to begin, that is sure;
For the first step is the hardest, and we always think the load
May be greater than we've power to endure.
When the first mile lies behind us we can say, "Now that is done,
And the second and the third will soon be past."
So we trudge on through the noontime, and the setting of the sun
Finds us coming to our stopping-place at last.

When a man would climb a mountain he's appalled to see the length
Of the slope that reaches up into the sky;
But he starts, and with the climbing he will find he's gained the strength
To attain the very top, however high.
For the climbing of a mountain takes but one step at a time--
Who has courage to do that will reach the goal;
He will stand upon Life's summit and will know that joy sublime
Which is his alone who dares to prove his soul.

30 comments:

grammie g said...

HI Kerri...Lovely photo of the Ladybug ...so clear and sharp!!
Very nice the poem and oh so true
Sometimes I wish that I had that concept all the time ...it seems like life is a never ending climb!!
Thanks for the poem it is a good way to start my day!! : }

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice photo, good composition!

texwisgirl said...

beautiful little step you captured.

Snappy Di said...

Lovely red ladybug! We just get orange and yellow ones here and I haven't seen any yet this year. I'm sure they'll show up soon though! In herds!!

Di

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nice macro =)

i beati said...

Haven't seen a lady bug in so long..no wonder my luck is waning.

Donna Frasca ♋ said...

Really pretty! I just started taking an interest in photography too. So much fun!

Dagrun said...

Excellent macro shot! Beautiful colours too.

Jane said...

Beautiful macro shot.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome macro shot, Kerri!

Zuzana said...

nádherné!!!

the wild magnolia said...

One step at a time gets "it" done.

Beautiful shot of the lady bug, good luck, and make a wish.

I did not know they are so shiny.

PoetessWug said...

Beautiful photo...and beautiful poetic words too!! Love it!

Debbie said...

lucky ladybug....gorgeous color!!

Julie G. said...

Terrific macro image! So very brilliant and clear. A perfect paring of the photo and beautiful poem. Always a pleasure to visit your wonderful blog!

A New England Life said...

That's a darn good lookin' lady! I'm always amazed at your shots, Kerri.

Hope you and your daughter are enjoying a good summer. My husband and I are headed to the beach to watch the moon rise tonight!

missing moments said...

your macros are so amazing!!!!!

S. Etole said...

what a great photo and poem ...

Becky and Gary said...

Love the poem Kerri, and your Ladybug remends me of one I took last year. When I uploaded it to my computer, I took a closer look, and discovered many Aphids that the Ladybug was eating!
B.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Amazing work. He practically jumped off my screen!

Stacey Dawn said...

Such fabulous detail. Gorgeous color and light!

Beyond My Garden said...

This Lady is so shiny. She appears to have been dipped in oil.
nellie

Catherine said...

Such a perfect photo Kerri!
xo Catherine

Happyone : ) said...

Great shot of the ladybug. This is one bug that no one is afraid off. Why is that, I wonder.

forgetmenot said...

Kerri, Wonderful macro of the ladybug--the poem is a true "gem"--so inspirational. Love the goldfinch photos too--always great to see your new posts. Have a great week. Mickie :)

Misty Dawn said...

I just joined Pinterest and added your blog to my Photography/Inspirational Blogs board. :-) I'm one of your biggest fans.

www.bespokepatios.co.uk said...

great macro shot and great colours

schleefy said...

AMAZING....I love the details.....wow....

Robin Robinson said...

Lovely detail in this ladybug

NicoleB said...

That's a Beauty!
And lovely words to go with it!

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