February 28, 2013 by JesstheMess
Here I was in Southland for the day with camera in hand ready to capture some truly southland scenes.
If you have just joined the journey take a look over here at the days beginnings.
We were now back in the city of Invercargill with it’s wide streets, looking for some of her special features. This wonderful old building, the Water Tower is a such a treasure.
A major landmark in Invercargill, this water tower was built in 1889 to pressurize the city’s water supply. It has been described as an architectural treasure and a prime example of Victorian architecture. She was definitely tall and grand on this brilliantly sunny day.
As the days end approached, the harsh sunlight was finally beginning to fade. The evening sun bathing Southland in glorious yellows. We were meant to be on our way home. However, the fading light beckoned for a few more shots of rural southland.
Mataura township peaceful with the waterfalls a lot quieter than last time we were here.
The haze that has remained all day continues as we say farewell to Southland. Next time I will have to come with more time to meander, to enjoy the early morning as well as the evening light.
A lesson has been learned though. I have a lot to learn and perhaps some things are just too glorious to capture with a mere lens. My Heavenly Father is like that. So amazing, so glorious, not a single image to capture. He reveals himself in His word, through His Son who is His image and likeness, creation too has glimpses that point us to His glorious wonders… but nothing here and now truly captures Him in all his glorious fullness. As my camera lens might shatter with the brilliant light, so might I shatter at His glorious presence. But through Jesus perfect sacrifice I rejoice that there does await a day of more than a glimpse, a future face to face reality with our Glorious God. It’s beyond comprehension.
Thank you Southland for the invitation to enjoy a glimpse, I look forward to a return trip to see more and maybe enjoy some biking along the river.
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