1888, Only in Colour

Have you noticed how some things change so quickly, while others hardly change at all ?

I took this neighbourhood photo the other day, and realized that it looks pretty much the same here as it did in 1888.

That year, George Eastman invented the Kodak camera, and it became possible to create memories through photographs. If a photo had been taken here in that year, it would have looked pretty much the same as mine, except in black-and-white, and without telephone poles, or a vehicle.

Lawns are relatively recent here. In the past, grass grew long, and was used to feed livestock.

Our neighbour lets his grass grow naturally.

Every time I pass this field, I think of the Scripture verse Isaiah 40:8, which reminds us that grass withers, and flowers fade, but God’s word endures forever.

Photo by Sally


25 thoughts on “1888, Only in Colour

  1. A key to Practicing the Presence is finding His word’s applications in every facet of life.
    “You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

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    1. Hi !
      Such a beautiful way to begin each day, and honouring to God too.

      I’m still not able to leave comments on your blog , but I wanted to tell you that I also use Aesop soap. It is the best, and the smell is lovely.
      Thanks πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸ€—

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      1. I love my mornings. It’s a positive way to welcome the day. Yes, the Aesop products are wonderful! I wonder why you can’t comment? Is there anything I can do on my end? Thanks again for letting me know.

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      2. I am trying to figure it out. It is at my end here. I type a comment, but then it says my WordPress login has expired. Anyway, I enjoy your posts, and I love those pictures you posted of your sister-in-law’s cookies. πŸ€—

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      3. Thank you! I was just looking at the WordPress help site. I may switch to Jetpack comments. But I’ll wait to see if you figure it out first. The cookies are delicious. I put a link on my post to her Instagram account called Annemadecookies, if you’re interested to see her designs.

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      4. Thanks so much for the info. The cookies certainly look delicious and they indicate great creativity and patience.

        I’ll keep investigating here, and if you see a comment from me then you will know I’ve solved my technical challenge. πŸŒΌπŸ€—

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  2. Here in western South Dakota, USA, I am often able to find camera angles that look the same as they would have 1000 years ago – no traces of modern civilization. It’s fun to find them, and I often find myself imagining what heaven will be like. πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow, that’s amazing, Mark, to see no traces of modern civilization.
      I wonder about heaven too. It will be more amazing that what we could ever imagine. Thanks for your comment. πŸ€—

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      1. Thanks, Mark, these are fascinating !
        I was just thinking that if I look out the windows on the other side of our house over the sea, that is what it looked like 1000 years ago too. ( as long as I see no boats) . πŸŒΌπŸ€—πŸŒ·

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  3. Your neighbor is exceedingly wise. Think how much time they save not mowing their lawn! Not to mention the cost of a riding mower to get the job done. I may let my grass grow naturally next year. β€œPrairie Restoration,” I’ll call it. But our Town Board may disapprove.

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    1. Hi David ! Yes, “Prairie Restoration” sounds good…
      I also like to watch the grass swaying in the wind.
      Thanks for your comment. πŸŒ·πŸ€—


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