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This discarded net made me think about the calling of James and John, the sons of Zebedee, as his disciples by Jesus following his temptation in the wilderness. James and John did not hesitate for one moment and it was this zeal that led to their selection as two of the three chief Apostles, who were the ones who went with Jesus into the Mount of Transfiguration. “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” (Matthew 4:18-20)
Featured in “Islands of the World” on 18.3.11 and in “Living Christianity” on 31.3.11



The picture is of a fishing net that had been abandonned or washed up on a beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It has been enlarged to poster size and minimally edited and is available on request without the text.

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net, fishing, beach, flotsom, jetsom, sea, tide, sand, western isles, scotland

My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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Comments

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Your excellent Island-related work has been FEATURED in Islands of the World
    18 Mar 2011

  • Thank you, Dandy. I am delighted.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot!!! Congratulations!!

  • Thank you, Ellen.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    I absolutely love this wonderful piece. I was really sorry that it got featured before I could accept it in GEMS.

  • Actually, it has not, Deborah. I decided that I had not made the most of the original picture and deleted it and substituted this one instead as a piece of religious art work. Originally it was a just a minimally edited picture of flotsom and jetsom – a discarded fishing net with the potential for use by environmentalists, but it had no religious theme at all. When the inspiration came to me that I could be used to illustrate Scripture, then its Fate was sealed! So glad that you like it!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • judygal
    judygalover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Judy.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful feature, Karen.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Samantha Higgs
    Samantha Higgsover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful

  • Thank you, Samantha.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 3 years ago

    marvelous, I love the picture, and the words….Happy Easter

  • Thank you so much, Diane, and please excuse the very long delay in getting back to you.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ingrid Funk
    Ingrid Funkover 3 years ago

    gorgeous!!

  • Thank you, Ingrid.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully done and love the scenery too. Excellent.

  • Thank you, Ralph.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Margot Ardourel
    Margot Ardourelover 2 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you, Margot.

    – BlueMoonRose

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