Friday, July 31, 2015

July Skies

As we say good-bye to July and hello to August,I will share some skies from the month of July.
Looking to the sky will yield a never ending display of beauty and diversity.


This is a typical rural Manitoba scene.The round bales with a backdrop of green and towering thunder clouds,is always a pretty sight.


Just another rural scene.This looks peaceful to me.


A place I visit frequently,it is close to where I live and the scene changes almost as regularly as the weather.


I may have an unusual fascination with train tracks,but I can explain that. Jake loved trains and had a large model railroad layout in our basement,hence my interest in trains and tracks.


I love the clouds in this shot.Blue sky and white puffy clouds make for a perfect scene.


Closing Thought:
You will be known forever by the tracks you leave.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Bouquet of Flowers For You

Looking through my pictures,I realize that it is time to share some flower shots from this summer.
So many beautiful flowers to choose from and yet I don't know which ones I want to share first.


I love the Peonies.They usually don't last very long,as they bloom during a time when we often get rains.Once these flowers get water-logged,they bow down and that is about it,but I still love their full blossoms.


What can I say about the Daisy? Even with a few petals missing it is still a pretty flower.
I think part of what draws me to the Daisy is it's simplicity,and it's strength. These flowers grow and bloom without much care.


Some of my extended family moved to a country property recently and during one of my visits there I found several lovely flowers growing among the gardens which had been allowed to grow wild.
This simple Peony was stunning,a few raindrops added to the beauty.


To me this is an old flower,one my Mom used to have in the garden. I did not know the name,so I had to look it up. I found that it is called Maltese Cross.
I  think it is beautiful and so bright.


Another old favourite is the stately Delphinium.We used to grow them in our gardens,but in recent years I have not had any.They are also a very pretty flower. No this one is not lying down,I held the camera at an angle.


Closing Thought:
Give yourself fully to the adventure of today.Walk boldly along the path of life,relying on your ever-present Companion,God.