Sunday, February 28, 2010

Memories of Summer

March 1 and another day closer to spring. Yeah!!!
As I think about the coming seasons.I am reminded of the flowers 
of last summer.
The following pictures were all taken last summer,some in our gardens and some in Winnipeg,at the English Gardens.
This water lily was in the English Gardens.
You can see a few bugs on the petals,but some of the flowers were covered with these tiny bugs,making them less than desirable to photograph.
The simple Hollyhock.
Beauty can be seen in the simplest things.

A Day Lily close-up,again,not a fancy flower,yet so striking.
Sunlight highlights this lily in our garden.
This is obviously a fall flower,the Gallardia.
The bees were busy collecting nectar from these.
We have many of these flowers growing in our gardens.

Live simply,
speak kindly,
love unconditionally.

28 comments:

  1. These are so pretty. I love the pasque flower. They grow in the mountains here and are one of the first signs of spring. Your hollyhock is brilliant, reminds me of Georgia O'Keefe. I love the bee on the daisy. Beautiful pics, Ruth.

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  2. Wow all are gorgeous and amazing!
    Love the last one!
    I enjoy staring.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Have a blessed day.

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  3. These are absolutely gorgeous close-ups of flowers! I love the one of the bumblebee (I think it's a bumblebee) on one of the flowers. It's amazing that bumblebees can fly...their bodies are so big compared to their wings.

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  4. The sunlight sure does wonders to the lily! Just in case you want to use these shots as postcards, take a look at http://www.psprint.com/postcards

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  5. These are gorgeous flowers and wonderful camera work. Where is spring, anyway??

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  6. Beautiful macro picture. Love the new header.

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  7. Is the spotted lily what they call a "tiger lily"? That is beautiful!

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  8. I think I can always enjoy the flowers - no matter the time of year or their season. Beautiful. Okay, I didn't like the bugs either! LOL

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  9. The hope of brighter days, Spring time flowers and warm sunshine....yeah that's what it's about. Lovely flowers. A glimpse of 'things to come'.. Congrats on the Hockey team... I thought we had ya...but Canada pulled it off!!

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  10. Very nice photos of the flowers. I'm thinking of spring today too. It helps that the sun has been out amost all day!

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  11. I love these macros of the flowers. The detail is superb and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for reminding us what we can look forward to it the months ahead.

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  12. Ruth: Wonderful captures of your Summer garden. We still have quite a ways to go before we see any growth.

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  13. I am also anxious for the weather to warm here. One of my daughters brought me a new package of Cosmos seed. This must be something special as the colors are different. I try only to have perennials but I guess the cosmos is an annual here and comes up from its own seed the next year.

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  14. Such gorgeous flowers Ruth! Take heart, they will be back soon.

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  15. Awesome pictures Ruth, and the colors are so beautiful. Just what we need at this time of year! I love your new header too. One of my favorite colors.
    Congratulatons to Canada on all of their wins!
    B.

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  16. YOUR PHOTOS are amazing! Thank you for a nice touch of summer.

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  17. Gorgeous! Makes me want spring and summer to get here...NOW! (can you tell that patience isn't one of my strong points?)

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  18. Beautiful! I love the spring flowers in the headers and the tiger lily is spectacular. I'm starting to plan my summer garden and getting ready to start some seeds in the next few weeks.

    Great hockey game yesterday. You couldn't ask for a more exciting gold medal game. Congrats to Canada for their gold and for all the other gold medals Canada won. Quite impressive!

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  19. Nice post, I can not wait for spring and summer here.

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  20. Thank you, thank you, thank you for yet another stunning summer reminder. I can't waaaaiiiiit for spring, I'm so excited! The sun has warmth in it again this time of year so that makes me itch for warmer weather and longer days!

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  21. Beautiful shots, Ruth! I love the waterliles.

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  23. Looking at your pictures is warming me up all over! Spring and Summer here we come!!

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  24. I love the close ups of these beautiful flowers and being able to examine every detail! Just wonderful!

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  25. Oh Ruth...these shots just take my breath away. The Hollyhock is just stunning! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your words at the end! Hope you have a Beautiful day!

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  26. Don't know how I missed these, but they are stunning.

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  27. Water lilies really fascinate me. And great pictures of them are really hard to resist!

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