Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bugs,Blossoms and Beads

I have a few more pictures taken on Sunday,May 23.
As we were trying to photograph some Terns,
I noticed the patterns the water was making.
I am drawn to these images,perhaps because they don't fly away,like the birds. :)
At the English Gardens this Dragonfly allowed some pretty good shots.
If anyone wants to give an ID,that would be appreciated.
While sitting on a bench in the gardens,I noticed the beautiful Bleeding Hearts.
Since these flowers don't want to grow in my garden,I will enjoy them this way.
What's not to like about Lilacs?
I look forward to their fragrant blossoms each spring.
Growing up we had a hedge of Lilacs around the yard,
and now Jake and I also have a hedge of Lilacs.
These particular ones were taken at the English Gardens and not at our house. :(
I noticed the spray at the Lily pond and decided to take a few shots.
What looked like a small stream of water,turned out to be a stream of beads.
At least that's what it looks like to me.

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL,THE LORD GOD MADE THEM ALL.

28 comments:

  1. According to my Dragonfly book (if I read it right) what you have is a Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata). Size is about 1.7"

    Great pictures.

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  2. I was particularly drawn to the images on the water - way too cool! Love the bleeding heart - had some myself years ago when I still had my perennial garden. So beautiful! All your photos are wonderful!

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  3. Wow..each of these photos is a perfect little jewel! I love the water patterns! The Bleeding heart photos is gorgeous...should be on a card! And the beads of water...wonderful! Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, so I never get tired of good photos of them. I can smell them just looking at your photo! Thanks for all the beauty you bring to the blogging world with your photos each day.

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  4. Beautiful Ruth... You always take the most gorgeous pictures. Love the lilac and the bleeding hearts.... And the water (beads) picture is incredible...

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. These are gorgeous. Lilacs are so nice. They smell heavenly. The water shots are so pretty, and cool. Diane

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  6. So fun! I don't know which one I like best!

    I love bleeding hearts, mostly because of emotional reasons, but they're beautiful nonetheless.

    And that water shot- love it.

    I do have to say that I prefer the image of the dragonfly because it has a smaller/less distracting frame on it. I kept wanting to see the ful size images.

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  7. All your photos are outstanding but the one of the water droplets is simply amazing!

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  8. These are exquisite photos, Ruth! I really like the splashing drops of water--great capture! The first photo of the water looks like a watery net...most unusual!

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  9. Beautiful post today. Nice photo work.

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  10. Your framing choices complement the pictures so well. The 'water drops' is very unique.

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  11. beautiful photos as usual but i do know someone not happy to see Lilacs, my poor son is allergic

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  12. Stunning bleeding hearts! Wow another amazing captures Ruth.
    Love all!
    A blessed weekend to both of you.
    xo

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  13. Nicely done, Ruth! That dragonfly shot is so perfectly exposed - wow! I love the water pictures, too - one sort of wavy surface and the other 'beaded' - good stuff!

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  14. Beautiful images, Ruth! The lilacs are just beautiful. The dragonfly is a cool capture. I love the framing on your photos.

    BTW, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

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  15. I think Richard is right. I have to look them up and sometimes never find the one I am looking for. This is a nice photo.

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  16. All of these are beautiful, but I especially like your ripples on the water and your stream of beads. Both are gorgeous.

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  17. these are great!! all of them are beautiful and show how great a God we have to care so much about every object very inspiring!!

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  18. Ruth your photography is stunning!Love the dragonfly!Blessings to you this wonderful weekend! We are fast tracking into summer here with the warmest weather! love and light anna

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  19. Beautiful series of shots. You have a good eye for the little details. The stream of beads is wonderful!

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  20. I loveagonfly photos1 Yours is lovely. It makes me wonder where my dragonfly and danselfly field guide bi\ook is? How do such things get midlaid? Its a mystery to me. both its location and how it got lost. flowers and colours and shapes and their designs are wonders of beauty to me. all lovely photos.
    Ann

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  21. So glad you left a comment on my blog so that I could find yours. Your photos are beautiful. I wish I had a longer lens for animal photography. I have to sneak up on things to get a better shot! Looking forward to having my morning coffee viewing your beautiful pictures!

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  22. Yes, all credit goes to our Lord for His wonderful creation..

    your shots are breathtaking especially the ripples.. Great captures!

    greetings from reanaclaire.com

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  23. I found you on Krista's blog, Picture Imperfect. No wonder you have so many followers, your photography is incredible.

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  24. Wow Ruth - love the water beads at the end and the bleeding heart. Your editing additions are pretty neat.

    That first shot - is so very interesting. The patterns so thought provoking for me.

    God surely has created an amazing world!
    It is so much fun to capture these little moments and savor them!

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  25. A wonderful series, Ruth. They are so beautiful and creative.

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  26. This post is so full of beauty, Ruth! It's intense!

    I LOVE the waterdrops, they remind me of diamonds. Except more beautiful and less... I don't know, pretentious? Nature is always the most beautiful thing because it just can't be wrong!

    The Bleeding Heart photo made me sigh and catch my breath a bit. It's spectacular!

    I really like all of the frames that you chose, too!

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