Monday, June 28, 2010

Peonies and Roses

Some of my favorite things.
Flowers would be right up there near the top,
and of course roses would have to be the number one flower.
All these pictures were taken in Winnipeg at the English Gardens.
For those who follow this blog,you must know by now that this is one of our favorite photography places.
This soft Peony glowed in the late afternoon sun.
Earth laughs in flowers.
AS I look at this display of Gods' handiwork my heart laughs as well.
A dark red Peony stands out above the foliage.
Bread feeds the body,but flowers feed the soul.
A large patch of orange Poppies light up the area.
These flowers were so bright that it was difficult to get a good picture of them.
I hope these flowers brought a ray of sunshine into your life.

Thought for today:
I'd rather have flowers on my table,than diamonds on my neck.

26 comments:

  1. Flowers bring sunshine to my life also, Ruth... Your pictures are fabulous.... Love that little bed of poppies...

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. I'm with you on the flowers on the table rather than diamonds round my neck. So special to see your gorgeous flowers photos from 'City Park'!!

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  3. Beautiful photo's as always my friend.

    Craig Glenn

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  4. How pretty and delightful!
    Thank you for sharing.
    God bless.

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  5. The poppies are always such a riot of color ... enjoyed the tour of the garden.

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  6. Oh, you must love it there, Ruth. Beautiful pictures, I do love flowers. Keep going back and taking more to share. Diane

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  7. My heart always swell when I look af the beauty entrusted to us.

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  8. The color of that first rose is really different - almost a blue/red - reminds me of the roses I used to see when I was a little girl. I've never seen a bright red peony! Yes, it is tough to take pictures in the bright sun but you brought us some beauties! I'd rather have flowers than diamonds, too!

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  9. I agree about the flowers on the table for sure! That red peonie is just beautiful! I love the way you captured the light hitting it. Great job! :o)

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  10. I loved the pretty flowers and the thought!

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  11. Beautiful flowers..just a slight reminder of how great Gods creation is.. Thanks for sharing and am always looking forward to your next posting of pics..Keep up the good work.

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  12. Isn't it interesting how close a rose is to a peony. The peony has more petals - but the centers are so similar. I guess I never really noticed that before!

    Have a great day!

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  13. Ruth, beautiful flowers and photos. I often say, 'how can one look a single flower and not know there is a God'.

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  14. I agree about flowers, what an unusual colored rose, so beautiful

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  15. that English rose is incredible! and amen to the flowers on the table OR even in the yard than diamonds on my neck.

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  16. I think you have the right idea - they really brighten a person's day and lifts their soul. It is peony time here as well!

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  17. Ruth, these are stunning photos! I have never seen poppies that were such a deep orange color--gorgeous.

    Yes, these flowers brightened my day.

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  18. Gorgeous flowers, Ruth! I love the Peonies and the field of poppies is my favorite. They are beautiful photos!

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  19. God's handiwork indeed, and these pictures made me smile for sure.
    I can almost smell the intense scent too.
    B.

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  20. I like all of your beautiful pictures as well as the great quote. Thanks for taking us along with you to enjoy God's exquisite creations.

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  21. Ruth: Beautiful captures from the garden, what a great place to visit.

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  22. Thank you for the walk around the English Gardens. Such a wonderful display of colour! Beautiful flowers and photos!

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  23. Oh, yes, I'll take flowers over diamonds any day. I love the field of poppies.

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  24. These are exquisite Ruth! I keep forgetting that your season runs a few weeks later than ours. My peonies have been done for several weeks already. Love your quote too - so true!

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  25. Gorgeous! You know I love peonies, and these are so wonderful!

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