Saturday, January 1, 2011

Photo Memories

The quieter you become the more you can hear.
I start this post with a thought,because this thought reminds me of my husband,
He was a quiet man,few words,but a deep thinker.
A while back I did a series of posts using Jake's slide scans,
Because he is no longer taking pictures,I want to honour his memory by posting more of his work.
This post contains the last pictures he ever took.
I share them with you as a way of keeping his memory alive.

The Bald Eagle is always a bird that is a desired photo subject.
On this day we saw only this one,and he was not willing to pose,yet Jake captured this image as he flew away.
 These pictures were taken on September 4,2010.

The roadside ditch had these purple Asters growing in profusion.
I do not know what type of moth this is,but Jake and I found them to be quite beautiful.

The following picture was the last one Jake took.
The shutter was triggered on September 12,2010.
At the time we did not think that this was to be our last photography session together.
The Great Blue Heron was sitting at a small pond just off the road.Of course as soon as we had stopped he took off.
Jake managed just one picture and this is it.
This one is SOOC.

The memories live on and I hope to share more of Jake's work on this blog.

38 comments:

  1. Such beautiful moments in time. You are absolutely right about the eagle being a most desired bird to capture. I hope one day I will get to see one to photograph.

    Happy New Year Ruth! May it be full of blessings for you.

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  2. Oh, I'm so glad you're sharing Jake's work! Those are amazing photos and I thank you for putting them for our enjoyment! All God's best for the year ahead!

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  3. What a wonderful way to honor Jake; love the photos and your header!

    God Bless You...

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, Ruth! Thank you for sharing Jake's talents with us. That Snowy Owl is just amazing. I hope you have a great 2011!

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  5. Very glad you are sharing Jake's images with us! I LOVE the one of the Heron! Blessings to you!

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  6. Beautiful in their flight ... what a precious memory..

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  7. Jake was a very talented photographer, and these images are beauiful! Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

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  8. Beautiful photos, I look forward to seeing more of Jakes photos...and your own this year. God Bless Your, Ruth!

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  9. That heron with his wings spread is a wonderful picture. Jake was an exceptional photographer, and people do need to see his work. Since I am a rather recent follower, did Jake post many photos on this blog?

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  10. Thanks for posting these! Jake was a very fine photographer! When I saw his last picture, I couldn't help but think, 'it's a kind of foretelling of his soul flying away to his Creator'.
    Blessing and Peace in the new year!

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  11. You have so many different types of memories of your Jake. All these shots are simply beautiful. Take care.

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  12. I definitely look forward to seeing more of Jake's wonderful photographs. His images will keep his memory fresh each time they are viewed. Each of these is a gem.

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  13. Oh Ruth...it is so long since I've been paying attention to my blog or any of my friends blogs, I didn't realize your Jake went home to be with the Lord. I know you're missing him but knowing you will see him soon. That is why the Lord calls it our Blessed Hope. So we comfort one another until we are caught up to meet our loved ones and oh what a reunion that will be! (The Rapture is so close) Thank you so much for sharing his God given talent with us. The photos were beautiful!!!

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  14. Hi Ruth.
    Jake had a good eye for photography. These photographs are beautiful. I look forward to see more of his work.
    Kay

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  15. Jakes photos will be so enjoyed. I'm glad you're honoring him this way. Blessings, diane

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  16. Hi Ruth, I am so proud of you ---keeping Jake's memory alive. I can see him up there in heaven smiling down on you. I'm sure you can feel him all around you..

    Both of you all are/were great photographers. I am thrilled to see more of Jake's photos. I love the heron picture --and the eagle... FABULOUS..

    Thanks so much for sharing... God Bless You, Ruth.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. your new header is spectacualar

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  18. Beautiful photos Ruth... so glad you have so much of him in photos to bring back good memories. Love to you today.

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  19. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos makes for beautiful memories. You are blessed to have both. Hope this New Year will bring lots of wonderful surprises for you and your family.

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  20. I'm so glad you are sharing his work. It's beautiful... and such an awesome tribute to him! xo

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  21. Your husband had a great eye for wildlife. These are true treasures. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. All three pictures feature wings and symbolize that our stay on earth is just temporary. Wishing you a blessed New Year with old memories and new.

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  23. These photos are treasures. The heron photo is magnificent. How wonderful for you to share. I think a photo is a giving of time, sharing a moment that was so beautiful and enjoyed.
    Ann

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  24. So wonderful that you have this way also to remember Jake - via his great photos ! Thank you for sharing his marvellous talent. Now he is with the Creator of all things.

    I hope you have a blessed 2011 !

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  25. Ruth, thanks for sharing Jake's photos with us. Each shot is awesome capture. Happy New Years!

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  26. The photos are beautiful! What wonderful memories and thank you for sharing them.

    God bless and be with you in 2011.
    CottonLady

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  27. Awesome shots Ruth. Memories are wonderful and can never be erased! Take care my friend. Jake would be proud to see his photography continuing.
    B.

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  28. Thank you for sharing these amazing captures of Jake.
    A blessed New Year to all.
    Blessings.
    xo

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  29. What a thoughtful post, so poignant and loving. Thank you so much for sharing some of your deep thinking man's work... the last photo, well, its wings remind me of an angel...
    Many blessings...I'm so happy to have found you.
    Ann

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  30. The photos display the glory and healing beauty of God. Thank you for not keeping them all to yourself. Love your new layout and the thought of each day is always wonderful. May this year ahead bring you peace.

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  31. The Lord truly blessed Jake with an amazing gift.

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  32. Hi Ruth -

    Happy New Year!

    I love your new blog header.

    Also, I enjoyed the photos taken by Jake, especially the one of the eagle.

    Thank you so much, Ruth, for sharing the photos as tribute to your dear Jake.

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  33. A wonderful series, Ruth, and a fitting tribute to Jake's photography.

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  34. These are wonderful and I love the quote it's so true. We fight quiet time and all need it so much.

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  35. Ruth, Jake would be so honored to know that you are posting his photos. He was a wonderful photographer and I feel touched that you shared his last photos with us. Hugs to you!

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