Friday, February 11, 2011

Beauty

Time for another post.
I have been wanting to make this one for several days,but just did not get it done.
Today I will show you a series of flower images taken in Winnipeg,at the English Gardens.

I think I could spend all day shooting at this Garden.
When the birds go into hiding there are always the flowers to photograph.

I wish these were all growing in my garden,but that would mean I need to take care of them.


Most of the time one can see the gardeners busy at work,pulling weeds,pruning and even replanting.


The beds are designed in very creative ways.
I admire the constant care which goes into keeping this place beautiful.

I am already looking forward to spending quality time at the English Gardens this summer.
For now a look back at last year's flowers will have to do.

Thought for today:
God's plans are always perfect.

31 comments:

  1. These are beautiful flowers. We hope to visit the gardens at Biltmore estate in North Carolina several times this year. I hope we get pictures half as good as yours. Thanks for brightening up my day.

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  2. Oh what beautiful flowers, Ruth... Makes me totally YEARN for Spring... Think it will ever get here????? ha ha.. I know we have a couple of months to wait --but it's fun to think about what is coming!!!!

    Thanks SO much for posting such gorgeous beauty.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. What beautiful images and plans to look forward to.

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  4. I love the beautiful flowers Ruth, especially the lilies, especially the Stargazers. Thanks for the breath of spring. Have a good evening.

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  5. Beautiful photos! They really warmed up my day!

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  6. They're all beautiful. Hibiscus and lilies are wonderful (but I don't know how to keep them alive for long either). Love your bright red header too. :)

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  7. Such lovely lilies Ruth. I have both of them growing in big pots and the last deep pink one is still flowering.
    I'm past looking after my garden as well but it just keeps on flowering. I manage a few of the potplants though

    ...and yes God's plans are always perfect we just don't have the right vision and understanding.

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  8. Beautiful captures, Ruth. Makes me long for spring.

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  9. Oh, you know that the Assiniboine Park and the English Gardens are my favorite. If I was visiting Winnipeg I'd call you up and we'd spend a few hours together and then go for coffee!! Spent many a summer Sunday there when I was young! Just gorgeous flowers pictures Ruth!

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  10. What wonderful pictures! You found a Stargazer Lily!! That and the Hibiscus are my favorites. I can't wait to see what you snap this spring and summer, this is the kind of place that I love!!

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  11. Oh my Ruth -those are gorgeous! I, too, could get lost there forever with my camera and be one happy camper!!! ;o)

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  12. Ruth, wonderful shots. Oh, the lovely colour! I've been there too!
    It's is most beautiful

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  13. Ruth, gorgeous flowers from the English gardens. I love visiting places like this. One could spend hours just taking in all the color. Great photos and Have a great weekend.

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  14. these are wonderful Ruth. hope you get warm air soon and spring comes for you. all of these are for sure a way to brigten anyones day.

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  15. Beautiful photos, nice and cheery on another snowy day here in Iowa.

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  16. My dad grows hibiscus so easily, and I can't seem to grow them at all! Beautiful shots Ruth. Thanks for sharing a wonderful taste of blooms to come.

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  17. Ruth, you take the most beautiful pictures! I love the spectacular, lush beauty of hibiscus and lilies. You captured them so nicely! Have a blessed day.
    (((Hugs)))

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  18. Oh how beautiful!!! I bet you DO wish they were in your yard! I need to made some more flower beds here, but this ground is so hard!
    Have a nice day!

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  19. Love the hibiscus and lilies, Ruth. Warms a heart in this cold, cold weather! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  20. You really do have something beautiful to go back and photograph. These are excellent.

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  21. Yes, I can see why you could spend a long time there - beautiful photos (nice reminders of coming spring !). I'm sure the gardeners work hard there, but I'd almost not consider it work being surrounded by such beauty.

    Have a blessed Sunday, Ruth.

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  22. These are FABULOUS! I need to find a greenhouse around here to visit .... I need to see some COLOR! But it won't be long now .... Spring is just around the corner.

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  23. I just got back from Florida and was just amazed at the flowers I saw...for a week I was in heaven, or so it felt like it! I just can't wait for spring!

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  24. Beautiful flower shots Ruth; I especially enjoyed the lilies. They really brightened up my day! Have a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow. I'm also following your blog too.

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  25. Ruth, I LOVE the Lilies!
    Hugs!!!

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  26. What fantastic images.
    Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

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  27. Beautiful! I would love to have a garden crew so I could have a garden like that in my backyard. As it is I'm going for the natural look. It seems to be working as the weeds do splendidly!

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  28. Happy Valentines Day Ruth. May the memories of Jake be with you today.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty of Gods creation with us. These flowers are very pretty and makes me wait for summer just a little bit more.

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  29. So beautiful!! The Stargazer lily is my favorite!

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  30. God's plans ARE always perfect. Beautiful photos, lovely flowers and a charming lady. Sending love and many blessing your way.

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  31. These are gorgeous! I know what you mean about wishing you had them, but not the caring for them. I love flowers very much, but it is just too hard to tend them with bad knees. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

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