Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sunshine Yellow

With all the stormy weather that has been happening,
I thought we all needed a little bit of warm sunshine.
Here are flowers from our garden,last summer.
I think the first two are called Rudbeckia.
Their bright colors light up a garden.


 Sometimes I like to get a different angle of the flower.
This one shows the bottom of the flower head.

Tansy is a unique flower.It has these small flat heads which are the flowers.
The plant can become fairly large,so they have lots of color.

Notice all the insects coming to the Tansy buffet.

Of course when a Monarch Butterfly lands on a brightly colored flower,that is an added bonus.

Now,even though for some of you,myself included.the snow is still piled high,I trust that these bright yellow flowers have brought a ray of sunshine and hope.

Thought for today:
Keep your face upturned to God as the flowers do to the sun.
Look,and your soul shall live and grow.
Hannah Whitall Smith

42 comments:

  1. I love yellow flowers...yours certainly brightened my evening...so beautiful...and be insects and butterfly added delights!

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  2. It was a welcome sight to see these bright yellow flowers.

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  3. Made my day Ruth! Thanks for that ray of sunshine in the middle of colorless winter!

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  4. thanks for sharing... you are right... we need this. those flowers cheer me up. we got 20 inches of snow yesterday from the storm.

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  5. You are a ray of sunshine, Ruth! Thank you for the sunshine.

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  6. Keeping my face upturned to these pictures is a blessing. They are wonderous, and the butterfly is so sharp and clear! Springtime in my computer!!

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  7. Oh yes, Ruth lets put winter aside, and look toward some beautiful color. Thanks for your sunshine!
    B.

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  8. Hi Ruth, Some wonderful pictures here and yes, those bright colors sure are something to look forward to. Love that monarch butterfly! Great picture! I wonder how many miles/kilometers it is from your garden to the place those monarchs winter. Fascinating, isn't it? Thanks for sharing and also for following my blog. Appreciate your visits.

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  9. Oh, thank you for the lovely warm pictures Ruth. I blew up the picture of the tansy and couldn't believe the variety of bugs on it. I particularly like the second picture of the Rudbekia.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Ruth... I love yellow flowers. They just make me smile. Those little ones are loved by the insects, aren't they?

    The butterfly is fabulous... Thanks for sharing such glorious beauty.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. What a welcome splash of color!

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  12. Ah, a great post, and I need to see those bright, warm colors. We're still bathed in white here!

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  13. I feel a bit warmer already! Thanks for a breath of spring!

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  14. Such a cheerful post from the depths of winter.
    Just as you seek golden yellow to brighten your mood, I look at snowscapes and icicles and wish I were there.

    Isn't it odd how, no matter what we have, we desire something else.

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  15. Ruth, absolutely wonderful! I miss summers colours.

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  16. What a wonderful splash of color on these drap, gray days my friend! Thanks for the warmth!

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  17. Lovely thought and your flowers photos are gorgeous. They sure did brighten my morning. Have a great weekend, Ruth!

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  18. Beautiful shots Ruth. However, those pictures make me yearn for spring.

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  19. Oh thank you so much for this bright spot on sunshine this morning. The snow is piled high here too and the photos just make me smile. I learned something too - the woods behind my daughter's are full of yellow flowers that also are invading her garden. I see they are tansy and on Minnesota's invasive plant list.

    Love the thought for the day!

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  20. yes you did bring a ray of sunshine, right now the view out my window is lots of fog and grayness, these are all are so pretty and i love the bottom of the yellow flower. i like different views to. hurry spring so you can shoot more sunshine for us

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  21. Love your yellow flowers--how bright and cheerful!! I especially love the Monarch butterfly. Thanks for the warm cheer on a bitter cold West Texas day.

    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous photos! I can't wait for spring.

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  23. Thanks, Ruth, for these brilliant shots of color. It's exactly what I need on a cold, dreary February day.

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  24. Very gray here today and this brightened things up tremendously!
    Wonderful captures Ruth!

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  25. It's a treat to see these beautiful sunny flowers! I look forward to spring and flowers in my yard, but today we are having a gorgeous winter's day. We had an inch or two more snow yesterday, but today is bright sun and around 15 degrees F and we have twice as much daylight as a month ago. The birds are singing and swooping all around and the sun is glistening off the snow. I'm content to wait a bit for spring while I enjoy the beauty around me.

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  26. The flowers are so beautiful, Ruth, truly a welcome contrast to the way it looks outdoors now.

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  27. Great pictures Ruth..it reminds me of ray of sunshine.

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  28. Yellow and Green - and pink and green - there is just something about those combinations that sooth my soul and bring a smile to my face. Beautiful sunshine radiating from my computer to my living room as I enjoy your photos this morning.

    I have been carried away with my family genealogy after we have been contacted by an heir searcher. I will have to post about it soon. But it is neat how our family is getting closer by this unexpected connection for all of us.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. I love these beautiful, cheery mellow yellow photos, Ruth. The busy bees and monarch butterfly are indeed an added bonus!

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  30. You couldn't have picked warmer photos :) The first and third one would look very nice in a frame.

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  31. Ruth, I think we needed that bright yellow to remind of the sunshine!
    my favorite photo was the monarch butterfly! absolutely lovely...

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  32. That certainly does remind me of warmer Summer days. It's not all that cold here, but this does make me smile.

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  33. I love your blog.
    And I love this work :)

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  34. Oh, thank you for finding my blog so I could follow you home! I get absolutely giddy when I see beautiful shots of flowers, butterflies and birds like you have here! Looking forward to following you!!! :)

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  35. the first and the last, are very very beautiful, full of magic and smell like spring.....

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  36. Ruth, these are so gorgeous! Thank you for the rays of sunshine... they are always so appreciated. I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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  37. Even though I'm fortunate to be wintering where the snow is not flying, the colours of your beautiful photos certainly brightened up the day ! Wonderful shots Ruth - glad you shared them, and I trust they brightened up your day too !

    Love that quote. God bless you.

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  38. I love yellow! So beautiful!!

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  39. Hi ruth -

    Thank you...

    I so enjoyed looking at these bright vibrant photos of our Lord's creation.

    In particular, the butterfly one moved me...

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  40. Love the angle of that second photo.
    ~ingrid

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