Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank-You

This post is a Thank-you to all of you who visit this blog.
Recently I have become more aware of just how important my blogging friends are.
Where would I be without each of you,who take a moment to read my simple posts,and then leave words of encouragement for me.
Pictures on today's post are just for you to enjoy.I have taken them during the course of the  last year.

The Black-capped Chickadee sings a cheerful song,on the coldest day.I could learn a lesson from this bird.

Many of you know how much I love reflections.
Here is one I took this past fall,in our local park.
As I look at this,I reflect on the many blessings I have received from fellow bloggers.

Flowers can brighten any day.
Many of you have brightened my day,by the kind words you have left on this blog.Thank-you.

Each flower is beautiful in its own way,and so are people.

Thought for today:
A friend knows the song in my heart,
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Donna Roberts

46 comments:

  1. So, so lovely, Ruth. Photos and sentiments. We are kindred spirits. May you sing cheerful songs indeed, on the coldest of days. God bless!

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  2. Ruth, your photos are wonderful, and so are your blogs. It is a joy to me to visit your blog. May God richly bless you a you continue to bless others! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Ruth, your photos are amazing - I just love that reflection! Such warmth of the sunshine! That chickadee is one healthy good looking little chirper! Love coming to visit your blog - it's so beautiful!

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  4. Such a beautiful post Ruth, the little chickadee is so beautiful, each feather is so distinct.

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  5. Awesome pictures as always Ruth.
    Blogging friends are the best!
    Bless you!
    B.

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  6. Lovely photos...lovely words! Thank you!

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  7. What a nice post, Ruth... I agree with you about blog friends... I was gone for a few days --and I truly missed you all... You are special..

    Beautiful photos --and I love the way you related them to your blog friends... That's so neat!!!!!

    Love reflections also --and you know how much I love flowers.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Absolutely beautiful, Ruth!
    Know that you also brighten my day many a time as I view the pictures and read your words.

    "Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket."
    Proverbs 25:11

    God Bless
    ~Betty

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  9. I love the reflection in the water. And the flowers are unbelievable! I just took many pictures of a chickadee and thought they were good....till I see yours, wow!! It is always a joy to visit your blog and see what surprises I have in store! I am also learning from the way you take your pictures.

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  10. Your photos and words are nearly as lovely as your heart.

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  11. Wonderful photos that express your sentiments perfectly! Sending you lots of hugs!!!!

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  12. Oh so beautiful. I feel privileged to have received this gift from you today as I've only followed you for a short time. These are just lovely...

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  13. Ruth, we should be thanking you for the beauty you share with us.

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  14. Beautiful photos and beautiful thoughts! Enjoy your blog a lot.

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  15. Ruth, your pictures are fantastic and your thoughts are very kind!
    The Chickadee is gorgeous and you kow how I love them!
    Bless you!

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  16. Hi Ruth, What a loving Post. Today I've been fighting the blues and seeing your post helped me a lot. Thankyou! I love your beautiful words and photos. Regards Coral.

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  17. The photographs are so beautiful, Ruth, and the Chickadees are special birds. I have even had them eat from my hand on occasion this winter.

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  18. Ruth, you wonder woman, you have given me my favourite bird as a present and those wonderful reflections. Blogging for me too is an outlet and a balm as I battle the idiocies himself gets up to and do my utmost to stay calm and friendly no matter what new challenge is thrown up to me.

    Gather heart and cheer from the little things, a tiny snowflake viewed under a microscope is a wonder of perfection as are all the other little things. It just depends on how we view them, a grey rainy day can be depressing but a single raindrop hanging on a twig against the light, can cheer us and lift our spirits to great heights.

    Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

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  19. Happy Valentines belated Ruth. Wonderful post and photos!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings.
    xo

    Regina

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  20. Bless you Ruth. I know what you mean. Blogging has been such a way for me to connect to people too, esp. since socially our life with Sam has isolated me to a big degree. Blog friends are wonderful, and we are glad you are here. Thanks for the beautiful images to start my day.

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  21. Beautiful post Ruth!
    That reflection is just awesome! I am very happy to have "met" you in blogland!

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  22. Virtual relationships can be very meaningful. I think of them as an extension of the penpal concept in days when we wrote letters. Your pictures are so sharp and beautiful.

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  23. i to am so glad i found blogging and found you. blogland is so good for the soul, new friendships that even though we might never meet face to face, we know each other. blogging is like therapy. your photos today are all beautiful but my most favorite is the yellow daisys, gorgeous

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  24. Those picture's just reach out and touch you. They are gorgeous!! I have enjoyed getting to know you too, through this blog universe!

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  25. Each of these photos is stunning, Ruth. I especially like the reflection photo taken in the park. The flowers are bright and cheery. I can't wait for spring. We actually got snow yesterday, and more is expected today...sunny california?!

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  26. What a lovely post, Ruth. Life is beautiful through your camera lens. I'm so happy to have you as my blogging friend.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  27. Thank you, Ruth, for your kind words and beautiful photos. I really like the chickadee and also the reflection picture.

    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  28. So beautiful, Ruth ... what joy you bring us in your words and images.

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  29. you are so sweet ruth...
    i always feel so uplifted after a visit here.

    love love love that quote.

    and the photos~
    amazing as always.

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  30. Fantastic photos, Ruth, and your words are lovely too. I always enjoy visiting your blog and thank you for all the kind comments you have left on my blog. I look forward to sharing many more days ahead with you.

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  31. Such rich colours! And the chickadee is the sweetest of birds. We always enjoy their friendly company during the long winter months. Thank you, too, for your friendship. Hope your day goes well.

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  32. Lovely shot of the chickadee and the flowers are beautiful. Wonderful series Ruth!

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  33. Love your photos! http://throughaphotographerseyes.blogspot.com/

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  34. It would appear that my first visit here was good timing. What a lovely post.. the sentiment and the photos. I love chickadees. Thanks for your visit to my blog today. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  35. I agree that Chickadees are very cheery birds.I adore your reflection photo! The flowers look super against the black background.The yellow ones are my fave.You captured the light just right.

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  36. Another beautiful post along with fantastic photos.

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  37. Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoy your blog very much. I will continue to follow yours. Great pictures andand comentary.

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  38. We love you Ruth! Your blog is a joy to visit and each of us realizes how easily it could be us that needed the friends and their support. I've thought about dropping my blog a couple of times and then I realize how much I would miss my blogging friends. Your photos are always amazing. I wish mine were even half as good. I may not get by here every day, but I always catch up when I do come because I wouldn't want to miss anything you blogged or miss finding out how you are doing. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Hugs and prayers!

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  39. Ruth, your photos are always so beautiful! I am trying to discern between the black capped and carolina chickadee...I love to take the photos but the identification is...wait for it...the birds. LOL

    Thank you for sharing!

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  40. I'm in catch up mode while we're between visitors who are escaping the cold. Beautiful photos Ruth - a pleasure to look at. You are also a real blessing to us - you have shown us faith in action !

    May God continue to comfort you and uphold you in your dark and difficult times.

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  41. I'm right with you Ruth- I so treasure my blog friendships, too! That last pic is oh so gorgeous!

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  42. Ruth... Thank YOU for being a strong and inspiring woman. And also for sharing so much love and beauty through your blog. I cherish my time spent here in the blog world you've created - it is such a peaceful and welcoming place to be.

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Ruth