Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lady Slipper Lane

On this sunny Sunday afternoon,join me as we walk down Lady Slipper Lane.

Here is a look north along this road.
Jake and I had given it the name Lady Slipper Lane,because in spring there are many yellow Lady Slippers growing in the ditches.
The part with the Lady Slippers would be behind me here.
This road is not travelled a lot so it is quite an enjoyable place to photograph nature.

I found this broken down tree and thought it was quite photogenic.


The following picture is taken in the area where the Lady Slippers would have been.
I am not certain what this is,but I like the berries nestled in the leaf.

Of course I had to photograph the Thistle.
I love it's color,even though the farmers do not like this plant.


And for the horse lovers,here is a picture just for you.
I love animals of this size at a distance.I guess it's a good thing I am not a farmer.

Lady Slipper Lane changes with the seasons,but there is always something of interest here.

Thought for today:
All of nature is a canvas painted by the hand of God.

42 comments:

  1. What a lovely variety of pictures, and I love those berries inside the leaf, too! In a DITCH???? Gosh, Phil's mom used to go out in the woods looking for Lady's Slippers, I thought they were very rare and shy. I have never seen one and sure hope you post pictures of them sometime. I guess they look like a lady's slipper? I'll have to ask Phil if he's ever seen any. I love the thistles, too, and got some good pictures of them this summer. Good thistles are hard to find here because people keep them out of their fields and the really pretty ones are along the busy highways or interstates where you cannot stop to take pictures.

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  2. What a perfectly magical name for a lovely walking area. I would love to explore Lady Slipper Lane. Your photos are all lovely but that leaf cradling the berries is just so tender and touching. Lovely post, Ruth.

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  3. What a variety of lovely views on Lady Slipper Lane.

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  4. those are all beautiful. i love how you took that shot behind the grasses. :)

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  5. HI Ruth...wonderful....I love them !!

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  6. Nice series of photos today! I rather like them all!

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  7. Another lovely series of images, Ruth. Those red berries in the green leaf were most interesting. I wonder if someone put them there. I can't imagine how they would grow that way. And, for all my fellow horse lovers, thank you for that last image. It was beautiful.

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  8. That purple thistle just pops out of the page, and the dainty red berries are very coy. Your photos are so excellent. I posted photos on my blog of my cannas but my photos don't do them justice.

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  9. Ruth, I like these shots a lot, especially the Horese!

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  10. Lovely pictures Ruth. Lady Slipper Lane looks like a nice place to walk and photograph. I, too, love the thistles although I don't say it much for the same reason. Diane

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  11. Lovely walk and beautiful flowers. Photos are wonderful. The red berries in the leaf are, I believe from the Cuckoo Pint, judging by the leaves. But it is many years since I saw one. I used to know the names of many many English wild flowers.

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  12. it would be fun and interesting to see that first shot, in all 4 seasons. matted and framed, it would be a happy memory for you ruth!!!

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  13. Great Post today Ruth...How interesting the berries all nestled upon the leaf of that bush..and the thistle is gorgeous...
    Loved all the photos
    shug

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  14. Such gorgeous photos Ruth! Love those berries in the leaves and that punch of purple of the thistle! Love the way the sun caresses it! Have yourself a great week!

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  15. I love them all Ruth! My favorite shot of all is the thistle. It's goregous. A lot of people don't like them but I love them thorns and all.

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  16. I love the name Lady Slipper Lane and thanks for taking us along on the walk; the photos are beautiful!
    I especially like the downed tree.

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  17. So pretty. It is the simple things around us that are the most beautiful, isn't it. So nice. :)

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  18. Great group of pictures, Ruth... I too love old trees and old broken or rotten trees... Wonder why that is???? ha

    The purple thistle has fabulous coloring... Love it!!!

    Thanks for sharing the beauty, Ruth.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Your photos captured down Lady Slipper Lane are all delightful, Ruth. I enjoyed your perspective and your view. Thanks for sharing more of your lovely photography, and thought for the day.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Dianne :)

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  20. Ruth, Lovely photos--a nice place to take a quiet walk and "renew and refresh". What a wonderful quote too. Have a peaceful, lovely week. Mickie ;)

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  21. Wow - you have a WHOLE lane full of lady slippers ?? I finally accidentally found ONE this past spring and I was overjoyed. You're so right - there's lots to photograph along this lane, and you captured the beauty and variety.

    Have a good week, Ruth.

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  22. the thistle is so beautiful, it seems the prettier the weed the more trouble it causes. i would love to travel that road on foot, so much to see. all the photos are lovely and make me happy

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  23. I like the name you and Jake gave the lane. When I lived in MN, I used to see yellow lady slippers. They're such a unique, intricate flower. I miss them. As always, beautiful photos. I love the thistle and the horses.

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  24. Beautiful pictures, Ruth! You are a great photographer! I love the Quote, too!

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  25. That was a wonderful post, Ruth..from start to finish. Now I am curious to see the Ladyslippers in bloom!

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  26. Thank you for taking us with you along Lady Slipper Lane. You pictures are as wonderful as ever. I don't think I can pick a favorite. I do like the picture of the thistle, even though I despised them growing up on the farm.

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  27. Wonder full photos Ruth.

    Kay

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  28. very beautiful place to walk, such nice pictures from it. I don't like thistle either but the color is outstanding

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  29. would you have a photo os the Lady slipper? In Australia,, the lady slipper is an orchid.

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  30. I so much enjoyed the walk down Lady Slipper Lane. It's a beautiful place and your photos are fantastic!

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  31. These are super Ruth .... the horses have stolen my heart :)

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  32. Thanks for the stroll, Ruth. Your photos are always so remarkable.... you are an artist and have a great eye. ;)

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  33. Beautiful photographs.

    I have really enjoyed them.

    Fiona

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  34. It so nice to find a place that everyone seems to ignore. what a treat. I can just imagine the thrill of discovery.

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  35. What a beautiful place, Ruth! I think it;s wonderful that only a few people walk that lane, which is good news for the lady slippers. So many of them have been dug up here by gardeners...or would-be gardeners. They rarely survive life in a garden, unfortunately.

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  36. What lovely pictures. You have tg=he ability to take something simple and make it into a lovely picture.

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  37. I would love to walk here Ruth. What a wonderful group of pictures of your memories too.
    B.

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  38. What lovelyphoto's Ruth. I love the little beries in the leave and those horses are beautiful.

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  39. I REALLY like the broken tree photo.

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  40. Thank you for the e-tour of Lady Slipper Lane with its lovely flora and fauna. I especially like the leaves with the little red berries nestled in it. I've never seen that before.

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  41. I really like that berries on the leaf shot! Lovely!

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