Thursday, September 1, 2011

Some of My Favourite Things

For this first day of September I have a few pictures for your enjoyment.
As most of you know,I love the English Gardens in Winnipeg,so once again I share some pictures from one of my recent visits there.

About in the centre of this garden is a small pool.
This is the live sculpture in it.

Here is a Water Lettuce and it's reflection.
I think this is very pretty.


All over the gardens are the most colourful displays of flowers.
I don't even have a name for these,but I love their colour.
Notice that the centre blooms are a different colour,making them very pretty.

Another pool further back has the Water Lilies on display.
It also has a fountain.
I was pleased to see this Water Lily framed by the fountain.
I am also fascinated at how the water looks like beads in a picture. 


One last picture of a Water Lily.No matter how often I see these I always have to take more pictures.


Thought for today:
Every day is a gift.
Thank God for what you have,
Trust God for what you need.

47 comments:

  1. My, how I would have loved being with you on this outing. Some truly amazing sights. Such gorgeous flowers.

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  2. beautiful! i agree - can't ever have too many water lilies. i'm thinking the two-tone flowers are a lantana. we have the pink/yellow variety here that are nicknamed 'ham and eggs'. :)

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  3. Again, you bring such intense beauty into out lives!! That first picture, the live sculpture, I have never seen anything like it, all the different elements working together to make one thing. The water lily, purple!!! All the ones here are white!

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  4. Beautiful photographs and I love your thought for today. Indeed, every day is a gift from God.

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  5. Your thought for the day is just what I need today. Such beauty you share.

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  6. These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

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  7. Oh, these are so pretty Ruth. The colors in the water lettuce picture are just beautiful, so are the water droplets and the water lily. Nice post. Diane

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  8. It's just so relaxing to visit my fav blogs after all my work is done and just enjoy the works of other people's hands! And what beautiful works they are! Beautiful live sculpture - with those purple undertones! And that water lily - so gorgeous! Enjoy a nice long week-end!

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  9. Gorgeous photos, Ruth... That is a neat place... They are all great --but what caught my attention were the Sempervivum in the first photo... We grow semps --so that particular display was gorgeous to me.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. My favorite flower is the Lantana you weren't able to identify...so many colors on one flower head...beautiful!

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  11. Ruth, this is a beautiful post. I was going to ID your flower, but everyone else beat me to it:-) Have a happy September!

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  12. I have Lantana planted in my two kegs in front of our house - So I agree with TexWis, I think that's what they are. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  13. Ruth, These are all stunning photos--absolutely beautiful. I love the "living sculpture" in the pool. Such rich color in all of the shots. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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  14. Looks such a great place to visit. Glad you are still seeing beauty!

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  15. That was the color of Lantana I wanted but the nursery was out so I had to settle on the red and yellow.

    Awesome photography especially the water drops... WOW!

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  16. Lovely collection of photos and your framing is just right for them.

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  17. The flower you did not recognise is Lantana, in Australia it is a gazetted weed in the more tropical states as it tends to take over the native vegetation and it's wood is very prickly.

    I love the fountain, like arching diamonds and I too have the same problem with water lilies. They are just so photogenic.

    A beautiful garden indeed Ruth.

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  18. Excellent images and wonderful post! That shot with the lily framed by the beads of water is simply amazing!!

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  19. Neat how you captured the water at the fountain with the flower!

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  20. Such beautiful shots. Love the lilies and the water stream. All lovely shots.

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  21. my first time seeing water lettuce. and wow wow wow on the water lily and the water drops. whooo hoooo on the new fall look of your blog... love it

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  22. To begin with, I love your new Sept. header. Your blog is so encouraging and inviting. Thank you for brightening my day!

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  23. All of the pictures are beautiful however, my favorite is the lily with the water beads!

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  24. These are all just gorgeous,from the living sculpture to the last water lily and everything in between. I can see why you like to visit this place often. It's a photographer's paradise.

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  25. I hadn't noticed your new banner when I was here yesterday ... it's striking!

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  26. I can understand why you love the English Gardens. All of these pictures are amazing -- I'm not sure I can pick out a favorite. But the Water Lettuce and the lily framed by the fountain are both exquisite.

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  27. we just can't help ourselves, it's what we do!!

    the water beads are gorgeous and i see a heart...for you & jake!!

    have an awesome weekend!!

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  28. Our creator never fails to provide beauty for us to enjoy! They're all wonderful! Have a blessed weekend Ruth! Hugs!

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  29. Ruth, Wonderful photos of our Creator's very mighty fine creations!

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  30. such a wonderful thought of the day.

    the photos are really beautiful, love them all, especially the water lillies and the water and the water stream. simply stunning!

    i have never seen water lettuce before...so thanks for sharing it.

    have a blessed long weekend!
    betty xo

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  31. Hi Ruth,
    Wow, I really like the photo of the water drops. What a wonderful capture. Wanted to say thanks for stopping by and giving me encouragement. I know it is good for me to cry. I know I write about it a lot, but I feel better after I write about it. I hope people are not getting tired of hearing it. It's helpful to have other widows help me through this.
    Hugs,
    Kay

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  32. Hi Good to be at your amazing blog.
    What a lovely shots, I need to visit again to enjoy these eye capturing scenes.
    Keep posting
    I am happy to follow the blog
    Keep inform
    Best
    Philip

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  33. Beautiful images... thanks for sharing.

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  34. Loved your photos from these gardens, Ruth, and I agree on the water lilies ! My fave was the one of the water fountain - great capture !

    Also looked at your festival photos - what a fun place ! Perhaps next year you'll show us what it looks like from the TOP of the ferris wheel ! ;-)

    Have a good weekend !

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  35. What gorgeous flowers Ruth. I didn't know Lilies came in purple.
    beautiful shots!
    B.

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  36. I so wish I could go on a photowalk with you there... wow - what a beautiful place!

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  37. Great post. I love the water lettuce and reflection.

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  38. I especially like the dark pink water lily. WOW!

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  39. Beautiful photos Ruth, each and everyone of them. I can see why you love going to the English Gardens. What a Blessing and pleasure to see so much Beauty and to be able to capture it with your camera.:)
    If I had to pick a favorite I would pick the water fountain with the water lily in the background. So very pretty and unique. Love the beads of water.
    I am really fascinated with the clear winged moth also. I came across the Hummingbird Moth a couple of years ago and I was in awe of them. At first I thought they were hummingbirds until I got a good look at them. I haven't seen them since but I sure did enjoy them that day.

    Thank you for the wonderful reminder with your thought of the day.
    God Bless you as He sees fit.
    Dianne :)

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  40. I really like the photo of the water lettuce and its reflection. The flowers a re gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend, Ruth!

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  41. came back to say congrats on your POTW!!!

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  42. These are beautiful and so vibrant. I also had some Phun with that same kind of flower that you didn't know the name of here, and I don't know the name of it either. Congrats on the POTW.

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  43. All very nice Ruth, the best in the series of POTW

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  44. Congrats on POTW.... thank you sharing your walk in this lovely garden!

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  45. Terrific photographs! I'd love to see that garden in person. Congratulations on your POTW!

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