Monday, March 26, 2012

Stepping Back

As we await the flowers of spring,I decided to step back into my archives and share some flowers from the past.

These pictures were all taken in the summer of 2005.
I can hardly believe the quality,as I had a small point and shoot Olympus camera at the time.THis was my first camera and the one responsible for getting me hooked on photography.
One of the lilies in our garden back then.

This is a more delicate looking lily. I do like the colour and the curled back petals.

These pictures were taken while I was waiting to become a Grandma,but today my precious Kai would tell you that this is Grandma's favourite colour.

I do like pink,but this blue is amazing as well.These tiny flowers are Forget-me-nots.
One flower does not have much presence,but a cluster of them is outstanding.

I do enjoy clouds and that was the reason for this picture.
I would ask you to take a close look at this shot.Hidden among all those trees is my town of Morden.I think that is pretty amazing. I love all the trees which line our streets.The town used to have several elevators,but now has only this one.You can see in the distance a much larger elevator,this one is about three miles down the road and has replaced the smaller ones.

I found this quote in an A Rocha magazine:

We care only for what we love.
We love only what we know.
We truly know only what we experience.

Steven Bouma-Prediger

31 comments:

  1. I couldn't believe how BLUE those forget-me-nots are!! Someone called them God's Forget-Him-Not. These are gorgeous flowers and such a treat when outside we still have brown grass, winter slush, and grey trees! You do live in a pretty area Ruth!

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  2. that pink lily is a beauty! really like that quote, too. makes our world seem so small around us...

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  3. I am pretty impressed with your little point and shoot camera...these are beautiful photos. I do love the gorgeous "Pink" lily that is in full bloom.
    This is pretty neat how you can see the town. I am sure it is a wonderful place to live..
    Have a good evening.

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  4. These flowers are wonderful.. the colours so luscious. Just what I needed. Thank you.

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  5. That large cloud over your town is amazing, and I love the white fence winding it's way through. The first picture is wonderful for the shadow of the stamen on the petals. And the second lily, it is shaped like a Tiger Lily, or a Stargazer, but is a different color, what is it called? It is wonderful!!

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  6. You and your point-and-shoot Olympus should be proud of all of these. The detail in the flowers is wonderful. And the gorgeous cloud over your town...that's just a beautiful photo.

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  7. ooohhhh i just can't wait. nice images from a point and shoot, the lily is gorgeous!!

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  8. They're all lovely, Ruth. I love the yellow polka dotted one. Sweet memories.

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  9. that is a great little camera to come up with those shots...I know what you mean, I started with a little point and shoot and then got addicted to photography.Lovely flower shots Ruth.

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  10. Lovely post! The flowers are just so beautiful.

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  11. Those clouds are amazing! Wow! Also enjoyed seeing the forget-me-nots as I really did not know how they looked.

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  12. Exquisite shots, Ruth! It all goes to show that it isn't all the camera that makes the shot. The talent of the photographer comes through too. My first digital camera was an Olympus back about that same timeframe. What a world the digital camera has opened up for us!

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  13. i love step back photos, yours and mine. and i too have been amazed at the shots i got with a 3 MP kodak easy share, my first digital. these are beautiful and i especially like the forget me nots

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  14. Just a lot of truth in that quote and the pictures are neat. Especially like that cloud photo.

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  15. That camera took great pictures....Of course, the photographer had a good eye. I often think the very first picture I took with my very first little digital point and shoot camera is still one of my favorites.

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  16. The flowers are truly beautiful.
    Spring is here to stay, and I almost missed it.

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  17. Hi Ruth, Love that last quote... Awesome!!!!

    Love your lilies... Can't wait 'til ours bloom. This is my favorite time of the year... I just get so excited seeing any of our spring flowers blooming....

    Hope you get some spring up there soon... The cloud shot is gorgeous too.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Ruth, thanks for the shot of colour! I love flower shots!

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  19. Very beautiful pictures. I love that quote!

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  20. Wonderful to see all of these! YOu got great quality on that old camera. Love the Forget-me-nots! So pretty and blue!

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  21. Beautiful flowers Ruth. I like the last one with the clouds and your town, very peaceful and pretty. Diane

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  22. dear ruth,

    what glorious spring flowers!

    i love your shots! and the quote.

    ...and thank you so much for your kind words and get well wishes...just wanted you to know how much i really appreciate them.

    have a great day!

    big hugs!

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  23. So many pretty flowers here. It will be awhile before anything is blooming in this neck of the woods.

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  24. Ruth, It is hard to believe these are some of your first photos. You really are a natural at photography.

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  25. I like looking back to see what we can look forward to. Very beautiful.

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  26. I love the photo of the clouds and your town down below. I figured out that the "elevator" is a grain elevator. All the flower photos are gorgeous. My favorite is the pink lily.

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  27. Love that bank of clouds. How lovely to live in a prairie town with all those threes!

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  28. Gorgeous lilies, Ruth. It is amazing how well some of those little cameras can do. Mickie :)

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