Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flowers

Time seems to pass by so quickly and I fail to get regular posts up and running.
Here are a few pictures from recent excursions.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did when I captured them.

Driving along one evening,I spotted the thistles and stopped to get a picture or two.
What I had not noticed were these small white flowers which were growing right alongside of the thistles.The low light of the almost setting sun gave a pleasing warmth to the scene.


Seeing these bright flowers against the green of the surrounding trees and foliage caught my eye.This was taken at one of my favourite places,A Rocha,in the Pembina Valley.


At this same place they pointed out to me this Monarch chrysalis which was close to opening.
I wish I could have been there the next day,as I am sure the butterfly emerged at that time.


A simple flower and a small butterfly or most likely a Skipper,gave me reason enough to raise the camera to my eye and capture the moment.


I loved this bright red flower growing through the ribbon grass.The contrast was striking and in my mind worthy of a picture.




Thought for today:
You areYOU.
There is only one YOU.
And YOU are important.
BY:Charles Swindoll

33 comments:

  1. these are all beautiful, ruth. the greenery around each bloom sets off their color. and that chrysalis is neat!

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  2. These are all so pretty Ruth. I've never seen a butterfly chrysalis before - I'm sure. That's so cool! My husband hates thistles, he worked for years in the hay fields so I have to secretly admire them. But I can tell you - I love the beautiful colors and even the form of them. Love the red one, very striking. Diane

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  3. Beautiful lighting in the top two photos. I don't think I've ever seen a chrysalis in nature before... just maybe when I was in school. Very nice!

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  4. Love your posts - the wild and wonderful flowers! Those purple ones look like huge blossoms of clover!

    Summer is very busy, but even at that I can't seem to get creative to put up posts. I think I'm done blogging - just want to visit and comment!

    Enjoy your week!

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  5. Beautiful shots, Ruth! I'm glad you are having fun with your camera!!

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  6. Ruth, these are all just so beautiful! You have an eye for photography!

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  7. I've enjoyed the views you have captured and the quote you have shared.

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  8. I love the contrast of the red flower among the ribbon grass. Your pictures just transport me and give such a feeling of serenity. Thank you, Ruth!

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  9. Beautiful, Ruth... You are doing GREAT with that new camera... Love that last one --with the contrast between the ribbon grass and the red flowers.. Awesome!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. I enjoyed looking at your Beautiful captures, Ruth. And reading your thought for the day. It is always a pleasure to come by and see what you have been up to in your travels. :)

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  11. Oh, so many to oooh and aaah over today, but that last one...with the red flower and ribbon glass...is just stunning.

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  12. All worth stopping to photograph, Ruth. That red really pops in the ribbon grass!

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  13. my hubby tells me we are lucky there is only one ME. LOL
    i love the chrysalis and the yellow flowers say happy happy. since i am not posting every day, i am missing my daily contact with you and others and also it seems there are many bloggers who are off line for one reason or another.

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  14. The flowers are great and the Monarch chrysalis is just amazing. Thanks Ruth!

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  15. Ruth, these are wonderful shots! I love flower shots and you have captured them so well. I think my fav is the ribbon grass shot!

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  16. They are all so pretty...but I really liked the yellow ones. Have a great weekend.

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  17. Lovely all but I especially like that red flower and the in/out of focus grasses...

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  18. oh ruth, you saw a lot of beautiful blooms!! i really love that last red bloom and the blurr of the ribbon grass, that's a really special one!!

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  19. Your flowers are all lovely. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite. Your talent makes even thistles objects of beauty.

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  20. These are all wonderful shots Ruth!

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  21. Hei vaan 'Ruth'...
    Hienoa kuvausta - värikkäitä kukkia.
    Terveisin Eko
    Suomi/Lapland/Kuusamo

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  22. I liked going on your walk Ruth. So many pretty flowers. As for Butterflies I haven't seen very many here, which isn't any different from other years.
    Have a great weekend.

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  23. One thinks that they will have so much time to do "stuff" come summer. BUT, summer has chores of its own and the time slips by faster than one would like. I took a picture of a chrysalis the other day too, only mine is for a Mourning Cloak. I hope I'll be there the day it emerges. It did its transformation overnight between the 24th and 25th ... so 10-15 days from then. I'm marking time. Hopefully it comes out before I go to the coast next!

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  24. nice post thanks for sharing i found your blog thrue other followers...looking for to visit more...blessings across the miles..

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  25. Just looking again at your blog, and noticed the hummer in your header is banded. I didn't see it the first time..

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  26. All your photos are super!
    My favorite is the Monarch Chrysalis. Now that is very special!!!

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  27. All of those are really beautiful Ruth. I love your header also.

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  28. Love your thought for the day!! We need to love who we are!
    Your pictures are so beautiful and clear...Love visiting here.
    Shug

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  29. Oh to have seen that butterfly!!! Beautiful photos Ruth!! I always get a moment to relax and enjoy when I visit your blog
    Hugs
    Chris

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  30. These are all beautiful, but I especially like how the yellow flowers pop in the second photo!

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  31. They are all perfectly beautiful. I espe love the monarch cacoon. Too cool and beautiful. I love the flowers, they remind me of our spring--long long gone. :)

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  32. Such pretty pics. Simple, colourful and so pleasing to the eye.

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  33. Country Flora [Amazing pictures! I wish I would have them on my portal]

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Ruth