Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back To Nature

It is September 2nd. I feel like I should be announcing,"now back to our regular scheduled programming".For one week I have featured the Morden Corn and Apple Festival and as fun as that was, I am ready to look at nature's beauty again.
So we are back to the regular type of pictures for me.

The pictures I am showing today have no particular reason for being here,except that they bring joy to me and I trust they will to you as well.


It is no secret that I like clouds and sky pictures.On this particular day the bright clouds highlighted the few dark ones in the front. As I said,they have no other reason for showing up on this post,than that I liked how they looked.


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are a favourite of many and I am no exception.
As many pictures as I already have of these birds,when given the chance,I will take many more.


The bright yellow petals of the sunflower are equally as pretty when viewed from the back as they are from the front.


A vibrant rosy Zinnia is the perfect spot for this white butterfly.
The contrast makes me smile.I like bright colours.


Pretty purple flowers make the right backdrop for this Clearwing Moth.This was one of those moments when I was taking pictures of these flowers and suddenly this moth showed up.I was at the right place at the right time.


Thought for today:
Remember that God values you for who you are,not for what you do.

30 comments:

  1. i LOVE that hummingbird photo! crystal clear and gorgeous color!

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  2. Joyous...that is the word I think of when I view these photos...awesome!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

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  3. Your hummingbird shot is so beautiful. I just love the detail! The clouds look like they were taken from a plane - I enjoyed my flight to Abbotsford and you would have loved those clouds up there too! The sunflowers are in their prime up here too and their yellow is glorious! Yup - you got a great zinnia with guest photo!

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  4. Gorgeous photos, Ruth... I love sky pictures too--as you know!!!!

    Good Luck going back to work!!! We have a holiday here tomorrow. George and I will cook some steaks on the grill to celebrate our Labor Day.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Wonderful images, Ruth. And that thought for today is a great one.

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  6. Wow, the photo of the hummingbird is spectacular!

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  7. Oh, the hummingbird photo is wonderful, as is the clear-winged moth.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I love all the bright colors.

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  9. Beautiful shots Ruth. You have such a good eye - love the hummer. Thanks for the nice quote, very uplifting. Diane

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  10. I like how all these shots look too! They are all beautiful!

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  11. Your hummingbird shots are some of the best I have ever seen..I really like this one Ruth...I like looking through the lens of your camera with you....the sky is amazing. I did enjoy the fair blog as well and the rainy walk with the girls....I think I enjoy whatever you put on our blog!!

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  12. I just popped in to introduce myself, since I last visited Island Rambles bird photos and you had commented that you enjoy photographing birds....if you'd like, anytime,...if you have photos to share of your birding experiences, do stop by and add your link to the weekend's Bird D'Pot meme [each Saturday afternoon - TEXAS time] at my photography blog "I'd Rather B Birdin".

    Your photos are superb, I especially like the hummer and the moth against the magenta blossoms!!!

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  13. everything on my post is always something I like. and I LIKE yours to. the zinnias is the color we call Mama's Dress. she had 3 dresses that color. that hummin bird is AWESOME the bird and the flowers. love it. and the clouds look like you were above them. gorgeous.

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  14. Love all the bright colors too Ruth and love how you see them through your lens. :c)

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  15. Juat came across your blog and photos. Wonderful site. I especially love the clouds... makes me want to capture them in watercolor. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  16. What wonderful images! You do a terrific job with your camera. Just gorgeous images.

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  17. What can I say that has not been said? Your pictures are all so good! I love clouds and all of Nature, too. Just a really wonderful post!!
    Happy September!!!

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  18. Ruth, stunning shots! I feel the same way about Hummingbirds!

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  19. Everyone of these shots is just gorgeous! You do such a great job with your photography. I love the Hummer and Clearwing Moth.

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  20. You were right about the photos, Ruth - lovely ! Brilliant colours, stunning clarity - a testament to the beauty of God's creation.

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  21. Your pictures are so clear and interestingly composed. Beautiful!

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  22. Gorgeous photos, the sunflower one is the one which caught me, brilliant.

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  23. A most delightful post! This series of gorgeous photographs is especially colorful and cheery. My favorite image is the hummingbird at the beebalm capture, though they all are wonderful. Thanks for brightening my day with this stunning post!

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  24. Although I enjoyed your photos from the festival, each of these photos are spectacular and special. I don't think I can pick a favorite, but I really like the lighting in your sky photo.

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  25. You always find the best of nature to photograph! I especially love your photo of the clearwing moth.

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  26. Don't you just love it when those right place right times occur?! Love cloud pics too.

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  27. I really like that cloud photo. It looks like a painting, and the flower photos are all gorgeous.

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  28. All are delightful. Espec the hummingbird. That's perfect.

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Ruth