Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bouquets of Blessing

After a recent snowfall,I headed out into my yard to see what beauty I could find. I did  not have to look far,it was everywhere.


Looking up,I saw that crystal blue sky of winter and an evergreen,laden with snow.
To me,no matter how often I see this,it takes my breath away. I hope I never tire of seeing such simple beauty.


As I walked along,I noticed the lower branches all snow covered.With the sun backlighting them,they looked amazing.Somehow,this picture doesn't do it justice,but unless you choose to pay me a visit in winter,this is the best I can offer. By the way, I would welcome my blogging friends at any time.


A feeder which I only fill in spring and summer,wears a deep cap of snow as well.
Lest anyone thinks I don't feed the birds in winter,that is not so.I just put the food in the window feeder,so I can watch them from inside the house.


The Amur Maples are still holding onto the seeds and that is just where some snow catches and makes a photographer happy.


Sandra showed some creative art on her blog,so I had to try it as well.
This is just one of too many pictures I took. I moved the camera as I held the shutter button down.
For those who follow me on Facebook,you have seen the collage I did.
Sometimes it's fun to take pictures like this just because.


Thought for Today:
God adorns each day with bouquets of blessing.
{Sometimes these bouquets may be in the form of snowflakes}

27 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE those "moving" shots! How awesome!!

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  2. sandra will be SO pleased! :)

    and i love snow on pines!

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  3. Your pictures of the snowy trees are beautiful, but I would be delighted to visit you and see these views in person.

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  4. OH MY HEART.... Love the snow pictures... You know how much I LOVE snow. Beautiful photos, Ruth.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Oh I do like the one where you held the shutter down, must try that and I love to see snow as we seldom get much snow here. So you have a window feeder that is how you get those birdies!

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  6. The snow on the maple seeds makes an elegant photo. And I do like the artsy picture you achieved by combining motion with the open shutter.

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  7. Wonderful shots, Ruth! I really like the snow pictures! The very light looking snow on the Maple seeds is so pretty! I have a theory, as long as we are still learning new things, we will never grow old:)

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  8. so creative!



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  9. Hi Ruth...We don't have any snow at all, and I am ready for some!! There is nothing like a fresh snowfall !!
    Your snow shot's are lovely, especially like the Maple seeds with snow!!
    Yes I did see your playful Christmas light shots : ) on FB !! What fun.. I'll have to try that!!
    Grace

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  10. I love the last picture, but my favorite here has to be the maple pods, not only beautiful but such an unusual picture.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, Ruth. My favorite is the Maples. Diane

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  12. Hi Ruth, Just a beautiful post. The motion capture is cool! And what a great thought as well. Thanks for sharing. John

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  13. I am with you all the way on looking up and seeing trees against the sky. we don't have snow, but every day several times a day, i stand under our pine tree in the back yard and stare up through the branches. it coveers about quarter of our yard and changes daily. i love it black agains the sky, in sunshine, bright blue or even white colorless sky. God's nature speaks to me. I like your Sandra Tree and the colors of burgundy that show match my living room.

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  14. Your "just because" picture is so neat. I never thought of doing that on purpose.

    And the sun glistening on such fresh fallen snow is lovely.

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  15. Terrific "snowy" photos - well done! And that last shot is very creative. I might have to try that!

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  16. Ruth, such wonderful images! I really miss the cold clear skies of winter. I think we have only had about a half hour of sun this month. At least it feels like it to me! This time of the year the cloud comes in and parks over top of us. Makes for a dreary time of year, especially with the short days!

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  17. They're all lovely shots, Ruth but I really like how your swirly lights turned out.

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  18. Your last photo looks like a swirling Christmas tree---very cool! I too love the look of branches and other things laden with snow. It makes me feel like I'm in a different place than home.

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  19. There is nothing more beautiful then snow on pines!! The moving shot is very cool!!!!

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  20. Wow, such a beauty! I love snow.

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  21. What sweet shots! All are glorious, indeed. I loved the snow shots as we are still waiting for any real snow this year (other than one day of flurries that filled my grandkids and me with great excitement but didn't stay to visit :) ). And thank you for the delightful and encouraging "Thought for Today." Definitely a lovely visit.

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  22. Such pretty shots. We have so little snow here this year.

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  23. Ah yes I hold onto those blessings I am given.
    Lovely photos RUTH snow seems to give our world a quiet peaceful look. Here we are getting rain showers!! love and light to you. Anna

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  24. Nothing quite like a sunny day after a fresh snowfall! Love that second shot! Nice work!

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  25. The maple seeds are perfection--sure wish we had those around here--and love your creativity. Hope you're having a blessed season.

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