Friday, January 11, 2013

Brilliant Color In Winter

Southern Manitoba is under a blizzard warning.
We are having snow,winds up to 60km/h or 35mph.Temperatures are dropping and are right now at −15C,or 7F. Visibility is way down and travel not recommended.
This is the kind of evening it is wonderful to be in a warm house,doing what I enjoy doing.
There you have the bad news,and it really is not that bad.
I do love winter and even a good blizzard,but I do long for some bright colours.
This is why I have decided to share some colourful summer blooms today.


The weather may be cold and blustery,but on my computer and now on yours,the flowers are blooming.
This bright Daylily,photographed at the English Gardens in Winnipeg,is sure to brighten any day.


A Daylily in purple. I would like to dedicate this flower to my dear friend Debbie who loves all things purple. I hope this brings a smile to your heart my friend.


These flowers were all photographed on the same day and in the same gardens.
I love the colors in this lily.I have lots of lilies in my garden,but very few that hang down like this.


I loved the way the sun is shinning through the petals on this one.I never take the time to find the names of each one,but to me this one looks like it could be in the same family as the Stargazer.What I do know for sure is that it is  beautiful flower.


One more Daylily,this time in a beautiful shade of red. The gardens were being watered so this one still shows some water droplets on it. Looking at these flowers makes me wish for summer and more trips to Winnipeg to capture more images like this.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to walk through the flower garden with me. I enjoyed your company.


Matthew 6:28-29 - See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 
29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the dedication to debbie made me smile, so i know she will beam. :)

Betsy Adams said...

I love seeing gorgeous flowers --even moreso in winter when we can't see them outside.

Take care, and be careful if you have to go outside in that storm.

Send some snow our way PLEASE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Diane said...

I love your lilies. A nice lift in the raging winter. Stay warm Ruth. Diane

Ginny said...

I miss the flowers so much in the winter. I never did when I was young. In fact I never gave them a second thought. But as I got older, I came to notice and love them more and more. The color of these is truly stunning!!! It is to be 74 here today!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

The lilies are beautiful and the colors so wonderful.

It feels almost like summer way down here in s.e. FL. We want some cold weather, and some is expected in the next week or so.

Enjoy being cozy inside your home while the winter weather blows all around you.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Elaine said...

The lilies are gorgeous! You had wonderful light that day. They are a welcome splash of color in the middle of winter. We seldom get winds with our snow so it makes it a little easier to deal with. We are warmer here than you are, with about 20F today. They are predicting temps close to the freezing mark by Sunday night and maybe some freezing rain. This is not usual weather for January, and I'm hoping it won't get that warm as the roads will be extremely slick.

Becky said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors Ruth, and who doesn't need this during the winter months. Stay safe my friend. Just blah here! Snow melting.

Neal said...

Wow Ruth....those are really great shots..very beautiful.

Muffy's Marks said...

The flowers surely do perk up the cold winter days. Beautiful shots. Stay warm, my friend.

Janice K said...

Hope you are still safe and warm and haven't lost your electricity.

All of those pictures are wonderful but I especially liked the purple one with the hint of a yellow one off to the right.

Our snow is melted here and everything looks so drab. I think there is more snow and cold coming in a day or two.

Have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

these colors are so brilliant and magnificent they almost hurt the eyes. i love that purple one and the dancing yellow one below. could be a ballerina.. good idea to cheer up the computer during the blizzard.

Dorothy said...

It's wonderful to see those beautiful flowers here in the middle of this drab winter!

Riet said...

Beautiful and colorfull flowers Ruth. I think we all need color in our lives at the moment.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Perfect photos for the dreary day we're having. Spectacular, really. Thank you for brightening up my day. I taught that Matthew verse in my child's Sunday school class many years ago. :)

S. Etole said...

So many pretty colors on this wintry day. Your photos always radiate beauty.

Robin said...

Ruth, thank you for the colour! I'm with you, I really miss the colours in the winter! Everything seems so drab!
But it's a sunny day here, while you're blizzarding. It is minus 3 right now, but that's not too bad, and any sun at this time of year is a bonus!

Kay said...

Those are beautiful

Debbie said...

i saw the purple daylily, before i read the caption....i knew you would think of me as i do ADORE all things purple.

thank you ruth, you have become a dear friend. someone i look up to and admire so much more then you will ever know!!

my heart feels warm and blessed but now i want to see that snow!!

Karin said...

What a gorgeous pick-me-up in the dead of winter! Those colors are so incredibly rich! Saw some lilies at Costco today and almost bought a bunch - but the buggy was full enough of more important purchases! So glad this bouquet was free for the taking! Blessings!

Linda said...

Oh what a treat to see those bright and lovely flowers. Hope the storm isn't too bad and that you can just stay inside and enjoy the shelter that God has provided.

Montanagirl said...

Such beauty to offset our snowy weather here! Very nice indeed.

Regina said...

Vibrant and lovely!

Have a wonderful week ahead!
Blessings.
xo

Anita Johnson said...

How refreshing...COLOR! Wonderful photos!

Kerri said...

Thanks so much for the garden walk Ruth! Gorgeous captures!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Sure enjoyed your photos of the lilies. The bright colors are definitely a lift this time of year. Thanks for sharing the photos and the scriptures as well. Hope you have a wonderful day. John

EG CameraGirl said...

Stunning photos, Ruth. Just what we need in January.

George said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous blossoms and brightening up a cold, rainy day in Tennessee. I know our lilies and daylilies are still months away, but I am certainly enjoying your bright and beautiful photos.

Julie G. said...

Wow, this splash of color really brightened my day! Stunning images, Ruth! The lighting and colors are glorious. I hope you managed the storm well. I might have to stop by tomorrow and view this uplifting, radiant post once again.

Happyone said...

So nice to see these gorgeous flowers - beautiful. It's warm and foggy here in MD now!!!

Hilary said...

You may know that I'm a fan of revisiting warmer weather during the winter. Your summer blooms are so vibrant and rich. They couldn't have come at a better time.

Mary said...

so much nicer to look at these rather than snow :-) Gorgeous!