Thursday, January 17, 2013

Memories of Summer

I like winter,actually I like all the seasons,yet each one has its down sides.
There is less work to do in winter and I like that,but I must say that the cold temperatures seem to be getting colder each year.
As I think of trying to keep warm on these days of −20C or −4F I need to see flowers.

I had been looking at some of my older photos and so I went back to 2009 and picked a few of my favourite flowers and turned them into a collage.

Here are the individual flowers with some quotes I found.

Worry is a waste of the imagination.


You are in the driver's seat, but God is holding the map.

The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge.

When life knocks you to your knees, pray there.

God is like Scotch tape. You can't see Him, but you know He's there.


I hope these flowers brightened your day like they did mine.

38 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty. i especially like the first and last blooms. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ruth, the blooms are beautiful. Just the perfect thing to remind us that spring will return soon. Your quotes are really what spoke to me, tho. The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge---how true! Loved all the other ones, too.

Ginny said...

Wonderful!!! I like the pink one and the last one the best.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh WOW---did I need to see these tonight. I'm so 'bummed' due to lack of snow --so I needed a pick-me-up... You gave it to me... How beautiful --all of them. Love your collage.....

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

These just glow with beauty; such great quotes, too.

Karin said...

These flowers are such show-offs - aren't they! There they stand and bloom and give their Creator all the glory, just BEING beautiful! No two alike - just like the snowflakes - oh, no, did I mention snow? Sorry Ruth! We had another dump of snow yesterday - but we know that spring is just around the corner - in a month, or two, or three! LOVE your collage and the singles with those great quotes attached!

Linda said...

What a great post...beautiful photos of beautiful flowers and some really thought-provoking quotes to go with themm. The first quote spoke to me the most: "Worry is a waste of the imagination." So true. And the last flower image is especially lovely.

Janice K said...

So nice to see those beautiful colors at this time of year. You take such nice pictures and find such neat quotes.

Have a happy day!

Diane said...

The beautiful flowers do brighten the day and so do the great quotes. Stay warm Ruth. Diane

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely thoughts.

Montanagirl said...

They're very pretty. I really like your little sayings with each flower.

Gina Gao said...

These are really pretty. I like your blog and how you seem to name each picture.

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Elaine said...

Wonderful photos and quotes! It's the perfect time to look at flower photos. The seed catalogs are out, and time to begin dreaming of the summer garden--although that is a ways away yet.....

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful flowers. I like the quote about God being like scotch tape, He's there but you can't see him.

A wonderful way to start the day.

FlowerLady

Patricia said...

Stunning photos, Ruth. Truly stunning.

Sandra said...

love the quotes, all of them.. and the last one is my favorite, so beautiful, so sharp and clear. flowers always make me happy and yellow is the color of happy for me

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes these flowers made me smile....I love flowers

Happyone said...

They are so pretty. Just the perfect thing to to remind us that spring will come again. : )

Anita Johnson said...

Love the quotes...nice to see some color on a blog today!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Very pretty flowers and I sure like the way you put the thoughts together with them. Well done! John

Robin said...

Ruth, thank you for the wonderful shot of colour! I really needed it! It's so foggy right now, I can't see across the road! Talk about monochrome!

Stacey Dawn said...

Gorgeous summer colors - love the winter trees in your header!! So pretty!!!

Connie said...

Beautiful photos with excellent thoughts! Now to tuck them all away and remember them.

Debbie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous....3rd and last my favorites!!

i love all the seasons as well!!

Karen said...

I came over from Dorothy's blog. What a feast for my eyes this cold morning! Thank you!

Nancy said...

You always brighten my day rather it's your beautiful photographs or your inspiring words....
I love your comment you left on my blog "God's angels in bluejeans"...I will definitely remember that.....

Stay warm.....

Rick said...

Yes they sure did, and I like your quotes !

And I like a good blizzard as much as the next person but I'm enjoying the warm weather down south even a little more ;>)

Neal said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Those are so crisp and clear. It is hard for me to pick a favorite but if I had to it would be between the last and next to last pictures.

What Karen Sees said...

You definitely brightened up my day. When the world outside my window is gray and cold, your colorful and beautifully photographed flowers are just what I need.

Island Rambles Blog said...

So nice to see the flowers, I enjoy them more now in the cold...your captures of them are excellent Ruth. cheers.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like winter too but also enjoy seeing flowers - they brighten my days.

Riet said...

Beautiful photo's Ruth and I love the sayins and meanings.

George said...

These blossoms -- and the quotes -- are beautiful. It's cold here today, but I feel better just looking at your gorgeous flowers.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

The pictures definitely brightened my evening and I love the quotes, especially, "Worry is a waste of the imagination." How true is that! Stress is the killer of creativity; I know from experience about that! :-)

Carla Brito said...

Pretty photos!! :)
Like it!
Love the colours!

Kerri said...

They sure did brighten my day .... and I LOVE those quotes too!!

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous... won't we be happy to see them again?!

Pat said...

They did, indeed, brighten my day, Ruth! I like the quotes that you put with them, too.