Sunday, January 6, 2013

Special Roses and More

The beginning of January and a layer of snow is on the ground,but that doesn't mean I have no colourful flowers in my life.
My dear Hubby loved all things beautiful and he bought me several flower sculptures. Apparently these are supposed to become more valuable as time goes on and I now know that this is true. They may not have more monetary value,but I cherish them because he chose them for me.
I have them sitting in a china cupboard with mirrors and so I see at least twice the beauty from them.


I have always loved roses and this one is so delicate and beautiful.


One year for my birthday I received this long-stemmed rose from Jake.Now if he had given me a live rose it would have died,but this one is mine to still enjoy every day.


Just another closer shot of the delicate pink rose.I love these and the bird sculptures he gave me over the years. Someday,I will take pictures of the birds and share them.


A drive through the Pembina Valley a few weeks ago gave me this picture.
I look at this and all I can think is that in about 6 weeks the hawk migration should be starting. Yeah!!!
The action is right along this road and I can't wait.


Soon this is what we will be enjoying over the valley,and I can hardly wait.I only hope that the birds will cooperate this year and come through in record numbers.
You can be sure that I will be there,camera in hand, ready to capture the ones that do show up.

I wonder if you can see me smiling as I look forward to the annual Raptor Migration and Count?
This is a special time of year which I enjoy a lot.

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i do hope you get lots of raptors so we get to see them, too! :)

the delicate roses are so pretty.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Ruth ~ Your sculptures from your husband are oh so lovely and what wonderful reminders of him and his love for you.

You have such beautiful countryside to take pictures in. I hope you have a fantastic migration of the Raptors.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Dorothy said...

Your flower sculptures are gorgeous! I'm sure there are sweet memories attached to each one!
Love the picture of Pembina Valley and the one of the Eagle! I would look forward to seeing these beauties, too! More pictures, please!

The Retired One said...

Nice flower sculptures, but I would hate to dust them! Lol

A Garden of Threads said...

I have a small collection of ceramic flowers like yours, they were my Moms. Spring is only 12 weeks or so away:)

Debbie said...

oh Ruth, I am so happy you were able to post this beautiful entry! I have a bird collection that brings me the same kind of joy! Fingers crossed for a successful migration and lots of wonderful images!

Shug said...

So sweet Ruth.. Memories are the best and your roses are beautiful.
My sweet Sam gave me a gold plated rose several years ago. I love it, and so do my grandchildren...this is the one item in our home that they all want to touch! of course, I am super protective of it!!
enjoyed this post.
Shug

Riet said...

What a beautiful post Ruth. Your memories are sp precious and it must be wonderful to have them. Your photo's are beautiful like always.
Have a nice week

Ginny said...

These are just beautiful and look very expensive, but the good memories outweigh the money. We saw a hawk fly over the car this week!

S. Etole said...

What a treasure to have. Wildlife is pretty quiet here.

Kerri said...

Oh they are awesome! And I can hear the excitement in your voice about the migration!

Happyone said...

To see the raptor soaring above is awesome!!
Your flower sculptors are truly beautiful.

Diane said...

The roses are beautiful and such beautiful reminders. I now you're looking forward to that. Hope the weather is right and the birds cooperate. Diane

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

How exciting to follow the birds! I'd be ecstatic! Wishing you much luck. The roses are very beautiful and your hubby very sweet. Btw, thank you for the recommendation of Water My Photo. Love that app!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Ruth, I love your Rose Sculptures.. They look SO real... I know why they are so special to you... That is just SO neat...

Hope you get to see alot of great birds during the migration time... That is exciting.

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

What thoughtful gifts those rose sculptures were. They're so beautiful, and you can enjoy them for years instead of just days. We share your excitement over the raptor migration because we know you'll share your sightings with us.

George said...

Your roses are beautiful. I'm glad you can still enjoy them long after live roses would have died. And, yes, I think I can see you smiling a you think about the Raptor Migration.

Elaine said...

The rose sculptures are beautiful, and a lovely memory of Jake. Hopefully the hawk migration will be a good one this year.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Those roses are beautiful. It is really neat to have such beauty that is on-going. I can sure see why you enjoy them so much. And we will be counting on your reports and photos when the raptors return. We will both be smiling! Have a great day, John

Montanagirl said...

The flower sculptures are exquisite! And I hope you see lots of raptors to share with us.

Mary said...

The roses are wonderful! Are they all by the same artist? I'm sure their sentimental value will always out weigh the monetary and you could not bear to sell them :-) Lovely way to remember Jake.

Sandra said...

my mother loved these rose sculptures, she had a knockoff, not the really nice ones like yours, now i wonder what happened to it. Jake did great, these are amazing... i saw and eagle Saturday morning on the way home from WM and a fox on Friday am.. isn't is amazing to see all that God created

Nancy said...

What a sweet story to read this morning.....I can only image what wonderful memories are evoked when you glance over at your sculptures....they are beautiful.....when we receive a gift we never know which ones will bring lasting joy.....
I am hoping the migration is one to remember.....

Robin said...

Ruth, lovely shots! I love the colours!
I was at our local bird sanctuary last week. The Eagles were everywhere! I absolutely love to see them!

Anita Johnson said...

Beautiful flowers, Ruth! I was just counting the weeks until spring...I would love to be with you for the Raptor Migration and Count!

Hilary said...

All such lovely images, Ruth. Your two previous posts, also. I'm trying to catch up with blog reading.. which I've allowed to slip over the past few weeks. Please know that I have seen each of your wonderful images though. Your photography always wows me!

EG CameraGirl said...

The roses are truly lovely, Ruth, especially lovely because you attach such sweet memories to them.

I attended my first hawk watch last fall. The numbers were way down, at lest where I was on Lake Ontario. I want to attend a hawk watch this spring too. I had no idea the hawks begin to return in only six weeks.

LV said...

Beautiful shots filled with wonderful memories. You do an outstanding job on your photos.

Betty Manousos said...

dear ruth,

i adore your roses! i am always in awe of your photography!
smiles!

it's always a pleasure to visit your blog, dearest!

xx