Saturday, January 4, 2014

Frost,Flowers and Memories


My first post of 2014 has a variety of images.

I am hoping you are not getting tired of the frost in my windows.
I see it daily and am still enthralled with the variety of patterns in the frost,together with the different colours in the background.
I like this view because there is nothing but blue sky in the background.


In August of 1970 when a young man by the name of Jake Hiebert drove onto my parents yard to pick me up for our first date,he arrived in a car like this.That was the start of a beautiful time together with the love of my life,a time that ended all too soon.
The 1963 Chevy Impala SS was a car which Jake took great pride in.Unfortunately,like all vehicles it got old and had to be traded off.This is a exact replica model built for me by Jake's brother.It is now my prized possession.


My second Amaryllis is now blooming.I wanted to show the stamens,but I also like the shadows they created.


Here is a better picture of the flowers.I don't think it could be any redder.The flower stalks are almost 2 feet tall,so it makes quite a statement.

One of the scenes I don't get tired of,is seeing the morning sun through the trees
It makes me happy to see this and then add to that one of five crystals hanging in my window,which later in the day give me MANY dancing rainbows in the room.
I don't need a lot of fancy things to make me happy.


Verse for Today:
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
Psalm 34:9

29 comments:

  1. I will never get tired of seeing the frost on your windows dear Ruth. The images are always so beautiful! Such a well made replica of the car that brings back many fond memories for you. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

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  2. The little '63 Chevy is a beauty, Ruth, and it's really special that you have this replica. I always love seeing the patterns of the frost on the window. And I must say, the amaryllis is just gorgeous! How nice to have it blooming right now!

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  3. Such happy winter sights. The model car is a true gift.

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  4. I love all of your photos, and LOVE the frosted window ones.... You could put together a little table-top book of those photos --with matching scriptures....

    Love Amaryllis blooms... Think I told you that we saw some beauties while at Biltmore...I'll post some photos of them soon.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. I could never get tired of the infinite variety of frost flowers.
    You did a great job of growing that amaryllis, I have a clump of the same one in my garden which did not flower this year due to the very dry conditions.
    I have many crystals hanging in my windows and thoroughly enjoy the dancing rainbows they create.

    Such a lovely post Ruth, bless you.

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  6. Such a sweet gift from Jake's brother. That Amarylis just glows. I agree that it couldn't be any more red. I never tire of your frost photos. They are works of art. :)

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  7. Loving the frost photo. There is something intriguing about ice formations

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  8. i love that tear drop crystal and would love all those rainbows to... beautiful sun on the snow and the flower is just stunning...what a wonderful gift, that tiny 63 chevy... i am glad you have it to bring back your sweet memories.

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  9. Absolutely outstanding images!! I have several amaryllis...but mine are outdoors in the ground, so it'll be a few weeks before they even show any new budding. That RED is so vibrant!!!

    A 1963 Chevy Impala, huh?!!! My brother had one...gold. And all souped up with pin striping and mag wheels...we used to take it down on the track a few miles from Denver and race. Oh the good ol' days. But, ya know, I would not dream of driving dangerously fast any more...age kinda has something to do with that I guess.

    Love the sunlight filtering through the trees on the unmarked, virgin, snow!!!

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  10. Good morning dear Ruth ~ I loved this post, filled with all kinds of beauty, memories and love, wonderful love.

    Have a lovely Sunday and a great week.

    FlowerLady

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  11. beautiful shots. the model car made me smile. :)

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  12. I'll never get tired of seeing what you're getting photos of. Your frost photos reminded me that I have a few of those as well. I better get busy and post some!! LOL

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  13. HI Ruth... Most fascinating,and amazing patterns the frost on a window can be!! God's paintbrush or breathe : )!!
    My amaryllis didn't bloom :( , but your is gorgeous!!

    Grace

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  14. Hi Ruth. never will I tire of the variation of. Frost patterns on your windows. Your flowers are wonderful, scarlet colouring

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  15. your memories are so sweet ruth!!

    the amaryllis is so pretty, i need to get one next season. it's so fun to have color in the house over winter!!

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  16. I love your little Chevy.

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  17. What lovely images...even the car! What great memories it brings back to you, I'm sure...I remember the days of those classic cars too :) That amaryllis is breathtaking! I've never owned one. No one can paint beauty the way our God does!

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  18. Pretty amazing the beauty in the frost pictures--no two are ever exactly alike. I was thinking today as we are getting lots of snow how even each snowflake is unique. God's artistry is beyond belief.

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  19. Ruth, lovely images!
    My first car was a 68 Chevy Malibu. Chevy knew how to make them back then!!

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  20. Love that prism hanging on the tree! So very pretty. I sure hope you can find a photo of Jake's car to sit beside your model there. How special this would be.
    Hope you're staying warm. Is your Holiday break over yet? Our kids start back to school on Tuesday...

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  21. There was a SS 396 in my life, too, Ruth. It was forest green. What memories a car can bring back. Your frost pictures and amaryllis are beautiful. Diane

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  22. How nice to see the sun even though the temperatures are so low. The amaryllis sure is gorgeous!

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  23. Tiring of your frost images? May it never be! Warm temps will be here soon enough, so continue to shoot these artistic creations while they're here. So sweet about the Impala; the memory and the replica. God bless, Ruth.

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  24. That last image is so warm and full of glow, despite the snow it shows. Really great images Ruth! All the best.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  25. What a gorgeous Amaryllis! I keep thinking I'll grow one, but somehow never see to get around to it.

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  26. You've gotten 2014 off to a beautiful start with these wonderful photos. I don't think I've seen a redder amaryllis.

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  27. I always enjoy your blog. You have many many memories in your heart.
    I never get tired of seeing the frost. I like to see the patterns left on the windshields of our cars when I go to get the news paper in the morning.

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  28. I never tire of frost pictures. They are fascinating. You always inspire with your subject, Ruth.

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