Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Summer Memories

I know it is February,but that doesn't mean we can't dream of warmer weather.
All these pictures were taken with the iPhone and these go back almost three years.


Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I love watching the sky.
Since the phone is always with me I take many sky shots with it.
This is on my yard,but the important part is the beauty we see here. Looks like a perfect day to me.


Also in my garden. I love Day lilies,all colors and varieties.
This one is quite bright and a joy to see and photograph.


My Granddaughter wanted to pick some flowers,so we brought this one in as well as two more.
I cut the stems really short and set them into small bowls,she then arranged them on the table so I could take pictures.



What is a summer without Daisies. For me that would be a sad summer.I love my Daisies,or I should say,Jake's Daisies.


I know that seeing this many lens flares is really not what a photographer wants to have,but,I am the one who decides what I like and what I don't like. I like how this looks,flares and all.
I thought the lens flares formed a nice pattern.

Thought for Today:
My profession is to always find God in Nature.
Henry David Thoreau

36 comments:

  1. These are all lovely Ruth, but I really favor that last shot with all the sun flares.

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  2. Thank you for these beautiful sunny pictures....We are in the middle of a snow storm and your pictures are making me happy.

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  3. thanks for the brightening. :) i've got a similar post to break up winter myself tomorrow. :)

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  4. All lovely, Ruth; but I especially like the second image...the one of the day lily. So pretty.

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  5. I like the quote for today as well as the pictures, which are wonderful! I love skies, too!

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  6. You are making me home sick for summer!! I have the same variety of daylily in my garden. One of many that I adore and miss!!

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  7. More fabulous flowers, Ruth! Well, we are getting the snow I have been wanting. When it is over, I will be ready for the flowers!

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  8. Happy to see these beautiful flowers today. I think everyone is about ready for Spring. These photos bring lots if sunshine. Enjoyed

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  9. I hope you have lots of these beautiful photos. I think winter is going to be here quite a while longer. Diane

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  10. The quote is perfect for your photography.

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  11. I needed this dose of summer! Lovely captures!

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  12. that is an amazing lens flare.. and the yellow day lily is so beautiful. i like the way the trees all point UP to that beautiful sky.

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  13. Lovely photos and a great quote.

    Happy Valentine's Day dear Ruth.

    FlowerLady

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  14. Love the sun filtering through the trees...and day lilies...reminds me of my mother, she loved day lilies.

    That sky shot at the first of your post is magically blue and very pretty!!

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  15. A nice thought that spring will indeed come here one day. : )

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  16. Hey, Thoreau and I have the same profession! :) You take such great shots with your iPhone. Enjoyed all these bright colors so much. Very happy and uplifting post. :)

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  17. Thank you for sharing these summer memories with us. The are perfect for a day with 5 inches of snow on the ground. I don't mind the sun flare in your last photo a bit. All of your pictures are beautiful.

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  18. I love your photos of summer and I love looking at the sky, too. The quote is wonderful and it's fun to find out I have something in common with Thoreau! :) Beautiful post, Ruth.

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  19. I like seeing photos of flowers when the snow is falling. Hopefully, summer will be here soon.

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  20. These are indeed beautiful dreams of warmer weather. I'm right there with you!!!

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  21. HI Ruth I love them all. They have brightened up my day. hope you enjoy the 'whale'video today.

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  22. Wonderful quote, Ruth. Yep, I'm glad you included the photo with the flares. ;)

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  23. Much needed today, Ruth! Once again we're experiencing snow down here and it's clouded over so your photos are really welcomed. :)

    I love the sun flares ... they look like big, happy tea bubbles.

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  24. these are all lovely shots, ruth.
    that last one is a real winner!
    thank you for sharing these summer memories; thank you.
    wonderful post!

    xo

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  25. Super photos, and I think the lens flare does look good and contributes to the impact of the photo.

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  26. Gorgeous shots...this is making me pine for a warm summer breeze and the smell of fresh flowers!

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  27. I love lens flares and it seems to add to the mystery of the picture.

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  28. Ahh, those summer photos are lovely!

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  29. And before you know it spring and then summer will be here bringing all their flowers with them - thanks for giving us a great preview (or look back). Nice quote from Thoreau - seek and ye shall find.

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  30. These beautiful, colorful photographs certainly brightened my day. Something to look forward to ... I think the lens flares really enhance the final image. Terrific post, Ruth!

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  31. Beautiful sky! You are such a great photographer....I love your photos.

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  32. They are all gorgeous, my favourite being the second.

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