Sunday, August 17, 2014

Some of My Favorites

This post is filled with variety.These are pictures ,which for various reasons,I like.


I like red Geraniums.They are bright,and so cheerful.Some day I hope I get to photograph a Hummingbird at a flower like this.


Sitting on my deck the other day,I noticed the heavy crop of cones on the trees.The squirrels and some of the birds should be well fed this winter.


I was at a friends house the other day and noticed their sunflowers.They were well over 6ft.tall and still not opened.My only chance for a picture was to look at the unopened bud from below.


The Goldenrod is a fall flower,so when I see it in bloom,I know that summer is winding down.I do like this flower and I also look forward to the cooler days of fall.


One of the bonuses of living in a rural area,is that I don't have to drive far to see country beauty.
I was hoping for a spectacular sunset this evening,but that didn't happen. Things may not turn out the way i had hoped,but I still found beauty.I like this picture,hope you do too.



We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

26 comments:

  1. i always love a good fence shot!

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  2. Each photo is so very pretty!! I must say that I have never seen as many cones on a tree! Wow!

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  3. Autumn is knocking on the door here, too. These are such a pretty variety of photos.

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  4. Beautiful post, Ruth. I cannot believe that Summer has flown by so quickly this year. We are having signs of Autumn here now also... Soon it will be Christmas... (DID I say THAT? ha)

    Love those PineCones... I'm not sure I've ever seen that many on one tree. NEAT.....

    Hope you do get to see a Hummingbird on your Geraniums sometime.

    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. I can see why these are favorite photos for you. I like them all, but the sunflower picture is particularly compelling. Summer heat and humidity has returned to Tennessee with a vengeance, so I think we'll have to wait a while longer for summer to wind down.

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  6. We love living in the country!!! I love your brilliant geraniums and the abundant pine cones.

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  7. Ruth....I see beauty in ALL your photos. Not just today's post, but your whole blog.

    Love the fence post and the geranium -wishing I could have them here in the summer months but too hot

    And Goldenrod, I haven't seen this since my youth in Nebraska.

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  8. the pine cone pic is my favorite. I love it. that is a bumper crop of cones... i have not seen a tree like that or cones growing in clumps. ours are in 1 and 2 together and scattered over the tree. that is one tall sunflower.. in 1963 i filled our apartment with golden rod, and when the new hubby came home, he went into extreme allergy attack. who knew it caused allergies. it is beautiful here.

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  9. Wonderful photos. Love the close-up of the sunflower bud.

    What a load of pine cones. Really interesting.

    I love your last shot! All of those golden colors, just great.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  10. That's a beautiful picture of a geranium. I don't enjoy their scent but I do love the gorgeous splash of color they provide. Our summer has had many cooler nights than usual - - like autumn - - LOVE it!!!

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  11. Beautiful photos, Ruth! The red geranium is so perfect, it looks artificial! And I know I have never seen so many pinecones at one time...wow! Lovely country scenes!

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  12. I always enjoy your beautiful photos, Ruth! That last shot is my favorite in this series. I love country beauty!

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  13. Pretty post. You captured that glorious red in the geranium. Beautiful! Duane

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  14. Wow there sure a lot lot of cones on that tree!!
    Nice photo of the unopened sunflower.
    Lots of goldenrod out around my neck of the woods.
    All your photos are so pretty.

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  15. All are beautiful, but that dreamy green background behind the geranium is exquisite. Wow.

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  16. Love the alien look of the unopened bud!

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  17. Hi Ruth, I sure like all the pictures in this post. When you said you are looking forward to cooler fall weather it surprised me ... I did not think it got that warm in Alberta. Ha ha. How hot does it get in your area? I am looking forward to cooler weather too. Here, we had over 32C on two days, but the real problem is the humidity. 26C and high humidity is not so good here. Have a good day! John

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  18. LOVED the sunflower, that's an awesome image!!

    and your quote for today, i LOVE that too!!!!!

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  19. A photo of a hummingbird visiting the geranium would be spectacular! I especially like the fence shot with the tansy!

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  20. Loved seeing your pretty red geranium, and the number of pinecones on that tree is amazing. Your photographs are beautiful. I especially liked the way you caught the sunlight and the sunshine color of the goldenrod in the fence photo.

    I hope you have good luck getting a pic of a hummingbird with your red geranium. The little hummingbird that comes to my flowers flies very near me and seems to look me right in the eyes, but only if I don't have my camera with me. If I have the camera he flits and flies so fast I can't get him in focus.

    I just came over from Flower Lady Lorraine's. I am glad I did.

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  21. Hi Ruth, I just realized I said Alberta up there in my earlier comment. I know better! Ha ha. Manitoba! Excuse me. John :-)

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  22. Our golden rod is blooming here too...I'm not ready for summer to end!

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  23. I like them all, but I really like that last shot!

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  24. I like this blog...so pleasant.
    Pretty...Pretty pictures.

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