Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stepping Way Back In Time

Beginning with this post,I have a series of posts showing photos which I have not taken.I am however closely connected to the photographer.My late husband,Jake was an amazing photographer and I thought it was time to show some of his work again.
I may have shown some of these pictures before,but in my mind,a good picture is worth sharing more than once.


A picture like this may go back 25-30 years or more.These were all slides that have been scanned onto the computer,so I don't have the original date.
The location for this picture is at the edge of the Pembina Valley.


This is a slightly different angle,but taken at much the same place.


I have a fairly good idea when this picture was taken.This is our yard in town.The place I still live at.This was likely taken the winter of 1992-93.That would have been our first winter in town. It is interesting to see the place now and realize how much those trees have grown.


Back to the valley.Frost was covering the branches and creating a winter wonderland.


This is likely on the yard as well.A warm sunny winter day was causing the snow on the tree to melt and formed these beautiful icicles.


Too often we get tired of winter,and complain about the snow and the cold,but I found a quote that puts it all into perspective.

Lord,thank You for winter,even though it can be cold and cloistering and inconvenient.Without it,the balance of nature would be thrown off.You promised that as long as the Earth endured,there would be both summer and winter,and I accept Your wisdom.

26 comments:

  1. I remember Jake as a wonderful photographer, and these pictures are proof of that fact. My favorite is your yard in the snow, with the beautiful sunspot on the right. (Their real name is Sundog, but I think my name is prettier).

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  2. I love the Sundog photo as well! For some reason I have always found them to be more amazing on the prairies! Jake was an excellent photographer and I'm glad you're showing his work!

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  3. Nice to see some of Jake's photos and nice to see the Pembina Valley from the top. It gives a great perspective. Diane

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  4. What beautiful photographs! I always enjoy seeing photos of winter's beauty as it is NOT something we see down here in s.e. FL.

    On the way home from work the other day, I saw a beautiful 'sundog' and was thrilled. It was in the sky most of my way home, then as the clouds moved southward it disappeared. It made me thankful to our wonderful Creator.

    Have a lovely week dear Ruth and thank you for sharing Jake's photos.

    FlowerLady

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  5. Your husband was indeed a fine photographer. I love the image of your yard. It looks so full of wonder.

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  6. i hope you feel joy when viewing jakes pictures, they are beautiful!! that's a great quote for today!!!!

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  7. they're beautiful shots, well worth revisiting. love the frosted trees.

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  8. Thanks for sharing some of Jake's wonderful photos with us. I can never tire of enjoying these beautiful scenes.

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  9. Hi Ruth, I always enjoy Jake's photos. You can be sure he is up there smiling down. Back when these photos were taken I wonder if you were into photography as much as he was? He clearly had "the eye" and put together some great compositions. Your quotation is excellent ... it is all about balance, isn't it? Over my lifetime I've changed with regard to summer and winter. When I was a kid, summer was king. Now, winter is king. Well, it is easier for me to keep warm and comfortable in winter than to keep cool and comfortable in summer. A portable air conditioner is not easy to carry around! Wishing you a fine week ahead. John

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  10. he was such a talented photographer and these are all beautiful. I love the icicles hanging offf the tree. we recently found photos of our back yard in one of my folders and could not believe what 25 years has done to trees and yard

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  11. What beautiful pictures!! Too hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing some of Jake's photos.

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  12. Oh my, what stunning photos...thank you for sharing them. How wonderful that you and your late husband shared this love for photography. I can't believe the great quality of the photos even after the conversion...awesome! Great quote too :)

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  13. Oh Yes---I remember Jake's amazing photography, bit I also think you are an amazing photographer... Thank You for sharing some of his photos.. I love them all but the two that stand out to me are the one with icicles on the evergreen tree AND the one with sun in the background showing that evergreen tree... Gorgeous.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Your husband's images are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  15. Ruth, beautiful images! I really like the one in your yard with the sun behind the pine!

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  16. i hope you will save that 3rd shot & frame it ... what an amazing shot ... so so cool!! love those views. i am jealous of your snow though. sadly we have been missed again. makes me sad. i want some snow. i know i know a beggar can't be chosey or choser... what is that saying??! ( :

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  17. It's a treat to see a sampling of your husband's photography. No doubt you have been inspired by him. They are all quite beautiful. I'm sure he would be proud to see these so lovingly displayed on your blog.

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  18. Your husband was a wonderful photographer and I have enjoyed seeing his work. I know he would be proud of you and your beautiful photography.

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  19. Lovely photographs! He had an eye for photography!

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  21. I especially like the detail of the icicles hanging from the pine bough. Lovely photos and lovely memories you have of your husband's talent!

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  22. It's fun to look back at old photos and see how the landscape has changed. I like the light in your husband's photos. I rarely get tired of winter until May when it just keeps snowing!

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  23. Such gorgeous photos, Ruth! He truly had a talent for what makes a good photo. The quote is really nice too!

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  24. Fantastic images and it is so true, we need all the seasons, like we have mountains and valleys, good and bad time, one without the other is meaningless.

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  25. They are all beautiful...How can you pick just one? He had a really good eye for framing the picture!

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  26. Jake had a good eye for a great photo!

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