Friday, February 27, 2015

Summer Sunshine On a Winter Day

We interrupt this winter with a few moments of summer's sunshine.
I hope you won't mind.I am ready to see color,hear the birds singing and feel the warmth of the sun on my back,so if you feel that way as well,join me as we walk through the gardens.


This bright Zinnia greeted me each day as I approached my door.

Last spring was the first time these Tulips showed their beauty in my garden.

The English Gardens always have beauty in them.This is likely taken more in the early fall,but I can almost feel the warmth of that day. 

 Walking the paths at the gardens is a delight at any time,but I especially enjoy it during the summer.To be surrounded by the many flowers and birds just fills me with peace and joy.


No visit to these gardens would be complete without a stop at the roses. I do love the roses.This one has such a gentle color.I think it may be in the family of the Peace Roses.

Back on my yard,on my deck to be precise,I can sit and soak up the sunshine and enjoy the blossoms.
Here a small seed of some kind has landed on the Lantana.It almost looks like some long legged insect.


This is definitely more of a fall shot,but the warmth of the fall sun is so wonderful. The evening light shines on these grass flowers.

I hope these pictures brightened your day.
I trust that you can say with me;
Thank you God for blessing me much more than I deserve.

26 comments:

  1. so funny! on the blog just before this one, i commented i didn't need sand or the beach, just a spot of sunshine. and here it is. :)

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  2. What beauties! I just love flowers, their colors, shapes and scents.

    Hang in there Ruth, spring will be there pretty soon.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Thank you for a much-needed experience of warmth and color. We're enduring another blast of frigid temperatures today, but at least the sun is shining and warmer temperatures are on the way. Thanks again for sharing your summer sunshine.

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  4. I gladly welcome these wonderful sights of past seasons. How truly beautiful they are and these photos have sure added some happiness to my soul, today..
    Stay warm my friend...

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  5. as I studied these beautiful flowers, I realized that all of them are in bright sunshine and that without that sun, they would be just every day pics but with the sun they are amazing. that insect is really really cool. never seen anything like it.

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  6. I really enjoyed the paths through the gardens and the sunlit flowers. Really amazing photography, that is as cheerful as it is beautiful to look at.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. i am loving these blooms. really make me wish for spring. so cheerful. have a happy weekend!! ( :

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  8. What a day brightener on this cold cold day!!!

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  9. They did indeed brighten my day, and now I even feel warmer! My favorite is that gorgeous rose, bathed in sunlight, oh my! The tulips are pretty and so fancy! I also like the glimmering grass flowers.

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  10. That hit the spot Ruth!! Lovely Sunny Photos!

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  11. Zinnias are some of my favorite flowers - they're so vivid in color. I could grow them in Denver, but they don't do well at my altitude in Breckenridge. Ditto for roses. I'll just have to enjoy yours! It's snowing hard right now.

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  12. Just what I needed to see on this very cold winter's day. Thanks.

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  13. I so enjoyed the look at your flowers and also the English Gardens. We have a lot of rain here and it is nice to see the beauty and color of the gardens. You and your camera are taking some great flower shots, with really good backgrounds! Excellent!

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  14. Delightful! What a welcome respite! Thank you!

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  15. Perfect! It's exactly what I needed. I can feel the warmth, smell the scents and soak up the sunshine from each of these images. I almost forgot about the several feet of icy snow outside.

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  16. AH----that is perfect today!!!! I love all of the COLOR... We are still white and icy here --although I 'think' (hope) that we will begin to thaw out next week.... I am definitely ready for some SPRING.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. That is indeed a beautiful summer dear Ruth . Hope the days of sunshine come soon and give a respite from the harsh winter. Loved your pictures..so vibrant and colorful :)

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  18. Although I am not having the terrible weather that some at having, ( miserable rain today) thes shot have brightened my day. thanks. Have a lovely weekend.

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  19. I enjoyed the walk with you! Thank you.

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  20. Lovely post, Ruth. I always enjoy your walks with you!

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  21. Yes, your photos have really brightened my day, and reminded me that Spring in all it's colorful glory will come to all of us.....eventually!

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  22. Thanks for the refreshing pictures of flowers! During bleak winter I almost forget about Summer! If you are tired of winter, you may want to wait a while to read and look at my latest blog post!

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  23. As I have said before, we all need some color for our winter weary eyes...Lantana is one of my favorites!

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  24. Perfect photos for a cold winter's day! In fact, I think winter is the perfect time for looking back at the lovely flowers of summer.

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  25. Hi Ruth, What a nice break from winter! As usual, it is hard to pick a favorite from your photos ... they are all so good. Well, that one of the tiny seed floating down and landing on the Lantana might be the one ... Well, doesn't that just speak of the power of nature? Thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts. John

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