Friday, September 23, 2016

The International Peace Gardens

I am starting a short series of posts.For today and the following 10 posts,I will share pictures of my recent visit to the International Peace Gardens on the North Dakota/Manitoba border.
A friend and I spent several hours at these gardens and as you would expect,I came home with lots of pictures.

As we arrived in the parking lot, this peacock with a bright flowery tail greeted us.

 Making our way along we came to the newest sculpture in the Gardens.These hands, releasing a dove,sumbolizing peace was just put in place in July of 2016.


I had to get a picture of the small fountain. I like how the bubbles almost have a pinkish look to them.


I also like the looks of the tall grasses.

 Wherever you look there are flower beds, and each one was so pretty.

I love that our countries can agree enough to have these gardens.The towers you see are called The Peace Towers.One stands on Canadian soil and the other on American soil. Unfortunately these towers are due to be demolished, because of their age and deterioration. Some new structure will be put in their place.


Thought for today:
Because God is with us, we need not fear what lies ahead.

26 comments:

  1. Peace, Shalom, God's peace to everyone - the peace that passes understanding. Beautiful place to reflect on peace!

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  2. What beautiful photos of a beautiful and peaceful place. Thanks for the tour! Have a great weekend :)

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  3. Beautiful...in all the years I lived in Manitoba I never saw this beauty. Thanks for sharing Ruth

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  4. Beautiful...in all the years I lived in Manitoba I never saw this beauty. Thanks for sharing Ruth

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  5. Oh I love this Peace Garden. Such pretty flowers. My fav was the hands with a dove in them. It will be a very interesting series, I look forward to seeing more

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  6. The gardens are beautiful, love the peacock & the sculpture of the hands releasingthe dove.

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  7. What a wonderful garden! I love the newest sculpture and love the verse of scripture you ended your post with. I wonder what will replace the two towers.

    Have a lovely weekend dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  8. that is so cool, I did not know about the peace towers on different soil. I really LOVE the dove and hands. gorgeous... all those pretty flower plus a peacock.. he met his match in colors

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  9. What a beautiful place, and I didn't even know it existed. Love the "flowery tail" in the first image.

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  10. I've always wanted to see this garden, so I really appreciate your post and it's beautiful photos. That peacock is really something!

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  11. Very interesting, I would love to visit here! Of course my favorite is the stunning peacock! Now I want to know what they are planning to replace the towers. Cannot wait to see more!

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  12. A beautiful place and I love the sculpture with the Dove ascending

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  13. Lovely thoughts and photos, Ruth. In today's world, countries that can share peace are a blessing!

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  14. What a lovely garden. That peacock was wonderful!

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  15. Very beautiful gardens of flowers. It does look peaceful.
    Your last thought brought the hymn, Because He Lives to my mind which is one of my favorites. : )

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  16. WoW!! what a gorgeous garden...the tall grasses are beautiful!!!

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  17. Hi Ruth, It has probably been about 15 years since I visited the International Peace Garden. It is a wonderful place and your pictures are excellent. I need to go back and see it again. Thanks for sharing your visit!

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  18. love the grasses and the silver sculpture, too.

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  19. This is a such a beautiful place and I'd love to see it some day. Your photos are exquisite as always. I love the hands and dove. And the pretty peacock reminded me of the time when my brother, who lived on the farm across from our old place at one time, had one. The first time I ever heard it cry, I thought someone had gotten hurt and needed help. Their house wasn't all that close, but the peacock sure had a loud cry! Anyway, I called their house hoping someone was at home to check out that "cry". I was told it was just the peacock. Whew! It sure had me fooled. lol! Happy Fall to you!

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  20. Peaceful indeed. How very beautiful.

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  21. Ruth, beautiful images, of a wonder place! I have only been there once and that was when I was in high school. We had a field trip there! It was very beautiful then, and I imagine it's even better now as it matures!

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  22. beautiful hands and dove. I also like the Pink little bubbles!!

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  23. glad you shared such a peaceful and lovely place ,hands are so wonderful and water is very catchy

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  24. Gorgeous photos of such a beautiful garden and wonderful international venue, Ruth. I visited the Canadian Waterton Lakes Peace Park that lies north of Glacier National Park this summer--a similar joint country venue.

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  25. gorgeous gardens. so lovely. i enjoy the blooms. all those colors are just amazing!! ( ;
    i love that verse.

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  26. I've never been to the gardens, but I did live in North Dakota for a few years while my dad was in the air force. Mostly I remember white outs, and flat land, and did I say whiteouts?
    These pics are fantastic. I LOVE the dove with hands coming out of the water. That is just beautiful.
    Have a great Thursday!

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