Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all my friends in the USA.
Hope you have a great day and get to celebrate with family and friends.

Today I am sharing some flowers from my garden, and of course some sunset scenes.
I have only one Lupin plant, but it did well this year.


The bees seemed to like it as well. Some persistence paid off and I finally got an in-flight shot that is acceptable.


Of course it's a lot easier to focus when the bee actually lands on the flower.


Evening often finds me at Lake Minniwasta,partly because it's close to where I live and mostly because I get some good sunset views there.

I have to remind myself, while watching the color of the setting sun, to look to the east as well. That warm evening light makes even a few old trees look great.


The sky is constantly changing as the sun is setting.
What a wonderful way to close the day!


Closing Thought:
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.


20 comments:

  1. Ruth, beautiful images! We've had nothing but trouble with Lupins. This year has been a banner year for them in the wild. They are all over the place. Makes my wife less than pleased! Great sunset. Our sunset haven't been that great recently. Seems when the sun is so far north, that we don't get them. But that's okay to, at least we finally got out of our rainy spell and it's been nice for the past couple of weeks!

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  2. Your sunset pictures are gorgeous! Often here, the opposite side of the sky can be prettier than the sunset side! I will turn around and see I have been snapping the wrong side! Your bee pictures are splendid!! I have not seen a Lupine this color. The ones around here are all orange and yellow. Yours is much softer and prettier.

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  3. You have captured really beautiful shots of your Lupin plant and sunset. Amazing post, thanks for sharing..

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  4. that bee is amazing and so are the skies. wow.. gorgeous . and I love your header, so creative and says it all.

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  5. hope you Canada Day was a lovely one. i think this 4th will be a hot & humid one ... hoping to stay in the shade. love the bee captures. nice moments! ( :

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  6. Thank you, Ruth, for your Independence Day well wishes. Thank you, too, for the beautiful photos in your post. I never tire of your sunset pictures.

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  7. Thanks Ruth.... We are having a nice, calm, relaxing day here today... My kind of Day!!!!!! ha.....

    Your photos are gorgeous especially the sunset ones... GORGEOUS...

    Love love love that last quote.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. You certainly made my day Ruth! I will cherish your kindness, and good thoughts for our country's birthday.

    Love the colors of the lupine [I've only seen blue/purple]/

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  9. Oh, Ruth! I love the sunset shots, but even more I love that view to the East. God is quite the artist, isn't he? And I love the Lupin but don't have any at all.

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  10. There are lots o lupine on our college campus and I love shooting there. It is so difficult to capture an in flight shot and you did it well!

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  11. Thank you for these lovely photos! You do have some fabulous sunsets! Love that quote at the end too :)

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  12. Lupons always remnd me of my Granny who row these beautiful flowers. You r images in this post are marvellous. HAPPY 4th JULY

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  13. Hi Ruth! I will start with your Closing Thought: Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have. That is just a wonderful thought and I do not think I've heard it before. Excellent! I have a little file where I put words of wisdom for my future reference and I'm adding yours today. I love the pictures in this post. The flower shots are excellent and getting that bee in there is gravy! :-) Your sunset pictures are also excellent. The evening light on the trees is a beauty of a shot too! Thank you, as always, for sharing and for your kind words on my blog. I hope you had a fine Canada Day and thank you for remembering our Independence Day. Take good care and have a great rest of the week!

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  14. The lupin and its little visitor are beautiful, but the sunset is the show-stealer here. What a gorgeous sky.

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  15. I always enjoy catching up on your photos. They always bring a smile to my face. Today in particular the bee & lupins. So thank you :)

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  16. gorgeous!!! i LOVE the closing thought, you are a wise woman ruth!!!

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  17. Once again, your pictures are outstanding. You are so talented! God bless your day!

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  18. All your photos are beautiful. Great close up of the bee!! Love the sunset.

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  19. Such beautiful photos! I love those red sunsets.

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