Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Many Faces of Manitoba

Living in Manitoba,is,if anything, never boring.The weather changes quickly and so do the scenes we see.

This past summer we had quite a bit of smoke in the air and that brought some interesting and unique sunsets, like the one seen below.


Summer storms often come with tall billowing thunderheads, but not always. One day as I was watching the weather,I knew I had better get out of town to where I could get better pictures. No we did not have those towering clouds, instead,it looked like a mountain range to the west.Those smooth dark clouds looked deceptive.


Here is another shot of this smooth cloud rolling in. In the end we had some rain, but nothing of great significance.


While watching the sky is a lot of fun,I must not forget the beauty around my feet.The wild Bergamot is very pretty.

Another wild flower, the Mexican Hat is very showy.


One last look at the sky.I find sky/cloud watching so enjoyable.Each day brings new beauty. This one looks like it could dump some rain on us so we had better find shelter.


Closing Thought:

It’s not how much we have,  
but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. 

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful sky and flower pictures! Sometimes I feel like people think I'm crazy or in my second childhood, because I find so much joy in the small and simple things in Nature. Beautiful pictures and true closing thought!!!!

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  2. Bergamot! I have been seeing this around, and did not know what it is. Now I DO, and can post it!! Oh my, the clouds look exactly like mountains! And I love the long grass in front of them. And the glorious pink sun!!! It is actually in layers of shading. And even barns below, it doesn't get more perfect then this!

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  3. A very nice series of pictures Ruth. I love your work and your style!!

    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    Gert Jan
    www.gertjanhermus.nl

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  4. What amazing views of the sky you get! The red sunset is beautiful. Loved every sky shot :)
    Wendy

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  5. Another great post of the beauty that surrounds you.

    Thank you dear Ruth for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  6. Now those mountain range clouds were very deceptive looking & phenomenal as I've not seen their like over here!

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  7. that is one magical red ball in the sky. wow... so much beauty so little time to capture it. since it is bus driving time for you.

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  8. Those first two images are absolutely stunning. What an amazing shot of the sun in that first one. And those clouds in the second one are like none I've ever seen. They do look like mountains, for sure.

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  9. You did a wonderful job of capturing some of the beauty of Manitoba., The sky is endlessly fascinating, and the wild flowers are gorgeous.

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  10. a beautiful place that you live!! and another lovely closing thought!!!

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  11. Fall is upon us and color changes. The only thing about smoke from all the fires is the lovely red sunsets. Sad to have lost s much beauty.

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  12. Wow that first picture is truly amazing. Beautiful.

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  13. I LOVE the Header, Ruth! Those clouds definitely look like mountains. That red sunset is spectacular! Yes, smoke does make for some interesting skies. Happy fall to you!

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  14. Thank you for sharing your part of the world, Ruth. Your photographer's eye always sees such beautiful things. Diane

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  15. I really love that awesome sunset, Ruth. And your header photo is so pretty. So many beautiful photos of your area, I really enjoyed seeing each one. And we both love watching the sky and clouds. It never gets old, does it? Happy Autumn...and have a nice weekend!

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  16. Your sky shots are amazing! Beautiful photography,Ruth.

    Bless you~

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  17. Ruth, wonderful images! The mountain clouds are very interesting!

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  18. That first photo is just stunning. What a sunset!

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  19. Hi Ruth
    Thank you for your kind comment on my last blog post. I still can't believe my brother-in-law is gone. It has been such a shock d=for our family as he was always so healthy. I hope your air is clear again and that the many wildfires that caused all the smoke are extinguished. We've had a few days of blessed rain and I feel safer knowing our fire danger is less

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  20. That sunset, and the sun so round and smooth...is absolutely spectacular!
    And the Mexican Hat is something special to me...that is one drawing that was chosen a winner, by me, at the botanical gardens a little over a year ago.

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  21. Oh those storms look a little scary! The flowers are so pretty!

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