Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Photos and Memories

These pictures have been waiting to be posted for quite a while now.I wondered if I should post them, but as I think about it, it seems very appropriate to do so and to do it now.You see these were all taken when Jake and I walked these tails together.They bring back wonderful memories,and perhaps even more so, because on Saturday,June 9th it will be 46 years since we said, till death us do part.Death has parted us, but it is temporary.We will be together again and this time there will be no parting.

So on to the beauty that we captured many years ago.I do believe that I have taken all these shots.
If memory serves me right, these were all taken in the Assiniboine Forest,within the city limits of Winnipeg.


I love these white birch trunks among the green grass and leaves.

The above photos as well as the next two, were taken in summer.Everything was lush and green.

Walking along these trails was so enjoyable.I recall that I had to stop every few steps and get yet another picture.


We came back to the same place later that year, just as the leaves were beginning to change color. It was delightful.


More birch trees.The golden light adds to the beauty.


Beauty around every bend in the trail. The fall color is very evident, even in the grasses.



As the sun lights up those yellow leaves, they seem to glow.


 I love scenes like this.The bend in the pathway makes me want to see what is just around that bend.


Truthfully,I have not been back to this place since that day when Jake and I were there. I would love to go back sometime, but would rather not do it all alone.At least I have the pictures and the memories.

Something To Think About:

Never measure God's unlimited power by your limited expectations.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Spring Flowers

Time to bid farewell to May.
May has brought hot weather to my part of the country.The warmth is great, now some areas are just needing a little more rain, but that too, will come when God sees fit to send it.


Today,I start out with a couple of pictures taken earlier in spring. The male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a beautiful bird and one I look forward to enjoying for a short time in spring.They seem to pass through, so I usually only see them for a few days.


Isn't he handsome?


The rest of this post is all about flowers.I love flowers and am always looking for new photos of them. I found these at a place I least expected to see anything.Just driving along a country road,I spotted this apple tree in the ditch and it was covered with blooms.Of course that meant I had to stop and get some pictures.


I wandered down the back lane to my neighbours yard and one day was thrilled to see the hedge of Lilacs was covered in these luscious blooms.


Look what I found right behind my house! There is one small cherry tree, possibly a wild cherry of sorts, but the blossoms are so pretty.If I watch carefully,I may be able to catch the birds feeding on these cherries in fall.


The Mountain Ash on my yard is not looking all that good, but it still manages to produce some flowers.This bee seemed to enjoy the sweet treat.


I bought a potted Sunflower earlier in spring.I like the bright and cheery blooms.While I was watering the plants,I noticed this and knew that I had better hurry to get the camera, before those droplets had evaporated.


For those who follow me on Facebook,you already know my love for the Fern Leaf Peony.I've wanted one for years, but they seemed too costly.Well,when some friends moved into a different house,I noticed this Peony growing in one of the flower beds.I just commented on how lucky she was to have this and how I have always wanted one but had never bought myself one.A few days later she is on my yard with a black garbage bag and this plant inside.In her words,'she wanted to bless me with this plant'. She certainly did that.It has been a gift that keeps on giving.


Something To Think About:
Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers,
Or you can grow weeds.