Sunday, January 4, 2009

Memories of Summer

It is a cold and blustery day in Manitoba
and I thought it might be time for some 'warm' memories.A close-up of an Iris beard Raindrop on a Lily
Raindrops on a Stargazer Lily
The flower of a Canada Thistle.
These plants are hated by the farmers,but I think they are pretty.
One of my favorite summertime flowers,
a Wild Rose.
They have such a delicate beauty.
Are you feeling a little warmer?
I know that these flowers cheered my heart.
Great are the works of the Lord.Psalm 111:2

25 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Warmer- YES!
I love wild roses too.

Arija said...

Hi Ruth and Jake,
A lovely combination of garden and field. Dog roses are so beautiful and such a pest in th egarden where the birds kee seeding them. Their roots go clear to China! We have a lo on our road verges (7km).

Lovely macro shots as well, are they yours Jake?

Diane said...

I can almost smell the wild rose and your macros of the lilies are beautiful. You and I have at least 3 things in common, love of the Lord, love of stargazer lilies and fondness for Canadian thistles. My husband used to cut hay and he hates them with a passion and I have always loved them,so do the butterflies. Thanks for the breath of summer.

Anonymous said...

Love the macro pictures of flowers. Great.

George said...

I'm definitely feeling warmer! Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Spring is coming! sooner or later :) but, it WILL come! Beautiful Floral Photos, Ruth!
Thank you...

Roses and Lilacs said...

What lovely photos. I'm starved for a little color this time of year. Seems like spring is still a long way away.
Marnie

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ruth... I love that spring Tulip you have on the right also... OH--on this drab, dreary day---I enjoyed seeing some summer flowers. Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

The Birdlady said...

I am loving all these flowers today!

Michele said...

The raindrop on the lily is beautiful...
your flowers are all so very special!
~Michele~

Barbie ♥ said...

Good idea, Ruth! The warmth and color and sunny feeling is so nice! Lovely pictures!

Ruth said...

You need some warm memories with the extreme cold your are experiencing. I cannot even imagine cold like you have right now. Beautiful pictures.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Beautiful flower captures, nicely captured. You should think about sharing them with Today's Flowers.

Helen said...

Beautiful photos, you have a lovely blog.

Mary said...

Each of these is a gem and wonderful to see all that color right now.

Leedra said...

The close up of the iris is my pick. Thistle is so pretty, and the butterflies love it.

Becky said...

Yes Ruth, these beautiful flowers always help to push us through the doldrums of the gloomy winter days. Too bad we can't smell them too.
I love wild roses!
B.

Tina said...

Ruth, Wow just what I needed today to cheer me up..one of those drab dull overcase, had to go to the dentist days! Love your wild rose photo and oh how I do love those stargazer lilies!! Thank you for that smile!!

Melissa Weisbard said...

The photo of the stargazer lilly with the water droplets is just stunning. All of the photos are beautiful.

Mary C said...

This is the fun part - posting memories of summer when everything was more colorful and temps were warmer while we sit and sip some hot cocoa and try to stay warm. Beautiful photos as always, Ruth.

Annie said...

Wonderful flower photos...thank you!

Annie

Shelley said...

I definitely felt the warmth from these beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers. Only 86 days left until April!

me ann my camera said...

all lovely reminders of the promise of spring and summer to come. Part of my bird feeder area is an old, huge rambling Wild Rose bush. Thank you for the visual reminder of its beauty for right now it is a tangled, leafless refuge to the little birds.

Keep warm for I watch the weather happenings on the prairies and it must be so terrifically cold out there right now.

Nick S said...

Beauties Ruth !