Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Treasures of Winter

The first three photos by Ruth
Last one by Jake.
The treasures of the crystal snows, And all the wonders nature shows,
Speak of a mighty Maker's hand,
That all in love and wisdom planned.
by:Helen Steiner Rice I love the writings of Helen Steiner Rice and hope you enjoy them as well
The ice swirl picture has been colored with Photoshop Elements.
Great are the works of the Lord.Psalm 111:2

23 comments:

Diane said...

I feel like I'm taking a step onto freshly fallen snow - So very beautiful! His wonders always bring me to my knees.

Tina said...

Ruth,
Beautiful just beautiful..you find such wonderful subjects and then you and Jake find such a wonderful way to present them!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks to BOTH of you for the pictures. My favorite (as if you don't know) is the FIRST one. I love to see snow clinging to evergreen trees. GORGEOUS.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth said...

Exceptional pictures. The one with the frost is my favourite. What a beautiful design!!

Shelley said...

Those snow crystals made such a beautiful pattern! And I always love snow covered trees! Lovely post.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Beautiful words, beautiful pictures!

jalynn01 said...

What a contrast .. your last blog post with the summer flowers and then a blast of winter with the snow and ice crystals. Nothing is more beautiful or more evident of the Maker's hand than these.. . .you've presented them well.

George said...

Beautiful pictures from both of you -- this is snow I can enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Leedra said...

The cherries (?) with snow makes a very striking photograph. Like them all.

Arija said...

Lovely, lovely post between the two of you and a little verse as well!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Nice captures of a winter wonderland. I like Jake's barn photo a lot.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your photos are so beautiful. The second one is a work of art. I love the last one too, looks a little like my farm.

More snow expected here tonight:(
Marnie

Michele said...

So wonderful to see these gorgeous photos... the red and whiteness of the berries is quite striking.... love that but everything here is very well done!

Mary said...

This is lovely and the perfect photos to go with it. You have a very good eye for the close-up view of beauty. God has blessed us with so much to see and explore.

The Birdlady said...

These are so lovely!

Diane said...

These are so lovely. You and Jake are both great photographers. I especially love the snow designs on the glass, they're exquisite. Thanks for sharing. Diane

Barbie ♥ said...

And TREASURES they are, Ruth! That ice swirly is so lovely! Great, great capture - but I love all of them!

Becky said...

Those are just beautiful Ruth and Jake. I love the one of the ice crystals, and red berries are always special when covered with snow.
Have a wonderful week-end.
B.

Kathie Brown said...

All are so lovely. I like the ice swirls.

Nick S said...

Just gorgeous !

Carin said...

Those are wonderful photos, they have such a peaceful feeling to them.

Coy Hill said...

All beautiful photos but I am really drawn to the second, the shot of the frost. The intricate patterns could be that of a master carver doing his very best work.

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Hilda