Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Friendships and Flowers

Friendships,like flowers,
bloom ever more fair,
When carefully tended
by dear friends who care.
Today I say Thank-you to each of you who visit this blog.
Your kindness is like sunshine on my face.
All the flowers in the above collage were taken recently
in the English Gardens in Winnipeg,Manitoba.


  1. Ruth - this photo collage as well as this quote are beautiful! I am thankful that you are my blogging friend as well and love to visit even though most visits are through the google reader and I don't comment. I still appreciate all the beauty you and Jake share in your photos!

  2. I sure do love the colors in your collage- they make me feel like the sunshine!

  3. Ruth, Thank you for being my blogging friend also. I treasure your friendship and caring. What would we be without each other. Blogging came along just at the right time.

  4. Hi Ruth
    A blessing for a friend!

    An Irish Blessing
    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
    And, until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life's passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!

    ~Betty Loewen

  5. You are just so sweet Ruth.. Thanks for thinking of US. I do feel as if I have lots of new and wonderful friends through blogging. Praise God for YOU..

    P.S. Your flowers are gorgeous.

  6. Thank you Ruth for all these beautiful summer flowers and thank you even more for being a friend from afar.

  7. Your photo's are so beautiful. I just love to look at them. Hope the bus driving is going well. It's another one of those things as teachers, we don't always think about. Around here I know some children are on the bus sometimes 45 minutes before they even arrive to school at 750. That's a long time for some of these 5-10 year olds. It's no wonder some have a hard time adjusting to school! Enjoy your day! May God shower you with blessings. You are such a blessing to me!

  8. Beautiful colors in the collage, and a beautiful verse as well. Love coming to your blog everyday.

  9. Lovely collage and I loe the scripture verse for today!

  10. I love the colours in your collage and the sentiments in your verse. I also enjoyed your pictures in the last post.

  11. I am always amazed by the beautiful photos you take Jake and Ruth. I'm so glad too that I found your blog. Your verses make me feel good!
    This collage is just spectacular with all the bright colors.

  12. We are the fortunate ones to have found not only a beautiful blog to look at, but one with such a gracious and sweet author. I always know I will find beauty and God's grace in your blog and a smile when you visit mine.

  13. I must say thank YOU because you always take the time one way or another to come out to see me and leave a little message to tell me you are out there and thinking of me... you are so sweet and caring. A gentle spirit, a kind soul.
    I wish I was there to tell you this personally.

    Hugs and kisses♥

  14. This is such a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! I can smell them from here! Your blog is a beautiful corner in bloggy land!

  15. Ruth, we need to thank you for posting such beautiful pictures for us to enjoy. Thank you so very much.

  16. What a joy for me to make all the visits to my various new blog friends. I'm touched by the beauty that surrounds you and that you share it with the rest of us! It has been decades since I visited the English Garden in Winnipeg! Must really put that on my to-do list when next we visit - which may only be next summer. Thanks so much for that collage of gorgeous flowers!


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