Monday, December 7, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane 18

 I invite you to join me as we walk along with Jake through the winter scenes.
Pull on a warm jacket,perhaps a hat and scarf,oh and don't forget the heavy winter boots.
We will step back several years to see winter through Jake's camera lens,
shooting slide film.

All these pictures were taken in southern Manitoba.

Take note of the hoar frost on the barbed-wire fence.

This is Jake's younger brother taking a flying leap off the snowdrift.

Here is our son Steve,playing on the large drifts on our yard.

A scenic view of the countryside.

Here we are coming into Morden from the west.
The highway looks a mess.

Another look at rural Manitoba.

Notice the sharp edge of the snowdrift in the forground.

This old hay rake is not used any more,but looks good in a picture.

Frost covered seeds still clinging to the branches.

This is a winter wonderland.
Every blade of grass and twig on the trees is covered in a heavy hoar frost.

This is a small pond which looks like it is not frozen over,
so even though there is snow on the ground it can't be too cold.

Around our area there are lots of little trails through the valleys.this is one of those.

Just see what a difference a sunny day makes.

Back to more grey skies and lots of snow.

The walking in this area might be a little tough as the snow is pretty deep.

Once again we look out over the countryside.

The warm rays of the sunny melt some of the snow,creating these icicles.

Be exalted ,O God above the heavens.
Psalm 108:5


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow Ruth, that is incredible. I love snow (you know that)--but I cannot envision alot of snow like that. What is the most inches of snow you all have ever had at one time???

I know that you drive a school bus, Ruth. Do you all go to school when there is alot of snow on the ground? Do you drive the bus in snowy conditions??? Questions--Questions...

Love your snow pictures. Thanks SO much for sharing them.

Dorothy said...

Ruth, I dearly love all these snow pictures!!! Since we probably won't get any, I'll just enjoy looking at pictures that others make. Have a great week!

Karin said...

All too familiar photos of winters on the prairies! Oh, the memories! What absolutely stunning shots your hubby took! To us as kids those spruce icicles tasted terrific! Now I think - yuck - what were we doing! If mom only knew the half of it!! LOL

Leedra said...

Beautiful snow, glad I was visiting from the warmth of being inside in front of the computer.

Connie said...

What a delightful photo journey!

JPT said...

Love the 'messy highway' also the blue skies!

Arija said...

The glory of God shown in the glory of the beauty of winter. I so love snow covered landscapes and miss the harsh Canadian winters. Thank you for filling my void.

Valerie said...

Have you ever thought about putting together a book on or one of those other photo places with all of these photographs. The pictures (as usual) are just beautiful and would make such a nice coffee table book to browse thru. I can see your table now, flower book, landscape book, airplane book, snowy scene book, a book for every season? I know there are a bunch of these places out there now a days. Even if it isn't to sell, it would be a nice heritage for your son, to have all of these pictures bound and preserved!

Ruth said...

You make winter look so beautiful, and it is. It is just too long in Canada ;-)

Wendy said...

Those are all breathtaking, beautiful beautiful winter scenery.
I really like your pictures in your header with the frost on the window :)

Kay said...

Beautiful winter shots. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Jake's snow pictures are incredibly beautiful. In the picture of your son with the red clothes on, I remember when the snow used to get that deep here in Wyoming, and my siblings and I would play on "the hill" all day long, runny noses, bright read cheeks, and wet mittens. We had so much fun rolling around in that snow. Thanks for the memories.

Montanagirl said...

Very beautiful trip you took us on!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: what a great trip through all the snowy area of the trip.

George said...

These are some of the best winter scenes that I have seen. I know you get a lot of snow in your neck of the woods, but I didn't realize how big some of those drifts could get. The pictures of the snow under a bright blue sky are fabulous.

Becky said...

I'm shivering looking at all your pictures Ruth, but they are BEAUTIFUL! I love each and every one of them!

jalynn01 said...

Amen and exaclt His name above the
Heavens!! Our Lord and God sure does know how to dress our seasons to please. From flowers in the Spring to Colors in the Fall and to the snow white beauty covering your beautiful landscape. How I marvel and wonder at it all.. Have a blessed day Ruth!

Anonymous said...

I love looking at old photographs, I'm sure they brought back alot of memories. I love the one where Jake caught his brother airborne.

Kim said...

Breathtaking winter photos. Talk about a winter wonderland!

Banjo52 said...

I'm no lover of winter, but these are great shots. The line of barbed wire with hoar frost is my favorite.

Unknown said...

SO beautiful! My favorites are the hoar frost on the barbed wire, and the hay rake. So amazing... I can feel the chill just looking at them!

Mary said...

Wow..these are so beautiful! It almost makes me wish we had some snow, but somehow it never looks this picture perfect once we have it. Have a great day!

Barbie ♥ said...

So many beautiful snow scenes! I love the ones overlooking the country side and also the one with the frost on the barbed wire and the pine branches with dripping icicles! These are just lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous photos of the scenery and all the snow. It looks so cold though. I enjoyed your photos and thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment.