Monday, December 14, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane 19

 As we take A Walk Down Memory Lane today,I
I invite you to join us as we walk through the flower beds and meadows
in southern Manitoba.Most of these pictures speak for themselves.
Just another reminder that all these pictures are from old slides.

Daisies in our garden.


The wild Prairie Crocus grows in some pastures around here.


A close-up of an Iris.


Iris in our garden.


These Lady Slippers grow along a short stretch of road way close to Morden.


A simple flower,the Wild Rose.


Another garden flower,Liatris with an added bonus of a Monarch Butterfly.


Lots of these flowers can be seen in the local ditches.


The bright California poppies add a pop of color in the garden.


This one is well known,the Purple Coneflower.


A mass of color in our flower bed.


Raindrops adorn the flowers.




This picture shows the growth habit of the Crocus.
Short ,hairy stems hold up the cup shaped flowers.


Springtime display of our Tulips.


The small Grape Hyacinth are very easy to grow in the garden.


Purple Asters grow wild in the ditches and meadows.


This Pink Lady Slipper is more rare than the yellow one.


Shasta Daisies have a simple beauty.


A field of Sunflowers.
This is a scene that is very common around here.


More Yellow Lady Slippers.


Prairie Lily looks much like a Tiger Lily,but is more delicate.


The tiny Violet pushes it's way through the grass.


One of my favorite wildflowers is the Harebell.


Backlit Tulips in the garden.
I hope you were able to pick a virtual bouquet for your table.

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

20 comments:

Mary said...

Now you have me longing for spring and winter isn't even officially here yet! So beautiful! I don't think I can pick a favorite....I love iris and violets any time....and those pink wild roses....and the harebells and the sunflowers....all of them!

Karin said...

I love that you have made each flower the star of your photos. So often they are simply overlooked. Exquisite flowers!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful pictures of the flowers, Ruth. Since everything here is pretty drab now---it's nice to see what is to come NEXT Spring!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Connie said...

These are delightful! Fun to see the sun kissed flowers and feel warmer for a moment; even the rain kissed flowers were beautiful.

Valerie said...

Oh so many to choose from. Love especially the sunflower field, the white tulip with the ?purple phlox?, the daisy's ... oh how I love daisy's!
What a beautiful way to start the day. You know Buffalo is known for it's grey skies! And that's what we have today, grey and rainy skies - but such beautiful color your photo's have brought to us all!

Just like your inspiring words! Thanks for being a light in the darkness!

Shelley said...

Seeing all these beautiful flowers warms me up and brightens my day!!
:-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Neat flower collection and wonderful you know all the names.

Diane said...

I think the Lady Slippers have been picked and dug up so much around here that they're gone. I did see some when I was about 6-7. Lady Slippers and Jack in the Pulpit, but not now. Your garden looks incredible, Ruth, I bet you have a lot of visitors - butterflies, birds and people. THanks for the beautiful flowers, old slides or new shots they're always gorgeous.

Unknown said...

WOW! Every. Single. Photo. is spectacular, Ruth!

Thank you for choosing summer memories - this post was very uplifting for me on a day that I needed it.

Leah said...

Beautiful pictures,there warming me up already! I just love the look of crocus's and field of sunflowers...a sight to see!

Arija said...

Ruth, these are such happy memories. We have experienced so much of God's grace in our lives and have been given a steady diet of the most wonderful growing things to enjoy as they unfold.

Montanagirl said...

Just beautiful. Where is SPRING?

Montanagirl said...

Just beautiful. Where is SPRING?

Mary C said...

Such beautiful, vivid colors. I love them all! God's beauty is certainly exemplified in your photos.

Becky said...

A gorgeous show of colors Ruth. Who wouldn't just love a big bouquet of these flowers! Especially on these gloomy winter days.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
B

Blyde Neser said...

Ruth, my daughter and I are sitting here in Tasmania, amazed at the awesome beauty you have managed to capture. Be blessed!

Kim said...

Such a feast for the eyes Ruth. Such gorgeous flowers that you captured perfectly.

George said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful blossoms with us. They're the perfect antidote for a cold, gray wintry day!

Naturegirl said...

Ruth an absolutley beautiful bunch of blossoms to choose from. I love them all ..flowers make the heart feel light. Thank you for your continued prayers for me..my surgery date is Jan 5th.
hugs aNNa xo

Unknown said...

Wow. These pictures are stunning!