Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

At the end of 2010,I will share a few of my favourite images,taken in the last week or so.
The first image is one of those happy surprises.
I had gone to a friends house and was pleased to see the birds feeding close to the deck.
I had not noticed this picture until I uploaded them to the computer.I would have preferred to have all of the wings on the picture,but I am still pleased with the out come.
Black-capped Chickadee on take-off.

The American Goldfinches have lost their bright colour,but are still quite charming in their muted plumage.

This picture was taken through my dining room window.
The Hairy Woodpecker wanted to get at the suet,but was a little disturbed by my presence.

This is not a particularly beautiful image,but I like the formation of crystals around the heated bird bath.

Finally,I leave you with a bouquet of roses.
These were given to me by a friend and I want to share them with all of you.
Your friendship means a lot to me.

As we enter this New Year here is a thought worth remembering:
When we know that God's hand is in everything,
we can leave everything in God's hand.

Wishing you a New Year filled with blessings and peace.


Ruth said...

I like your new look and as usual, your pictures are beautiful. Wishing you a happy new year, different for sure, but rich in God's presence and blessing.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Beautiful photos, Ruth. I hope the New Year begins to bring you peace and healing.

George said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
I hope you find much peace and happiness in 2011.

Arija said...

Dear Ruth, I learned a long time ago to leave everything in God's hand and whatever you cannot do in a day, hand it back to God and He will arrange it.

The Chickadee is a superb catch. I love his little splayed tail.

I wish you a Year of wonders that take your breath away.

Love and Blessings . . . Arija

S. Etole said...

Your photos are so stunning ... I hope your year will hold peace and comfort for you.

Cicero Sings said...

Love that first photo of the chickadee.

Hope the New Year is good to you with times of refreshing from the Lord. His plans for you are for hope and for a future.

Diane said...

What is more charming than those little chickadees! Your header is beautiful, too, Ruth with the Snowy Owl. What a beautiful bird. Happy, Happy New Year to you.

Dorothy said...

Dear Ruth,
I just want to reach across the miles and give you a big warm hug! I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and look forward to what you will do with it in the new year. Your photography is superb and I like to read whatever you write! I send you Blessings for Peace, Joy and Happiness in the new year! ♥ ♥

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures, Ruth!! The crystals are amazing, my favorite picture. They look like feathers from one of the birds. Or from an angel, perhaps you. I am glad to have found you this year and wishing for you peace and joy again in the new year. Your header is absolutely stunning, it almost took my breath away.

Unknown said...

Ruth, Lovely images! I like your new header.
Hope you have a great New Year!
Bless you!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Bless your heart, Ruth.... My love is with you!!! You are an incredible woman.. God Bless You..

Hope 2011 is a good year for you --as you try to move on...

Beautiful pictures, Ruth.

CottonLady said...

God brings us beauty even in frost and ice crystals, doesn't He? The little chickadee is precious. We don't get them in West Texas.

I pray that you have peace, health and comfort in the new year. I'm glad Betsy sent me your way a few months ago.


Karin said...

Wow, what a wonderful look and new header to start off the New Year! Those are gorgeous photos of the snowy owl! I just love seeing the ice crystals around the water dish - so cool that you took a picture. All your photos are truly lovely - that little chickadee take off is a great catch!!

Thank you for that verse Ruth, it ministered to me in a special way. May you feel totally comforted and sheltered in His Almighty arms in 2011!

Susan said...

Happy New Year. Love your pictures.I have a variety of birds at my feeders too. I do not have have a goldfinch. We had woodpeckers but they have not come around lately. We had a falcon sitting on the railing awhile ago,so maybe he has something to do with them missing. Continue taking and posting your beautiful pictures. God is seen in the beauty of nature..

Jayne said...

Love seeing all your beautiful bird shots Ruth. Amazing wing shot of the chickadee! Wishing you love and peace this coming year.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh Ruth, what lovely images to start the New Year with! Wishing you Health and Happiness in 2011 and beyond!

Richard said...

Beautiful pictures Ruth. Happy New Year.

Mary said...

That Chickadee shot is so great! What a happy capture. Each one is a lovely portrait. I really like your header! I am so jealous of your White Owls. I think they are at the top of my "wish to see" list.

Becky said...

Your pictures are outstanding Ruth. I am so envious! Beautiful shots, and I absolutely love your header. I have never seen a Snowy Owl.
Blessings and Peace for the new Year.

Pat said...

And Happy New Year to you, too, Ruth. May you continue to rest in God's hands. These are beautiful photos of God's precious creatures. How He cares for them and for us!

What a beautiful bouquet your friend gave you!

(((Hugs)) from Pat in snowy NorCal

Coy Hill said...

Such beauty! The natural world is so full of beauty if only we pause in our busy lives to appreciate what that we are blessed with.

May you New Year be a year of new found blessings.

Rick said...

Your blog's new look is marvellous, Ruth. And these shots are superb ! Love that first one of the chickadee.

May God continue to grant you peace and comfort as you continue to put your trust in Him !

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Nice blog--you got some REALLY good pictures of birds! I do like the frost on the birdbath-you captured the frost beautifully!

Elaine said...

You caught some wonderful photos. I love the shot of the chickadee and the snowy owls in your header are gorgeous. May the New Year bring you peace and joy.

Valerie said...

I too love the wings of the chickadee ready for flight. I also love your snow owl shots along with the new header. So beautiful.

Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh wow - that first one is a great capture! love it!

Beautiful roses too...thanks for sharing them with us!

Carole Barkett said...

Wishing you also a blessed year of joy and peace. what a precious photo of my favorite bird, just so sweet