Sunday, February 20, 2011

Come Walk With Me

It is another cold wintery day in my world,
so I will take a walk back in time and look at some flowers.
Do you care to join me?
Great,I would love to have company on this walk.
All the flowers we will see were photographed by Jake,many years ago,using slide film,so the quality may not always be the best.

Having said that Jake took all these pictures,I realize that I took the first one.
Oh well,I was still using his equipment.
I was on a nature hike with a group of school children when I saw this beauty.For once I was glad that Jake had insisted,I take his camera along.

A simple weed is still pretty.I would guess that this is somewhere in a ditch.

The Wild Anemone is a very simple flower,but it puts on quite a show,when the ditches are full of these flowering plants.

No Manitoba flower walk would be complete without the Crocus.Many pastures are full of these low growing plants covered with the delicate purple flowers.
This is the Provincial flower of Manitoba.


I know exactly where this picture was taken,because I was with Jake when he took it.
This is a park in Portage La Prairie,Manitoba.
The sight of all these Tulips and Daffodils was lovely.

Now if we had brought a picnic lunch we could find a table under one of the trees and enjoy a snack and a visit.
Thanks for taking this walk down memory lane with me.


Thought for today:
When we take time to notice the simple things in life,
we never lack for encouragement.
We discover we are surrounded by limitless hope
that's wearing everyday clothes.

49 comments:

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, As I take a break from some Family History work, I come upon your gorgeous blog post. How incredibly beautiful those flowers are--all of them. Of course my fav is the last one.. I love seeing fields of tulips and daffodils... WOW--incredible!!! Can't wait til spring!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Unknown said...

Stunning photos and a nice reprieve this time of year. Thank you for sharing!

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

It's always a delight to visit your blog. You have a knack for putting beautiful pictures and kind thoughts together to make people feel good.

Cicero Sings said...

Ah, picnics ... I like picnics ... I'd join you in a heart beat on such a walk. Lovely flowers ... cheery to look at when snow is starting to wear thin as eye candy.

Christine said...

Ruth these photos are so lovely and brought a bit of cheer to my evening. Enjoyed the walk down memory lane with you. Hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

Really beautiful. My favorite is the crocuses. My they're lovely!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing them with us! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane. :-)

Ginny Hartzler said...

Slide film, snide film, I cannot tell the difference!! It looks just as beautiful as digital cameras. What is that first one, is it shaped like a lady's slipper? They are all so beautiful. I hope we can walk together again really soon, I need it in the bleak mid-winter. I'll bring the egg salad and lemonade if you bring the blanket and cupcakes!! Our music will be the song sparrows and mockingbirds.

Dorothy said...

I enjoyed the beautiful walk with you! My favorite is the crocus picture.

Pat said...

Oh Ruth, that last photo of all the tulips by the river is absolutely lovely! What beautiful mmemories of Jake you have in these gorgeous flower photos.

Rick said...

What a rich heritage Jake left behind - in so many ways - and these photos are a wonderful part of that !

My favourite has to be the prairie crocus - we had a few in our back yard in Calgary and I have a few photos of them. They're all beautiful, Ruth - thanks for sharing.

I hope you have a good week.

Diane said...

These are so beautiful Ruth. Thank you for the lovely walk. Is that first one a lady slipper or some kind of orchid. It's truly a beauty. Love your poem too. Diane

S. Etole said...

The Lady Slipper in the first photo is our state flower ... it will be June before they bloom here.

Scott Law said...

This was a lovely walk back in time. Beautiful flowers. Really loved that first one that you took and then the large colorful garden.

cyclopseven said...

Ruth...really enjoyed the walk. Thank you for sharing. God bless.

Elaine said...

This is a beautiful walk to take on a winter's day. We've had about 8 inches of new snow in the last few days and spring is still a ways away, so your lovely flowers were a delightful bright spot.

Unknown said...

Ruth, lovely post. I'm looking forward to the upcoming days of spring and all her flowers!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Oh, do I look forward to Spring after seeing these images. I can already "smell" those lovely flowers.

Arija said...

What a superb slipper orchid! I really love northern hemisphere wildflowers and the light Jake caught illuminating those lovely purple bells is just splendid.

Thank you for posting them Ruth.

Jayne said...

What a beautiful walk that must have been to be among all those blooms! Thanks for sharing Ruth.

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers Ruth. I especialy love the last one. memories of spring is coming.

Montanagirl said...

All these are just lovely, but I've got to tell you that Crocus shot really shines! The lighting, everything, is just gorgeous in that one.

Anonymous said...

Flowers are a harbinger of warm weather around here but so far the only thing green that looks good to me is emerging daffodils.

Darla said...

These flower photos are beautiful!!! Love all of them.

Sandra said...

ruth, jake was so talented with the camera. these are absolutely stunnig photos. that little yellow weed is so beautiful. he saw the beauty in the world. i enjoyed our walk and picnic, and we will have to do it again. hugs

~Brenda said...

What a lovely walk; thanks for taking me along! We also are having a cold winter day and your photos give me hope of spring!

Unknown said...

Just found your blog! Beautiful photos! Enjoyed the walk...

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers,Ruth! The lady slipper is one just gorgeous and one of my favorite wildflowers. Your post is lovely!

EG CameraGirl said...

I can hardly wait for spring! Your photos are beautiful!

Susan said...

Thanks for taking me along on your walk today...great pictures and I'm so waiting for the snow to disappear and the sring flowers pop up through the ground..

George said...

Thank you for taking us along with you on this flower walk. All of the photos are just wonderful -- including the one you took. I would love to visit Manitoba in the Spring.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful shots. Jake did a fantastic job. I know it was a nice walk down memory lane.

Neal said...

Ruth, those are gorgeous. Makes me long for spring even more.

Karin said...

Wow, that was a fun walk! I get excited like a little kid at all these wonderful treasures of beauty God has made for our pleasure and His.

Hilary said...

Lovely photos, Ruth. It sure makes me long for spring.. and flowers.. and sunshine.. sigh. Thanks for the invite. I quite enjoyed the walk.

Regina said...

Wow you capture each beauty! Such wonderful walk Ruth. Thank you for taking us there.
Blessings.
xo

Unknown said...

Ruth, thanks so much for taking us along with you. What a great walk and it was great for me to get away from winterland, too!

I LOVE crocuses - what a great provincial flower to have! :o)

Also... my mom was born in Portage La Prairie! :o)

Hope you are having a great week!
Krista

Melissa Weisbard said...

Ruth,

Gorgeous photos! I love the flowers. It makes me long for spring even more.

Valerie said...

Sop refreshing to see the flowers and sunshin in the photos.
I am sitting here shivering at my computer drinking hot coffee - because I can't get warm - and have no desire to go outside at all. I knew it would happen - and it has -
I am LONGING desperately for spring.
Just can't take the cold any longer.!

Thanks for the sunshine - sorry I haven't been around much - the genealogy bug has bitten and issues with Larry's health - and the boys schedules has just kept me going in all directions!

April said...

Gorgeous flowers and a beautiful springtime walk - a preview of what's to come. Can't wait. The photos are very lovely.

Dawning Inspiration said...

So lovely - what a gorgeous walk....wish I could be with you now to go for a walk (even in the cold!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth, I believe your "weed" in the first photo is some type of what we called "Lady Slippers" in Virginia.

I found Wikipedia info. here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypripedioideae

We used to find them, on walks in the woods, growing under a fairly dense tree cover...with some sun filtering through. On the ground was a rich natural organic compost that the Lady Slippers loved. My Mom would mark the spots we found them so we could go back and see them again the next year. They're so beautiful it was always a treat to find them.

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful : )

Empty Nester said...

Oh goodness every single one of those pictures is absolutely gorgeous!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Wonderful captures from your Spring. It will all come true in time. That big plot is just wonderful.

Andrea said...

Oh Ruth, how awesome your wild flowers are! I also fancy taking photos of wildflowers, where we have a lot here, however i can't take photos as great as yours. Somehow, they turn out not the way i envision them to be, how i wish i have a macro lens or maybe a good steady hand with my camera. hahaha! thanks.

LV said...

What a lovely way for your loved one to leave behind things you can still enjoy. Absolutely breathtaking photos. Loads of good memories stored.

Ruth said...

I hope to find Lady's Slipper like that, maybe this year :-)
Gorgeous pictures!

Connie said...

Such beautiful pictures with a wonderful thought. Always enjoy my stop here.