Monday, May 30, 2011

It's time to look on the brighter side of life.
I have a few random pictures to share,which I have taken over the last while.
I had the opportunity to go to Winnipeg with some of my friends,last week.
We went in hopes of seeing lots of birds.Unfortunately the weather had other plans,it was quite cold and windy,so the small birds were not very active.
At Fort Whyte nature Centre,we saw this family.To me it looks like the parents are sharing a secret,or a surprise for the little ones.

We visited St.Vital Park,and once again found that it was just too cold to do much birding.I caught this Canada Goose just as it was almost done flapping its wings.
I liked all the detail of the feathers at the wings leading edge.

A stop at the English Gardens in Assiniboine Park yielded many colourful Tulips.
Thankfully you can't see how cold I was during this time.

 The last picture was taken a few days earlier,and was at a park in Morden.
I had gone for a walk and found these pretty flowers.
I know I have taken pictures of them before,but they are pretty enough shoot again.

Thought for today:
In this changing world,may God's unchanging love
Surround you and bless you daily,in abundance from above.

51 comments:

Becky said...

Even though the weather has been less than perfect, you still send us fabulous pictures Ruth.
B.

Cicero Sings said...

Hi Ruth! Nice to hear you have been out and about. Our weather has been pretty inclement too. The detail on those feathers did turn out nice.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful, Ruth... I especially like the Canada Goose spreading his wings. They look like a quilted vest... ha.. Gorgeous!!!!

Beautiful flowers too... And I love seeing the 'babies' ---SO precious...

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

Your pictures are always so clear and descriptive. Thank you, too, for your thought for today.

forgetmenot said...

Sorry the weather was cold for your trip, but you still got some nice shots anyway. The geese are great!The start of another week--where do they go!!!! Have a nice one, Ruth. Hugs, Mickie :)

Diane said...

You always find beauty and hopefully peace in God's creation. These are so pretty Ruth. I especially like the Canadian Goose with the beautiful detail on the wings, also the parents and babies. Hugs, Diane

Unknown said...

Ruth, wonderful shots! Two of my favorite subjects: birds & flowers!
Our weather has been really crummy too! Wet and cool! I'm really looking forward to summer. Hope we get some!
All the best
Robin

Patricia said...

So, so beautiful, Ruth. You are a blessing to me!!!

Love,
Patricia

Cheryl said...

I love your photos, Ruth! Thank you for all of your sweet comments and for your prayers for me and mother. I continue to pray for you. May God richly bless you. P.S. I especially love that last flower pic-it's so soft and delicate. Besides, I love any and all shades of purple.

Debbie said...

these are great ruth....

my favorite....the little goose family, i just loved it.

didn't you just want to bring one of those little cuties home?!?!

Neal said...

All very beautiful but my favorite is the geese. Looks like they're talking to each other....maybe asking "How do we control these 3 brats?" :)

Dorothy said...

Ruth, I like of the pictures but the one of the Goose flapping his wings, is wonderful! I did not know their feathers looked like that along the edge! Pretty pink flowers, too!
I hope you have a really good week!

Misty said...

Gorgeous photos! Love them!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the goose flapping his wings!! And the pretty delicate pale pink flower. I'm so glad you had such a good trip and got some good pictures!

Mary said...

I love watching the geese with their babies. Your flower shots are lovely!

Karin said...

Your photos are so very lovely! The goose flapping its wings - wow, such detail! And you're right about the Papa and Mama sort of having a secret that the little shouldn't hear, lol! And those flowers - our tulips are done! The wind blew off the apple blossoms, but the lilacs are still showing off to God's glory!
Thanks for the reminder of God's unchanging love! Needed to hear that as I sniff, sneeze, cough and wheeze and all that goes with it! Thought I had this last fall - but it made a repeat visit. Off to see the doc tomorrow morning!! I'm sure I'll be fine - eventually!

TexWisGirl said...

i loved the prayer/thought at the end. thank you. :)

the goose family is just precious. and the goose fluffing its wings reminded me of a heavy theatre drape or curtain with fringes. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

What a wonderful set of images. That flapping goose is amazing. And, as always, a scriptural thought of the day to give us something to mentally chew on.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series, Ruth I love the first shot of the Goose family. The fowers are gorgeous. Looks like a wonderful day, sorry the weather did not cooperate.

Arija said...

Thank you for the thought for the day, I really needed to hear that.
Your pictures are wonderful and the two reflected goose bottoms enchanting. Delightful little goslings as well.
I am sorry you were cold but I am sure the trip was worth a little discomfort.

PS love those little pink flowers too.

Betty Manousos said...

it's a great pleasure visiting your blog, Ruth.

those are such beautiful shots!
can't stop looking at them.

have a great day!

betty xx

warriormom said...

I love the detail on the goose - you can just about feel it! Thanks for putting up with the cold to get some beautiful pictures...and as always, your thought for the day seems to be just what I need to hear.

Anita Johnson said...

Hi Ruth,
Beautiful flowers and I love the quote at the end of your post. The newheader is excellent too and I like thinking their song reflects God's joy in his creation! You mentioned in your comment that you have seen the rainbows in the clouds on cold days...so have I, but much smaller then this one. This was actually a double rainbow, a complete ring around the sun and than a half arc on the bottom. Such a beautiful sight as we were working! Have a wonderful week!
Anita Johnson

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos. Those Canadian Geese are pretty birds and they sure have a loud call. I think you know that I just returned from a little trip and as part of that I was aboard a cruise ship as it pulled into Vancouver BC very early one morning. I was out on the deck to watch the Captain maneuver the ship up to the terminal. As we got close we could all hear a couple of geese honking so loud ... well, we were getting close to a place where they had a nest and I don't think they liked a big ship moving in next door. Of course, those of us on the ship considered it a big welcome. :-) Your flower pics are excellent ... that last one is especially great. As always, I appreciate your thoughts and blessings and return same for you. Hope you have a great day. John

Sandra said...

God's love was surrounding you when He showed you these beautiful babies and their parents. so sweet and a magnifcent shot of the spread wings, showing all the feather details. nothing could be better, except for maybe a little sunshine and warmer temps

George said...

I'm sorry the weather didn't cooperate with your plans to see some small birds, but your pictures of the geese are marvelous. And the flowers are just gorgeous.

Kerri Farley said...

Love the goose detail ..... and the Tulip takes my breath away! Beautiful post!

Regina said...

Always amazing!

Blessings and regards.
xo

Janice K said...

Your lovely pictures remind me of all the thoughtful detail God put in all that He created, and your thought reminds me of all that He has given us out of Love, and His love is always with us.

Thank you...God bless your day!

Unknown said...

Ruth, these are gorgeous! I love the little goslings... they are so precious!

The shot of the goose with his wings all ruffled is really neat too - you captured some great texture in that one!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the photo of the goose raising its wing! GREAT shot, Ruth. I'm sorry the weather was cold though!

Pat said...

I LOVE the close-up of the goose family. We see several families like that every year on our lake.

I think when a goose moves its head & neck down and out repeatedly, it's expressing that it senses a threat or danger near them. I'd see the parent geese do that whenever I got too close to them and their goslings. But I don't have a good zoom or telephoto lens, so I had to make do with cropping the photo.

Anonymous said...

Lowered heads will take on all comers.

Nice photography.

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful photo's Ruth. The first one is my favorite, mom and dad definitely share a secret. So
o sweet

Karen said...

Oh Ruth, loved looking at your pics. Especially the first one, love the babies! Hoping for warmer weather for you - it's suppose to be 99 here tomorrow in MS.

Willard said...

Love the photos, Ruth.

Susan said...

Great pictures Ruth..keep up the good work...I heard the song "Gods colouring book" the other day and your pictures remind me of Gods colouring book!

Shug said...

Hi Ruth...you always take the most beautiful pictures and what I love is that your pictures are things that we do not get to see here in East Texas...Always enjoy visiting here...Be Blessed my friend...
shug

Dawning Inspiration said...

Love your pink blog!
And oooooh - such cute babies!!!
So good to talk to you today!
Hugs!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun outing, even if it was cold. You got some great pictures. I really like the second one with the feather display and the first one with the babies. It does look like they're sharing a secret. :)

Elaine said...

Beautiful series of shots!

Sharon M said...

Beautiful photos. The tulip is stunning!

jeanlivingsimple said...

Of course I would enjoy the C.Geese shots. The one of Mom and babes is so sweet.
You can visit the South to warm up. We are having a heat wave. The heat index is about 106!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You sure do have an eye for photography, I am so enjoying looking at your photos.

I know the feeling of loss and I pray the lord will lift your spirits in time of sorrow.

I so enjoyed my visit, seeing the world through your eyes.

GOD keep you in his loving care till he comes for all of us one day... I pray soon.

LV said...

Glad you were able to endure the weather. Look what we would have missed! You found some every nice scenes. That is a lovely area.

Shelley said...

That close up photo of the geese's wings was magnificent - such pretty detail. And of course your flower photos are always gorgeous. Enjoyed your quote today - very inspiring and comforting at the same time.

Unknown said...

Nice blogging my friend!

Empty Nester said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! I love that first picture of the family- it really does look like the parents are having a private conversation!

Did the book arrive yet?

Hilary said...

Such beautiful representations of the season, here. Lovely.

me ann my camera said...

The wings on your last picture of the Canada Geese are absolutely marvelous!
Ann

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