Monday, June 27, 2011

My Flowers

With the arrival of the Crocuses and Tulips,my gardens have a constantly changing display of color.
Today I share with you a few of my Irises and a Lupin.

Let's begin with an Iris bud.I love all the detail seen here.
This is a promise of more to come.

Here is a different Iris.I wanted to show with detail of the beard.
Again,note all the veins in the petal,or fall,as it is called.


Yet another Iris,different color,but every bit as lovely.
Irises are some of my favourite flowers.I think they have a regal look to them.
OK,I'll have to admit that ,my favourite flower is usually the one I am looking at.I just love flowers,all shapes,all sizes,and all colors.

Seems like I am sharing all the close-ups today.
I could stand and look at these for hours and not get bored.
God has placed so much beauty into these flowers.


I would be amiss,if I didn't show a Lupin.
Lupins were a real favourite of Jake's so this year they have special meaning to me.He tended them carefully and enjoyed each stalk of flowers.

I do have more Lupin pictures,but they will have to wait for another day.

Thought for today:
GOD'S GLORY SHINES THROUGH HIS CREATION.

52 comments:

Sandra said...

God's glory does for sure shine through his creation and your garden is really shining today. love the lupin, not a flower i have seen before.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I cannot wait to see more of your flowers, what a treat! We have lupines around here, but I've only seen the orange ones, which aren't that pretty. I would like to see the other colors like yours. The iris, how gorgeous!! My iris pictures didn't come out so well this year, don't know if it's too late to take them over. The iris looks like it's sticking it's tongue out and taunting us because it is more beautiful! Either that, or I've taken too much pain medication !

Judy said...

Beautiful ... thank you...

Unknown said...

Ruth, I'm with you, I love flowers! Can't get enough! Love to photograph them!
Yours are wonderful!

ChrisJ said...

Beautiful Irises and Lupins. Praise God for all things flower! You are a great photographer.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Beautiful flowers, beautifully photographed.

TexWisGirl said...

i liked your admission that your favorite flower is the one you're currently looking at. i like that!

Montanagirl said...

So beautiful, Ruth! You did an excellent job with your photos.

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, I've already been here once today, but I had to come back to see the iris---one of my favorites too. Your photos of them are wonderful--beautiful flower, beautiful photo! Mickie :)

Debbie said...

what a beautiful reminder of jake.

your photo's are gorgeous, love the colors and all the details!!

Patricia said...

Oh, Ruth...these are stunning. Stunning. My favorite is the last one. I wrote about wonder this morning...and how photos instill wonder and cause praise to well up in my heart and as I often do with photos...your photos make me say..Wow. God. You are amazing!

Much love,
Patricia

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

I love irises, too, and here in Ohio they were fabulous this year, but our weather was so awfully rainy there was no time to enjoy them. I'm happy to be able to enjoy yours. :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful flowers. I love Irises!

Misty said...

These are just gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Ruth, your irises are gorgeous. Such lovely colors and the Lupine is pretty. Beautiful photos, have a wonderful week!

A Garden of Threads said...

Ruth, Your photos are beautiful. My Iris are done for this year. Thank you for sharing yours. Take care:)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful series of photos!

S. Etole said...

Those are some beautifully colored irises.

LV said...

You must have a great camera and know how to use it very well. Those are stunning up close shots of all the flowers.

sunny smiles said...

Beautiful! I too am a fan of flowers..

Diane said...

I love the iris's too, Ruth. These are beautiful shots of them. The pink lupine is so pretty and meaningful. Diane

Michelle said...

We share the same favorite flower...whatever we're looking at. :)

These are beautiful. God's glory does come shining through when we stop to look at His amazing handiwork.

Agnes said...

Love all flowers but the iris always makes it to the top of the list. Your photography skills are outstanding. Such A wonderful God given gift.

Pat said...

Irises do look very regal and elegant. It's amazing how many colors they come in. The dark pink lupine is gorgeous! I've only seen blue and yellow lupines around here. Thanks for sharing the deep pink one! What a precious memory they bring to you.
(((Hugs))) - Pat

Elaine said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and your photos too. Bearded Iris don't grow here in Interior Alaska, but I really love all the color and variety they have. They were my mother's favorite flower and she had a huge collection of them. Wild Iris does grow well here, and I have blue as well as the rarer white ones, and they are blooming now too.

My name is Riet said...

Wow Ruth, you have beautiful flowers in your garden and your photo's are stunning. Those irisses are gorgeous and so are the lupines. I love both sorts. Have a good day

Anonymous said...

These are all very beautiful. All of our irises are spent now and gone and the lupines are not among the living. Maybe they succumbed to our strange weather? Your's are beautiful.

Betty Manousos said...

Ruth, those shots are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

amazing captures and colours!
very well done!!

...oh, you have such beautiful flowers in your garden!
loved this post!

have a great day!

hugs
betty xx

Ruth said...

I do love irises and lupins. Mine are now finished blooming. Your pictures are gorgeous. Wishing you and your family well.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Fall off my chair beautiful photos. The lord sure knew we needed eye candy.

Kerri Farley said...

You've captured all of the beautiful details Ruth! Great shots!

jeanlivingsimple said...

My Iris'blooms are long gone so it is a pleasure to see yours!

Unknown said...

As always - your flower shots are spectacular! I think I love them the most out of all your collections - Yours and Jake's photos both. Irises are really spectacular; yours are doing great!

The Lupin is gorgeous. We have wild lupins here and they are purpley bluey coloured, with white tips. I will try to get a picture to show you.

Hope you have a great day today! *hugs*

Christine said...

I love all kinds of flowers! But I have to admit the Iris is my favorite! Hugs!

Dorothy said...

Wonderful close ups of the Iris!!

Cheryl said...

Ruth, those are absolutely gorgeous! God's creation is so beautiful, isn't it!!! Thank you for taking me on a tour of your flower garden. I love flowers too!!! I also want to thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them more than you know. God has blessed me with so many wonderful friends, some whom I know and others that I have actually never seen face-to-face to pray me along through this difficult journey that I'm on. Thanks for being one of my prayer warriors. I continue to pray for you during your difficult days that God through His creation and through the encouraging word of others will lighten your load and give you His peace.

Willard said...

They are so beautiful and help lift one's spirit. Beautiful photography!

Shug said...

My, My....what beautiful flowers..
I love the close up pictures of the Iris...The throat of each one is so pretty...Thanks Ruth for sharing God's beauty...
shug

Anita Johnson said...

Our fields nearby are filled with Lupine... all colors of blue and purple. I have never seen this stunning red before.

Rick said...

I like what you said about your favourite flower being the one you happen to be looking at - I agree !

Beautiful shots Ruth.

"All nature sings, and round me rings ..."

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

What beauty GOD has put here for us to enjoy and you sure have some awesome sites. LOVE your photograpby too.

EG CameraGirl said...

You have such pretty irises! Mine have passed for this year. The came and went far too quickly, I'm afraid. The lupine is gorgeous. I still have some flowering...but they do not look nearly as fresh as yours now.

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Kay said...

Hi Ruth,
Just wanted to thank you for stopping by to give me your condolences. I'm sorry about your loss too. It is 2 weeks today that Ben passed and it is still very raw to me. I think I actually went through some of the grief period earlier since he was in the hospital for almost 4 months. I was numb last week, but now I am feeling like the numbness is going away and the reality that he is never coming back is starting to really hit me. It hurts so much and I miss him terribly.
I too lover photography. I hope you will stop by my Kay's Photoblog and check out my photos. I love to combine my two favorite hobbies...hiking and photography. Please keep in touch.
Kay

Leontien said...

They look absolutely great!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

Suzane Weck said...

Suas flores são belissimas;nunca tinha reparado nas veias que uma flor possa ter,é impressionante.Adorei conhece-la e ao seu blog.Grande abraço.

Valerie said...

Ruth - my sisters garden is full of iris' and lupine. I have never been able to capture the unique beauty of these flowers - but your photos surely do.

So much refreshing beauty in this time of year!

April said...

Beautiful photos of the lovely Iris. Mine are just beginning to bloom as well.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love the color of the Lupin! I have always loved flowers but it wasn't until I started photographing them that I really began to appreciate their beauty. God's glory definitely shines through His awesome creation!

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{ T G L } said...

Beautiful photography! I love photographing flowers myself so it's nice to get a perspective on how others do it. Do you use a macro lens?

Blessings,
This Good Life

Mary said...

Lovely! So odd to see flowers blooming there that we had months ago. I love iris anytime!