Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Works of Art

Works of art are often priceless treasures. We will go to great lengths to save them and protect them.
Today I share with you some works of art which are free to us,all we need to do to enjoy them is to slow down and look.

An overnight frost paints a world of beauty.
Frost clings to each little twig.

Just how much would a stem like this cost in a florist shop?
I am sure that it would be more than I would be willing to pay.
How much did this one cost me?
The total cost was a little bit of gas to drive out of town and then the time to stop and take note of the beauty.


Another priceless treasure,just waiting for me to capture it's picture.
I am in awe when I see this kind of beauty,and then realize that no human hand could create something this delicate and pretty.


As the sun peeks over the frost covered trees,I am rewarded with a beautiful star burst. Here a simple row of trees becomes a place a peace and beauty.
As I was standing on the roadside,I could hear the gentle tinkle of the ice falling from the branches.This was sweet music as I drank in the scene.


In summer this tangle of brush would perhaps not draw my attention,but now,covered in frost each branch glows in the morning light.
I find that in a case like this  a picture does not adequately show the beauty,but unless you all come to visit me,this is the best I can do.
These pictures were taken on February 3rd.The last few weeks have been so mild that there is no frost around.

Thought for today:
Each season has its own joys to treasure,
to lift one's spirits and bring pleasure.

33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE that frosted weed! gorgeous, ruth!!! :)

john bord said...

Nice blending

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful "frosty" photos, Ruth! I've gotten a few of those lately too!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, I was thinking when looking at your gorgeous pictures that we truly haven't had much frost at all this winter.. It's been a strange winter for sure...

There's nothing prettier than a simple picture with frost on it... Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing the simple beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

You are absolutely right about the awesome treasures our heavenly Father provides - if we would only open our eyes! Definitely one thing I always tried to instill in my kids and grands - but I was never one to take pictures! I'm so glad you take all these marvelous photos and share them with us!

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Kay said...

Very good captures.

Dorothy said...

Ruth, you are so right about beauty and treasurers being everywhere!!

Nancy said...

Thank you for reminding us with your beautiful pictures that God has given us many gifts. Some of them just have to be opened to be appreciated and in this case with a camera lens....

Connie said...

What a delightful walk you gave us!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

There isn't much that's prettier than a morning frost, and you've captured this one so well. Thanks for another beautiful post.

Elaine said...

Just beautiful!

Ginny Hartzler said...

These are beautiful, Ruth. The third one and the last one are my favorites. It ALMOST would make one sorry to see the sun! We got ten inches of snow on Sunday.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

What Beautiful Treasures you have captured, Ruth. It pays to get up early. Love the sunburst as well as the trees, and landscape dressed in pure white frost.
Soon it will be Spring and what splendor awaits us as the Seasons change, but for now we must cease the day and it's many winter treasures, for each day is unique and not to be taken forgranted of wished away. :)

S. Etole said...

Frost decorates so beautifully and we've had so little of it this year.

Anita Johnson said...

Your post reminded me of this simple scripture...“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things…” Psalm 119:18

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images! I always loved the sunshine in winter! Seems to be at a premium around here lately. Rain, rain, rain!

Diane said...

Truly beautiful works of art - and by the Master Artist! Great catches, Ruth. Diane

Kerri Farley said...

Oh Ruth - these are so lovely!
There is so much to be seen and appreciated if we just slow down enough to take a look.
Thanks for reminding us!

Sandra said...

the first one is exquisite and the tree looks like God placed a star on His Christmas tree. I love shots like that first one and yesterday i noticed the passion vine on the fence is half dead, i took one very similar but without the frost. beauty is every where.

Shug said...

Priceless Treasures! all these things are right before our eyes...it just takes US, taking the time to see the beauty...
Gorgeous pictures..
hugs Ruth
shug

George said...

You've found some priceless treasures just by looking around your world. The best part is that you've captured them beautifully and have shared them with us. Thank you for sharing God's beautiful creations with us.

ChrisJ said...

Wonderful pictures Ruth, especially the last one. You are a master photographer.

My name is Riet said...

All pieces of art Ruth. Beautifully captured all of them.

Dawning Inspiration said...

I'm in love with the sunburst... oh to see that now!! ;o)

Tammy said...

Nothing like waking to a frost covered morning...beautiful :)

Debbie said...

if only we take the time to see it!!

these are gorgeous ruth!!

EG CameraGirl said...

You've captured winter beautifully, Ruth. I agree that each season has it's own joys.

Becky said...

Just gorgeous and so delicate Ruth. I love searching for God's beauty, and it can be found everywhere.
Take care.
B.

Christine said...

Truly beautiful treasures indeed, Ruth. Straight from the Master's hand! Slowly getting back into checking out my favorite blogs again. Hugs!

Pat said...

The frost does make even the homeliest bare branch a sparkling work of art. You have an eye for beauty in nature, Ruth. Great photos!

laveta'splace said...

Ruth, I have been enjoying your photos and a so your husbands. They are all beautiful and inspiring. Your thought for the day is so true. We, who live where the seasons are so different, should take time to enjoy them all.

Hilary said...

These are so beautiful. I'd walk with you any day.