Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Day At Stanley Park

Time for a few more pictures from fall.
Actually each of these was taken on September 22,just south-west of Morden.

A short drive from town is a small park,called Stanley Park,so called because of the name of the municipality in which it is located.
This park has some picnic tables,a small playground,a few baseball diamonds and lots of trees.
On this day I was there all by myself,which is how I like it.Don't get me wrong,I love being there with friends,but I prefer to have few other people there.

As I was wandering around I spotted these rose hips.They provided a bright spot of colour.

I found that there was not much colour,but then I should have expected that.The main trees in the park are Oaks which usually don't show a lot of colour.
A small stand of Birch trees,gave another bright spot.As the sun hit them,they glowed.

I enjoyed being in the presence of these solid Oaks.The sunlight was creating interesting shadows under the trees.One tree has scene it's last fall,but no doubt it will be used for bonfires in the park.

As I stood at the top of a small rise,I could look across to see another group of Birches.
I guess this was one of those times where I needed to 'look' for the beauty,but I did manage to find some.

As I made my way home,the long way,I might add,I saw this guy.
This deer was enjoying a good feed in a grass and wildflower filled meadow.He did not seem to mind my presence and finally stopped eating,to look at me and gave me this picture.
I think it may be young animal,you can see a few spots on the shoulder.

As I think back to two years ago,when I said good-bye to Jake,my heart aches.
I know that he wanted me to continue with the photography and so I want to do that.
I have to also remind myself often that God has left me here for a reason,so I want to fully live the life God has for me.


TexWisGirl said...

and i think you are doing that - and sharing the beauty with us, too. :)

love those birches.

Debbie said...

jake is watching you and he is smiling, i am so sure of that!!

always, take the long way home!!

Karin said...

You totally amaze me with all your gorgeous photos - continuing Jake's legacy! Just today I came across a tulip of his that you sent to me and thought of you both! God bless as you are a blessing to us!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures, Ruth! I especially like the deer! You are right, I think our deceased spouses would want us to carry on as best we can. I know mine used to say "Life is for the living". Carry on!!!

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thank you for sharing the bounty

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Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I'm partial to oaks, so that picture drew me. But the glowing birches are lovely. And the deer...oh my...that deer picture is stunning. Those soft eyes are looking right at you. You're definitely carrying on the tradition that you and Jake began together. And we're blessed because of it.

Diane said...

Making your way alone has to be difficult some days but I know you have the Lord and the presence of Jake. Love the shot of the deer especially Ruth. Diane

Elaine said...

Nature's beauty is always there if we look for it, and you did find some. I think perhaps you were not at the park alone, but that Jake was by your side. Love the sweet little deer looking at you! The long way home is usually the best way.

S. Etole said...

The oak trees offer such stability in a world of change. Prayers for comfort as you continue on.

Janice K said...

I always feel whenever I see deer, that day is especially blessed; and the way God has used you to share from your heart, has blessed and touched mine.

I pray you have many "deer" days to come.

Sandra said...

i know Jake is up there in heaven looking down and feeling proud of you, for keeping on in such a wonderful way. you did find much beauty and that last shot is so sweet.

Kerri Farley said...

He posed perfectly for you :)

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I always enjoy your photography and reading your commentary. I share the same kind of enjoyment you have with visiting the parks and looking for the beauty. Recording it and sharing it is a pleasure and you sure do a wonderful job with your blog. And, as always, thank you for the kind, encouraging comments on John's Island. Take care and have a great weekend. John

happyone said...

A beautiful park and beautiful pictures. I know what you mean about being alone there. I have that feeling when I go on my morning walks. : )

My name is Riet said...

It seems like your photo's are getting more beautiful every time I come here Ruth. I love that deer. I know Jake is watching you from up thre and he will be so proud of you.
Have a nice week.

Cicero Sings said...

I especially like picture #4. Stanley Park ... kind of deceiving ... I was thinking Vancouver's Stanley Park ... until I started to read.

Pat said...

That young dear appears not to be afraid of humans, at least at that distance! Great capture, Ruth!

I love these fall scenes...It still looks so green there! We had 5 months without any rain, so things are still pretty dead and brown here.

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

Ruth, is looks like you had a beautiful day to go for a walk in the park, and you did find much Beauty to capture and share. And I just love the photo of the young deer looking right at you. What a Blessing that was.
May God comfort you, and strengthen you each day.
Thank you for the big hug the other day. It felt wonderful and I needed it. Here is a big hug for you.
Take care Dear Lady. You are a Blessing to so many, including me.
Hugs, Dianne :)

Betty Manousos said...

dear ruth!

i love every singe one of those photos.

thanks for the beauty you're sharing with us.

have a blessed, happy weekend~


Neal said...

Nice set of pictures Ruth. I think the second from bottom is my favorite...the way you have it framed with the trees in the foreground.

Hilary said...

Ruth, I did not know you/your blog when Jake was alive and yet becuase you share him with your words and your beautiful photography, I feel as if I do.. if only a little bit. Jake knew what he was doing when he shared this wonderful hobby with you. He's in every photo that you lovingly snap. And the results are always stunning and full of life. Hugs to you.

Rick said...

I almost thought you were in Vancouver when I saw the heading. Lovely shots, Ruth - still some colour out there. Enjoyed your snowfall shots, especially the sumac. I think it's very good, and honouring to Jake's memory, that you continue with photography.

God bless you.