Sunday, April 13, 2014


Saturday,April 12th I woke up to a fresh layer of snow on the ground. This was not unexpected,but it sure slows down the arrival of spring like weather.By today,Sunday,most of that snow has melted,but we are back down to below freezing temperatures.
I thought this would be a good day to load this page with flower pictures.
All of these are taken with my phone,so keep that in mind if there is some quality lacking.

I will keep the words to a minimum and allow you to enjoy the flowers.

I have held many things in my hands,and I have lost them all;
but whatever I have placed in God's hands,that I still possess.
Martin Luther

When God saw you,it was love at first sight.

Have you thanked God today?

Beauty: an act of God

Nature does not hurry,yet everything is accomplished.

My profession is always to find God in nature.
Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is an inside job.

When the solution is simple God is answering.

Where love is there is God also.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say 'thank-you?'


  1. I really don't think there can be such a thing as flower overload, but I sure enjoyed these beauties. Unfortunately your cold temperatures are headed our way and will be here sometime tomorrow. Temperatures will be below freezing for a couple of nights.

  2. Marvellous! I do hope your spring arrives soon Ruth. So many wonders have happened this autumn that it feels like spring. Everything has come into bloom. Is it that I am just so grateful for what God gives me every day? Even a clematis that died 2 years ago, has come to life again from it's roots and had flower buds. God is just amazing.

  3. Very lovely, Ruth. Sorry about the snow. I know you're ready for spring. We're up to the 80s here, about to begin our "American Summer" which will last 2 months and them really get hot. :) hope your spring arrives soon.

  4. My absolute favorite has to be the yellow iris macro. Now, let me see if I know what all these ARE...Gerbara Daisy, Tiger Lily, and most of the others are lilies except the regular daisy and the blanket flower.

  5. No quality lacking here, Ruth. The colours are stunning. Just beautiful. I'm pining for spring.

  6. freezing temperatures....again?

    Beautiful flowers. Oh, and I love ...truly love...the last question you asked at the end of this post.

  7. Beautiful photos and wonderful, encouraging thoughts.

    Have a lovely Easter week dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

  8. Beautiful flowers! I really liked that Martin Luther quote.

    We had a warm weekend finally. All my daffodils seemed to pop open at once. Now they are predicting snow for tonight. I hope the flowers survive.

  9. Gorgeous!! These blooms have brightened my morning, as did the quotes. We have 11 degrees this morning here in NE Montana. No snow though.

  10. love the 86,400 quote.. never thought of it that way.. beautiful flowers and we can never overload on them. in 02 i had a book made on shutterfly of my photos and i called it God's Autograph. that is what nature is to me

  11. Gorgeous, Ruth. I love the quotes you put with your photos also... Can't wait til we get some Daylilies here. BUT---the weather people say that we may 'freeze' tonight/tomorrow... GADS--I hope not, now that our flowers are so pretty....

    Enjoy Holy Week ---as we go through Jesus' death... Very sad ---but we all know the good news: EASTER is coming and HE is ALIVE... Alleluia.


  12. Sorry about the new snow...lovely flower shots!

  13. Love your new header, Ruth!! Enjoyed the bright and happy flowers on your post today. Hope the snow melts soon. I know you've had more than your share.

  14. Ruth, gorgeous flowers! You'll soon be knee deep in the real thing!

  15. HI Ruth These macro shots are exquisite and the words are so true.


  16. this is a beautiful post, Ruth. The flowers are so beautiful and uplifting.

  17. gorgeous ruth, just gorgeous!! i love all the different varities of daylilies. each flower may only last a day, but each day is worth it!!

    it's raining today at the shore, it was really uplifting to read your entry!!

  18. Yes, I did. : )
    All the flowers are beautiful. Can't even pick a favorite!!

  19. I surely didn't find any quality lacking in these images. Beautiful flower photos, Ruth. We got the snow Monday night. Today, although it's cold, the sun is melting the snow away.

  20. These are all so beautiful, Ruth, that I'd never know they were taken with a phone if you hadn't told us! I can never see enough flower photos, so keep 'em coming.
    Have a nice afternoon!

  21. Gorgeous photos, Ruth! Hopefully that will be your last snowfall this year. We've got lots of puddles but still a lot of snow to go.....

  22. I love seeing all these bright and cheerful photos!

  23. Flowers are so incredibly beautiful!


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