Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July to My Friends in the USA

I have small mushrooms growing on my yard this year,in abundance. They are likely not edible but they are good for photos.

Steve was out there getting up close and personal with some of these fungi.

I later went and got a shot of what he was shooting.This little turned up mushroom was indeed photogenic.

This year is also the year that I have some decent looking Zinnias.This old-fashioned flower is as pretty today as it was so many years ago.

A few Dianthus plants are struggling to bloom,but perhaps with some more sunshine they will get their act together. I do like the details in these small flowers.

In playing with the new camera,I am getting pictures I would not have be able to get with the others.
This is a Geranium bud.

I will be away from blogland for a while,so no new posts and no comments from me for this time.
For those who wish to follow me,I will be posting updates on Facebook.

Thought for Today:
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread,places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir


  1. I continue to be impressed with the photos you are getting with your new camera. These are all wonderful. Enjoy your blog break.

  2. Thanks, Ruth.. We hope to enjoy the day tomorrow cooking some steaks on the grill. We might go and see the local fireworks celebration here.

    We have lots of mushrooms in our yard. You and Steve need to come here and get some photos.

    I love Zinnias --since my mother used to grow them... Lots of memories...

    I'll follow you on FB.. Have a great time.


  3. So lovely to see you playing with your new toy. Enjoy your summer whatever you are doing. Look forward to getting in touch again when you are back and ready to go again.

  4. Wonderful pictures, Ruth! Have fun on your break!

  5. Thanks, Ruth. Love the mushroom and the geranium bud. Fabulous things you can do with that camera.

  6. Wonderful photos with your new camera!

  7. I love the zinnias and the mushroom the best. Did you say why you are going and I forgot? Are you well? I hope you are going on a fun vacation!

  8. Wow - I've got to play catch up again on my friends' blogposts. Beautiful photos you have here - the details are fabulous! Have a fun time and God bless! See you on fb!

  9. What great photos and I love your ending quote.

    Have a nice time away. I'm not on FB so will have to wait to see what is going on when you get back.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  10. thanks for sharing these. loved the dianthus. be safe and well on your break from blogland!

  11. enjoy your blog break. love that toad stool.. and the colors are magnifcent

  12. oh my word, you're very talented, ruth.
    gorgeous photos as usual.

    happy 4th of july, my dearest!


  13. Lovely closeups, Ruth. And I like that photo of your son trying to get closeups. Enjoy your time away!

  14. Have good times wherever you are going.

  15. Glad you are having fun with your camera. Enjoy your blog break, our 4th of July festivities with family have been very fun!

  16. I've noticed a lot of mushrooms around here too. Your flowers are so pretty. Enjoy your little break.

  17. Hi Ruth, Zinnias are one of my favorites! Beautiful photo there. How's your weather this time of year? I wonder if you get any days above about 37 C? That would be over 100F and we rarely get close to that down here. But we did have 34 C a few days ago. John

  18. Postscript: Have fun on your vacation! John

  19. I am amazed at how you find the simplest things and make them into such beautiful photos. This is the true eye of a photographer...
    so very pretty!!
    I've been keeping up with your exciting week...Enjoy

  20. Hi Ruth, Sorry I haven't been by in a while. Life has been crazy. I'm starting a new blog. Please come by when you can.

  21. I love mushrooms! It looks like summer has arrived there.

  22. I hope you're enjoying your blog break, Ruth. Don't stay away TOO long. :)


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