Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Visit To The Lake

Come with me to a lake located just west of the city of Morden. This is not a super large lake,but big enough to supply us with water all year round. It is also a recreational place.There is a  beach for those who want to swim,(not my thing to do).Many people like to use the lake for boating and water skiing and further toward the back of the lake the canoe enthusiasts have a quieter spot for that.
Having said all that,I visit the lake to find beauty along the trial which circles the lake.


On a recent visit,I had to get a picture of the sun's path across the water.


A few wildflowers were growing along the side of the path.The warmth of the sunshine made them look so pretty.

Of course,I am not satisfied to get just the traditional pictures. I have to see what the flower looks like from the back side.I think it is still quite lovely,even from this angle.

At the side of the road,leading down to the lake,I found these tiny flowers.The light was not perfect,but the end result was good enough for me.

 Many of you have seen a similar picture of mine on Facebook,but I had to share this here as well. I was heading back to my car,looking down where I was walking,so as not to trip and fall,when I looked up this greeted my eyes. I quickly and quietly snapped a few pictures.

This verse encouraged me today,I hope it does the same for you.
This is Jesus speaking:
"Be sure of this: I am with you always,even to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:20 (NLT)

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that young deer is so sweet! like your bloom shots, too!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Awww, a little Bambi! Your pretty yellow flower is a wild sunflower I believe, someone recently gave me a bunch and I never even knew there was such a flower. See the little seeds in the center? I am going to post mine as a guessing game so shhh, don't tell anyone!

Lynda said...

You seemed to have perfect light for your pics. I really like the backside of the little wild sunflower and am glad you showed a different perspective.

George said...

All of these photos are beautiful. It's easy to see why the lake is a favorite spot of yours. I like your picture of the wildflower from the back.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful flower shots - and I really like the deer!

Elaine said...

Lovely photos, Ruth! How easily you could have missed the shot of the deer. Often sights like this are fleeting and easy to miss if you aren't vigilant.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wonderful photos dear Ruth and a great scripture to end your post with.

Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

I might expire from joy if i came face to face with a deer.. and my favorite of all your beautiful photos today is the backside of the flower. that is gorgeous. i like the patterns it creates and I love yellow flowers

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous area!!! That fawn is so sweet. And the backside of the sunflower is really spiffy!!

Diane said...

This really is an inspiration, Ruth. So simple and so true. What a lovely place you have to walk, meditate and find beautiful photos. Diane

Debbie said...

you see some beautiful sights on your walks ruth. i am lovin' bambi, i have been seeing a lot of little ones too!!!

Shug said...

The first photo is so intriguing!! so many little details to look at. Sweet how the Sun comes to a point as the wild grass touches it. Great photography Ruth...
Have a Blessed Sunday.

Rose L said...

Such a lucky find with the deer! I usually spook them and they are gone before camera is to my eye or I never see any.

Unknown said...

Ruth, very pretty! Your images are great. I love the deer!

Kay said...

Great shots. I love the deer.

Barb said...

Hello Ruth, Thank your for letting me stroll round the lake with you. I love being near water. How special to meet a deer! (PS Still practicing...)

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful photos. I don't like swimming in the lake either. I always tell my friend, when she concretes her beach area and paints in aqua blue, I may consider going in.

Dawning Inspiration said...

What a lovely place... beautiful!! And seeing that deer is such a sweet surprise!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Love your photos, Ruth---ALL of them... Seeing the flower from the back side is NEAT.. I've never thought of that --but will definitely look at them differently from now on. NEAT!!!!

The little fawn is adorable. We saw on when we were in the Smokies last week... He and his Mama were quite near to us --and didn't seem the least bit afraid.

Hugs,
Betsy

Debby Ray said...

Ah...such lovely images, Ruth. What a beautiful place for a photo shoot. I agree, flowers from angle are lovely and I also like getting interesting views of them...and then the little deer just tops it all off :)

EG CameraGirl said...

All your photos are great,Ruth, but the first one is a stunner!

Gail Dixon said...

I have always loved the back side of the sunflower, too! Your photos are so pretty with wonderful light. The bible verse is very encouraging. Thank you for sharing it!

Hilary said...

Snapping flowers from the rear, especially when the sun is in front of them makes for a very interesting photo, doesn't it. I love when flowers are backlit (or front lit but taken from behind, in this case). And that fawn is just precious.

E. said...

i enjoy the blooms. what a gorgeous post. hope you are well. enjoy your week. ( :

cyclopseven said...

Vision divine....so beautiful.

Mary said...

These are beautiful shots. I love the backside of that flower....how interesting.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful, Ruth. Our sunflowers along the roadside are beginning to bloom. It will be the last color we see until February.

Esther Joy said...

Beautiful! I tried to picture Lake St Martin near Hilbre as I looked at your post, but my sis says all the leaves there have dropped now. I always loved visiting there in the fall.