Thursday, August 4, 2016

Earth Laughs in Flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take a minute or two and look and listen to the flowers and insects.



Today is a beautiful day simply because God made it.


If you want to feel rich,just count all the gifts you have that money can’t buy.

All these pictures are from my yard.

So much beauty,but I must take the time to enjoy it.


This was really a small toadstool,but I think it's pretty.

Finally,I have a dear friend,Betsy who is celebrating her birthday on August 5.
She follows this rule: 
Live  your life and forget your age.
Shhh,this is our secret,don't tell her I sent you.
Happy Birthday Betsy,hope your day is GREAT,just like you are.
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17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your pictures are glorious!! Your yard must be so beautiful! And this big mushroom taken from an unusual angle is very pretty!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wonderful photos from your gardens dear Ruth. Have a great weekend ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pictures. Sometimes I find myself watching ants, if you can believe it. I wonder what they are doing, is there a reason for their running in circles, going a few inches in one direction then circling back to recheck an area where they already had circled.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I would have loved to have a picture of you taking a picture of that tiny toadstool! The captures of the flowers and insects are beautiful, and I love the Emerson quote you chose to go with this post. Great shot of the little damselfly.

Sandra said...

the butterflys are wonderful as are the flower.. for some reason my favorite today is that dragon fly hanging out of the flower. just perfect

Hootin' Anni said...

That toadstool image is absolutely WONderful Ruth.
And, to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a dragonfly atop a BLOSSOM before...extraordinary image. All of them actually.

George said...

Each of these photos is absolutely fantastic!! I would love to know how you got the picture of the underside of that toadstool.

Debbie said...

oooh ruth, i so enjoyed seeing the butterflies!! your captures are beautiful, they have not been visiting me!!!

E. said...

i have to ask ... what or how long do you sit to get a picture of these butterflies, moths, and dragonflies? u must have the touch? luck? i will sit and sit, usually when i am in my kayak ... waiting? and they never settle. i just get so frustrated. i am humbled by your pics. so lovely!! well done, my friend. well done!! ( ;

happyone said...

Outstanding pictures!! I love them all.

Aritha said...

Thank you so much. I love all the pictures of your small Paradise! Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Critters and Flowers in a garden. The perfect place to Be Still and Know . . .

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I agree what Betsy says and your flowers and critters are gorgeous.. Have a lovely weekend.



Unknown said...

Ruth, what stunning images! Isn't Summer wonderful with all she has to offer!

Rose L said...

I wish I could be out among the gardens instead of here in a rehab after my surgery July 20th..

Christine said...

Gorgeous colours and beauty! Thanks for allowing us in to share the riches of your garden!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. As you know, this year's birthday was another awesome one with George. The only thing which could have made it better would have been if YOU had have been there with us!!!!!

Beautiful pictures. Love the toadstool one!!! Bet you had to get on your hands and knees to capture that one!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy