Monday, October 31, 2016

Welcome to November

It may be the beginning of November,but some summer flowers are always in order so, allow me to share a few flowers, captured earlier this summer.

All photos were taken at The English Gardens in Winnipeg,so I can't take credit for growing these.
I enjoy Dahlias,but they don't grow well on my yard,so I find them in other gardens.


The old-fashioned Zinnia is a sturdy flower and also well loved by the Hummingbirds and insects.


Each petal is held up proudly.I like the details beneath the flower as well.


Bee Balm or Monarda,is a favourite of the Hummingbirds.Late summer at the English Gardens is a  great time to watch the Hummers feeding at the flowers.They are getting ready to leave,so they need all the energy they can get.


One place that I must stop on each visit to these gardens, is the Water Lily pool.Each flower is distinctive and each one so beautiful.


Closing Thought:
Too blessed to be stressed,
Too grateful to be hateful,
Too anointed to be disappointed!

Giving God all the glory for waking me and for lifting my head!

23 comments:

Karin said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy said...

Another sparkling blog post! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Happy November!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You captured a hummingbird in flight, marvelous! It was not till this year that I realized how long the zinnias last; way into fall. The yellow dahlia is gorgeous, so the dahlia and the water lily are my favorites. AND the hummer!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing these bright colourful blooms! the waterlily is just gorgeous!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What beautiful blooms.

I really like your quote at the end. And I relate to your though on being grateful to God for waking you and lifting your head. Amen.

Have a great week dear Ruth ~ Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

so beautiful and when I got to the humming bird I said out loud.. ohhhhhh. so precious. and I really like your windows into fall header

Bonnie said...

The flowers, like all of God's creation are wondrous. Beautiful captures. The header is really great too. I also give thanks as I am reminded by your words.

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful captures Ruth! We are having unseasonably warm weather for October/November .... but I am enjoying it!!!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The water lily and the hummingbird are favorites in this grouping, but all are lovely.

George said...

This is a wonderful way to welcome a new month. You got a great photo of the hummingbird, but then all of your photos are beautiful. We enjoy seeing the water lilies at Biltmore each August, so your photo of the water lily brings back many memories.

LV said...

We can all learn from your wonderful post. Glorious flower beauty and inspiring thoughts.

Barb said...

The Zinnia is one of my favorite flowers. Love the Hummer pic with the Bee Balm.

E. said...

gorgeous blooms, make me think of spring & new life. if u have extra prayer time would u include the hubby & myself he's going through some stressful times. i guess we all have different or difficult life moments, gotta keep the faith i guess. ( :

Rose L said...

Lovely gifts from God.

Unknown said...

Ruth, such beautiful images! I'm squeezing as much as I can out of our Fall colour, but I fear it's almost done! The winter drabs are approaching. We set a record for rainfall in October. 28 days of rain! So far it looks like November will be close behind it! Ah well, that's what we get for mild temperatures!

happyone said...

All the flowers are beautiful but that last one is my favorite. Excellent photos.
There is some bee balm up at HT along our little stream.

Felicia said...

lovely flowers. the water lily is beautiful.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The header is just beautiful, Ruth. So are all of the flowers. The sturdy, dependable zinnias are one of my favorites. They last so long and are such nice cutting flowers, too. Great capture of the hummer!

weekend-windup said...

Lovely colorful flowers!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

All these flowers are beautiful especially like the last photograph as well as the Hummer. I still have Cosmos blooming away in my garden. It is still very mild here. I think we might be in for a shock soon!

Rose said...

These are sooo beautiful. I cannot think where I seen them but I saw some of the biggest and pretties zinnias I have ever seen...they were sort of fuschi color...

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I haven't commented much --but have SO enjoyed your English Gardens pictures SO much... Reminds me of Biltmore... The water Lily is beautiful--a favorite color. AND Zinnias were my Mom's favorite flowers... Special to me.

Hugs,
Betsy

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