Thursday, November 3, 2016

Summer Sunshine

We have had a lack of sunshine recently, so I decided to create a little of my own.Looking back at some of the garden delights of summer is almost like walking in sunshine.
Each of the quotes featured today are taken from a perpetual calendar called,"The Beauty of Friendship".


The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another's existence.
Sue Atchley Ebaugh


A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance…..A cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:13,15


Life is not intended to be simply a round of work, no matter how interesting and important that work may be.A moment's pause to watch the glory of a sunrise or a sunset is soul satisfying, while a bird's song will set the steps to music all day long.
Laura Ingalls Wilder


Whatever one possesses becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.
Bouilly


God wants to continually add to us, to develop and enlarge us— always building on what He has already taught and built in us.
A.B.Simpson


Closing Thought:
And since I have no gold to give,
And love alone must make amends,
My only prayer is, while I live——
God make me worthy of my friends.
Sherman

30 comments:

George said...

Thanks for sharing the sunshine of these beautiful words and your gorgeous photos.

Karin said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing!

Ginny Hartzler said...

These are glorious! Love the purple fall grass! I recognize the spider plant, but nothing else.Your butterfly shot is gorgeous! And he even picked a flower to match his wings. Beautiful fall header! I think my favorite may be looking at the yellow leaves through the window.

Unknown said...

Ruth, wonderful images!

Sandra said...

beautiful grasses, I love them in pink and purple.. your pink is gorgeous

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful reminders of summer, Ruth. Unfortunately, all I have to do is go outside and be reminded...it is in the 80's today, once again! I want my fall weather back...and I think maybe it will return tomorrow :)

CountryMum said...

Beautiful post Ruth. Your photos and words are just so lovely.

LV said...

Ruth, well done! Gorgeous sights with very appropriate, inspiring words.

Sandi said...

"And since I have no gold to give,
And love alone must make amends,
My only prayer is, while I live——
God make me worthy of my friends."
Sherman


I LOVE THIS!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love those grasses!!!

Lovely post once again dearest Ruth ~ FlowerLady

happyone said...

What a lovely closing thought. : )
All beautiful photos but that butterfly is perfect. Such a clear picture. Wow.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Again I love your header! These flowers are so pretty. I see the reason why you are reflecting on summer time....

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

This is a beautiful post Ruth and remembrance of the summer garden as the leaves change for autumn. I enjoyed the visit!

Aritha said...

Thank you for your photos en quotes. They are wonderful.

Christine said...

How marvellously created are these beauties - and wonderfully photographed too!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Such beautiful photos and quotations. The monarch and the rose are special favorites here.

Diane said...

Just lovely, Ruth. I love the flowers. Diane

Debbie said...

wow ruth...i had so many favorites here!! the butterfly and the rose, both stunning!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Ruth, and your header is stunning. Your last line in this post drew me to tears. How lovely!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Each photo is just so pretty it's hard to choose a favorite, but if I had to I'd probably choose the butterfly. Love the quote by Laura Wilder. I love her writing/thoughts and really enjoyed visiting her home down in Mansfield MO where she did most of her writing at a very small desk. Have a nice weekend!

Rose L said...

lovely

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

thanks for sharing these stunning images and brightening up our day

Barb said...

Thank you for these colorful images and the quotes which I'm enjoying on a rainy day in CO.

TexWisGirl said...

just love the grasses. but the 2nd and 3rd shots are 'wow' ones. :)

Rick said...

Beautiful, as I always remembered your photography ! And complemented by powerful verses - thank you.

And thanks for visiting after my long hiatus.

Hootin' Anni said...

Spectacular and definitely sunny. Very uplifting. Both in photo and quotations!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Awesome... Love all of those beautiful flowers.... One good thing I can say about our drought/heat is that the Roses are still doing great this Fall.... They are getting water (thanks to George) --and they love heat....

Hugs,
Betsy

Shug said...

This has been a cloudy and much cooler day here in East Texas. Each of these photos is certainly a ray of sunshine and I always enjoy your words.

Rose said...

Such beautiful images! they are a joy to look at.

Anita Johnson said...

Love these......