Sunday, February 5, 2017

Finding Winter Beauty

Winter is not over yet, so we may as well look for the beauty in this season.
Truly, it is not hard to find beauty in winter and here are a few pictures that I hope will prove that.

No, these are not from today, but as the large snowflakes are drifting down today, they are creating more lovely scenes like this.
The male Hairy Woodpecker, looks lovely in the sunlight.He is one of the many birds who enjoy my homemade suet.


Let's take a short drive out of town, on a snowy day and see what beauty awaits us there.
This scene is what I found.Hoar frost covered trees and shrubs.


Lake Minniwasta still has some beauty to offer, even on a dull, overcast day. Here too, the hoar frost has coated the trees and helped to create a lovely scene.


Look at all that frost on the trees.I hope you see the tremendous beauty in this, as I see it. God has once again touched the trees and turned them into works of art.


Back on my yard, more correctly, back in my house, I look out the window and see the Pileated Woodpecker at the suet.Some slow movements, as I get the camera and I am able to capture that bright red crest on this pretty girl.


Closing Thought:
We would worry less if we praised more.

23 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Winter beauty! I love your Hairy Woodpecker...I can even see his white eyelashes!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your header is beautiful!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pics of Winter's splendor, Ruth... wonderfully done... thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

happyone said...

Yes, winter sure is a beautiful time of year.
Great closing thought and so very true.

George said...

Your photos are gorgeous, Ruth. They're coming very close to making me change my mind about winter. Your quote is great as well.

Debbie said...

Beautiful!! I always see more birds at the feeders during a storm!! We have had only one snow this winter!!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, so beautiful, Ruth. Your hoar frost shots are gorgeous. And I love the red "bonnet" on your woodpecker. Your slow movements paid off with that one!

Aritha said...

I love all you photos and the closing tekst: We would worry less if we praised more.
How have you learned to that: worry less?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful photos of winter! Not something we see down here in s.e. FL. :-)

Being thankful and praising more helps, but I am still attacked with worry. It's something I take to God every single day, then thank Him for what He is doing in my life.

Happy February dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

Janice K said...

I enjoyed seeing your Pila Ted Woodpecker. I have seen a female at my suit feeder a couple of times recently. Guess I should post some questions. They're pretty awesome. Your winter scenes are lovely. Our only sizable snow was before Christmas.
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Sandra said...

the hoar frost is beautiful on the trees and bushes. I had to smile when I thought about you cooking for your birds.. I barely cook for humans.

Shug said...

I always enjoy your closing thoughts. And how true this one is. Such beautiful scenes here and I love the redheaded woodpecker. Suppose to be near 81 here today. Yikes...I still want some Winter.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

What glorious winter scenes you have given us today. thanks Ruth

Christine said...

We have had frost the past two mornings but not as heavy as those in your beautiful scenes! The trees are so amazing coated in the frost and the woodpecker is so well photographed!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful post. I love pictures of hoar frost as much as pictures of snow... Just gorgeous.

Love the Hairy Woodpecker...

Glad to hear you had a good weekend... That's so special.

Hugs,
Betsy

LV said...

Nice seeing these beautiful sights, but thankful we do not have them. Stay warm.

E. said...

woodpeckers are always so lovely in the snowy times. we have had such a busy yard lately. i was rest ... i have had a cold ... trying to drink lots of fluids and rest up ... woodpeckers every where, it is funny what you can see if you look and listen. i look out and see an eagle just sitting and checking things out ... so cool. i love all the red on your blog this month. so festive. happy February!! ( :

Rose L said...

Such beauty. Love the woodpecker!

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images! I always really like the hoar frost! We don't get that here. It's still winter here too. We've been under a snowfall warning since last Thursday. And it's snowed every day since. We got at least two feet over the weekend. Needless to say, it's a mess around here!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Oh I love seeing the beauty! Especially the woodpeckers!

Rose said...

Oh, Ruth....these are so, so beautiful. I agree that winter has lots of beauty. Sometimes it takes the bareness of winter to see bones of beauty.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The hoar frost always makes everything so beautiful! Gorgeous photos, Ruth. And I love the great shots of the woodpeckers. I have yet to see a Pilated. Have a nice week!

Hootin' Anni said...

You with seeing the whooping cranes....me? I'd give both my ovaries for a sighting of the pileated!

Awesome winter scenes Ruth!!