Saturday, May 6, 2017

April in Manitoba

It is time to catch up with my posts. The pictures in today's post were all taken around the middle of April.Things are beginning to turn green here by now.

Any day with scattered clouds in the sky is a good day for photos.


Have I mentioned that I really like reflections? Well I do and this puddle, created from melting snow, gave some lovely reflections.


As I was leaving town just before sunset one day,I saw these fellas.The light was about right for a picture and these White-tailed Deer stopped long enough for me to get a few shots.


A little further down the road a Red-winged Blackbird belted out his tune. I was hoping he would turn around and sing, but he had other plans.


He did finally turn around, but then just sat there.Oh well,I have to be happy with what I get.


Waiting for the sun to go down,I am able to get a few interesting photos.


A pair of Canada Geese fly low over the lake and I know that the light is already to low for a good shot, but I try anyway. This is what I ended up with.I am satisfied with this one.


Another view of the setting sun.


Back on my yard, the feeders are busy.This is a male House Finch.


The subtly coloured female American Goldfinch is still a pretty bird, even without any bright colors.


Closing Thought:
God’s laughter is heard in the song of the birds.

22 comments:

Karin said...

Enjoyed your post! Thanks!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your header is pretty! My favorite is the Red winged blackbird. Superb photos!! I have never been able to get a good picture of one.

Debby Ray said...

You have most glorious sunset views...lovely bird shots too! Beautiful post, Ruth!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thanks for sharing all of the beauty that surrounds you there in your part of the world. Your photos are GREAT, as always.

Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

I love the way the blackbird showed off his red wings for us. so glad you have those beautiful skies, both blue and white and colored... love the geese, we don't see that here... and my favorite today is the reflection of the trees. Awesome

Mersad said...

Those golden and bronze colors in your landscape images are so dreamy and wonderful. I really like your photography and the way it brings out the mood of the scenery.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Debbie said...

we love so many of the same things ruth!! those cloud filled skies are always amazing, i could stare at them forever. red winged black birds are all around me but never come to the feeders so i can photograph them. they are so pretty in flight!! good stuff today, you know i am crushin' on the bambi's!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, You’ve created a wonderful header for the month of May! I love the flowers, the design, and the Verse. Very nice work! I enjoyed all of your photos. As always, I try to pick out a favorite but it isn’t easy to decide which one gets the A+. :-) This time I’m going to go with #8 the setting sun. To me, the tiny touches of lens flair from the sun make it all the more beautiful and exceptional. Great shot! Thanks, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Wishing you a great week ahead and sending best regards from Seattle!

happyone said...

Beautiful photos of April in your part of the world.
Love the red winged black bird. I am happy to say that there are so many of them in my area.

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images of Spring.

Rose said...

Lovely images...it would be hard to pick a favorite!

Shug said...

Love your closing thoughts. beauty can be seen in all of these pictures

Rose L said...

Lovely shots. I always enjoy getting out to take photographs. Some adventures have to wait because of the bit of flooding in some areas. Walkway and paths are either in water or very slick.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

These are wonderful, Ruth. I love the lighting in the shot of the deer. They were keeping their eyes on you! You got a great shot of that house finch at your feeder. Not to mention the sweet little goldfinch. And the sunset shots. Just a beautiful post.

Juliana said...

Beautiful spring awakening
xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful ruth...simply beautiful!

E. said...

i love love love the sun views ... so nice all creeping in so lovely. i love the red winged black bird ... what a beauty. ( ;

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, All are beautiful photos. Such a lovely variety. Thanks for being such a faithful follower. I don't response or visit any blogs anymore - just not enough time. I know I am missing out on some beautiful photos, and hopefully, I will find time to start being a more active blogger again. I do so appreciate all your nice comments. Hope all is going well for you. Looks like you keep busy with lots of interests - good for you. Mickie (:

Diane said...

Just a lovely post, Ruth. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Diane

CountryMum said...

I do sometimes laugh at the names of birds - whoever named them was spelling out the obvious! And your Red-winged Blackbird is just that - a red winged blackbird. I might add I have not seen one like that. He is quite beautiful.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Love the Red-winged Blackbird. I've only seen one in my life... So pretty.

Bet May looks a lot different from April, doesn't it? ha

Hugs,
Betsy