Monday, May 22, 2017

Friends and Fotos

This post is dedicated to all my wonderful friends,both on the blog and on FaceBook.Thank-you for making my life rich and full.
I will be using quotes from a perpetual calendar about friendships.

 To have a friend is to have one of the sweetest gifts that life can bring.

Fern Leaf Peony just emerging.

One of the most welcome places we can find is in the heart of a special friend.

Mourning Dove

A loving relationship is a wanting to celebrate, communicate, and know another's heart and soul.

A pair of American Coot in a courtship ritual.

 Friendship is won, not by the giving of things, but by the giving of the heart.

American Coot

 May you be given more and more of God's kindness, peace and love.
Jude 1:2

White-throated Sparrow

Love, like sunshine's warmth, beams forth on every side and bends to every need.

Setting sun and clouds.

It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.

Same sunset as the previous photo, just a few minutes later.

Insomuch as anyone pushes you nearer to God,he/she is your truest friend.

Spring runoff into Lake Minniwasta.This was in reality a small trickle.

Happy times and bygone days are never lost.. In truth, they grow more wonderful within the heart that keeps them.

Another angle of the small runoff into the lake.

God makes our lives a medley of joy and tears, hope and help, love and encouragement.

Calmness of the lake in the early morning.

How sweet the sound of friends laughing together, of sharing the joy of knowing each other so well.

God's way of saying goodnight.

 Closing thought:
How precious it is, Lord, to realize that You are thinking about me constantly!
I can't even count how many times a day Your thoughts turn towards me.
Psalm 139:17


  1. What a beautiful post, my word and in image. Have a blessed week, Ruth! ♥

  2. Wonderful quotes and beautiful photos! My favorites are the last one, the second sunset, and the sweet little sparrow. I have never heard of a fern leaf peony! So interesting. There are a lot of peonies around here, but I don't know if I have seen this kind.

  3. Wonderful pictures and quotes, Ruth! Love the sunsets!

  4. I can't decide which are most beautiful -- your quotes or your photos. Thanks for this wonderful post.

  5. Such beautiful photos, Ruth, and touching quotes. I appreciate your visits to my blog and comments on my blog and facebook too!

  6. Love the photos and the quotes. Simply beautiful!

  7. Thank you so much! I love it. I think it is now night in your country. God who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Greetings from Europe.

  8. Always such a joy visiting you. Love all your great photos and inspiring words.

  9. and I thank you for years of friendship and for sharing all your beautiful photos of your area. I see things through your eyes and lens and places and things I would never see if not for your camera

  10. Beautiful, Ruth! I love all the quotes and the photos are outstanding. Enjoy your day!

  11. we are both sharing doves, the light in your image is beautiful!! pretty skies and lovely thoughts!!!

  12. Love this post about friendship and love... The pictures are AWESOME... My favorite quote is the one about making a big deal out of the LITTLE pleasures... That is special.


  13. I love the pictures, the verse from Psalms.....glad we met through blogging! Insomuch as anyone pushes you nearer to God,he/she is your truest friend.

  14. Oh my goodness! Photos all beautiful, but especially that second sunset. WOW!!! Wonderful quotes too.

    Have a great week dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

  15. It is wonderful to extend friendship across the continents & I am always blessed visiting with you, Ruth!

  16. Beautiful photos and beautiful saying about friendship.
    Thank you for the friendship we share through blogging. : )

  17. Though we have never met I will always consider you a true friend and an inspiration.

  18. Love this friendship post, Ruth. Hugs to you.

  19. What a beautiful post, in words and pictures. I love the sweet little sparrow, and the sky photos are stunning!

  20. Love the good night kiss! And the rwo sky sots just minutes apart. Mourning doves...I enjoy hearing their mournful song. Great quotes too, Ruth

  21. Ruth, wonderful images and thoughts!

  22. Ruth, I so enjoyed these...the photos are beautiful, but the captions spoke to my heart and brought good memories.

  23. Beautiful photos and love the quotes!

  24. love your sunset shots!
    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

  25. aww, we love you too, Ruth .. you are so awesome!! you make my day every time i stop on by. it has been a nice Memorial Day here in the states. had a nice camping weekend ... got home and now cleaning up everything ... laundry going ... never a dull time, huh? have a fabulous week and thank you for your gorgeous amazing views!! so breathtaking! ( ;

  26. The sunsets are so pretty.
    Love the mourning dove photo.


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