Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Wishes

It's that special time of the year when greetings of Merry Christmas ring through the air.I want to join in that chorus and send special wishes to all my friends, both those I see often and those who I have not met yet.


I'm adding a few wintery pictures for your enjoyment.This first one is a macro of water droplets on the window. Just one of those fun shots, taken for no special reason.


A fresh layer of snow and a visit to Lake Minniwasta,resulted in this scene. This was several weeks ago and, although we had snow, the lake was not frozen over yet.


The sky has a different look in winter, but I do like the clouds here.


Both this picture and the next, convey a feeling of cold.The snow covered prairie landscape can have a rather forlorn look in winter.



From the bottom of my heart,I wish for each of you a Blessed Christmas and a time to make wonderful memories with your family and friends.


Closing Thought:
As we celebrate Christmas may we all remember the reason for this special day,The Birth of Jesus Christ.

31 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

Forlorn and stunning. Love the splash of red from the bleeding hearts! Merry Christmas, Ruth!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful winter pictures! Interesting water droplets! What caused the designs on them? Wishing you a very blessed Christmas, too!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I'm so glad you are showing us your card. It is really lovely! It is my favorite. And the next is your sky. The sun looks like it is reflecting upwards!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Desolate and lonely, yet beautiful and peaceful at the same time.

Thank you dear Ruth for sharing God's beauty and words of truth and encouragement from Him and others in your posts. He has blessed us with Life, now and throughout eternity.

Love the photo Christmas card of you. Have wonderful Christmas holidays ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

that winter sky is gorgeous and looks frozen, kind of like your photos of the whipped cream look of wind blown snow. thanks for the beautiful card, and the flowers at the end are just amazing. Merry Christmas

George said...

Merry Christmas to you, Ruth, and thanks for sharing the wintry beauty of your world with us.

Gayle said...

A fun shot yet a masterpiece. I'm intrigued by the crisscross reflection of some of the droplets. Just like snowflakes, each drop is unique; just like each of God's children.

Barb said...

Dear Ruth, I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. We will travel to Denver to spend time with our family. Keep warm - those photos look chilly!

Coy Hill said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Ruth and best wishes for a wondrous New Year!

Neal said...

Merry Christmas Ruth. I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2018. You are an inspiration to me with your attitude....sure wish we would get the opportunity to meet some day.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I particularly love the 4th image Ruth. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Merry Christmas to you, Ruth.... I love your photo/card this year... VERY pretty.....

Awesome group of winter pictures.... Makes me wish I lived closer!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Debbie said...

happy holiday's ruth, your card is so beautiful and your images always so special!!!

red is a good color for you!!!

happyone said...

And a very Merry Christmas you to too Ruth and all your family.
The pictures are beautiful and yes it does look cold!!
Thank you Ruth for all your kind comments that you have left on my blog.

Christine said...

Though the prairie is a cold desolate place in winter, i love your photos, Ruth and thank you so much for your warmth and friendliness!
God's blessing to you this Christmas too!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

These are beautiful wintry images, Ruth. Love the photo greeting card. May you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful w ordx,znd photos, Ruth! Have a very blessed and happy Christmas!

CountryMum said...

Happy Christmas to you Ruth.
I am enjoying seeing your snow when our weather is really hot!!

Rose said...

Merry Christmas, Ruth! Beautiful scenes here...but love your 'card'...like your photo.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful collection of pictures Ruth! I did feel cold when looking at that prairie sunset! Such a lovely Christmas card you created too, I love it! Winter is probably my second favorite season to photograph, next to fall. Oh and I love spring too, ha! Summer, I hardly photograph much at all, as our summers here are quite hot and dusty. I always enjoy your photography, and pray the Lord's sweetest blessings for you during the season of celebrating our Lord's birth!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Merry Christmas to you, Ruth. Your card and photos are beautiful. Thank you for being a sweet blogging friend and visiting me. Have a nice weekend!

Rose L said...

Lovely photos! Merry Christmas dear Ruth!

Kristin_Texas said...

Look at that pretty soft sky of pink and white over nothing but snow. Nothing forlorn about that. Not at all. (But I'm bias of course. Over a week ago we got our first snow in over ten years. I LOVE it!)

Kristin

Bonnie said...

Merry Christmas Ruth and all the blessings of the season.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amen to your closing thought!

May your holiday be merry & bright!

Happytrails said...

Beautiful photos!! The photo/card is very special!!
Merry Christmas to you, Ruth!!

E. said...

you take great pics, Ruth! love them all ... neat times. I love your pic 2 ..u always look so happy & cute. Merry Christmas ...hoping 2018 will be a blessed for so so many of us all. take care and enjoy all seconds. ( ;

Debbie Harris said...

Merry Christmas Blessings to you, dear lady~
As always, your photos are gorgeous.
The prairie photos have a cold and desolate look about them, yet beautiful in their own way.
I loved the water droplets, quite unique.
Lovely Christmas card with your photo, you are so beautiful.

Enjoy these days ahead as we await the birth of our Savior.

Happytrails said...

Merry Christmas to you Ruth we hope for you the best this season. I love those winter pics and the snow looks quite calm and peaceful...although I know to you the snow gets old, but it is beautiful.
It was a most blessed day when God came to earth as a baby and dwelt among us.

Debby Ray said...

Ruth, your photos are so beautiful....love those wintry scenes too and hoping for a few of my own in the upcoming months of winter! You are such a blessing to me! Wishing you a most blessed Christmas and that 2018 will be your best year yet! Sending my love and hugs!♥♥♥

Terri said...

Merry Christmas and I pray for sweet blessings to be bestowed upon you in this upcoming year.