Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Snowy Scenes of Long Ago

As we approach the end of another year, the thing to do
 it seems, is to look back over the year and review some highlights.Well,I am looking back as well, but not just 12 months,I'm going back years, maybe as many as 50 years.
In this post,I am sharing pictures captured by my Hubby,long before he had that title.These pictures may well be around 50 years old, but the beauty remains the same, it is timeless.

Since I did not take these pictures,I cannot say exactly where they were made.I do know that all of them were captured in rural southern Manitoba.


This is a favourite of mine.I love the blue sky and the hoar frost on the trees.The tracks in the foreground are made by cross country skiers.


This looks like it is at Lake Minniwasta. Once again the trees have frost on them and that adds to the beauty.



A heavy fog is shrouding the distant view, but helps to bring the fence into focus.


Southern Manitobas has a lot of flat land, but we do have some small hills.This is from one of those hills, looking down onto the farmland.



This picture is not as old as the others.This is Steve, as a young boy, playing on the snowdrifts on our yard.


Closing Thought:
"Without change life is not possible. Breath itself is a constant exchange of air, without which we would die. The temptation is to resist change out of anxiety that we will lose our identity. Instead, what we need to do is breathe—opening ourselves intentionally to wonder, curiosity, playfulness, creativity, and hope."

19 comments:

Karin said...

Fabulous photos by your sweet husband! Great memories and mementos for you and your family! Love that closing verse too! Blessings abundant to you!

Rose said...

Oh, Ruth, there is just something about these...some of them give me a feeling I can describe. The one with the fence is probably my favorite, but some of the others are just right there, too. I don't know if it is entirely just the photo, or knowing they are from another time almost. I hope you find more to share now and then.

Ginny Hartzler said...

He was so very talented. The way he used the light, and saw things that most people did not. The second one is my favorite.

Happytrails said...

Ruth, such wonderful pictures by your husband, the snow is so beautiful and the white snow reminds me of the pureness of God's love for us.
Thank you for sharing the pics as well as your closing thoughts.
Take care...

E. said...

they look so serene and calming ... love them. being able to look off in the distance. that is just amazing! what a great shot!! here's hoping that 2018 will be great for us all. big big hugs. ( :

Sandra said...

photos are timeless and with scenery like these impossible to tell the years they were taken, unlike people that we know are grown men now in the last one. number two is stunning, and my favorite. so beautiful and so timeless, where did fifty years go

Rose L said...

We had ice storm here which trapped me and 11 other guests at friends home overnight on Christmas eve!!!

Debbie said...

gorgeous!! the 2nd and last are just perfection!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Ah----love Jake's pictures of the snow..... So gorgeous..... He was such a great photographer---just like you, and Steve --and Kai!!!!!!

Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Betsy

happyone said...

All the snowy pictures are so very pretty. Breathtaking.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

This was a great idea for a year-end post, Ruth. Jake's photos have survived the years beautifully. He was a talented photographer. These photos are lovely. What fun to see Steve as a boy. (I thought it was Santa Claus at first glance.) ;)

George said...

The photos are all beautiful, which is what we would expect from Jake. I'll bet the picture of Steve in the snow brings back lots of memories.

Debby Ray said...

What breathtakingly beautiful photos these are...cannot pick a favorite! Now, I want some! :D

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

These snow scenes are beautiful. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Shug said...

I love these gorgeous scenes....Such beauty all around.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Wonderful photographs and it is great that you still have these now Ruth I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and may I wish you a blessed 2018

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful post Ruth. All the best wishes for a good and healthy 2018.

villa said...

Feliz 2018. Toda la suerte para el nuevo año y que todos nuestros deseos se cumplan.

Un abrazo desde Salamanca.

Kristin_Texas said...

So gorgeous. I can't even pick a favorite photo because they're all so beautiful.

We got a miracle snow on the evening of December 7th, and I've been editing/posting the photos ever since. I do wish we got snow at least twice a year opposed to once every decade or longer.

Kristin