Monday, April 9, 2018

Wildflowers From the Past

Anybody out there who is tired of winter like weather? 
Surely I am not alone with that sentiment.
I try really hard not to complain about the weather, because,after all it is not humans who are in control.God is in full control of the weather and although,I may wish for different weather,I also realize that in His time God will send warm temperatures and just what He knows we need.
I also know that I need to remind myself of these things often.
While we are waiting for the warm weather and new growth,I will share some old photos with you.
These pictures were all taken with slide film and later scanned to the computer.The gifted photographer was none other than my dear husband,Jake.


Below is wild Liatris with a mixture of other wildflowers.


If I am not mistaken, this is Fleabane.


This picture looks like a wildflower meadow, but is actually the way one of our flower patches used to look.I love that 'wild' look. If memory serves me correctly, these flowers came from a package of wildflower seeds we purchased.


The beautiful Yellow Lady's Slipper grow wild in some areas near me.

I love the look of a meadow, strewn with delicate wildflowers. It looks like each flower and blade of grass is also adorned with droplets of dew.



The unmistakable Wild Rose is always a winner in my eyes.


Our Prairie Crocus is an early spring bloomer in some meadows.They used to be a lot more abundant.


The sunny Coreopsis is so pretty, nestled in the grass.

I am not entirely sure of the name of this flower, but I believe it is in the Sunflower family. It is definitely a wildflower as can be seen in this shot.This is along the shore of lake Minniwasta.


This is Tansy.This plant grows in the wild, but can also be found in some gardens.It is a hardy plant and adds a bright pop of color to any space.


Closing Thought:
Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, 
Remain that way.Say nothing and listen as God whispers, 
“Do you like it? I did it just for you.” 

26 comments:

  1. Lovely spring flowers, Ruth.

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  2. These are SO gorgeous! I would live in a field of wildflowers if I could. Maybe one day I will. :)

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  3. Love them all, especially the Prairie Crocus!

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  4. Yes, I feel like God created so many things just for us to enjoy. Just a little taste of Heaven! I love wildflowers! The next to the last picture looks like what we call Swamp Sunflowers. They are so pretty growing in dense patches. Thanks for sharing your pictures and quotes!

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  5. I always look forward to seeing wildflowers blooming, Ruth! A month or two more and they will be here. Meanwhile i enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos.

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  6. I have never seen Tansy before, how unusual looking! And Fleabane!! I have seen this, and did not know what it was. The prairie crocus looks different than the cultivated here.

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  7. i have a passion for wild flowers and now that you showed this i will try to remember to find a package of wildflower seeds and grow a few.. or get bob to grow a few. every photo is beauitufl, i think my favorite is your very own wild flowers. I have never seen the first one, it is so pretty and the slippers only in a man made garden, never in the wild. yellow flowers are my favorite and you have many of those here

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  8. Loved this wonderful blog my friend!!!

    Yes dear God has control over everything including weather for sure and if we don't let our Faith shake all turns into our favor that is what i have experienced in my 48 years of life.
    Delightful images ,they just brightened my day ,thank you for sprinkling the life in my warm day (38C temp)

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  9. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful creation. I too have to keep reminding myself not to complain about the weather, but I am so ready for Spring and warmer weather and a sense of peace, which the flowers give me. Thank you Ruth.

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  10. Beautiful! I can't wait for our wild flowers to start blooming!

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  11. Thanks for sharing Jake's beautiful photos with us. Hopefully warmer weather and new blossoms will be coming soon!

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  12. wildflowers are especially beautiful...especially because of the lack of care and the will to grow. i tried to buy a vase just recently but of course, no one has them this time of year!!

    these images are gorgeous, an ode to jake and his memory!!

    oh and yes, even i am tired of winter!!!

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  13. Lovely to see all the beautiful flowers. We have beautiful blue skies and sunshine today. Such a nice break from all the snow.

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  14. I always love seeing wildflowers. My mom used to say they were the laughter of angels and God that took root!

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  15. Love, love, love the wildflowers, Ruth. Your pictures are beautiful. D

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  16. Hi Ruth, the tansy and the sunflower photos are wonderful. Jake lives on through these amazing photos. He was an amazing photographer.

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  17. The flowers are just breathtaking!

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  18. Once again, I marvel at what a talented photographer Jake was, not to mention how well his photos have survived over time. These are all beautiful. Particular favorites are the Fleabane and the Crocus.

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  19. Thank you for this breath of spring! I know we'll have wildflowers before we know it, Ruth. Meanwhile, we have snow!

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  20. great pics .. my faves are the black eyed susans .. so lovely. i am so tired of the cold weather. i am ready for spring temps and a chance to wear more springy-er clothes. here's hoping soon soon soon, and very soon. ( ;

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  21. Love your spring flower photos. It's so refreshing to know that I'm not the only one that doesn't know the names of all the flowers. I especially like that 9th one (I think), the one with the pond or river in the background. Thanks for visiting my new blog.

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  22. Your pictures are glorious... I do love wild flowers and they are sooo plentiful in Manitoba..Lucky you having Lady Slippers and wild crocus growing nearby. It truly must be Spring...Thank You for sharing...hugs

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  23. Can I came over and pick some flowers? What a beauty!

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  24. I so agree with your closing thought- it is with awe that I see many wildflowers that I used to overlook as weeds. I call these God's flowers because they are strewn here and there as if He is telling everyone to enjoy.

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  25. I love your last thought, I often sit and wonder at the beauty of the world around us! We have the wild rose and tansy here, such beautiful wildflowers in the spring, May and June is when we get most of the wild blooms. Gorgeous pictures sweet friend!!!

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Ruth