Sunday, August 12, 2018

Simple Country Views


A drive into the countryside is usually relaxing and most often I come back with numerous new photos. Most of the following pictures were taken outside of town, except for the last one. I will explain later


I have a few favourite spots to go to, for two reasons, they have good views and I can be off the road. This is one of those.It is a simple scene, but I think it is pretty.


The yellow flowers up front are called Tansy and here is a close-up view.


Driving down a country road,I saw this spent thistle.I know the flower is gone, but there is still beauty.
As I look at this, I think of people, myself included, as we get older.The flower of your may be gone, but there can still be beauty.


Here is another flower, mostly done.Those purple spikes around the flowerhead, are what got my attention.


This flower was a freebie.By this I mean, that I did not plant it.It grew up from a seed that a bird likely dropped into the flower pot.The flower head was not very large, maybe 6-8 inches in diameter, but it intrigued me,.


Something To Think About:
Let us take a lesson from the flowers.Age doesn't matter, nor does our status in life.We can be beautiful at any age. And like that sunflower, let's bloom where we are planted.

16 comments:

  1. Love the yellow flowers.....brightens the day. so much beauty all around us...

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  2. All beautiful! We can find so much beauty when we stop to look for it. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Such lovely photos, Ruth! Although they are all lovely, I admit to being partial to the first one. Wouldn't that be a lovely stroll on a summer evening?

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  4. The tansy is a very intense yellow! I don't think I have ever seen one. I do agree that these spent flowers have their own beauty! A free sunflower! A beautiful gift from nature.

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  5. I liked your application of the thistle that was past its prime. May those of us that are in the same category also retain some of the beauty while avoiding the prickliness of the thistle. :)

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  6. Thanks for taking us along on your drive in the country and for the beauty you've shared with us. Thanks,too, for the words of wisdom.

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  7. oh how I wish a sunflower would drop in my yard. I do love them. the thistles are beautiful bot the dried up and the purple.

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  8. yes I also have a lot of Greebies in my garden. All the images are lovely

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  9. Hi, My latest flower thought (I read) says: "Despite knowing they won't be here long, flowers still choose to live their brightest lives." Isn't that a neat quote ---and a message for all of us...

    I was sad when I found out last week that all of the sunflowers there were GONE... That is where we have gone during my birthday week for several years to take our Sunflower pictures.. I'm sure you remember them... WELL---there won't be any this year!!!! Oh Well....

    Great set of pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. I feel the same way. especially now as I grow older.

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  11. I like that saying!!
    Beautiful images. I have a few sunflowers that popped up around the house too that I didn't plant. Such happy surprises.

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  12. Such a beautiful August post, Ruth. Great lessons, too. Diane

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  13. gorgeous blooms, captured at all stages of life!!!

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  14. Your photos capture the geometry and beauty that Nature bestows. I love Tansy - it's so simple and colorful.

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  15. i enjoy the thistle pics ... so cool!! very neat. great shots! ( ;

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