Friday, May 24, 2019

Manitoba Spring

It seems that every year in spring, we in Manitoba experience high water levels and even some degree of flooding.
The following pictures are from early spring, showing some of the high waters.

As I have said so often, even in difficult times, we can find beauty.
I think a scene like this proves that. This is normally a small river or creek, but the water has risen and is over the banks in some places.

These bodies of calm water resulted in some amazing reflections.
I am not unaware of the damage that these high waters can do and the heartache it brings to people.
I just try to look for beauty when I can.

Too much higher and this railroad bridge would likely not be used.

I turned around and looked in the opposite direction. What do I see, but a cross on the local church.
The cross, always pointing us to Jesus our Saviour.

Once again, these perfect reflections caused me to stop, back up and get a picture. This channel is well within its banks. 

Something To Think About:
Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.
 Mother Teresa


Laurel Wood said...

Good Evening, Ruth. The clouds and reflection in that first photo are so pretty. I also love the cross picture. My heart goes out to anyone dealing with flooding. That is a beautiful quote you shared also. I wish you a delightful weekend.

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful photos. Being able to find the good in adversity is a special Grace.

Ginny Hartzler said...

These look like pictures from a magazine. They are strong and clear. My favorite is the last one.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, What a neat post. You got great reflections in three of your photos. I really like the railroad bridge. I think you mentioned once before that they don't use the line anymore. I wonder if the rails are still there? Love the picture of the cross and your caption, always pointing us to Jesus our Saviour. That last picture is amazing. I know the word "amazing" is overused (especially by me), but really, in this case it is accurate. Wonderful thought from Mother Teresa to close. Excellent post. Have a great weekend Ruth. Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog. John

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots!

Sandra said...

I went through the photos twice, and showed the first two to bob. i am glad you found the beauty in the flooding, it is so horrible all over the world, but the cross points toward heaven and we need to see the beauty, not just the horrors.. good job. that first photo is spectacular

George said...

You've captured some beautiful reflections in these photos. The water is beautiful, but I hope there was not much damage done.

photowannabe said...

You always find the most delicious places to photograph. Love the reflections and amazing clouds.

happyone said...

You certainly have shown us some beautiful reflections.
Love the quote.

Nora said...

you always find beauty all around you, even in flooding. Wonderful pictures and I like this blog page design also. cheers, Nora

Debbie said...

breathtaking pictures and reflections ruth!! many thanks for your kind thoughts and warm wishes today - i'm getting there!!

Happytrails said...

Ruth, your pictures and reflections are beautiful. Glad the flooding was not too much and the railroad bridge made it.

Hootin' Anni said...

Stellar images My favorite today is that of the trestle.

Rose said...

That first photo is just so awesome...and the reflections are beautiful, too.

Maria Rodrigues said...

All the photos are wonderful but I especially loved the first one, the sky is fabulous.
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