Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Petals and Poses

Springtime flowers add so much beauty to our world. I think they are some of the prettiest, maybe because of waiting all winter to see color and texture, other than snow. Now,I do love snow and for the most part love winter, but I do miss the pretty colors of flowers such as these.

Bleeding Hearts always remind me of an Auntie of mine. She had some of the most luxuriant Bleeding Heart plants and, as I recall, they got no special attention.
These were photographed at the English Gardens in Winnipeg.

I don't have a name for these pretty flowers, but I just love the gentle softness of this picture.

The Yellow Lady's Slipper is a wild flower which grows in some areas around here.I love seeing them every spring and always remind myself and others that they are also a protected species. What this means is, enjoy them where they are, get all the pictures you want and leave them for others to enjoy as well.

And now for the 'poses' part of this post. It is not often that a Mallard will allow you to get so close to it. This was also in the English Gardens and this male Mallard was not about to be disturbed by anyone.

He is so handsome.I also love the look of the water in this shot.

 Something To Think About:
You are beautiful just the way God made you.


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Great quote at the end. Happy Summer dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

  2. isn't he just stunning? his green is gorgeous!!! I have only seen the bleeding hearts and ladies slippers in gardens where we have to pay to get in. never in the wild or anyones yard

  3. You really showcased this Mallard's emerald head! The mallards around here are very tame, I guess because people are always feeding them. They waddle into yards looking for bread. The flowers are gorgeous! We have always wanted to find a Ladies slipper. But I guess they mostly grow in the woods. When Phil was a boy, he and his mom would go in the woods looking for them.

  4. Good Afternoon, Ruth. Your photographs are stunning. Oh how I love the pretty blooms. The bleeding hearts are so unique and beautiful. I have a blog friend in MN and the lady's slipers remind me of her, as she always showcases them in spring-time. Those pastel pink blossoms are so sweet.
    As for the mallard and the water - gorgeous photography. Thank you for sharing and brightening my day. xo

  5. You got a couple of marvelous portraits of the Mallard, but I like your pictures of the petals as well. I think the photo of the Bleeding Heart blossoms is especially beautiful.

  6. Great photos! The mallard is a beauty as are the flowers.

  7. Hi Ruth, These are wonderful shots and thanks for the descriptive information. I can’t pick a favorite—they are all great. Your new July header is excellent!

  8. That is a great photo of the bleeding hearts, but oh, I so love that next shot, too. Just the pinkness of it would pull me in, but there is a feel about it. And wonderful mallard shots....I have never got such good photos.

  9. The bleeding hearts are so pretty.
    Wow the picture of the Mallard is spectacular!! WOW

  10. I love Bleeding Hearts. MANY years ago, a blog friend from Maryland and I swapped some plants... One of the plants I got from her was a Bleeding Heart bush... Every Spring when this bush blooms, I think of Marsha. Don't hear from her much these days ---but that is true of MOST of the bloggers I was friends with years ago.

    Great set of photos.

  11. Birds & Blooms. A favorite publication of mine. As are your beautiful posies & poses.

  12. Beautiful pictures of the Mallards, I agree, the last one with the water as it looked was nice. I love the bleeding hearts very pretty.

  13. these weeks where u have holidays within the week it kind of messes up what day u might think it is ... i keep thinking today is Monday. hope u had a nice Canada Day. the 4th of July was great here. so humid but fun all the same. gorgeous shots. my fave is the duck ... they are such gorgeous birds. love seeing them in the wild. ( ;

  14. Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download
    it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Appreciate it

    1. My basic theme is found on Blogger and I use my own photos for the header, designing it myself.

  15. the bleeding heart is gorgeous!! and how about mr. mallard, he is so handsome and doesn't get near the attention he should!! nice closing thought!!

  16. Love your ending thought Ruth. Yes we are beautiful in God's eyes. The quote sounds like something Mr. Rogers would have said.
    Your bleeding heart photo is beautiful and I really like the mallard in the ripples.

  17. Wow. Great closeups of the mallard. Beautiful. Could be a painting.


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