Thursday, February 11, 2021

Delicate Beauty

So, I am back to posting the photos I have captured. 

During this time of pandemic, I will occasionally grab my camera and head out of town, just to see what I can see.

The photo below is just west of Morden. I was up there one morning , before we had snow on the ground. The sun was just above the eastern horizon and the warm rich light was wonderful .


Sometimes, all I need to do is to step outside and I find beauty. A few leaves had fallen into the heated birdbath and overnight, God edged them with delicate frosty lace.



It is amazing the things that catch my eye. Sunlight was hitting these few blades of dried grass and turning them into another delicate piece of beauty.



There are other times, and they are many, when the open sky and the surrounding scenery give such a pleasing view.



While out on the country roads one day, looking for hoarfrost covered trees, I saw this beauty. The weeds in the roadside ditch had a delicate layer of frost and as the sun shone and a gentle wind was moving these weeds, they shimmered and shone with diamonds. This is a case where the photo just does not convey the beauty of the scene I witnessed .



Be contagious with your joy.

22 comments:

  1. You did a super job capturing nature at her best. Thanks for dropping by place.

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  2. Oh so lovely, Ruth! I can see the diamonds sparkling in the grasses along the road. I understand exactly what you mean. I love to see those same kind of diamonds after the rain and the raindrops on the tips of the pine needles sparkle like diamonds. There is always so much to beauty to behold when we look with eyes seeking God's beauty around us. He never ceases to amaze me!! These were wonderful pictures for sure!

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  3. The snow and ice can provide a beautiful setting. Great photos.

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  4. So beautiful are your photos. That first one is my favorite.

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  5. You've captured some real winners, Ruth. I really love the way the light hits the grasses against the shadow on the third photo. You have a great eye for beauty.

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  6. So this first photo is in front of your house? It is gorgeous! I also love the frilly frost, and the ice in the last photo looks like tiny diamonds. I really enjoyed your son's posts.

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  7. Stunning beauty Ruth all the way around. And the passage at the end is a perfect fit!

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  8. Frosty Icicles are just so intricate and beautiful - great photos Ruth- thanks for posting.

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  9. be contagious with your joy.. love that quote. and the same things that bring you joy bring me joy. sunbeams pointing to things in nature we might have missed if not for the sunshining on it... love those ice crystals

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  10. I enjoyed the delicate beauty of each and every one of these photos. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. I have to see these on the computer...I do love them already on this phone. Love them all.

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  12. Nature is so healing.
    I love your photos Ruth. The intricate patterns of the frost is so beautiful.
    I want my joy to be contagious too.
    Sue

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  13. Nature is full of beauty, from grand landscapes to tiny details. You capture so many of them. That first photo is gorgeous. What an amazing world we live in.

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  14. These are just glorious on my computer! So love them...

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  15. being one with nature, it's so important. beautiful images!!

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  16. Beautiful photos and that first one is awesome.💖

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  17. oh, i love that be contagious with JOY. (i wanna call on that for encouragement, we all need that sometimes. thank you) great wording there. i love the grass shot. so peaceful. happy week for you Ruth. take care. ( ;

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  18. I sure enjoy how you capture the most beautiful simple things in life...

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  19. Oh, Ruth-- I love how you captured the light of that first photo, as well as the delicate ice formations on the leaves. Just beautiful.

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  20. Hello Ruth, it's lovely to visit your blog for the first time. God speaks so clearly through His creation...all that beauty, in its never ending variety!

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  21. Hello Ruth, Your photos in this post, and your mention, "the open sky and the surrounding scenery give such a pleasing view" brought back a memory I have of your part of the world when I was aboard The Canadian, on a rail journey from Vancouver to Toronto. That train trip was one of the best I've ever done. I've often seen people write about their experience taking that trip and usually they seem to talk mostly about the portion of the trip through the Rocky Mountains. Yes, the mountains are wonderful, but there is also something special about those wide open plains of southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It reminds me that the beauty God created on this planet can be found just about anywhere. Thank you, as always, for sharing your wonderful photography. Oh yes, one more thing ... After writing this up I noticed that I had missed Steve's guest post about food photography. He just did a great job of showing how he set that sandwich up so well for a photo that it's sending me to the kitchen right now to see what I can come up with. :-) Please say HI to Steve and tell him that was an excellent post. Wishing you and Steve a fine week ahead. John

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  22. Thank you for sharing these wonderful shots! I love the quote also...wouldn't it be a much brighter and better world if we all could share our joys with ech other, instead of the negativity that seems so prevalent nowadays.

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Ruth