The truth is that I like all flowers, but my very favourite are the roses. It is also true that pink is one of my favourite colors, so when my son and granddaughter brought me a bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day, with pink roses in it, it was perfect. Of course just enjoying these blooms was not enough, I had to capture that beauty with my camera.
What is better than one pink rose? Two versions of the same flower, of course.
This one is backlit by the midday sun streaming through the window.
From time to time, I feel the need for a drive in the country. This building used to be a school house. The sign, now buried in snow, read, "Chicken Hill School".
I'm sure those walls hold many an interesting secret.
Winter in Manitoba gives us a fairly barren landscape, but it is definitely not lacking in a beauty of it's own.
On a beautiful sunny day, I went out, hoping for a few last Snowy Owls. I did see a few, but as I was going down the highway and about to pass a small community, called Fannystelle, I saw this church. I knew I needed to go a little closer and try to capture the charm of this old building.
Friends, the secret is in always being alert to some new sight and then taking the time to capture that beauty.
To Think About:
It does not mean to be in place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of all those things and still
BE CALM IN YOUR HEART.
So beautiful. The thought at the end is so full of wisdom.
I agree that roses are a favorite of mine.
I can almost smell them from here.
What a beautiful rose! Your photos of your snow covered land are beautiful! I love your quote at the end. Have a lovely spring and a wonderful Easter. ~ FlowerLady
Your definition of peace is perfect.
Oh, how I love those pink roses!!
The rose is beautiful. I love pink too.
Love the old school house almost buried in the snow.
I do like that quote!!!
The church is gorgeous! I hope it is still active. The second shot of the rose with the sun on it is my favorite.
Oh my goodness! Those roses are so lovely and perfect!! Thank you for sharing them with us!! What a lovely gift. And your photos of the old school, the start beauty of winter, and the old church are all amazing! I love your winter scenery! It truly is magnificent, and I am so glad you don't let winter keep you trapped at home and not out enjoying God's beauty! I appreciate the quote at the end as well. So glad you are back to blogging again. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for a perfect definition of peace. And thanks, too, for the beautiful photos.
the church is special, i see it has two bells and a dome and a steeple. it looks peaceful too. the rose photos are gorgeous. I think I like the back light best, but hard to choose
i adore snow and we did not get any this past winter BUT those pink roses are stunning!!!
You have a way with a camera, Ruth. Beautiful photos. I love your pink roses - lovely poses!
A beautiful post, Ruth. I enjoyed every single image. I love pictures of churches and this one in Fannystelle is no exception. It amazes me that such beautiful buildings were built in small communities all over the world. They make a beautiful statement of faith.
Beautiful! Love those pink roses and the snow scenes are beautiful, too.
The roses are beautiful, Ruth. And that church really is lovely. I love your point about being alert and capturing the beauty. You have a gift for that. While I look forward to spring bursting forth here in the next weeks, I wouldn't mind pretty scenery like you have. Beautiful snow pictures.
Yes indeed - capture its beauty. But even more so, capture the sense of "awe" that comes into one's heart.
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