Monday, May 22, 2017

Friends and Fotos

This post is dedicated to all my wonderful friends,both on the blog and on FaceBook.Thank-you for making my life rich and full.
I will be using quotes from a perpetual calendar about friendships.

 To have a friend is to have one of the sweetest gifts that life can bring.

Fern Leaf Peony just emerging.

One of the most welcome places we can find is in the heart of a special friend.

Mourning Dove

A loving relationship is a wanting to celebrate, communicate, and know another's heart and soul.

A pair of American Coot in a courtship ritual.

 Friendship is won, not by the giving of things, but by the giving of the heart.

American Coot

 May you be given more and more of God's kindness, peace and love.
Jude 1:2

White-throated Sparrow

Love, like sunshine's warmth, beams forth on every side and bends to every need.

Setting sun and clouds.

It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.

Same sunset as the previous photo, just a few minutes later.

Insomuch as anyone pushes you nearer to God,he/she is your truest friend.

Spring runoff into Lake Minniwasta.This was in reality a small trickle.

Happy times and bygone days are never lost.. In truth, they grow more wonderful within the heart that keeps them.

Another angle of the small runoff into the lake.

God makes our lives a medley of joy and tears, hope and help, love and encouragement.

Calmness of the lake in the early morning.

How sweet the sound of friends laughing together, of sharing the joy of knowing each other so well.

God's way of saying goodnight.

 Closing thought:
How precious it is, Lord, to realize that You are thinking about me constantly!
I can't even count how many times a day Your thoughts turn towards me.
Psalm 139:17

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Greens,Rain and Robins

Spring brings new life.I think that is why I love this season so much. Everywhere I look I see signs of life, where only a short time ago all was dull and barren. Yes,once again these pictures are from early May,so looking outside now, it looks much different.Green grass ,trees sporting new leaves and even flowers beginning to bloom, but for today, let's look at some early spring scenes.

On a short walk down the trail at Lake Minniwasta,I spied this new growth.It is so delicate and beautiful.

On my own yard, the Maple tree is just beginning to show new leaves.If you could see it today, it is full of lovely vibrant green leaves.I do like the looks of this new growth.

A drive home from Winnipeg with my family, called for a roadside stop, to get a few cloud shots. They only brought some rain, which is good, but they made for some good pictures.

One of the many reasons why I love being with Steve and Kai is that Steve sees the photo opportunities even quicker than I do and doesn't mind stopping for a picture.

Is there a bird that better signals the start of the spring season, than the Robin. I love seeing them.This one was sitting on my deck railing where he was coming to get raisins.

Closing Thought:
A God wise enough to create me and the world I live in is wise enough to watch out for me.  Philip Yancey