New Growth

The new growth of spring always fascinates me. Those small leaves look so clean and shiny.

We are now well past that stage, but I will share these images anyway. all of them were taken right on my yard.

These are not my words, but I find them encouraging. I hope you do too.

Three Things You Cannot Recover From:

The word after it is said,

The moment after it is missed,

The time after it is gone.

So choose your words wisely, embrace every moment you have with those you love, and never waste time arguing over things that will not matter in the last 5 minutes of your life.

Those last words bear repeating:
So choose your words wisely, embrace every moment you have with those you love, and never waste time arguing over things that will not matter in the last 5 minutes of your life.

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Sunset At The Marsh

Friends, we are once again stepping into a new month. What will the month of May bring? 

We don’t know, and in my opinion that is a good thing. We can all do our part to make this month or any time the best it can be. 

Take time to see the beauty of springtime, whether it be returning birds, new growth or even a beautiful sunset.

Today I ask you to join me at the marsh, Kaleida Marsh to be exact.

The birds on the water became secondary as the sun was setting and giving us that path of gold across the water.

I know I take far too many photos at a time like this, but I don’t want to miss even a moment of beauty.

A small flock of ducks are silhouetted against that orange sky.

The look and feel of the sunset changed moment by moment. I really like the moody look in this shot and the next.

This was one of those sunsets that held me spellbound, even as the light faded.

At the edge of the Pembina Valley stands a small cluster of mature trees, which look like one tree, hence it is referred to at my home as The Tree. This is the scene I captured recently. the dull cloudy sky left me with a rather dull picture, but with the right programs that can all be changed.

Here is the same picture, taken into Luminar and a more interesting sky added to it.Luminar is a very easy to use, yet powerful editing program.I don’t like changing the look of a photo so drastically, without telling my viewers what I have done.Which version do you prefer

A setting sun still whispers a promise for tomorrow.

A Prayer

Today I share a hymn with you. It is a prayer we can all pray.

The title is Lord I Come.

Lord, I come, I confess

Bowing here I find my rest

Without You I fall apart

You’re the One that guides my heart

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more

Where grace is found is where You are

Where You are, Lord, I am free

Holiness is Christ in me

So teach my song to rise to You

When temptation comes my way

When I cannot stand I’ll fall on You

Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You

Every hour I need You

My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

You’re my one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

All above photos are the same sunset at Lake Minniwasta, just a few weeks ago.

Nature Around Us

I hope no one is getting tired of seeing the old pictures taken by Jake.

I enjoy sharing these older photos, another reason I am choosing to share them now is that there are not very many photo opportunities around right now.

Near Morden, Lake Minniwasta is usually a good place for photos. The sun is giving a wonderful warm, rich glow to this scene.

A number of years before Jake’s passing, we heard about this large white bird at a nearby marsh. We went there and found this Great Egret. This only one of many pictures captured, but it is most certainly my favourite.
Many a day around sunset, Jake and I would head out in search of that perfect photo.
This was what he was looking for. 
It doesn’t have to be a large body of water to give love reflections .
If memory serves me right, the year was 2008. That fall was one of the most spectacular I have seen. This was at our local park,not a very large place, but the views were breathtaking.

 Think about this:

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

Nature Scenes by Jake

Once again, I am sharing pictures taken by Jake so many years ago.These would all have been captured with slide film and later transferred to the computer.

I cannot say where most of these were taken, but that doesn’t change the beauty of them.

I love reflections, so this one caught my eye because of that.

If I were to guess, I would say this is somewhere near Lake Minniwasta, but I can not be sure.

It was obviously a beautiful fall day.

Just seeing the rocks in the foreground,I think this could be in Whiteshell Provincial Park, but that is mostly a guess.

The blue of the sky and the blue of the water are so pretty.

Those billowing clouds in the background make this a lovely image.

A stock of Delphinium buds covered in raindrops. We used to have many Delphiniums , so I am pretty sure this would have been in our garden.

 To God be the Glory!