Monday, July 29, 2013

A Blaze of Beauty

American Beauty Bush that is!

 Busy ants working to get the Peonies open:

A Sedum by a pudding stone:

 And a few roses:
For some this will evoke a certain response "_____ da wabbit!" ;-)

The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;

    he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Appearance of the Iris

Colorful, Elegant, Stylish: the Bearded Iris

 Pretty, Athletic, Determined: the Clematis

The flowers appear on the earth,
    the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land. 

Song of Songs 2:12

Saturday, July 27, 2013

An Early June Jumble

As long as we're on a flower picture streak.......Here are a few June Blooms :-)

Featuring the Mock Orange:

 And the Lovely Roses:

 And to take a quick break for some action shots we have Frisbee Dog!!!

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
As for man, his days are like grass;
    he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
    and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
    and his righteousness to children's children,
to those who keep his covenant
    and remember to do his commandments.

Ps 103:1;15-18

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Colorful Combination

Today we have a variety of blooms....and even a bird!
Redbud foreground; Oak tree mid; White Pine background

 A smattering of Violets:

 A delicate Forsythia bloom:

 A Purple and Green masterpiece!
 The Japanese Flowering Quince (ornamental)

 Ornamental Plum:
 And a visiting Rose-Breasted Grossbeak:

"The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God will stand forever!" Is 40:8