Monday, 25 July 2011

'Today as I was walking...'

       There is something to be said about going for a walk alone. When I'm with someone we'd talk the whole time and miss everything, literally. It was a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon with a cool gentle breeze rustling the leaves - perfect after a week with mostly hot, humid days. And I went for a walk by myself -- just me, my camera with God in nature. Truly sublime! Even sweeter, given the fact that I'd be working in the kitchen the folloing week, and probably not have as much time for long, leisurely strolls. There was no way for me to capture the sounds, chirping birds and crickets, rippling water, squawking gulls,  whistling, rumbling train... but here are some images:
Raspberries ready for feasting!



a still green barley field



'In the sweet by and by...we shall meet on that beautiful shore...'




the murky, but rippling peacefully La Salle River




'I saw a golden ray of sunlight
A silver drop of dew
A soft white floating cloud
Sailing across the sky so blue...'

I have a new appreciation for pictures of soaring seagulls...
after countless attempts, that's all I have to show for my efforts.
    
a golden wheat field shimmering under a sunny sky





rainbow spray -- irrigating the field


ribbons of steel stretching across the prairies



flat fertile fields



tired, lonely barn overlooking ripening canola










columns of old willows creating a shady lane


looking towards home sweet home



...As I look around me
The more that I do look
The more I realize that I am viewing
God's coloring book

Then I turned my face towards the sky
And said a silent prayer
Though God doesn't speak to me
I see him everywhere

He is all around me
Everywhere I look
And each new day is but a new page
In God's coloring book.


(excerpt from Dolly Parton's God's Coloring Book)








6 comments:

Nicole said...

What a beautiful place & beautiful photos, Linda!

Richard said...

Nice job on the images. Richard from Amish Stories

Nicole said...

OK, the song totally completes this post! Love it:)

Richard said...

Just to share with you folks, i have a new post today on Amish Stories from the Terre Hill days even that was just held in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day but i was able to get i think a few good images from this event. The town is populated with a mix of Amish and old order Mennonites which only adds to its charm. They even have what has become famous in Terre Hill their "outhouse race". The town sits on a hill so it overlooks Lancaster farmland in almost all directions. This is one of my favorite towns to visit because its free from commercialism, so if you are looking for a really all American kind of town with the added bonus of seeing its Amish and Mennonite residents at work and play, then this town is for you. Thanks folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

maple2008 said...

Wonderful pictures Linda! I enjoyed looking at them very much - they reminded me so much about last year, when we were able to visit you in Manitoba ;-)...

Linda said...

Thanks! We loved having you! We're not expecting European visitors this year. Schade!