Sunday, October 24, 2010

Autumn Roses In My Garden




October Rose/2010

Yesterdays Rose Still Blooming In My Garden




The Rose

Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you it's only seed.
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the winter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.

~ Bette Midler




Autumn Rose

If I had a rose for every time I thought of you,

I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.



I would like to dedicate this blog to my dad who was planted this past spring. He is now a Rose in Bloom, in God’s Garden up above.

In a round and about way my dad gave me a gift which I just received . My dad was not a rich man but was generous with what he had. I was able to choose that gift, and these photos were taken with my new camera. I would not have this camera if it weren’t for my dad. I think he would be very happy to know he contributed to one of my life passions. That being photography. I have a lot to learn, but it is fun learning what I love. I enjoy sharing what I see through my lens. I love trying to capture a glimpse of the Beauty of God’s Creation.

I still have roses in my garden. These are the first pictures I took with my new camera. The top photo was taken in late afternoon , and the second one was taken the next morning. I look forward to taking many more photos , and sharing some of them with you.

God Bless you all , and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses along your path, and have a wonderful week whatever you do or don’t do.

Sincerely Dianne :)


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
-  Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Kind Of A Cloudy Day_Lake On The Mountain



IMG_4662 Lake on the Mountain

Reflections Are God's Mirror



IMG_4664 Autumn Clouds




IMG_4685 Reflections of Clouds




IMG_4661 Clouds 




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I am lost for words, I can only feel when I look at these photos. I was honoured to be able to stand before this view and say yes, I was here on a Beautiful Fall Day.   Dianne © dsphotocats

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Cross To Bear

A young man was at the the end of his rope, seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.  "Lord I can't go on" he said. " I have too heavy a cross to bear."  The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear it's weight. just place your cross inside this room. Then open that door and pick any cross you wish."  The man was filled with relief and said, "Thank  you Lord," and he did as he was told. Upon entering the other room , he saw many crosses; some so large the tops were not visible, Then he saw a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. " I would like that one, Lord , he whispered. The Lord replied, " My son that is the cross you just brought in." When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.

Your Cross.....Whatever your cross- whatever your pain- There will always be sunshine after the rain. Perhaps you may stumble - Perhaps even fall - But God's always there to help you through it all!


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I hope and pray you all have a good and peaceful week, and your burdens are light.

xx’s Dianne :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving



IMG_1427 Thanksgiving and Hope



A Thankful Heart

Take nothing for granted,

for whenever you do

The "Joy of enjoying"

is lessened for you -

For we rob our own lives

much more than we know

When we fail to respond

or in anyway show

Our thanks for the blessings

that daily are ours ~~~

The warmth of the sun,

the fragrance of flowers,

The beauty of twilight,

the freshness of dawn,

The coolness of dew

on a green velvet lawn,

The kind little deeds

so thoughtfully done,

The favours of friends

and the love that someone

Unselfishly gives us

in a myriad of ways,

Expecting no payment

and no words of praise -

Oh great is our loss

when we no longer find

A thankful respose

to things of this kind,

For the Joy of Enjoying

and the Fullness Of Living

Are found in the heart that is

filled with Thanksgiving.


Author: Helen Steiner Rice




  IMG_1422 Little White Church





IMG_8821 Little White Church

Thanksgiving is more than a Holiday; Thanksgiving is an Attitude.




IMG_6868Turkey IMG_8837 Pumpkin

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and fellow Canadians ,

and all who celebrate Thanksgiving around the world. I know we don’t all celebrate this holiday at the

same time. Next month our American friends celebrate their Thanksgiving.  

I personally have so much to be thankful for each and everyday. I will be honest in saying that I get

caught up in everyday life and can be guilty of taking things for granted, and not always having a

good attitude, as can we all from time to time.  So it is good to sit and reflect on our lives, and

Thanksgiving is a great reminder of how Blessed I am .

 It is a bright sunny warm Autumn day here today. I am busy cooking a turkey dinner , and eagerly

awaiting my family, whom I am very thankful for. I hope and pray you all have a wonderful day with

friends and family. Well I had better get myself in gear. I am hoping to go for a little walk and find

some leaves to walk on as I love the sound of leaves under my feet this time of year. :) In closing I

will leave this little light hearted story, along with some very good advice. A friend sent me this in a

e-mail message this morning and thought it would be nice to share here with you.

God Bless you all , and have a Blessed Day filled with Love, Peace and a Thankful Heart.

Sincerely Dianne :)



There once was a woman who  woke up one
morning, looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had  only three hairs on her head.
'Well,' she said, 'I think I'll braid my  hair today.'
So she  did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up,  looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her  head.
'H-M-M,' she said, 'I think I'll part my hair down the middle  today.'
So she  did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up,  looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on  her head.
'Well,' she said, 'today I'm going to wear my hair in  a
pony tail.'
So she  did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up,  looked in the mirror
noticed that there wasn't a single  hair on her
'YAY!'  she exclaimed. 'I don't have  to fix my hair

Attitude is  everything.

Be kinder than  necessary,
for everyone you  meet is fighting some kind of
Live simply,
Love  generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly,
and pray  continually.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to  pass...

It's about learning to dance  in the rain.

Author Unknown

Monday, October 4, 2010

Learning From Nature


IMG_3364 Geese In Flight 

Canada Geese In Formation At Sunrise




In Autumn, geese instinctively fly in a V-shaped formation when they travel South for the winter. The flock all work together in unison. As each bird flaps its wings , it reduces the wind resistance of the  bird behind it. Thus , each goose cuts an easier path for the one following it. This allows the geese to cover a greater distance than if each bird flew on its own. Some fly as far north as the Arctic Circle in the spring time and some fly as far south as Mexico for the winter. It is said, that they can soar as high as twenty- nine thousand feet. Wow! That is amazing!

When the lead goose gets weary , it drops back in the formation and allows another goose to fly point. The geese at the back of the formation honk to encourage those in front of them to keep going. The geese stay in perfect V- shaped formation , and not one goose is left behind.

Just as God has prepared geese for their migration , He also takes care of us as we journey through life here on earth. He did not create us to go it alone. He planned for each of us to be in relationship with Him and each other. Through His Grace we find comfort and strength, and He uses other people to love and encourage us along lives journey. We as believers are His arms to give hugs to others. We are His hands and feet and I believe we can make a difference in this world. We can pray but we can also put love and compassion into action. Faith without works is dead but works alone will never get us to where God intended us to be.( James : Chapter 2, Verses 14-25 ).

God shines His Light through His Creation which includes us as we are made in His Image. We can come along side and honk, so to speak , to encourage someone who is feeling the force of turbulence in their life. And when you are feeling the harsh wind on your face and feeling weary, drop back in the formation for a while to receive encouragement from God and others you can rely on , so you can gain the strength  to keep going.

In Summary: God never intended for us to “go it alone” on our journey through life. He designed us to be carriers of His Grace to encourage one another.





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Hope you are all having a good week. Blessings and Peace.

xx’s Dianne :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Little Tree On The Hillside


IMG_5686_The Little Tree On The Hilltop copy 


This little tree on the hillside caught my attention a couple of years ago. We still don't have a lot of Autumn colors unless you drive north .

I love the golden colors in the field and the little green tree that stands alone in solitude against the elements of life.

At times in my life I can relate with this little tree but no matter where I am or what season of my life God is always there and knows me like no one else can.

He is my closest friend.

I thank God for all those He puts in my path and for friends He has given me, including each one of you.

Make the best of each day. Each day that we live , love and laugh and sometimes cry is a miracle . Life is a gift! Embrace it and seek the Giver Of Life for He will make your life worth living. He is my reason for living!


IMG_5718_Field of Gold_The Bigger Picture_1

Even when the little tree stands on it's own

it is part of something bigger than itself!

Blessings my friends, Dianne :)

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