Monday, April 30, 2012

Took a walk on the wild side

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music
      of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.


(Maltbie Davenport Babcock  1858-1901)


Stephanie said...

I see where you live, you have red Trilliums growing. Beautiful looking dog!

cloudia charters said...

what an invigorating attitude!

Aloha from Honolulu
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the song you quoted.It is perfect to sing when out enjoying nature. Even Sasha seems to be singing. The flowers are putting on a wonderful display.

Bitch said...

Hey, honey take a walk on the wild side..
It is a wonderful world!!!

Lasse said...

Beautiful post Rick, in every way!

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Love all the natives! Beautiful to see them in their natural environment!

imac said...

1st - love your Header.

Love these words my friend, and your photos compliment them well.
Real cute the last shot, what a beautiful dog.

Look forward to your next post Rick.

BlueShell said...

Rick...I missed you. And I felt some sadness in your comment. I come here and I feel... sadness as well.
Lovely words...but deep inside I can "see" that something is wrong with you...
I'm concerned!

have an hug...and if you want you may email me.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Beautiful combo of words of images.

lisa said...

Beautiful words and equally beautiful images Rick.
Wishing you a wonderful day ahead!

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful photos from the walk in the forest. The dog was so cute.
Wish you a great week.

Lúcia said...

Spring is my favourite season, I'm so envious!!!
What a nice walk Rick, even your dog looks happy and relaxed. :)

Fábio Martins said...

I love your father world ;)
Good pictures too

joyce said...

It looks like spring has sprung for you too. Beautfiul it a Samoyian?

Michelle said...

Beautiful words and pictures to go along with them!

cindyzlogic said...

Beautiful captures! I love wildflowers!

joey said...

Beautiful Rick ... love wildflowers that feed my spring soul!

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, I love your new header, it sure look gorgeous.

All your photos look beautiful and excellent. Love the little red flower. :)

And the doggie look cute, is that your pet?

Have a nice day, regards.

Marty said...

le world de ton père is magnifique !
les flowers superbes et le parfum de la forêt doit être enivrant !
I hope Sasha loved this walk too !
thank you pour la promenade !
c'est beau
wish you a wonderful mois de Mai
je t'envoie des bises avec un bouquet de clochettes de muguet !

Betty Manousos said...


gorgeous shots!!
what a beautiful walk. thanks for taking us along.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love that song. I grew up on the old hymns played on records given to me by my grandmother and sung in our church. Beautiful shots too.

elena nuez said...

great song and very nice pictures, thanks Rick for this delicious walk!

Rick said...

Thanks, Stephanie - I discovered these quite by accident a few years ago in the woods along a lane not far from our place. That's my faithful photography companion - she's just happy to be out in the woods !

Ha ha - thanks Cloudia, and Aloha !

It's very fitting (always in my head when I used to go out in the mountains near Calgary). Sasha's always happy when we go out on a photo shoot. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year - thanks Ruth.

Thanks for coming along, Monika ;-) It sure is !

Thank you very much, Lasse - I know you also enjoy the great outdoors.

I agree, Karin - we can plant beautiful gardens but we never quite match the natural state.

Hi Stewart - thank you. Our dog - my photo buddy; always happy to go out with me.

Rick said...

Hi Isabel - no, nothing wrong and sorry if I conveyed that impression. I was actually very happy being out in the wild - always am when I'm able to enjoy the creation. Hope all is well with you too - enjoy your weekend, and thank you for your concern.

Thank you, Elizabeth.

I appreciate your visit, Lisa - thank you for your nice words. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

Thank you very much Hilda (my wife says I spoil Sasha too much ;-) Enjoy your weekend.

Mine too, Lúcia - everything comes back to life and colour is restored to the landscape. Sasha's always pretty relaxed - and especially when we go for a walk !

Obrigado, Fábio !

Hi Joyce - yes, after our late spring suprise snow, the flowers have really taken off ! Sasha says 'thank you' - she's a Samoyed.

Thank you, Michelle.

Rick said...

Hello Cindy, and thank you !

Thank you, joey. We're certainly blessed with them here and they're prolific in spring.

Hello Amelia - thanks very much (it was taken on a hike with my daughters near their place, about a week ago). That red flower is a red version of our provincial flower (the trillium) - the whitevariety is more commonly found. And yes, that's Sasha - our Samoyed who accompanies me on most photo shoots. Enjoy your weekend.

Ah Marty - your command of bilingualism est superbe ! Merci pour your kind mots ! Oui, Sasha toujours enjoys our promenades dans les bois, et moi aussi ;-) Merci pour les bises from the valley and I and Sasha send you warm bisous !

It was my pleasure, Betty ! Have a great weekend.

Rick said...

One of my favorite songs related to Creation. Thanks Laura.

Hi Elena - thank you for coming along on the walk - nice to have so much company ;-) Besos !

magda said...

This wonderful world, is a gift from our Father.
Every day that face this beauty, I make the cross and I thank my Creator!
I Thank you my dear friend Rick for the wonderful photos!
Sasha is beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Greetings to your family!

Pamela Gordon said...

That song is one I often think of in spring when I'm out for a walk. A favorite in church when I was a child. I love the wildflowers and am on the lookout for them on my walks. Enjoy the weekend. Pamela

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Love those words didn't know they were a song. What a wonderful place the forest so full of tiny details of beauty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Carrie