After a week of good old-fashioned winter weather, things are looking a little better around here. We had 31.5″ of snow in the last 7 days. Finally, a week of winter, to help rescue us from another weak winter. I am thinking I will be up on the roof this week. #ILoveWinter.
Looking at the house from the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
Ground level, looking uphill at a section of our driveway. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
This section of our driveway gets almost no sun, and usually thaws sometime in April. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
The view, from the driveway, through a row of pines, to the front yard. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017.
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As I made my way around town this morning, I marveled with the kids at the spectacle of the winter wonderland we passed through. The limbs all around us, bending low, to display their burden in beautiful form. Trees bowed to the Creator, silent and still, in reverence to the One that giveth and taketh away. The fresh coat of white, wet snow, with barely a hint of breeze, made for a postcard setting around every turn. Yesterday’s imperfections redeemed, covered anew, with barely a trace. And isn’t it fitting that we sit to enjoy, to ponder, and to draw parallels, from this place. Nature has it’s darkness as do we all, still there are moments, when perfection draws near. If you listen in silence and look past the obstacles we all erect over time, I am refreshed and can see hope from right here.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24
And if the Lord sees fit to make the rest of the week, then too will I continue my thanks for the blessing and the promise in it.
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There’s something beautiful about snowfall. Not to mention the silencing effect of the countless flakes. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2016.
December 17, 2016 in Inspiration, Photography, Weather
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Grasmere grandeur. (c) 1inawesomewonder 2016. (click on image to enlarge)
This tree dazzled all that passed by, with its’ brilliance in color and personality.
But I paid attention when it beckoned, and I listened to what it had to say to me.
October 23, 2016 in Inspiration, Photography, Poetry
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Today we come together to remember one of us, one held so dear.
I implore you to ensure that her sweet, smiling spirit ne’er disappear.
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