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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Here in my yard, in Goffstown, NH we have seen snow in the following amounts over the last 20 days or so. I know these are not necessarily record-breaking, and that others have seen a lot more, but this is a pretty good run none the less. I do love all four seasons and here in NH I do feel that we get a good taste of each season annually. So even though the air temperature was -8°F when I went to bed last night and my driveway needed snow blowing again today because of the snow that had blown into open areas at depths of several feet; I still love winter. Late this afternoon I spent another hour or two outside working in the cold and the snow. There’s just something special about the crisp, cold air, and taking in a deep breath of it while pondering the white world around me. #ilovewinter
Part of our homemade backyard rink, two storms ago.
January 27 – 22.0 inches
January 30 – 5.0 inches
February 2 – 16.0 inches
February 5 – 6.0 inches
February 7 – 1.0 inch
February 8 – 4.5 inches
February 9 – 8.0 inches
February 10 – 2.0 inches
February 12 – 3.0 inches
February 14 – 6.0 inches
February 15 – 5.0 inches
February 18 – 4.0 inches
February 21 – 3.4 inches
March 1 – 2.0 inches
Streak Total: 87.9″ of snow
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