Winter Wonder

Travels took us to snowland…It sticks here! and stacks!
…and makes for scenic driving views!
The ice sculpting on the house windows indicates the temperature outside.  When the whole window’s iced in it’s at least 20 below 0.  When the ice climbs just half way up, it’s warmer, just –10.  And if the window’s clear, it might only be freezing ( :
But the best part of the travel was the beauty at trail’s end, fresh from God’s hand—
our first granddaughter…
Too many miles between us, but the trip’s well worth the reward of holding this wee one, just over 5 pounds, and ohh so soft and wonder-full!
May your winter’s finish be so full of wonder.


“The whole creation waits with eager longing…”
… for one more snow to pass…
…one more spring to come…
“For who hopes for what he sees?”
“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” (Rom.8:19,24)
“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord.  See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains.  You also, be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand…” (James 5:7)

When an unexpected snowfall dumps cold and wet on your springing hopes, take heart—there is ‘an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison’  just around the corner, and in the meantime the power that raised Jesus from the dead surges in the veins of His kin ready to burst forth in the glory of the sons of God revealed.  For this all creation waits.  In this hope we were saved. ( II Cor.4:17; Rom.8:24)

Let’s hope on beneath the cold of snow and ice, for we are very much alive and well!
Bless you!

Just had to include this picture of latent heat, waiting to be released–with acknowledgments to the strong man who keeps us in warm comfort all the wet winter long…

Ambling by the Sea

I’ve been looking for color, something other than green, when I walk.  Thanks to God for berries that stay for the winter to brighten an otherwise drab landscape…
I ambled down to the rocks beside the sea yesterday afternoon. It’s been a while and this is one of my favorite walks– besides being considerably aerobic on the return back UP to the Wildwood where we live…
This eagle glided in for a closer scrutiny at my invasion of his kingdom…
I’ve always loved to clamber on rocks.  They seem so fitting here, so rugged beside the wild sea…
Wild and yet serene in this protected strait,  beneath an always changing kaleidoscope of glory… 
Mighty firs are hard to capture no matter what the lens.  The path runs along under their canopy just above the edge of the sea…
If you can keep your eyes on the glory beyond, the tangly thickets in the way don’t much matter. There’s a life lesson there somewhere…
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.  For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” II Cor.4:18