The Glories of Winter–my collection

It is surely premature to post a round-up of winter photos as if the season were behind us just because the calendar page has flipped to March. However, the days are lengthening. The sun has returned to peek in our window briefly each morning.  And inevitably this draws me to think of spring and to hanker to put away the ‘ice grippers’ and winter layers and revel in sun on skin.  I begin to crave GREEN.  And the glory of Winter’s gleaming white loses some of its wonder.  So, today, I offer you my collection of winter moments in hopes that they will soon be supplanted with flowers and greenery!


Nevermind that we had fresh snowfall this weekend and that we’re still walking on about a foot of snow anywhere off the cleared pathways…We were up at the Banff natural hotsprings yesterday and I saw some wee aquatic plantlife.  And it was GREEN!  I can hardly wait!


Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.  Job 38:29-30 KJV

The Balm of Fall


In these parts the balm of Fall is largely past.  The golds have fluttered down. Bare branches reach skyward in hope that winter will not be eternal.  We’ve celebrated our harvests and endured Halloween.  Bike riding is over, the ski season open on select hills… We have only more cold and more snow to await. But I am grateful for the balm that October has been.

Though September had closed with enough snow to put my flowers to rest before the elk could
and to give us a free ski day right out the back door… thanks be to God the snow didn’t last!

And Fall will be remembered instead for peaceful walks in newly discovered locales…


God’s mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.




Belated Summer Highlights!

 Snow is blanketing our world this morning, for the second time this month. It’s high time I record my summer highlights!

This was the summer that almost didn’t come, weatherwise.  But perhaps it was just as well to have fewer tantalizing sunny days so that I was able to focus on my projects–getting ready for the big day.

Our eldest daughter, our ‘china doll’, has grown up to become a beautiful bride…


And this was cause for gathering the whole bunch of us for days of summer fun in our favorite places!


…before heading home to savor the last of summer’s glory in our mountain valley…





But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more… O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Ps. 71:14, 17-18 ESV