I have never made any secret of the fact that I am a Spring and Summer man. I do not like Winter at all. I can appreciate it, and its purpose and lesson in life. I can even thank God who made it for making it, if for no other reason that it helps me appreciate Spring and Summer that much more.
This Winter season has been a great one, with no snow here in our valley, except for last night and today. I measured at around 7 a.m. and we had 7 inches at out back door. It is about the prettiest site you will ever see. The brown of Winter is covered. The leafless trees are trimmed with snow. It makes beautiful scenery.
Though it is beautiful; beauty is not everything. The warmth and comfort of Spring and Summer are certainly great.
As I titled it, “Too Much Snow”. It is. So stay warm, stay in, thank the Lord for those who keep our roads and streets clear; and the utility people who must get out in it to keep our electricity powering our homes and businesses.
From the snowy banks of Flat Creek,
On the afternoon of December 5th we started receiving freezing precipitation in the form of freezing rain, sleet and later turning to snow. At present (5 a.m. CT) it is still snowing; though, it does seem to have slowed a bit.
Looking out the window in the light from the porch light there appears to be approximately 1 foot of snow. I measured it around 7:45 p.m yesterday, and it measured 6 inches.
Snow is a beauty. It covers all the trash on the ground, hangs on the leaves of the trees giving them an essence of cleanliness, and holiness. My how our Creator reminds us of Himself; and what He desires from us.
Enjoy the snow. Pray for those who have to work in it. Those who need to be on our highways, turnpikes, interstates, and freeways; whether just traveling to work, home; but especially those who labor in the cold of winter, snow is a hazard to their health and life. That includes those who keep our electric power going, our roads cleared off, and God forbid, dealing with home fires, health needs, etc. Thank the Lord for all of them.
I stepped out the back door this morning into the crispy morning air with about 24 degrees. As I was walking to the car I looked to the North, and up the creek, Flat Creek, and saw one of the most beautiful sights one could behold.
It was about 5:25 a.m., the moon was still high in the Western sky, full and bright. You could see the moisture rising from the water, the “steam” if you will coming from the warmer water mixing with the cold morning air. The moon also hitting the frost on the grass, and there was a glow in the air.
If it could have been photographed it would have been a wonder to behold. Maybe it would not be so much to some people. It certainly caught my attention. The full moon shining brightly in the sky, the misty steam rising from the creek many yards away, the glisten of the frost on the grass, the stars shining miles, and miles and millions of miles into space;
No one could paint a picture so lovely, except our Creator.
Thank YOU Father for the beauty of today, and every day.
Flat Creek is rolling right on along.
…What about Winter. I haven’t even written anything concerning Fall of the year, and now Winter is only 12 days away. It has been one amazing Autumn. Not just the beauty of changing colors of leaves and such but changes in the lives of my wife and I. We have been blessed.
I would love to have everyone be just as blessed as we are. All that we have been blessed with has been a gift from God. First of all on the Eve of Fall we went and signed papers (what a long ordeal that isl; but such a joy) for our new home, and my wife signed in the hospital for surgery. On the 21 day of September my wife had heart surgery, and after a scare in ICU, she recovered nicely and is doing quite well now.
On the 29th day of October we moved into our new home. Sitting down on Flat Creek just about 3 miles South of Jenkins we hear the water trickle over the rocks on the rapids below the Mill Pond, we can watch eagles soar effortlessly in cloudy, or blue skies, and hear one make its chilling call (it is a chilling call to the rabbits, mice, or fish I’m sure).
To the Almighty Creator of all that is, Thank you Jesus for all YOU have done.