Winter has arrived in full force.
With this comes lots of snow,and of course shoveling.
Now don't get me wrong,there is also a lot of beauty.
The next two pictures are the seed heads of Tansy.
This bright yellow flower may be gone,but the remaining stems still carry a beauty of their own,especially when topped by a handful of snow.
Last week as I was sitting and having my devotions,
I looked out of the window and this is what I saw.
God had put a layer of snow on the evergreens.
This is taken right from my bedroom window.
I was intrigued by the shadows on the snow.
Somehow they don't look quite as pretty on a picture,
but still worth sharing.
The following three pictures are all taken while standing on my yard and looking at the trees on the south side of the yard.
Every little leaf sported a cap of white.
I thought that this one was especially cute.
I do enjoy trying my hand at winter photography,even if it means that I am in snow up to my ankles or more.
Each day I am trying to find something for which to give thanks.
The snow means that I get my exercise and fresh air all in one ,while clearing the walk and car for the 10th time in one day.
O.K. maybe it wasn't ten times,but only felt like it.
I found the following.Unfortunately I do not know to whom to give credit for this.
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did,what would there be to look forward to.
Be thankful when you don't know something,for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They teach your valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,because it means you made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,and they can become your blessings.