Friday, March 11, 2011

Blizzard Warning

It is March 11 and we are experiencing the worst blizzard of this winter.All day we have been hearing about the coming storm,but it was a lovely day,calm and mild,and just a light layer of clouds.Well that all changed rather quickly around 5PM.It started innocently enough,just a few snow flakes drifting down.
No I have not taken any pictures of today's storm,because it is dark outside,but this is what it might look like during daylight hours.
The following pictures were taken in February 2010.
February 2010 by Jake Hiebert

At times I can not see the house across the street.
I can see some lights shinning through,but that is about it.
This picture was taken from on my yard.The storm we are having right now is fierce enough that I cannot see this house.
February 2010,by Jake Hiebert

This is just another view of that February storm.
The one that is raging outside right now has to remain unphotographed,because of the darkness.
February 2010 by Ruth Hiebert


I am thankful to be in a warm home right now.
I do hope that this is the last winter storm of the season.

Thought for today:
God doesn't promise you a life without difficulties,
(or storms)
But He does promise to always be with you.

31 comments:

  1. There's one going on a couple of hours west of here, too. Hopefully it won't travel this far. Stay safe!

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  2. That definitely looks very familiar - Manitoba winters! It will be very nice when spring is finally on its way! God bless and give you a good week-end.

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  3. Oh dear, yet another storm. Hopefully this will be the last.

    Just looking at these photos taken by Jake ... thinking how that a year ago you were so innocent as to what was looming on the horizon. Better so. I think back like that myself sometimes because it is not yet a year. I was thinking of him a lot today but not morosely, just sorry that I didn't have him to enjoy little things with.

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  4. That was quite a blizzard you had. We are getting rain, rain and more rain instead of snow.
    nellie

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  5. That's a lot of snow. It reminds me of when I used to live in MN. I'm glad you're safe and warm inside. I really like the verses and thoughts you're sharing with your photos. So uplifting...thanks!

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  6. And may God be with you tonight as you weather this blizzard. Stay warm and dry and safe Ruth. Hugs, Diane

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  7. Oh my goodness!!! And here I thought this was over in most places!! But it was very cold and windy here today, and someone said snow next week!! I hope you have enough supplies to get you through.

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  8. Sounds like quite a storm you're having! Throw another log on the fire...

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  9. Oh Ruth, I am so sorry... I was hoping that your winter was ALREADY over...Please be safe and hopefully, you won't have to get out tomorrow...

    We had a little snow last night --but the sun came out today and it warmed up. The snow melted, thank goodness.

    Be careful... Prayers for you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Oh dear. I'm sorry you're having such a blizzard!

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  11. March is so unpredictable. Keep warm and stay safe.

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  12. Ruth, old man winter isn't going down without a fight. I looked at some photos from this time last year. We have a Cherry tree in the back yard. Last year it was in full bloom, this year it hasn't even started to bloom.
    I just heard the frogs in the field across the road, so it's getting a bit warmer!
    I've had enough winter!

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  13. Ruth, thanks for sharing. I am going through a storm right now, but I know that God will provide the way--He has already provided the Lamb and it is now up to me to claim hold on to His promise to see me safely through the storm.

    Even as I typed these words, I lifted you up in prayer, along with my nephew and his wife who are in Japan dealing the problems of the earthquake. God Bless you and keep you safe!

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  14. Life sounds great there. Thanks for sharing God bless you.

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  15. so sorry to hear yet another snow storm for you, i had hoped spring would find you. it is very cold for us hear in FL today, 44 at wake up in March is unheard of. but no snow and lots of sunshine, i hope the sun shines on you today Ruth

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  16. God Bless.
    I hope spring will settel in and give you a break.

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  17. WOW!! we sure did have a snow storm last night..the worst one of the winter. We couldn't see anything. Snow drifts higher than we've had all winter. And its till blowing. Hope its the last of the season...Stay warm..

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  18. Incredible snowstorm, Ruth. I've never experienced a snowstorm so strong that I couldn't see the house nearby! Maybe the old saying, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" will be true this year! I hope you get relief from all the snow soon. May the Lord bless you even in this dark storm.

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  19. Amen to that!!!! He is always with you - right through the storms. And boy - is THAT a storm you are experiencing. Praying it's over soon, you stay warm and safe and that it is the last of the season!

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  20. I never think winter is over until the end of March, although I do confess that I consider March 20th the first day of spring. Some ideas inside my head simply cannot be explained. :)) I'm glad you are safe and warm.

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  21. Wonderful photos. I thought I saw a swan yesterday on a bit of open water, and that's a good sign that spring is on its way.

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  22. Oh goodness Ruth,
    I do hope you are staying warm and are safe within your home. I've been through a couple Blizzards growing up in Ohio and I certainly don't miss those.
    Take good care!

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  23. Hopefully this will be your last storm of the year. We have been having beautiful sunny weather here with highs around 20F, and we are almost to 12 hours of daylight. We've had some gorgeous auroras the last few days too. It is certainly starting to feel like spring is just around the corner.....

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  24. It has been a wild winter for weather, Ruth! Take care and stay warm. We had flooding rains and the sun is out, thank God.

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  25. be careful and stay warm!!
    we had more snow in the night also.

    boy~just when i thought spring was here!!

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  26. Ruth, I'm not sure where you live, but I remember you mentioning Pembina Valley in a previous post. I really enjoyed these blizzard photos and had to come back to take another look because my family has been telling me all about their latest storm. I don't know if you know where this is, but I grew up in Thief River Falls, MN, and my grandma lives in Karlstad, MN. That's our little corner of the world where we've weathered many a storm. Wherever you are...I'm glad you're safe and keeping warm! Saying an extra prayer that your snow will melt without flooding.

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  27. Oh my goodness! We almost never have storms here; I feel such sympathy for you! I hope that you are not buried! Do you have a nice neighbour or two who will help you shovel? I would definitely volunteer if I were closer!

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  28. It was quite a storm, we got caught in it on the way home. Wow, was it bad. One luck I wasn't driving. I thought we were hitting the ditch for sure, (actually almost did) But, my Manitoba man, sure knows how to drive!!

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  29. Like the storms of life that you're familiar with, Ruth - one moment all is calm and the next the storm has broken out. But we can rely on Him who has promised to walk with us (Psalm 23).

    Surely the latest storm is a sign that spring is just around the corner.

    God bless you !

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  30. I hope the blizzard is over and that will be the last of the year. We're starting to see signs of Spring and I would hate to have them covered with snow!

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