Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 2013

Where did 2013 go? It seems like it was just January 1 and now we are in the last month of the year.
Christmas is right around the corner.
In my part of the country when we think Christmas not only do we celebrate the birth of the Saviour,but we also think snow.This year we have not had very much snow yet,so I went back into the archives and dug up some snow pictures.

As I said these are all from last winter,but they are still as pretty today as then.
When a heavy layer of hoarfrost covers the trees with a backdrop of blue sky,I smile and grab my cameras.I love scenes like this.


While driving down the country roads I am always on the lookout for beautiful snow sculptures.
Just look at the details in this small patch of wind blown snow.One can almost imagine high mountains in this scene,even though the highest point was likely not much more than a few inches tall.

Of course,as I have said before,I don't even need to leave my house to see beauty.This is one of the many frost designs on some of my windows.Overnight,God has been busy designing these pretties for me to enjoy.
Pardon the dirty window,it is winter,after all.I can't clean windows in winter.That's my story and I'm sticking to it.LOL

Stepping outside,I see the ring of frost around the heated birdbath.Yes,it is supposed to be for the birds,but I also benefit from the added beauty of the frost.

This is the kind of scene I just never get tired of seeing.Evergreen boughs laden with snow.I am so thankful to have evergreens along both sides of my yard.


Dear God,You promised that You would forgive our sins and wash us as clean as the new-fallen snow.(Isaiah 1:18) Wash me now,Lord! Restore me!

34 comments:

  1. All of these are abaolutely magnificent. Thank you for sharing all of this beauty with us.

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  2. Ruth, such beautiful winter scenes! There's certainly lots to be said about Manitoba winters!

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  3. Yes It seems as we are finishing this year up rather quickly. Lovely snow shots!

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  4. Ruth....these are just beautiful images. There is no end to God's handiwork is there? Thanks so much for sharing them. I can't wait for a little snow here in NC!!

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  5. The frost patterns are of such intricate design. Do you use a macro lens to capture them?

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  6. Such pretty captures and and fanciful thoughts which surround them. I love the frost on your window and on the birdbath. I haven't seen any frost here, yet but there's been a fair bit of snow.

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  7. Such pretty snow pictures. We have just moved to a snowy area so I should be able to get some snow pictures this year!

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  8. Spectacular photos! I just love snow/frost photos.

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  9. I love scenes like this too, Ruth, and you have captured them beautifully!

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  10. Your frosty windows are always magical. The hoarfrost in the trees is beautiful...one of my favorite winter scenes, too. Lovely series.

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  11. Hi Ruth... Oh how gorgeous!!
    God covers the dark and dirty and covers all white as snow!!

    Have a good weeks
    Grace

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  12. These pictures are just stupendous!!! A vision in white.

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  13. Gorgeous, Ruth... I love SNOW (as you know) --and hope and pray that we have some here this winter.... My favorite of yours today is the last one... Awesome!!!!!

    Love your header too.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. I just love all your snowy pictures, Ruth! I will enjoy seeing any and all you post, as it doesn't snow much way down South in Mississippi.

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  15. So glad you went back and shared these today!! A winter wonderland for sure!!

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  16. Beautiful pictures, Ruth. I love the frost around the heated birdbath and the frost on your window. Gorgeous!

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  17. washed clean as snow!!!!!!! Amen



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  18. I don't know where the year went either! The older I get the faster time gets away from me. :/

    LOVE the frost designs on your windows. Would love to be able to see something like that on my windows.

    Love your prayer at the end. Amen and amen. :)

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  19. Beautiful snow white pictures. I love the frost on the window, too. Enjoy the new month. Diane

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  20. Amen to your prayer. the scene in the middle of your header is fantastic.. and the hoar frost is amazing on the window.. my windows are dirty and i have no excuse except laziness... all the photos are wonderful today...

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  21. Beautiful pictures with a message filled with "Life" and "Hope."

    Thank you.

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  22. Your photos are so beautiful, Ruth. Stunning. I love the way the hoarfrost makes everything look.

    My windows are dirty and I tell myself that it's too cold to wash them, too!

    Love your prayer! Amen!

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  23. God's beauty can certainly be seen in each of these photos. I could sure enjoy myself up there in your area. So very pretty!
    Love this scripture....My prayer each day, to be washed and restored.
    Hugs Ruth...Have a Blessed day.
    shug

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  24. Stunning shots!
    I never get to see such sights here.

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  25. I truly love your blog! Your pictures make me feel good.
    I live in northern NC and we don't get a lot of snow here the way we used to.

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  26. Who knew snow could be so beautiful . Your pictures are splendid dear Ruth and you have captured the scenic beauty of the frost perfectly :) I feel like I just witnessed snowfall with you. :)

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  27. Glad to know these are not this year yet! I like a small amount of snow, or maybe one good snowfall, but I would hate to see this all winter. It looks so beautiful here, you do make it seem more appealing...as long as it is your snow and not mine :-) Really lovely photos.

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  28. Lovely, lovely photos! But they make me kind of dread our forecast for tomorrow. 70 degrees today, and tomorrow supposed to have freezing rain turning to snow...

    Thank you for your visits to my blog!

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  29. There is lots to be said for the beauty that winter brings to the landscape, and you've captured it well, Ruth. Especially that hoar frost.

    And may we be washed whiter than snow so we too can bloom fresh when renewal comes.

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  30. Beautiful photos! You just can't beat blue skies and The trees covered with hoarfrost. Our trees are looking like that right now, although the skies haven't been quite so blue.

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  31. Time DOES zip along far too quickly!
    You have some lovely captures here.

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  32. Oh I LOVE those frosty designs!! We are expecting another ice storm on Sunday...... this one to be much worse than the last.....not looking forward to that! I'd rather have SNOW!

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  33. It is taking me a long time to reply to my blog comments. I do love the quiet snow photos. So peaceful. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. cheers.

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