Beginning with this post,I have a series of posts showing photos which I have not taken.I am however closely connected to the photographer.My late husband,Jake was an amazing photographer and I thought it was time to show some of his work again.
I may have shown some of these pictures before,but in my mind,a good picture is worth sharing more than once.
A picture like this may go back 25-30 years or more.These were all slides that have been scanned onto the computer,so I don't have the original date.
The location for this picture is at the edge of the Pembina Valley.
This is a slightly different angle,but taken at much the same place.
I have a fairly good idea when this picture was taken.This is our yard in town.The place I still live at.This was likely taken the winter of 1992-93.That would have been our first winter in town. It is interesting to see the place now and realize how much those trees have grown.
Back to the valley.Frost was covering the branches and creating a winter wonderland.
This is likely on the yard as well.A warm sunny winter day was causing the snow on the tree to melt and formed these beautiful icicles.
Too often we get tired of winter,and complain about the snow and the cold,but I found a quote that puts it all into perspective.
Lord,thank You for winter,even though it can be cold and cloistering and inconvenient.Without it,the balance of nature would be thrown off.You promised that as long as the Earth endured,there would be both summer and winter,and I accept Your wisdom.