Come with me as we step back to about 2005.By looking at these pictures,I would guess it must have been in the fall of the year. I am sharing them for no other reason than that I like them and the time spent getting these pictures was a happy time. Jake and I spent precious time together enjoying the beauty God has created.
To the best of my recollection, these pictures are all taken in the Assiniboine Forest in Winnipeg.I don't have a lot of details about the forest, but I do know that it is in Winnipeg and it is a lovely place to walk and enjoy nature.
A path like this is charming and makes me want to see what is around the next bend.
Some of the paths are narrower,but all are well maintained.
I don't recall seeing many birds or other wildlife, but the walk through the forest was very enjoyable.
The fall colours add to the beauty of the scenes.Can't you almost smell that distinctive fall smell, even while looking at this picture?
Just so we don't forget that winter need not be over just yet,I will add a more recent shot. In my part of the world, we can get some very heavy snows in March,so although it is very pleasant now, we might well see more snow and even storms.This picture was taken a few years ago and shows the end of a branch on one of the evergreens, all coated with frost.
Life may not always give us what we want but through it all let these words be an encouragement:
So,amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.
(from the song Count Your blessings)