Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Little Details

Many times we are guilty of passing by the little details, in order to see the large scale beauty. I am trying hard not to do that, but don’t always succeed. 


On this day, I did slow down and took note of the little details, and I'm sure glad I did.

The most delicate of weed stems, when coated in frost is a beautiful thing.


Each tiny finger of frost is so detailed and so pretty.



Yes, the trees in the background had some frost on them, but this time the lowly weeds stole the show.



This is much the same picture as the previous one, but zoomed in a little more.



Back at home, on the corner of my deck, the heated birdbath creates it's own atmosphere.A pine bough overhanging the water, is tinged with frost.



 What can I learn from these pictures? 

I believe the lesson may well be to slow down and take note of the details

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seeing Beauty In Snow

I realize that we are slowly creeping towards spring, but I still have some snowy scenes to share.As you enjoy these, I promise you won't need a coat, hat or mitts, cause you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home.


As I drive along the country roads, I am often amazed at the beauty created by the snow. 



We humans try hard to design lovely flowing patterns, but  we cannot compete with the Master artist, as He directs the snowflakes into just the right positions.



Amazing sculptures and all created with nothing more than snow.



When I stop to think of just how many tiny snowflakes it takes to make a drift like this, I am overwhelmed.



Last years reeds stop the snow and together they form yet another fascinating display.


Sunshine and fresh air are blessings much too grand to take for granted.

I would add snow is much to grand to take for granted.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!

Well, friends,most of the beauty I am seeing these days is frost covered trees, so join me as we drive along and enjoy the beauty.

I've got the music going and today the song that is played is an old hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness. If you know the song you are welcome to sing along and if not, please enjoy the words.


Great Is Thy Faithfulness

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS! GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!

MORNING BY MORNING NEW MERCIES I SEE;         

ALL I HAVE NEEDED THY HAND HATH PROVIDED  

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, LORD UNTO ME. 

 


GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, O GOD MY FATHER  

THERE IS NO SHADOW OF TURNING WITH THEE. 

THOU CHANGEST NOT, THY COMPASSIONS, THEY FAIL NOT

AS THOU HAST BEEN THOU FOREVER WILT BE. 

   



SUMMER AND WINTER AND SPRING-TIME AND HARVEST, 

SUN, MOON AND STARS IN THEIR COURSES ABOVE 

JOIN WITH ALL NATURE IN MANIFOLD WITNESS 

TO THY GREAT FAITHFULNESS, MERCY AND LOVE.

 


GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS! GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!    

MORNING BY MORNING NEW MERCIES I SEE; 

ALL I HAVE NEEDED THY HAND HATH PROVIDED

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, LORD UNTO ME 



GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS! GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!    

MORNING BY MORNING NEW MERCIES I SEE; 

ALL I HAVE NEEDED THY HAND HAS PROVIDED 

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS! GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS! 



GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!  LORD UNTO ME

Monday, February 15, 2021

Diamonds All Around

It's winter in southern Manitoba and therefore the scenes are snowy and frosty.

Don't get me wrong, snow and frost can be very beautiful. I have been able to get out and capture a few of these scenes, so that is what I will share.

On this particular day, the frost was not all that heavy, but the weeds in the ditches were sparling like the brightest diamonds. A photo just does not capture that special beauty.


As the sun hit these frosty trees, they glowed and sparkled.



I am always amazed at how a simple tree, one I would likely not even notice in summer, looks like a work of art.



Sometimes, it may be a full tree, but often it is a few small twigs that showcase the frosty beauty.

If I were an artist, I might try to paint this scene, but now I will allow the camera to capture the beauty.



Just one last look at the frost covered weeds. I was in awe at the simple beauty I had the privilege to capture.



 Think About This:

We can still be thankful for the life we have, even if it looks different than we want it to.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Delicate Beauty

So, I am back to posting the photos I have captured. 

During this time of pandemic, I will occasionally grab my camera and head out of town, just to see what I can see.

The photo below is just west of Morden. I was up there one morning , before we had snow on the ground. The sun was just above the eastern horizon and the warm rich light was wonderful .


Sometimes, all I need to do is to step outside and I find beauty. A few leaves had fallen into the heated birdbath and overnight, God edged them with delicate frosty lace.



It is amazing the things that catch my eye. Sunlight was hitting these few blades of dried grass and turning them into another delicate piece of beauty.



There are other times, and they are many, when the open sky and the surrounding scenery give such a pleasing view.



While out on the country roads one day, looking for hoarfrost covered trees, I saw this beauty. The weeds in the roadside ditch had a delicate layer of frost and as the sun shone and a gentle wind was moving these weeds, they shimmered and shone with diamonds. This is a case where the photo just does not convey the beauty of the scene I witnessed .



Be contagious with your joy.