Saturday, March 10, 2012

In this post I want to take a look back at some of the snow we have had.
I almost hate to do this,because as I am getting ready to post this it is 4C or 39F here,and that is early in the morning. I believe we will have a beautiful day.

 We have had a few snowy days and since I had been waiting for snow and photo opportunities,this was exciting to me.
As I was getting ready to head off to work,I decided to take a moment and get a night shot of the snow.This is taken right outside my door. I used a flash and like how it shows the snow as it is coming down.

A little later that same day,I took this shot of the lattice around my deck.
I love how the snow sits on each little piece.

Looking up at the tops of the evergreens,you can see the grey sky and also the snow.To some this may look gloomy,but to to me it is beautiful.

Just one more look at the heavy load of snow on the branches.
Somehow this is a look I don't ever get tired of.

On Tuesday of this week I woke up to see my world shrouded in fog. I knew that it would be a photo kind of day.As soon as I was off the bus,I grabbed my cameras and headed out.
This is a spot I see every day on my way to work.It is in the Morden Research Station.To me these trees are so photogenic and on this day as the fog hung in the air,the trees were beautiful.

After spending some time at the Research Station,I headed west to our lake,Lake Minniwasta. This is a small lake,but large enough to supply my town with water.On a road leading to the back of the lake this is what I saw.
I wish I could convey the feeling of that moment.All was calm.not a breath of wind,no sound,not even a bird anywhere.
As I was walking down this road,I felt like it was God and me alone in the stillness of the moment.I loved being up there and did not want to leave,except that my feet were getting cold from getting snow in my boots.


When having a moment like that all I can say is:
Then sings my soul,my Savior God to Thee,How great Thou art,how great Thou art.

39 comments:

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

In the first shot, the snowflakes look like snowballs floating! Cool (pun intended) shot. There is nothing like snow to make the earth look clean and pristine...loved these shots!!!
Have a beautiful day!!!

warriormom said...

Beautiful, Ruth. You've given me a whole different perspective of snow and brought me to a place of worship this morning! Thank you!

Shug said...

Good Morning Ruth...
I really do like the night time shot...Beautiful! Of course, all of the photos are awesome. I would love to see snow, but I think it's too late for us this year...Enjoy!
Hope your day is sunny and bright..
hugs,
shug

Pat said...

These are gorgeous snow shots, Ruth! You have an eye for beauty in nature. I love the shot of the snow falling down when you used your flash, and also the 4th one down of the pine trees laden with snow. Have a nice weekend!

Sandra said...

my song when i see sights in nature that touch me, is Oh Lord Oh lord how majestic is thy name in all the earth. love your song to, both of them. these are awesome shot, love the lattice and the fog in those trees with snow is spectacular. really cool shot with the flash light. i don't have snow but i WILL be trying the flashlight in the dark woo hoo yet another way to snap

Nancy said...

Ruth, you have truly touched my heart this morning as well as giving God the glory for His magnificent creation....These shots are gorgeous but what I love the most is hearing about your moments at the back of the lake communing with our Father.....

I hope you weekend if full of blessings....

Patricia said...

Oh....Ruth!!! Thank you so much for sharing your world so beautifully with this tropical southern soul. You are a gift to me. XO

Montanagirl said...

I know what you mean. These are all cool photos, but that second to last one is my favorite - it looks like an enchanted forest! Maybe it was . . .

Muffy's Marks said...

You are so right! There is an inner peace when you are walking during a snow fall. You, your maker, and if you listen really hard, you can hear the snow falling. Beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

the photos and your description of the quiet stirred my soul. :)

i also love your eagle header...

happyone said...

Beautiful snow pictures! It does look cold though.

Unknown said...

Ruth, lovely shots! I like that kind of weather too! It has been very wet here. 100mm so far this month and it's only the 10th. March definitely came in like a lion!

Karin said...

"The blessing by faith, I receive from above; Oh, glory! my soul is made perfect in love; My prayer has prevailed, and this moment I know,The blood is applied, I am whiter than snow." What a blessing your post and exquisite photos have been to me this morning Ruth!! Thank you so much!

Becky said...

Oh my Ruth your shots are gorgeous although like you I am so ready for warmer weather. It seems like everyother day is sunny, and then we get back to reality that it isn't Spring just yet. As much as we dislike winter the snow does offer some beautiful patterns. I love your last shot! I'm hoping the snow wasn't too deep.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I love your snow pics. Wish I could have been there.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I, too, love the heavy, wet snow on the evergreen branches and the frozen frost on everything. Your description of being alone with God reminded me of the hymn, "In the Garden," a favorite of mine.

Debbie said...

WoW ruth, you got some good snow. we only got 2 "dustings" here!!

LOVE the new header, that's a beauty :))))

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous snow shots...

Dawning Inspiration said...

I really don't think there is anything more beautiful in the winter time than trees covered in fresh snow. Oh they are stunning!!

My name is Riet said...

Wow Ruth your snow photo's are beautiful. I think my favorite is the one with the trees, the snow is beautifully white. Gorgeous

Ginny Hartzler said...

This last picture is just gorgeous!!! I also love the first one, you have somehow made it look like it is snowing snowballs! The lattice picture is great, kind of abstract!

Connie said...

That was my Mother's favorite song. I can still hear her singing it. What a beautiful song to connect with those winter-wonderland photos.

S. Etole said...

We haven't had many scenes like this this winter. You share their beauty well.

Angad Achappa said...

I would love to visit a place with snow... :)

Rick said...

I can see how these scenes would bring that song to your lips, Ruth - they're beautiful.

Even though we're spending the winter down south, I still love/miss a good snowfall and the photo ops provided.

Enjoy a wonderful Sunday.

Elaine said...

Ah, beautiful, Ruth! We've gotten a foot of new snow this last week, so everything looks fresh again, but we've also had some wind so it didn't cling to the trees for long.

Kerri Farley said...

Pretty snow pics!
We have had VERY LITTLE snow this year - which I am thankful for.

Cicero Sings said...

Like the snow on the lattice picture especially as well as that last one! Very nice. Our snow has started to MELT. I'm quite ready for it to go.

Janice K said...

You are so right..."How great He is indeed!" I have seen so little snow this winter, so I have enjoyed seeing yours.

We have been in St. Louis helping our daughter's family most of this winter. We just got home again yesterday, and this morning I saw a bluebird--Sure hope it comes back--I'd love to get a picture.

laveta'splace said...

I love your beautiful, peaceful snow scenes; especially the snow laden limbs.
We are all wishing for warmer weather but by about August, we will be dreaming of snow like this.

forgetmenot said...

So nice to see "your snow" because we are having a "snowless" winter. I do miss the beauty of it all. Lovely photos, as always. Have a great week. Mickie :)

Hilary said...

Gorgeous, snowy photos, Ruth. We have had very little snow here this winter. What a wonderful day. I'm so grateful that you shared it. Thank you.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, I'm so jealous!!! Your snow is gorgeous... We saw a tiny bit of left-over snow when we were in West VA --but not much!!! It's just been a very mild winter here--and even in West Va, everyone was talking about their mild winter. They usually have lots and lots of snow (since they are high in elevation) ALL winter--but not this year.... Crazy year!!!!

We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Gorgeous! Your second last photo looks like something from a dream or a movie, so beautiful. It must have been a wonderful walk, you and God sharing together.

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

I love the fresh eye and insights God gives you, Ruth. Viewing your world ministers to mine with peace and a sense of God's presence.

ggoodrich said...

Thank you for sharing these snow photos with us. The first shot was excellent!
xo,
Grace|labor posters

Nora said...

I just want to say how beautiful your writing is first and then say how I enjoyed the photos...the lattice is a great texture shot, the lake or research centre one with the trees is wonderfull and then I would join with you in expressing how it feels to be alone in a snow scene. Lovely visit here.

jeanlivingsimple said...

Cold shots but excellent shots. Ruth you are very talented...great eye!

George said...

I usually don't like snow, but your snowfall is beautiful and you've captured it wonderfully. I will admit that if it gets much warmer this week I would welcome a little snow just to cool things down.