Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow Sculptures

Winter is long where I live and sometimes I get tired of it.I don't want to be one who complains about the weather,because it is not controlled by humans.I have a nice warm home to relax in and even on the coldest days,I have warm clothes to wear.Why am I saying all this? It is time to see the beauty which is all around us in winter.


On a drive out of town,I found a lot of beauty and all I had to do was take the time to look.
This is a place I often go to look for birds in spring and summer.No birds on this day,but a quiet beauty of snow and trees.


The world is filled with all kinds of sculptures,some very intricate and costly.I also found some sculptures and yes,they were intricate,but the best part,they were free.
The wind has turned the snow in the ditch into unique carved designs.


I noticed a very special sculpture and had to take the time to capture it.
Look at this.Isn't that just the best?
The sunshine created deep blue shadows at every ridge.


At another spot,I noticed this set of protruding designs in a larger drift.
What causes these designs? I don't have an answer,except to say that God directs the wind and the wind is a powerful force.


Snow sculptures and last years grass line all the ditches and fields.

Sometimes it seems like winter will last forever but take a look at the
Verse for Today:
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Genesis 8:22

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the light and shadows you caught on these beautiful scapes. :)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I love winter ---and you know how much I love snow. Love your photos. Just gorgeous.

I do my share of complaining --but I think alot of my thoughts are because I am so interested in weather. Must have been a weather person in another life!!! ha

We really do have so much to be thankful for --even when it's too doggone cold --or in summer, when it's too doggone HOT... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Kerri Farley said...

Oh those are lovely snow sculptures!!

George said...

Ruth, your superb photos force even me to admit that winter snow can be beautiful. You did a great job of capturing God's amazing sculptures and the beauty of winter.

Debbie said...

I love all the seasons equal!! Your images are naturally gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

Ruth you have done a beautiful job in reminding us how beautiful winter can be....The designs in the snow is just gorgeous...

Elaine said...

Winter is indeed a beautiful! You've captured some lovely wind sculpting, something we see very little of here.

Esther Joy said...

I'm sure we are much farther south than you, but I am SO READY for spring! Good for you for finding the beauty in the snow!

Diane said...

You captured some exquisite snow and wind sculptures. Beautiful post, Ruth. Diane

Diane said...

You captured some exquisite snow and wind sculptures. Beautiful post, Ruth. Diane

Rick said...

A witness to God's faithfulness, and power (who commands the winds ?).

Nice job finding beauty amidst the vast 'emptiness'.

Mersad said...

Beautiful snow images. Despite the cold, snow is very inviting. We don't get it as much here in the south of Europe, but I love seeing it in images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Patricia said...

It's all so very lovely, Ruth. While winter is long for you, summer is long for me. We just had our first frost/freeze last week. No matter our climate or situation , God speaks to both of us in this verse. Love you and the work of your hands, Ruth. xox

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

These are wonderful photos Ruth. I can almost feel being there.

I love that third photo of the 'special sculpture', that is truly an amazing work of art.

Thank you for sharing your winter beauty that surrounds you.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

number 3 with the blue shadows is amazing and oh so beautiful.... i rather see Gods sculptures over man's any time.... the sun can change even simple things in an instant...

Shug said...

I enjoyed how you pointed out the special highlights in each of these photos. While you are ready for some Spring time weather, I long for some snow! I seriously doubt that we will see snow this year.

The good thing is that we both are thankful for whatever God sends...
Stay warm....big hugs..
shug

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Thanks for taking us along on the trip out to see the winter scenes. It does look cold but it is sure beautiful! John

Janice K said...

You have shown us beauty that most of us just walk past without seeing--Kind of like taking time to "smell the roses" in the snow.

Have a beautiful, warm day!

Gail Dixon said...

The sculptures with their designs and light play are really beautiful. I always enjoy reading your Godly perspective on life. :)

Mary said...

Very beautiful and I love the wind sculptures. Thanks for reminding us to enjoy all of God's world even when it is frozen and cold.

happyone said...

Winter has a beauty all its own. Thanks for capturing it in these beautiful photos.

Bill said...

There is beauty all around in the winter months and your photos captured that well!

Nell at njschout said...

Very beautiful, these photos of snow sculptures! : )

Unknown said...

Ruth, lovely images! I always thought it was easier to deal with the cold than the heat! One can only take off so many clothes when it's hot, but always put on another layer when it's cold!

Kay said...

Looks really deep. I love the drifts.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Winter does have its own particular beauty, and you've captured some of it so nicely here. We recently drove by some fields that looked very much like the one in your 2nd photo. It made me think of you. :)

Dzjiedzjee said...

Really beautiful Ruth. I wish that we had some snow here in the Netherlands! ;-)

Warm greetings! ;-)
Gert Jan Hermus
dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

EG CameraGirl said...

It's so refreshing to visit a northern blog that's not complaining about the weather! I so agree with you that there's so much beauty out there!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Yes I agree with EG. We should be happy in every season. Your post is lovely.Wonderful snow sculpture