2.27.2010

Snow Again


As most of you know, I have been on a bit of a break. I had to have some unexpected surgery and so I haven't posted in about a month. Although I am not back to my old self again yet; I am doing much better. The surgery slowed me down much more than I expected it to. Thank you to all of you who have lifted me in prayer and for your kind comments. Thankfully it has been winter time so that there are not any chores to be done in the garden. I know most of you are probably getting pretty tired of the snow by now since the news is reporting this year to be a year of record breaking amounts of snow all across the United States. I do want to reassure you that it is really good for our gardens.


The snow (if it doesn't blow) is one of the very best ways to restore the natural ground water levels as well as to water our gardens and crops. It also gives our gardens a wonderful nitrogen snack.


It can be a bummer when the ice and wind snaps our electric lines and causes power outages. It can also really make travel slow and definitely dangerous.


And there are a whole slew of negative things about so much snow, but . . .


No matter how many negative things it offers; I can not help but see the beauty in it too.


I love when it coats everything like sugar or frosting.


I love how the big snowflakes fall and knowing how every one of them are different.


I love playing in the snow too. One of my favorite things to do is to try and catch snowflakes on my tongue.


I love taking pictures of it and all that it does.


I love seeing everything be transformed into a winter wonderland.


I love how it draws attention to things that I may not have noticed at other times.


I love how the details seem so beautiful.


How each of those details add up to beautiful scenery


I love the hush that comes over the world when it snows.


I especially love getting to be in my pj's and staying in without feeling like there is something that I really should be doing.


Everything in life is like that. When we come into dark or hard times we can focus upon all the negative things which will only drag us down or . . .


We can see the beauty and enjoy the good things no matter how tiny they may be. The more we focus on something the larger (in our view) and more important it becomes. On this day I rejoiced that God was watering my garden for me and so I could sit back and rest and recuperate rather than worry.
Until Next time
Debbie
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12 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Debbie~~ I'm glad you're on the mend. Surely just looking at the beautiful landscape is healing for the soul. Well wishes to you.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Debbie,

Lovely to hear from you again.
The snow pictures are gorgeous.
Glad that you are feeling better and I hope that you will be back to your old self again soon.
Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Darla said...

What a lovely post. The photos of the snow are just beautiful..the only one missing is you trying to catch a snowflake on your tongue, lol. Continue to heal, gardening season will be here soon.

Joycee said...

Debbie, sorry to hear about your surgery and I do hope you are recovering quickly. I had a couple of back surgeries years ago and they really slowed me down for a while. Your post is beautiful and you are so right, the snow is beneficial to our plants and trees. It's like you can see everything outlined when the snow coats the branches. Great post, take care sweetie!
joy at grannymountain

Deb said...

pretty photos....glad it's over here though...

Linda said...

Hello Debbie, sorry to hear about your op. Sounds as if the snow has contributed to your enforced rest, but you've got the right attitude to it. I hope you're not suffering from a frozen tongue tho' after trying to catch all those snowflakes.

Your American flag looks so beautiful in the snow. It's a tradition that we don't have in the UK, but it's very common in Scandinavia. The flags outside houses in the US and Canada have always impressed me.

Susie said...

Girl I've been wondering how you were doing. I hope you get back to feeling normal again soon.

Loved the pics. Glad you got to enjoy the snow from the inside.


Take care,

Susie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh the beauty of snow..and the glory of the garden you will have this Spring!! I can't even imagine. I will be struggling..but wait. On the front page of our paper today it said in huge letters, "DROUGHT IS OVER!" I was extatic. They threatened to fine us for watering our flowers and lawn. I could live without lawns..(put it all to garden and flowers..but...NOT water our gardens? Are they crazy? No...guess not when there is NO water...but it's over!!!

I went through something similar this past fall..and I am back to normal..for the most part. I also was shocked at how much it set me back. Take care and you will be out gardening before you know it!! :)
Mona

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Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

I love the days when it's snowing and there's no pressure to do anything but look out at it...you can stay in your pj's and not feel guilty, open the door and listen to the silence. Yes, I like those days too. Glad to hear you are recuperating and hope you will be well again soon;-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Such beautiful pictures for a California woman to look at. Gorgeous. I can't wait until Spring and you start gardening outside. We are expecting a bit of rain tonight..or so they say. California is always under threat of drought..so I am happy that someone is getting all the water they need for there gardens...it's wonderful.
They even threatened to fine us for watering our lawns... isn't that sad. Enjoy your beautiful snow... :)
Mona

Sheila said...

Pretty snowy pictures! Glad to hear you are feeling better in time for spring!