Friday, January 26, 2007

Thankfulness Thursday: Snow!

Taking my cue from Lydia, I thought I'd share a few pictures of what I'm thankful for this week:



It didn't seem much like winter around here until recently...I guess God wanted to wait and make it a surprise. It has been so nice to bundle into soft, cozy warm clothes and head out for a fast sled ride in the field behind our house.

(my brother Matt and sister Tine)

"...He saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; ... by the breath of God frost is given: ..."
Job 37:6a, 10a

(An interesting formation of geese)

After my dad and brothers shoveled the snow away from our driveway, we were left with large piles of snow: perfect for making tunnels!

(I took this pic of brothers Tim and Matt from inside our snow cave.)

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Job 38:22a

The Picture that isn't here:

I'm a fan of the Calvin and Hobbs comic strip. If you've read any of the books, you know that the creator, Bill Watterson, had some very creative ideas for snowmen! So I decided to make a troop of miniature snowmen to guard our snow fort. I finished eight yesterday afternoon....but by morning they'd melted... before I could take a picture. :-(

Here's a portion of a poem that I found in a magazine once. It's a beautiful description of a winter afternoon:

"The whole sky was blue
And the thick flakes floating at a pause
Were but frost knots on an airy gauze,
WIth the sun shining through."

--Robert Frost

I don't know if there's more. Has anyone read it before? I'd love to know what it's from!


Lydia H. said...

How fun, Kara! Thanks for the neat snow pics. I liked your creativity for showing your eight "snowmen" all in a row.

Ours have melted a lot too. They are barely recognizable now. :( Thankfully, Josh and Caleb both took some pictures. Will you be at the Reformed Conference this weekend? Maybe I will see you there.

Have a blessed weekend.

Rachel said...

Hi Kara! Cool pictures. :) That looks like so much fun. Sorry I missed your call yesterday. I'll try to call you soon.
Rachel M. <><