Good evening y'all. I hope that each and every one of y'all are warm and cozy this cold March evening. I'm sure Spring is on it's way, at least when I look at the calendar. hahaha You sure can't tell it by the weather itself. Yesterday was one of those days that just leaves you with a headache. It rained all day, and then in the late evening darkness the rain turned to ice. It wasn't long till there was an inch and half or two inches of ice and then a couple of inches of snow on top of that.
I sat up late waiting for my husband to get in from work. Just praying for his safety on the way home. It was a whole lot later than usual when he got home, but that was because he worked over a few minutes, of course I did not know that, so I was really worried. All the while, it was icing harder and harder. It sounded like hail at one point, hitting the windows. While I was waiting, I heard a really loud noise that sounded like someone trying to break through the side of the house. I finally realized what it was. Our neighbors have a row of lovely white pine trees between our house and theirs and the trees was overloaded with ice and there was a bunch of ice laden limbs that fell onto the ground in front of the garage. I am really thankful that they didn't fall on the house or the garage. I didn't get to see the damage till this morning. I finally figured out that the limbs that shed off the trees were damaged back in November or December of last year when we had our first ice storm of the season. There was a few branches that fell off then, but there was a lot more fell off last night.
I got out this morning with my camera and took a few pics. I absolutely love pics of ice and snow, so I just tried to make the best of a bad situation. hahaha Have camera, will shoot!!!
Well, this is what I got to look at this morning. I wish I could have put all my pics up, but what I did put up was almost too many. I do hope you enjoy looking at the beautiful snow and the bird that posed for me and the lovely ice pics. I am still saddened by the damage to the trees, but I know it could have been so much worse. There was no damage to our house, garage and there doesn't even appear to be any damage to our neighbors fence, just a little clean up, when it warms up a bit and the ice melts.
I guess this is just nature. Most of the time there is even beauty in the midst of the storm. The birds were beautiful. The pine cones enclosed in ice, is beautiful. The little droplets of ice at the ends of the pine branch tips is beautiful. I pray for the people that are without electricity and for the people who's houses were damaged and for the people injured in vehicle accidents.
As I leave you this evening, I leave you with this scripture verse:
Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
When there is a layer of snow covering the dry, hibernating grass, and all the not so pretty stuff that we look at between fall and spring, we forget about what the snow is covering. The snow and ice reminds me of the fact that God has cleansed me of my sins, through Jesus Christ. He loved you and me enough and wanted to have a relationship with us, so, He provided us with the one and only way to have a relationship with Him, through Jesus Christ. I pray that you, too, have been washed whiter than snow and that your sins have been forgiven.
God bless you this evening with, love in you heart, joy in your soul and peace that passes all understanding. Good night, hugs, and much love, Patty