Sunday, December 30, 2007

Today in Minnedosa ...

This morning I went for a bit of a walk about town ... it's my worship activity now that I've been sidelined by the Church ...

As I walked I thought of a poem by liturgical poet Ann Weems that contains the line: "If I could I would paint for you a rainbow ..." The poem speaks of ALL the colours and the beauty and wishes for the listener THAT gift ...

I wish there was some way I could put into words the absolutely breath-taking beauty of the hoar frost and the light snow that fell last night ... even as beautiful as my photos are, they simply DO NOT DO JUSTICE to the scenery around me ... I am constantly left in awe by the beauty that comes from the soft whiteness of the snow, the deep blue of the prairie sky and the play of light and shadow ... I have snapped over 100 pictures in the last 24 hours ... and I could easily have take 100s more ...

It's THAT beautiful ... I wish I could share the vivid beauty that is ALL AROUND us today ... It was summed up by the comment of a neighbour I passed along the way who watched me snap a picture and said - "Can't buy a post card that is THAT beautiful can you??"

I answered "NO, but it is a gift from God isn't it ??"

In the next block I had another neighbour stop me and thank me for taking pictures of the frost. She was thrilled someone was recording the vistas that we could so easily take for granted ... So for those of you from far and wide, those of you who are enduring gray and drab days ... come for a little walk with me and enjoy some of the scenes I've enjoyed recently ... It might NOT be a rainbow, but it is pretty impressive nonetheless:








2 comments:

new road seeker said...

Hi, hope you are not tired of my comments yet!
I was just discussing with my husband how depressing these dark and wet west coast days and nights are. If there weren't Christmas lights on, night would be darker than black, wet velvet. Imagine how dreary day after day of wet, gray, dark cloudy skies, everything moushy wet, muddy and the everpresent mossy drippiness of winter!!

However, we do have resident hummingbirds still feeding at our feeder daily, that is a gift!!

Thanks for your pix...

SL

MY OWN WOMAN... said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing.