Saturday, March 20, 2021

First Flower of the Year

 What could be more appropriate than to discover the very first flower I've seen this year in our yard, today on the first day of spring?!  :) I was so happy to spot this pretty little crocus as I was out taking a walk earlier today.  

There are other signs of spring around as well... 

Irises coming up...

Lots of birds singing in the trees, and some building nests here and there...

And flower seedlings getting ready for going into the ground as soon as the danger of frost is past.  

Spring is my favorite time of year. Happy first day of Spring, everyone! 

This verse has been on my mind lately. My sister-in-law shared it with me recently,
and I thought I'd share it here also.  

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
-John 14:27

That verse made me think also of these two verses: 

 "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;" 
-Ephesians 2:13-14

Monday, March 8, 2021

Beautiful Snowflakes

I am sorry, everyone, for dropping off with no explanation here on my blog. I just felt the need for a break, and still am not sure of coming back very often yet...but I'm thinking about possibly keeping up a post every once in awhile. We'll see!   

Before winter slips by completely (it's been feeling very much like spring where I live lately)... I thought I'd like to share these pictures with everyone of some snowflakes I was photographing earlier this year.  I'm so amazed at the beauty and variety God has created.  I'm by no means an expert photographer--especially when it comes to tiny things like snowflakes, and some of my photos turned out a little blurry.  I'm sorry about that, but you can still see a lot of the detail which I find amazing. 

He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
-Psalms 147:16

O LORD, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.
-Psalms 104:24

For scale... just look at how tiny each snowflake is. Then think how many there are each time it snows, and yet each one is unique and different.  Isn't that amazing? 

An amazing double-layered snowflake. 

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 
-Psalms 104:1