It was an extremely cold and overcast Saturday in this part of the country. While driving along some of our favorite country roads to get breakfast, I could not help but capture some of the winter scenery we passed on our way.
Icicles were everywhere! It has been a long time since I have seen
so many of them, on homes, on bridges, and on the rocks
by the side the tree-lined hills.
The formations of each icicle are all different and take on interesting shapes.
Even the large, sprawling river we passed by, was partially frozen at places.
Quiet winter scenes were everywhere. The same scenes we passed this summer, where life
was bustling with people and summer vacationers, was now totally different. Piles of wood
for the indoor stoves, were stacked against many of the homes. Smoke could be seen from
The welcoming country restaurant offered warmth, tantalizing aromas, and soft country music
wafting through the hidden intercom. We were happy to slide into one of the comfortable
booths, and be greeted by our smiling, blonde server. After a few cups of steaming hot coffee,
and a delicious homemade type breakfast, we headed back out to the cold, with a list of
errands that needed to be done.
"Winter is a time of quietness
and reflection, a time of
"nesting" while much of the
earth sleeps and waits for
spring. Winter is the
It invites us to sit by the
hearth and dream about
God, to shift our focus from
creation to the Creator."
~Harriet Crosby in a "Well Watered Garden"
It is snowing again, and another coat of white is
I appreciate that you stopped by to share the cold with me.
And, yes we are all still waiting for the birth of our