Feb 9, 2010

Beautiful winter...

We are having a beautiful winter here in NE Ohio. Though I no longer ice skate in the gorge, make snow angels in the yard, or sled ride down the hill, and I hate being cold, I still can appreciate the beauty of a new fallen snow. Here's how I best enjoy it:

from the inside looking out!

All of these photos were taken from inside my cozy warm house in the past couple of days. I am grateful for the blessings of warm and comfortable shelter, warm and healthy food, and warm and safe water. I pray that I will never take these for granted, and that I will always be mindful of those less fortunate.

"Her family has warm clothing,

and so she doesn't worry

when it snows."

Provebs 31:21

Contempory English Version


Deborah Ann said...

Breathtaking photos! I'm sitting here in the middle of a 10 foot downfall of snow, but somehow it doesn't look so pretty here. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for my nice, warm house!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

That amount of snow is just amazing to me. It looks so unreal, so fairyland like! And I agree, seen from inside a warm house is BEST!

Love the curtains and the little prim candle you have in the window, by the way!

Rose said...

How beautiful! There is something very peaceful and ethereal about it. Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

I'm sitting here watching the snow come down...and grumbling. I really am thankful for my warm house and all the provisions, but I do worry about the less fortunate and the elderly..like myself!
Your pictures are beautiful!!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Awesome! Just beautiful!!!

Shirl said...

Lovely shots! I don't blame you...I would shoot from inside as well :)

Wanda said...

Well, I ventured out and didn't get too cold...of course I was well bundled up! Eight inches here and more on the way!

Jess said...

A Winter Wonderland!
I am so glad that you are "snug as a bug in a rug!"
So wish I could join you at your table for some hot cocoa and inspiring conversation. Maybe someday.
Lots of love ~

Dar said...

The only way to enjoy the snow lately is from the 'inside'., cause it's just too cold out there.
Proverbs says it all. Thanks for sharing.
God Bless

Jacquelyn said...

Hi all, we have more of the white stuff coming down right now. I have loved looking at it from the inside, but I may have to take grandbaby to the dr. today. I think he might have an ear infection. Its only 3 miles away, but itis daunting to think of going out in it with them and all that involves 30 yrs ago I would never have given it a thought!

Jacquelyn said...

Penni, thanks...I brought those curtains from our old house 14 years ago, so they are close to 20 yrs old. I still love them--I have them in 4 windows across the front of the house. I love "prim" buy hubby loves "comfortable"...so I have to get my prim mostly from little decorative things. Thanks for the compliments!