Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beauty before my eyes

This is what we woke up to this morning....but I won't complain.
I still find beauty in a snow storm....even in March.

Others are blogging about flowers, and open water. We have a frozen canal, bare trees with limbs bent over from the weight of heavy snow, and ice.

I long for warmer temps., the sounds of the gulls, and the doves. I want to see the trees blossom with their wonderful spring flowers.  For now, I'll appreciate the beauty before my eyes.

I am thankful to have a window to look out of.
A generator to feed electricity to a house still standing.
A bed to sleep in tonight.
A husband to sleep next to.
The snow will melt.
The birds will return.
The trees, and flowers will blossom and bloom.
The canal will flow freely.
Let us keep those who were caught in the terrible storms these past few days in our prayers.


  1. Oh how I want to hear spring birds singing and to feel warm sun but a beautiful snow fall like this is just so pretty!!! We're getting snow now after a winter of pretty much nothing but at least spring is near so it will melt fast!
    xoxo Faye

  2. We have some of that same beauty here, too, Debbie. It looks like winter wonderland. At least coming this time of year it won't be here for too long (I hope). We are blessed indeed to have warm homes and be in relatively good health..and to not have endured the storms that are South of us. I love your "spot of Heaven" over there on THAT SIDE of Lake Michigan! You know we have to meet somewhere twixt and tween this year! xo Diana

  3. Hello Debbie,
    Thank you for sharing you beautiful pictures of your Winter Wonderland!! So pretty, I miss it!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  4. Debbie,
    How beautiful that snow looks. We really didn't much of that down our way this winter.
    And I could really do without bad storms and tornado watches. The towns is Indiana that got hit yesterday are only 90 minutes away from here. My heart goes out to all that were affected by the tornados...they are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Wow - you DID get dumped on, didn't you, Debbie? But it IS so very beautiful. It looks so quiet and that the winds have stopped blowing.

    xox laurie

  6. Beautiful post, Debbie! My heart is aching for those that were caught up in the tornado's down south. We had a few flurries today but really nothing. I hate to say it, but I would love a view like yours...just to feel like winter is here! It's like a new season of it's own...just cold weather and gloom. But we have a lot to be thankful for and I'm keep my mind on that!


  7. Looks beautiful Debbie ~ No snow here... lots of rain & gloom, I think I would rather the snow~ I'm Thankful not to be in the tornado areas & Praying for those who have been~ I'm with Diana, we all have to meet up sometime this summer!

  8. You are so right! I am thankful for those things too. We only have a few flurries but it is cold and windy. My family 4 hours north and hubby's family 2 hours north of us just got 30-40 centimetres of snow and it is still falling.

  9. Even though I'm not a snow person, I must admit that your photos are beautiful! I don't miss the snow though!! Keep warm!

  10. We haven't had anything like that this year in Pa. and I sort of miss it! I saw my first Robin today so I know spring is on it's way soon, it was so windy today I don't like that either!
    Glad I don't live in the tornado area, those poor families!
    Beautiful photos!

  11. I would be thankful for such a beautiful winter storm like yours too, but I am one of those who is settling for flowers right now instead. Enjoy your winter wonderland!

    Kat :)

  12. Gorgeous pics Debbie! Happy Sunday:@)

  13. Amen, Debbie, to your prayers for those without all the beauty you are presently enjoying.

  14. The pictures are beautiful but I understand that you longing for spring.


  15. This weather has been so crazy! I can't believe those storms south of us. i am glad that all is ok with you and hope the power is on and the snow is melting. We got a bit last night but it is already starting to go away.

  16. Wow...I got a surprise when I looked in with you !!! Looks so magical but I know you must be longing for the spring. Luckily, we have had a mild spell recently with lovely blue skies but you never know what is around the corner!!
    Loved the clock in your last post !!
    Keep safe and warm...Gail x

  17. They look like fairy tale pictures, snow always looks to pretty when its new and fresh and you can look at it from the inside out!!

  18. Terrible news about the devastating storms in the USA.
    I`m thinking of all those poor families.
    Glad that you don`t live in the tornado area!

    Beautiful snow pics!

  19. We got dumped on too Debbie. I'll be sharing my pics of it tonight or tomorrow. It is beautiful, but like you I am thankful for a warm home still standing. My heart goes out to those in the tornado zone.

    The sun is shining brightly today, and the snow is sparkling! Keep warm my friend. {{hugs}}

  20. I love your photos and the peacefulness of the calm. We are blessed, are we not that we have not been asked to endure what so many have this last week. You are a joy in my heart.

  21. Your pictures are so serene and beautiful. Sending warm hugs


  22. oh, it all looks so gorgeous...but then i don't have to live in it! and might i say your attitude is awesome! hang in there! ;}

    m ^..^

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