Thursday, February 11, 2010

Punxsutawney Who?

It's official. The ever famous and adorable fuzzy ground hog has seen his shadow which, of course, means that we still have another 6 weeks of winter.

For some seriously immature individuals (me!), Phil seeing his shadow is just about enough to make this cute furry friend an enemy. So, instead of blaming some poor creature who merely responds to instincts our great God has put in him, I am quickly and quietly placing my hand over my mouth as I remember it is God who ordains the seasons for our good and his glory.

But, to my delight (*squeals*), it would seem that here in Lewiston it's a little closer than furry Phil thought.

The signs of spring are growing in my yard and the sounds of spring are happily chirping in my backyard shrubs. I opened my kitchen window this morning just to listen to them. I didn't care if it was cold. I could hear them calling to me through the window and listening to them was like medicine.

Today was up to 50 degrees and that means I only had to wear 6 relatively light layers to be warm! :) It was fantastic to be outside. The boys started some yard work beginning with trimming the rose bushes and turning the soil. If you look closely you can see the bushes beginning to sprout their beautiful red leaves. Lovely.

This is our sunrise on the bluffs. It is so much better in person...the hills full of oranges, pinks and yellows and contrasted by the deep shadows. It is really quite inspiring!

No matter what season the Lord decides to give you in your neck of the woods, I hope it is a beautiful day. It is all beautiful in God's eyes. He created it and we ought to enjoy it all for that it is... his varied beauty surrounding us. Which means I'll have to rejoice if the Lord decides to send some of that cold weather my direction. ;)

Psalm 104:14
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth.