Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Wonderland

 Several weeks ago on a Saturday, I woke up to this all around and crystal clear skies and brilliant sun.

 I was wowed and jumped in my car to see if I could capture any of the awe I felt for God's creation.

 I decided just to drive further north to see the pristine beauty the snow caused on the land.

 It was relaxing to be only one of a handful of people driving around in a sea of white. I looked for some deer {for Dave} but they must have been in a hidey-hole or something.

 It was so pretty. So still and quite.

 Filled my heart with awe for my Creator.

 Driving up and down hills gave sweet views.

 It may get dark really early,

 and temperatures may drop to below -30,

 but, when you look for the beauty in can you not love this season?
 The road just...vanishes into a cloud of white.
 I just love the back country could drive for miles and still be in the middle of nowhere!
 Such magnificent views.

 Lots of ranches and farms around here. And lots of animals...both domestic and wild!

 While driving out of my cul-de-sac yesterday, I saw a shadowy figure on one of the lawns. It looked like a horse, the middle of town? No way...we're close to farms, but not that close. Anyway, I angled my car a bit and turned on my brights. Um...that shadowy shape? Yeah, not a horse...just a cow moose lumbering around in the neighbour's front lawn. I rolled my window down in disbelief and watched as she made her way to the backyard. Alright, if I had any doubts before, now I KNOW I live in the middle of nowhere :D
 {And loving it, by the way :}

 How could I not with such beauty around me?

Happy Winter!


Valerie Basham said...

Those are *gorgeous* pictures!! I wish I could see some snow in my area, but it rarely comes this far south. Thanks for giving me the second best thing! :) Happy winter to you, too! (And Merry Christmas!)

Tori said...

Those are some of the most beautiful photos I've seen. Thanks for sharing them. Just found your blog, I'll be back!

Danielle Huddleston said...

Hey! Have not stopped by in a while and thought I would drop in. What gorgeous pics! We have a bit of the cold but no white stuff :( Hopefully soon!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous... just gorgeous!