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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time Travel Thursday #27 - Nature's Crystal Cathedral


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Welcome to the 27th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.

Are you ready for our next trip back in time and into the future?

Fantastic!  Then let's party on!


Since I don't have a finished project of my own to share this week...


I thought I would share a bit of God's creative handiwork around the farm—from this past weekend. 


On Saturday and Sunday we got several inches of fine, powdery snow—


our fifth snow, in as many weeks.

Now, for those of you who live in regions of the world where snow is commonplace in the winter, you may not find that to be a big deal.

But, in the South, to have had this much snow—so soon in the season—is A BIG DEAL!


Personally, I love snow here around our farm.

Things that might otherwise be missed—like bunny tracks—become highly visible, beautiful additions to the wintery scene.


And the deer—seen around here almost daily—leave definitive signs, in the fresh fallen snow, of their comings and goings.

Which do you think came first, the bunny or the deer? ; )


By the way, did you notice that God uses glitter in His projects, too?


On Monday morning, we woke up to discover that, during the night, ice had covered everything in sight!




The once dull, bare trees now glistened in the sunlight.


The winter grasses—in the field where last year's Valentine soireé was held—looked like crystal wands.


The sumac—at the edge of the forest—had been transformed into woodland chandeliers.


Even the little thicket where the bunnies like to hide had taken on the appearance of an icy palace.


Over the past several days, as I have wandered—totally awe-struck—around our farm and forest...


and have taken in the glorious scene all around me, I've been reminded of the infinite creativity of my Maker.

And I am so thankful that He lets me experience it through things like this marvelous crystal cathedral that He has created on my little farm.

Now show us all the creative endeavors you have to share.  ; )

13 comments:

  1. such pretty pictures! I love the part about God using glitter too! I so enjoy looking at that "new snow" prettiness! Thanks for hosting--
    Mary

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  2. These pictures look like something something out of a magazine Liz!

    Thanks for hosting....

    Lisa

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  3. Is there any artist as creative as nature...beautiful photos (-:

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  4. I love snow, thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures:-)
    Thank you for hosting, hugs Biljana

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  5. Liz, Congrats on one Year! Well done!
    You've done so much. Thanks for sharing your talents w/ all of us.

    Linked up and ready to roll.
    xo Jeanne.
    http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com/

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  6. Liz, I love the pictures and I love the title!! So beautiful! We have enjoyed the snow...been out of school for 3 days...return today for late start! The world just shuts down in the South...I have loved it! Blessings to you! Christie

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  7. Gorgeous winter photos! I love the pine needles caked with ice, and the footprints in the snow.

    Thanks for hosting,

    Nancy

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  8. Thanks so much for your delightful comments on my blog. I too walked around the yard and snapped pictures of God's creation. You have a nice camera, which takes really good pictures.
    Take Care,
    Mel's Cabin

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  9. What a beautiful winter wonderland you have. Your pictures are so good that I can feel the frost. We don't get any snow here, so I certainly understand how you're so in awe of the beauty.
    Hugs, Betsy

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  10. Beautiful Post and thanks for hosting the Party!
    Blessings,
    Denise

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  11. it looks so beautiful! our weather here has been in the 60's and 70's!

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