Today snow covers the buds on the trees. We thought spring was finally here, but winter still wants to ‘hang around’ a little bit longer.
My husband and I went to Sight and Sound Theaters last night to see “Samson” with a bunch of friends from church and then to our favorite fast food restaurant Chic Fil A to get a milk shake after the show. We were kid free for the night and spent an extra hour sleeping this morning and woke to see a very white, beautiful view out of our window! According to google weather it was suppose to have stopped at precisely 8:45…. lol! Where do they come up with this stuff! That’s okay, yesterday I laughed when I was told that it would snow 2 to 3 inches this morning. Mmmmmhmmmm… okay… it just did!
Joseph pointed out the beautiful buds on the trees and the snow just sitting on them like a little crown and I did what any photographer would do… grabbed my camera and headed out in the snow in my pajama pants! This was a very peaceful and rare experience not only because it does not normally snow on beautiful buds, but also because I would normally have children following me! I am a portrait photographer. My passion is people and capturing family life! But these moments capturing God’s outdoor beauty up close and ‘frozen’ was inspiring and absolutely breathtaking!
After capturing these images, this passage came to mind from Isaiah 55:8-12…
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the SNOW from heaven, andreturneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and BUD, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,
but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”