Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow day!

So today was a snow day. I got to sleep late and then I drove for the first time in the snow and went and got in a fabulous workout. I think Elayne was trying to kill me. :)
But we had some good laughs and I got to leave with some muscles that were going to be sore.
That is a good thing!
When I got home we decided to pack some snacks and head into the mountains to see what God had been up to.
We decided that He was truly showing off......just a tad. ;)
I will have to admit that there will be a bit more sore tomorrow than muscles that have been worked out. I was blown away by what I was seeing so I told Keith to stop the truck so that I could walk down the road a bit and he could take my picture. Yes, that is me standing in the middle of the road.
Now, it is very important to remember that as one is driving in snow it does tend to build up on the side rail steps of the truck. It tends to get a little thick which can some times give the illusion that it is ok for one to step on while getting out of the truck.
There is only one problem with this.......it gives way when pressure is put on it.
Thus sending the feet of the unaware- flying out from under them. Bringing their flight to an abrupt halt when their patoot hits the slushy cold ground.
(cry/embarassed laugh breaking the silence)
Thank heaven that there was no vehicle behind us to witness this graceful escape from the truck.
So...note to self......If your hind section is a bit sore tomorrow
it may not be because of the squats you did in the gym. :0

I guess cold can be therapeutic for sore muscles right?
Here is me doing a little therapy.
I have never made a snow angel before....so here goes.
Not too bad...but Julia did point out (when she finally decided to get out of the truck) that she does not have a head.
Then she forgot about me and she and Keith had a little fun. The snow was
a little hard to pack but they managed to smack each other around with it.
Meanwhile I decided to take some pictures.
Isn't this tree fabulous?

Did I mention that it was really cold today?
Here is my man......and no that is not dandruff in my hair. :) Not sure what the look is on my face......maybe it is because the photographer did not know what she was doing?
Now this was one of my favorites. I think Keith thought we were about to hit something when I yelled....stop! After a little effort we got back to this tree. See the apples......I guess everyone likes snowballs. Although it does look like they are wearing some type of furry Russian hat.
Anyone like frozen applesauce?
Here is Julia and I. Notice a theme of a scarf over my face?
I was graced with a lovely fever blister this week and so I though I would spare you and the camera. Between that and a horrible hair cut last week......I was feeling a little camera shy.
Here is the last picture.
There is just something about what snow does to the atmosphere.
It falls and things get quiet.....it is so silent outside.
There is something about it that brings such a sense of peace.
It is such an awesome piece of art work prepared by our God.
It just fills my soul......I had to capture it.

*6 He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,'
and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

7 So that all men he has made may know his work,
he stops every man from his labor.

8 The animals take cover;
they remain in their dens.

9 The tempest comes out from its chamber,
the cold from the driving winds.

10 The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.

*Job 37--NIV.

20 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

Thank you for sharing so many pictures. We haven't really had measurable snow yet this year. I LOVE snow---

Deanna said...

wow, beautiful pictures!... some of your pic's remind me of the movie The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe! I love that movie!

blessings, Deanna

MelanieJoy said...

I'm so excited for you to see such snow and beauty. Being from here it's a dream to see such a sight. I can only imagine the "quietness" that was in the air. What I wouldn't give to be sitting in it...as long as the cold air would let me. :) and no...I can't make such a drive....Thanks for listening today.

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Denise said...

I love the pictures, looks like so much fun.

luvmy4sons said...

You are so much fun! I loved this light hearted post and the wonderful pictures...and I love that you are doing squats! You go girl! Oh and what a great scripture to go with!

Julie said...

I wanna play in the snow!!!! I love the pictures you shared. I always think of Chronicles of Narnia when I see scenes like that now. It looks like you all had fun. I pray you are not to sore!!

Blessings,
Julie

Shirley said...

What a pretty snowy post. Great pictures and great fun. We have snow, too, but not that much. I love the snow....it makes everything so beautiful....and quiet, like you said.

Blessings.

Sandi said...

Looks like a fun day. I love snow

Denise said...

I love snow and wish that Oklahoma would have more snow.. We have moved into a warm climate and it only snows once in a while and never much.... sooooooooo I enjoyed your pictures..... fund day......

Edge of Design said...

We have had snow too. Of course it hasn't been to the same degree but it is still here. Of our neighbors, we seem to have the most. Go figure!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Now that is some snow!!! Ours is already all gone!! Loved all the pictures, looks like fun!

MJ said...

Fun!!! I had haircut issues too....not sure what to do now! :)

Your pictures are awesome!

Mimi's Toes said...

Wow, what fabulous pictures of God's creation. We have a lot of snow here too. You look like you were really having fun making snow angels.

Mary said...

Sharon,

This is a beautiful post. The photos are awesome and I love all of them. I'm glad your family could get out in the snow and have a bit of fun.

When it snows, the silence is actually loud. I love walking at night when the moon is full and there is fresh snow on the ground. If it is frosty, you can hear your footsteps crunch and echo in the cold air. Try it sometime. It is a wondrous feeling.

Sad news. The site that I was writing for is closing soon unless there is miracle. Please pray.

Blessings,
Mary

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Those pictures are stunning! That middle tree picture needs to be framed! Such fun. Wish I could have been there, minus the sore muscles.

Happy weekend. Be safe!

peace~elaine

melanie said...

I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the snow!! It was fun to look at it through your eyes. As someone who has grown up always having snow in the winter I guess I take for granted how beautiful it really is.

SunnySusan said...

Yes, I don't have the book but I get his emails...good stuff...

Mary / Mariah said...

I love snow , it's so pretty . I always went sleding and ice skateing when I was young . Now I just like to look at it . We've had our share of it lately . It's still so pretty out there .
Mary

Winging It said...

What a fantastic, fantastic day! Being a Florida girl, snow is but a dream! We did get to visit my folks in the snow when they lived in Burnesville, NC. But mercifully they moved back here in June 2007.

I so appreciated your thoughts on the sense of peace in the snow, that comes with the quiet it brings. I couldn't help but feel, "that is partly why Sharon and Keith are there...to feel that peace"! Just a thought, I thought I'd share!

xoxo,
Maria