Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Cold Outside, but I'm Going Out Anyway!

These are pictures of one of our area lakes:
Looks like nobody wants to sit out in the 40 degree weather!

"It was You who set all the boundaries on the earth;
You made both summer and winter."
- Psalm 74:17
A view of an area lake
"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour."
- John Boswell
This channel divides the mainland from a small island.

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
 Psalm 62:1
A walking bridge over the channel.

“Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!… 
He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments, Who can stand before His cold? 
He sends forth His word and melts them He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.” 
~Psalm 147:12-18
Large chunks of snow that fell on the icy water.

“Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold. From the breath of God ice is made, 
And the expanse of the waters is frozen.” 
  ~Job 37:9-10
A line, dividing water and ice.

The ducks don't seem to mind the cold water.

 Look at the birds of the air; 
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
 Matthew 6:26
A Mallard, enjoying a swim.
I saw this cute decorated antique sled in someone's yard, on my walk around the lake.

May you find peace and solace in nature's beauty!

 linking on over to:
Word-Filled Wednesday 


  1. Beautiful photos! And love the scripture verses to go with them.

  2. Thanks, Theresa and Denise! I really just let go and had fun with this post! I appreciate you stopping by and your sweet comments!

  3. Your venturing outside in the cold was well worth it. Beautiful photos. I love the quote prompting me to enjoy the "idle hours" - and the scripture reminding that God knows about the snow - I really loved that!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi Ann - love the pics with all the verses. Its something I've come to appreciate in the bloggy world how everyone tries to bring everything into focus in terms of God. Its about Him and He deserves all the glory. thank you for linking up again. I look forward to seeing you there.
    God bless

  5. Stopping by from the Grace Cafe. What lovely pictures, I love the silent, stillness they invoke. I've lived many years in the north, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wyoming, but recently we moved to lower Alabama. It's strange getting used to seeing palm trees and wearing flip flops in December!

  6. Thank you, ladies! I love hearing from you all! It makes my day!

  7. Hi Ann:

    Your photos are beautiful and the accompanying scriptures are perfect.

    Thank you so much for linking up at the Grace Cafe and sharing with others.


  8. Hi Ann ~ great pics. Love the verses too. Nice to meet you. Stop by and visit me if you would like.


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