Saturday, January 05, 2008

Winter Weather

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope." Psalm 130:5

What a strange weathered week it has been again. I finally got out for a much needed walk this week, taking my camera with me for the first photos of 2008. The first photos in a long time actually as I just haven't been feeling up to taking pictures.

As always, my feet led me to my favourite park, Hayne's Point, where I have posted countless photos in the past. I didn't get to have a long walk as the gentle snow that was falling turned into stinging ice rain, blasting every which way in the wind!

I managed to head to the side of the point that was the calmest and I wanted to check out the ice on the lake. It was smooth & solid. No interesting crevices or cracks like what I found last January but smooth with bits of snow blown across leaving beautiful formations all the way across to town. It felt peaceful on that side. The world was a dim grey blue as the snow ice fell!

There was a skiff of snow on the smooth ice so I bent down & wrote 2008 in the snow. Just to remind myself it was my first time out with my camera in the new year!

Usually I like to walk around Hayne's Point and think, talk to God, think about life & what is going on in the world. But with the wind and that stinging snow, I didn't do much but think of how I could take a couple pictures without getting my camera pelted too many times.

I like the shape of these trees in the winter. I took similar photos to the one below last year. When the sky is so bright & the world beyond is so hazy it makes them look silhouetted, and lonely. I found a bit of shelter from the wind where I could take a few more because the weather was right (despite the snow & wind) for this same silhouette to occur - and who knew when I'd have the energy to come again on such a day. I got a few shots that I was pleased with.

Though I'm more of a spring & fall girl, and I'm already eagerly anticipating Spring, I love that I can find moments of beauty in all the seasons and that I was granted some strength (and respite from my nausea) for this brisk winter weather walk.


  1. Brr....its cold out there, and the snow photos show that.

    Take care and keep warm.
    Hope you are feeling OK

  2. Becky... Though you haven't photographed much recently, you haven't lost your touch! I as well love that tree photo.

    Nature often helps us talk to God as well as refelct on our lives.

  3. Beautiful pictures Becky girl. I especially like the first one, it looks like a Christmas Card!

    I'm glad you got out for some fresh air, although it sounded frightfully frigid.

    Be careful on that ice too with your little one. You don't want to slip and fall. That's just the big sister/mom in me speaking :)

    Much love,

  4. I love the last picture with the trees.

    I suppose that's the beauty of winter...though I still prefer the hot, hot, hot, summer!

  5. Your photos are beautiful Becky. The last one really has the stark feeling of these cold months.

    I am sorry you're feeling sick and praying it will pass so you can enjoy this awesome time of your life.

  6. Beautiful pics as the one of the tree...glad you had a respite from being fun...

    Be Blessed

  7. I love the last one too (although all are beautiful).

    Thank you for your prayers, Becky. You and the little one are in mine.


  8. Lovely photos you have.
    Nice blog!
    Well done!

    Alex's World! -

  9. Hi Becky, Hope you are doing well. Take care.

  10. I is waitin, and waitin, and WAITIN for your next blog entry! :) (so I'm a tad impatient hay? LOL!)

  11. Hey Becky... Hope things are going well for you. Take care of yourself and stay warm! :-)

  12. Hi Becky, i 've got some roses from my garden for you on my blog.
    Love, Amrita

  13. Becky, come by and pick up an award.

  14. Great post! I'm sorry that I'm so late in reading it. I loved taking this walk with you.

    You have an eye for beauty. This post reminds me that all the seasons have some beauty in them. We just need to look for it. The same is true for all seasons in life.

    Take care, dear friend.

  15. P.S. Is that the lake you floated across in your kayak? (did I spell that right?)

    The lake looks so different and c-o-l-d. But in a nice way.

    It's amazing to see the change. We don't have such drastic changes here in Southern California. But we DO have changes.