Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another Backyard Picture

I know this looks like pictures that I've taken in the past, but this is really the sunset from last night as it looked out our back door. I love the sunsets we get to see so often and I love how beautiful they look during each of the four seasons of the year. This one has the added feature of about seven inches of snow on the ground. If you aren't familiar with our house, or the many pictures I've shared in the past, you wouldn't know that there was a pretty good sized pond under that snow. One of these days one of our daughters will be here and they can show me how to put together one of those picture albums that are printed by the companies that do those things, and I may put together a four season pictorial album of behind our house. I have quite a lot of pictures of seasons, sunsets, critters, family, and various other backyard happenings. I think it would be interesting - at least to me.
This looks like dozens of other pictures of the front of our house over the last - now five - winters, but this was last evening. The shovelled pile from the driveway is about two feet high and the side walk is only visible because it had already been shovelled once the night before. I know our grand kids would love to play in all this, but they'll have to settle for another picture. One of the things I really love about living here is the fact that nothing lasts very long - weather wise. No matter how cold or nasty the winter storm - it will only be a few days. And no matter how terrible the summer heat wave - it won't last very long. We not only get the four distinct seasons, but we get breaks withing each one and it's different every year. I like that. I had all kinds of spiritual lessons I thought about writing in this blog concerning change and things not lasting long, but you can probably figure out those lessons on your own. Snow in St. Louis, is like hard times in life. They don't last long. There! I had to say it. It's the preacher in me. And, as always, God is good.

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

Oh, man...would the kids love to be there!!

DR said...

This sounds suspiciously like a hint to D or E about helping you figure out how to do a Winkflash book. :)

Deborah said...

I was just about to say, "That was a pretty big hint, Dad!" I would LOVE to help you put together a book, and I have a feeling I'd get to share the responsibility with Elizabeth.

I'm feeling a summer project coming on...