Nature Notes on a January Day

January Morning
Morning arrived with clear blue skies and the low rising sun sending long blue shadows across the snow.  The snow covered yard has become a record of neighborhood wildlife, showing the pattern of their days.  Squirrels use the same pathways over and over again, while the visiting turkey meanders each day from it's trip up the road and into our yard to scavenge for fallen seed.  It is a joy to read each day's record in the snow.  

Aspen Trees in January
The aspen trees surrounding the house show off their leaf bud sheaths against the blue sky.  What a promise of spring to come they are.  Later in the day, this tree will be filled with little birds as they take their turns at the feeders.

As I read over the Psalm I've chosen for this month's meditations, the words seem so appropriate on this frosty cold morning.

Psalm 147:15-18

He sends forth his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.
He casts forth his ice like morsels;
who can stand before his cold?
He send forth his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow. 


Laurie said…
What a wonderful post Lisa, I love your way with words. My husband and I were talking about the plowed path in our yard, and the evidence of wild life using it. Thank-you for sharing one of my favorite Psalms. Blessings for a beautiful day!
Anne said…
What a beautiful blog you have. I would love to jump into that snow and play in it - I know I'd muck up the tracks, but here where I am it is so Hot - heatwave here and aircons on 24 hours for a few days. Oh well I guess icecream will have to do. :0)
Love the psalm selection, and it is so beautiful to see the snow. I don't get to enjoy that here in Southern California so I become a snow voyeur of sorts on the blogs.

Blessings to you and yours for the New Year.

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