Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy New Year!

We may not have had a white Christmas,
but the frost was so heavy this morning
it looked like a light coating of snow!
The sun reflecting on the frosty ground looked like
millions of glittering diamonds.
(If you click on the picture,
it should enlarge so you can see the sparkles.)

A few of the leaves that remained were edged in frost particles.
With the temperature dipping down to 19* F last night,
these leaves will probably not last long!

Each blade of grass was thick with the coating of frost.

The book of Job, chapter 37:10 says,
"By the breath of God frost is given..."

Well, that kind of dispels the Jack Frost myth,
doesn't it?!!!

I can just imagine God blowing out His breath,
and the ice crystals forming.

Hmmmm,  it sounds to me that whoever created "Jack Frost"
had an understanding of how frost was created!
What do you think?

(Written on Christmas Eve)

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as we return from the little vacation Jenny Matlock has given us!


Jedidja said...

O, I like your pictures of the ice-diamond on the grass. So beautiful.I can see that it is freezing cold there.

Here it is actually very spring-like, 12 degrees celcius in December ...
Last year there was a lot of snow. have a great week!

Just Be Real said...

Happy new year to you too dear one. Thank you for sharing on Job. Blessings.

Esther Joy said...

This morning's Bible reading had some more verses about frost: "He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast? He sends His Word and melts them; He stirs up His breezes, and the waters flow." (Psalm 147:16-18)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We had frost this morning too. My three year old wanted to know what the fuzz stuff on the grass was!

mrs. c said...

My pre-k students always way that the frost is "practice snow'". I love this!

Jo said...

Frost and sun make for such pretty pretty pictures!

anitamombanita said...

I love frost. It makes a great photo subject, as you have demonstrated! Happy New year!

Lisa notes... said...

Imagining the breath of God blowing those beautiful crystals everywhere he looks. Thanks for these gorgeous photos.

Charlotte said...

The frost photos are beautiful when enlarged. Wonder where the Jack Frost idea came from?
I hope you have a blessed New Year.

Judie said...

Such a lovely post! It is way too dry in Tucson for frost right now, but I expect that to change any time now!!

Sherry said...

beautiful pictures. I'm with Charlotte, I wonder where the Jack Frost idea came from?

Pamela said...

All those intricate patterns -- breath from God! Your pictures are beautiful and I will think of this every time I see frost this winter. (I hope it's not often--ha)

Tea said...

I've never read that scripture. Will make a note of it. The photos make winter look very pretty.

Valerie said...

Beautiful pictures...I find frost fascinatingly beautiful!

No snow for all. Barely a flake this wintner...not good news considering the drought we experienced this summer. I suppose there's still plenty of winter left for a heavy snowfall!

Blessings for 2012,


Rosetta said...

Grazie per gli auguri lasciati al mio blog!Auguro anch'io "BUON ANNO"Rosetta

Jenny said...

What beautiful photos! Frost is always such a magical substance. I love the play of texture and sparkle that you captured here.

Sending many warm wishes your way for a 2012 filled with creativity, harmony and joy!

Hugs from Arizona.