Welcoming Winter

One of the lovely things about living in Texas is the winter.  Yes, it does get cold–sometimes.  And, yes, ice and snow can wreak havoc, as we discovered last year during the Super Bowl.  But while our friends up north are shoveling snow and pulling on the long underwear, we are enjoying stretches of spring-like weather and skies so blue it makes you cry!  Last week was one of those stretches.  As we took down the lights and restored the garden to its unadorned state, we were blessed with chilly mornings followed by warm afternoons.  Flocks of robins descended on the garden in all their cheerful chirpiness, woodpeckers crept up the bare trunks of the oak trees in search of lunch, and the bluebirds flashed through the leafless trees.  We know that cold weather will return, but when the sky is so blue and the air is warm enough for a short-sleeved shirt, it’s easy to imagine spring!  While we wait, we continue to plant trees and prepare for the arrival of grapevines for Asher.

Shabbat Shalom!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tommi on January 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Every time I see the garden, it is more beautiful than the last. You certainly do a work of excellence.

    Joyously His,

    Tommi Femrite


  2. Posted by Lucy Roberts on January 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    ‘Tis beautiful! The glory of God in all of creation!


  3. Posted by Vickie on January 8, 2012 at 3:18 am

    That sky is really blue, it looks like a painted picture. We have been experiencing really mild weather in Michigan, however,our sky is just not that blue. Thanks for pictures.


  4. Posted by zionsgate on January 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Great photos on such remarkable results! This year will be awesome in the LORD- as we have been taught so effectively by the five fold ministry at GZI/GSC. Thank you for all the encouragement, prayers, and faithful witness.


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