Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Wintry Morning at PotterVilla

It is finally winter at PotterVilla!  Last night's low temperature neared the single digits, and when coupled with a rising sun makes for beauty everywhere you look.  I don't know if I could live in a place that doesn't have such wonderful days.  Ever place has its own beauty I know, but I enjoy the cold, some say frigid, temperatures (though it does make for some chilly fingers working the camera) and can't picture (pun intended?) winter without the cold and snow!  This is usually when most people from around here tell me to move north :-)

But anyway, if you came down our road this morning....

and turned in at our sign....

 These are a few of the sights you'd have seen:

Starting with the rising sun...
Looking Southeast across the road at the neighbor's fields.

I really liked the frilly, frosty fibers on this plant--do you recognize it? 

Its call the Yucca (it has a tall stem with white flowers part of the year) 
 Even common weeds (and brush piles) take on a brilliant beauty that they usually eschew...

It reminds me of what can happen in a person's life if he will only totally surrender to God...Letting the SON shine on him and in turn reflecting His character, so that the world around sees no longer the person but his savior--it is transforming; and nobody will be able to look at him or his God the same way again.

I liked the way the different textures showed up in this shot. 
We've decided that there is one time of year that having a golf course in the backyard is especially pretty! 
 And then there are those wretched Scotch Pine trees that are the bane of my existence in the summer while I'm mowing, but live for the days like this that their cones may be photographed!

And the lovely three sisters: Blue Spruce and very prickly, but at least they don't droop!

 Last but not least a White Pine for good measure:

That's the tour for today--hope ya'all enjoyed it, but pictures really don't do it justice...so you'll just have to wander our way, come down that road, and turn at the sign.

Until next time; May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace!



Anonymous said...

Wow great pictures! Tell the Family I said HI:)

God Bless,