Frosted flakes of patience

I could have taken a photo of the snow … to show it now reaches my knees.

But I didn’t. I couldn’t.

I needed some green. I needed something more than the black and white, slightly gray and crystalline world in which we’re living. I needed photos of something more luscious and cheerful than three feet of snow on the ground in eastern Ohio.

So here you go … photos from last summer. When the world was sunny and green and bright and colorful and seemingly happier than this cocoon of white that envelopes everything, including creativity.


Luscious, intoxicating lavender.

Small-town parades.

Kids with frogs (or toads!) in their pockets and grass stains on bare feet.

The tempestuous beauty of a summer storm.

Saturday night ice cream cones.

Big, bright, beautiful blooms.

Boys and dirt and chickens!

Raspberry pickin’. And the poison ivy that followed.

Summer lovin’.

Lush green fields and dusty dirt roads … the road less traveled.

Very much less traveled at the moment.

Certainly not easily traveled.

But spring is coming. It is. Perhaps not soon enough for me … but …

“To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.”
~Ecclestiastes 3:1

I just have to be patient and enjoy today’s frosted flakes.

Go exploring! You may enjoy these previous posts.


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    Mike February 16, 2010 (5:24 pm)

    Wonderful message and beautiful photography. You cheered up a cold, wet winter.

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    Mother Goose February 16, 2010 (5:27 pm)

    Oh, if only! I had to move a snow drift today to get to the back of our wood burner. It was nearly to my waist!

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    Nanny February 16, 2010 (7:48 pm)

    Come on ladies… bloom where we are planted! It’s beautiful and gives us hope for what is to come! Soon we’ll be waiting impatiently for heat to ebb and snows to come! We love OHIO for all the changes we have…even winte white.

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    The Texan...Not really February 17, 2010 (7:14 pm)

    I have to say…kudos to you guys!! We had that downpour of snow in Dallas last wk, and then I headed up to Detroit for a week, where I have been surrounded by snow and cold weather, and I am DONE!! I can’t wait to get back to 55+ weather tomorrow! I really don’t know how you guys do it or have done it for as long as you have! Please know that if you are able to get out, you are always welcome at my house in the sunny Big D!