Friday, April 15, 2016

Prelude To Spring

Funny that I'm still clinging to the last days of winter when spring is already in full swing. But this is something I would like to store in my cyber journal. 

I mentioned in my previous entry that I wasn't ready to embrace the spring yet because I still waited for the day when all those trees would be coated with thick frost under a blue sky. Well, that day came right before the official spring. The sky was indeed blue in our city, but we went to a village in search of something better. It turned out that the sky was overcast there, though the frosts were much thicker.  And I was still thankful for this treat, which is one of our Creator's gifts of beauty.

And so I'm heaping up here new treasures that I've gathered on this pre-spring period when my wish came true.

Along the city  river,











"From whose womb did the ice emerge,
And who gave birth to the frost of heaven....?"
- Job 38:29


In a village,



















There happened to be an ice-fishing competition in that village where we found so many participants, groups of families and friends, sitting and walking around the frozen bay.















On our way back home, I took snapshots of these,








Here ends my winter chronicles. I'm drawing the curtain down and officially saying goodbye to this season, for the time being. 

In just a few months, Mr. Jack Frost is back again.  Year in, year out.

"As long as the earth lasts, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall never cease."  - Genesis 8:22






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