This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is “Silence.” I find it so fitting for the months of January and February, when life calms down from the excitement of fall and Christmas, and we spend long days bundled up at home getting caught up on schoolwork and just enjoying being together. I relish this time before ball season and VBS planning start up.
We had a great snow yesterday. We measured 12 inches in some spots in our yard, which is almost unheard of in NC! We’ve had a wonderful time playing and eating snow cream and riding the four wheeler. We love walking through the woods by our house.
I thought these pictures were perfect for this photo challenge, because nothing is more silent than the woods when there is snow on the ground:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
The months of January and February seem long and slow to me, but they are a time for planning and working and healing. God illustrates this for us in his creation during winter, when everything takes a break from showing off to get ready for spring.
We’ve had a great time in the snow the past couple of days:
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” -Lewis Carroll