Snow in Northern Virginia Posted bySaraMarch 6, 2013Posted inUncategorizedTags:snow in march Snow in March. I peeked out and caught my neighbor’s house all dressed in white beauty. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Included in the beauty of this snow scene I see lots of plants which must be welcoming the snow (as long as its wet heaviness doesn’t break their branches!) as it provides water for them and insulation from drying winds. Some people asked me this week if their tulip, crocus and daffodil bulbs that are emerging would be hurt by the snow. Snow won’t harm them, it will help water them and insulate them for freezing winds. Spring bulbs are tough because they were planted in the fall and are used to the cold temps, often emerging in the snow. So no need to try to remove the snow from them. It’s also my understanding from reading, that snow contains nitrogen gathered from the atmosphere which can help fertilize plants.
It is so beautiful to see it falling – what a winter wonderland. Sounds like snow will be encouraging Spring blossoms to be on their way in an array of glorious colors. I guess you’ll all be snuggled in resting before the outside Spring work begins.
Rena, did you say work? 🙂 Sounds like you have had some experience on this score!
The snow was indeed lovely as I snuggled in my nice warm house, did my taxes, unloaded the dishwasher, put stuff away that had been “hanging” around for awhile.
But I know that in a few days my big pots of pansies outside my door will bloom in riotous colors because of the snow that seems to enliven them. What hearty little creations they are! And what joy they bring. So…The snow was indeed lovely as I snuggled in my nice warm house, did my taxes, unloaded the dishwasher, put stuff away that had been “hanging” around for awhile.
But I know that in a few days my big pots of pansies outside my door will bloom in riotous colors because of the snow that seems to enliven them. What hearty little creations they are! And what joy they bring. So… Even as [snow] refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the LORD bestows His blessing, even life everlasting. We praise You for the snow, Oh Lord of the Clime!
Have had a fun day with the snow, rain, sleet and wind. I am so grateful that we were able to enjoy the day and have power, heat and food while we played. It was a good day in Leesburg, Va.
Now, a prayer for our not so fortunate neighbors that are without power and trees down, etc. I hope and pray safety for all and a quick return to their homes and schedules.
Almost as fast as the snow came in, it is leaving us as the temperatures rise…a reminder that change is inevitable and part of God’s plan.
Debi writes; “…a reminder that change is inevitable and part of God’s plan.” Change often brings with her entrance a mind full of mixed emotions. Yet if our souls are occupied joyfully with God’s grace we will hear the songs of joy being sung over us? Debi saw the beauty of the pure white snow and her beauty in watering and nurturing the earth. She knew the results when change occurred, out of the earth pops rainbows of color. She was joyfully occupying her soul with Gods grace. I saw cold, work, delays and other distractions that blinded my soul eyes and ears from enjoying God’s face “…shining as a glory of grace.” I was not acting in obedience to God and enjoying the beauty of His earth but scuffing up my soul so pot holes and other destructive elements stop the sky rainbow from lighting up my earth.
Change! Ah yes! I can fight it for just so long. But change overcomes the “non-changer”. I pray…Lord, just a little while longer with things the way they are, please? But someone wrote once, “Time & Tide wait for no man.” He/she got that right. I had better change and “stop fighting against the goads”, as Jesus told Paul on the road to Damascus.
Thank God to have the Lord Jesus to fall back on. He doesn’t change [because He doesn’t have to] and He supports us right through all of these set backs [or are they??]