As the winter days stretch on, I can easily be drawn into a ho-hum existence. I LOVE to be outside, but I definitely prefer to be outside in temperatures above 60°! God never fails to perk me up, though (even on really cold days), when I just get outside to breathe in His creation. He also never fails to put a smile on my face as I discover the treasures often found in the most unusual places. On this recent winter walk, His
theme was ice. It was everywhere – sparkling beauty that captured my attention at every turn. Thank you, Lord, for getting me outside and leading me to your beautiful creation.
Ice covered plants are one of my most favorite things to observe in the winter. There's just something so magical about ice encapsulating the world. These were found along the side of a building covering a clump of dead grass.
Ice covered ponds make me think back to all the frogs and fish from the summer. Wondering where the frogs are buried for their winter's rest below the ice and whether or not the fish are still swimming about is fun to think about.
This ice-covered creek is still barreling on below, but it looks so still and serene you'd never know it.
I love to see icicles clinging to rocky cliffs as if they appeared there magically. In actuality, they're typically formed from spring water flowing from the rocky crevices.
Another of my most favorite finds in winter is a thin layer of ice on a stream where you can watch the water running underneath. Beautiful!
And how cool is God to create such a glorious icy wonderland on top of a pile of straw rubbish?
Here's another view of the frost. Awesome, huh?
Shining Dawn Book’s Snow and Ice NaturExplorers study encourages you to get to know ice, as well as snow and frost this winter. Have you made any awesome winter discoveries?
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