(Just a reminder that you can click on any of my photos to enlarge them, should you wish to see them better.)
Once again, words seem inadequate to express how grateful I am for the kind hands extended and love shown in your responses to my last post. You know, I actually typed “virtual love” at first in the previous sentence. But that would seem to imply somehow that it wasn’t real. But I think it was. Every word I read (and I read them all more than once) seemed as honest and true as the generous and compassionate hearts behind them. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your healing words of love.
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks here at the Doublewide Ranch. Yes, the dreary cold and relentless ice and snow continue and the medical bills keep coming, but there was a bright spot last week when I did our taxes and found out (thanks to an increase in the Earned Income Credit) that we are getting back more money than we ever have before. And it so happens that it should be sufficient to cover most of what we owe on Benjamin’s hospital bill. So thanks be to the Lord for His grace and kind provision. And thanks be to God for birds that sing in the bitter cold. And for snow-dusted mountain tops and white, icy frost flowers. And for squirrels that make me laugh.
And thanks be to the Lord for you.
See the pretty little frost flowers on the ice?
There is still life under the ice that will be there long after the ice is melted.
Eventually, all that pristine snow makes mud. At least, in our driveway it does.
Comic relief. We are easily entertained with a potato from our garden. Mrs. Potatohead and her baby Spud.
A rare bit of golden morning sun on my Grandma’s pie safe. Yes, I do like whimsical knick knacks. I hope those of you who like spareness in your spaces are not too horrified.
I really love the way this squirrel was holding his tail. Made me feel oddly happy.
Leaves in ice
Can you see the little heart on the tree trunk? Happy Valentine’s Day!
My Appalachian Alps