Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weather Woes

 Hi everyone!  I have been realizing this week how long it has been since I posted to the blog.  I wasn't kidding when I said that gloomy November was a real dry spell for photo taking.  The weather is very soggy and that keeps this shutterbug indoors....because my equipment, like myself, is like sugar and spice and everything nice!  It would be a shame to melt in the I have been waiting for the first snowfall.  But I remember I did have some shots of the first frost from the end of October that I never got around to sharing yet. 

I have been spending more time in the kitchen baking and cooking to beat the blues with the dreary weather.  True to Ohioan form, I tend to grumble about the weather sometimes.  Especially when a day of clouds and rain stretches into several weeks.  And it must have gotten the better of some of the adults in my family, as my very handsome nephew, age 4, innocently said this week, "Well, it is God who makes the weather after all."   Out of the mouths of babes!  What a charming reminder of how a Christan should view the weather....even if you live in the Ohio Valley.

By Arthur Pink:

"He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.  He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?  He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow."
Psalm 147:16-18

What a declaration is this! The changes of the elements are beneath God's sovereign control. It is God who withholds the rain—and it is God who gives the rain . . .

  when He wills,
  where He wills,
  as He wills, and
  on whom He wills!

Truly, then, God governs the elements!

Earth and wind,
fire and rain,
hail and snow,
stormy winds and angry seas

—all obey His omnipotent word—and fulfill His sovereign pleasure! Therefore, when we complain about the weather, we are, in reality, murmuring against God!

Let His Word speak once more:

"Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.  He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries." Psalm 135:6-7

"All things are in the hands of God, have Him for their Author, and are directed and governed by Him to such ends as are most suitable to His wise providence. Whoever complains of the weather—complains of the God who ordains the weather!"  -William Law

 As usual I had a feline companion on this quick pre-breakfast shoot.  Truth be told, I threw outerwear and  boots on over my pajamas and headed outside the minute I drew up my blinds and saw there was frost!  That is a brisk way to greet the day, let me tell you!

I also had a trio of romping hounds jumping on me!  Normally they are on their own in the morning to sniff and patrol the backyard, so they were excited to have human company.  Big Fig, the mature man of the pack, was reluctant to step onto the crunchy cold grass, so he modeled for me with a wagging tail instead.

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