Monday, October 19, 2009

A Frost

We had our first heavy frost yesterday morning, and what a delight it was to go out and enjoy the beautiful, crisp morning and to watch the sun's warm rays gradually melt the frost away. I always love seeing the amazing designs that the frost makes!

"And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?" (Job 38:29b)

"From the breath of God ice is made, and the expanse of the waters is frozen."
(Job 37:10)

Frost edged leaves of a plant in our flower garden

A frost coated Zinnia

The sunlight gradually reaching the pasture and melting away the frost

A fallen sweetgum leaf

Frost covered marigolds


"Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
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(Psalm 139:14b)

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the one of the Zinnia! I have been enjoying seeing frost in the mornings too!
    You asked me what my favorite songs are on the piano...I love playing LOTS of songs but my favorites are Morning has Broken, Be Thou My Vision, Awake O Israel,and I also like to just make up songs as I play also.
    God Bless!

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  2. Beautiful! What an awesome God we have.

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  3. Oh the pictures are wonderful Sarah!I love frosty mornings also.

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  4. God's creation is so beautiful. It is beyond my comprehension how He could create all this beauty just for us~His children. It is a wonderful site, indeed. God bless, Rose

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  5. Dear Sarah, these photos are simply beautiful! I really like the one of the fallen sweetgum leaf!! That one was very well taken!! Just out of curiosity, do you edit your photos??

    I'm so glad you are able to enjoy the frost!! I often wish we had some, but we don't!

    Have a wonderful evening!!

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  6. What beautiful pictures;) I just love the crisp cool mornings!!

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  7. Hello, Sarah! We just returned from a 9-day trip out to Indiana. What town/city do you live in in Missouri? The reason I am asking is that we have some friends who live in Springfield (I think it is), Missouri and I wondered if you knew them. His name is Don Courville, and I don't know his wife's name.

    I just took a few minutes to look over your last several posts. It looks like you have been well-occupied!

    Your attention to detail in your pictures of the frost covered plants, leaves, etc. is beautiful. I don't often take the time to notice small things like that, but when I do, I really see the hand of God in it all!

    Ryan's house looks like it is coming along very well; it is looking more and more like a real house!

    Anna

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  8. Thank you, Hannah! I am glad that you enjoyed them. :)

    Thank you for sharing your favorite songs to play on the piano! The first two are such beautiful songs (and Be Thou My Vision is one of my very favorite hymns. :) I have never heard of “Awake O Israel”, but I’ll have to look it up! That is wonderful that you enjoy playing the piano so much and that you have the ability to make up songs as you go. I am sure your family loves to hear you play! :)

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  9. Yes, indeed, Mrs. Hester!

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  10. Thank you, Ellen! :) Have you all started to have frosty mornings yet?

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  11. It is that, Rose! I am so thankful to the Lord for all of the beauty and intricate design that He placed in His creation. There is so very much to enjoy, learn about and explore . . . and all of it points back to the Creator and gives praise to His name. His works are indeed marvelous!

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful thoughts as it was a blessing to read them! :)

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  12. Thank you, Ashley! The fallen sweetgum leaf was one of my favorites, too. :) On frosty mornings such as this, I always look for the colorful leaves on the ground . . . they always are so beautiful with the frosty coating on them!

    I do edit some of my photos occasionally and when I do edit, it is usually cropping or lightening/darkening. I did do some lightening on a few of these photos, but I cannot remember which ones!

    Even if you cannot experience frost in ‘real life’, at least you can enjoy it in photos! :)

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  13. We have had a frost the past two mornings as well, Sarah!! Yesterday morning it was all over and made things look crisp and 'white'! Your pictures are beautiful... especially the first photo of the leaves of a plant in your flower garden and the sweetgum leaf!! It is really striking!

    The sad thing about frost is that it takes its' toll on the plants; bringing to a close the growing season and causing things to look sad and dull. But we always have a different kind of beauty to look forward to during the constantly changing seasons!!! There is so much diversity in our Lord's creation!

    Have a wonderful day, Sarah!
    ~Ashley

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  14. Thank you, Jennifer! :) I too love the crisp and cool mornings . . . this is a wonderful time of year!

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  15. Thank you for your comment, Anna! I hope that your trip to Indiana was a wonderful one. :)

    We live in central Missouri right between Kansas City and St. Louis. We’re about four hours (I believe) from Springfield (which is south of us) . . . no, we do not know the Courville family. Have you been to Missouri before then?

    Yes, we have been rather occupied lately! :)

    Thank you for the kind words about the photos! I too often forget to notice the small things, and how much I miss when I do! Yes, God’s hand is so clearly seen in His creation, and it is always a delight to be able to see and observe the beauty around us.

    Ryan’s house is coming along well! This week and last have been more difficult and slower, but little by little it is coming together! :)

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  16. Thank you for your comment, Ashley! :) I am sure things have been beautiful down there with the frost. Like you shared, the downside to the frost is the ‘deadness’ that comes afterwards. The plants here were really hit hard and the majority have finally reached their end now. But all this just means that we are entering a new season . . . and like you shared, each season has its own beauty and delights!

    I am glad that you enjoyed the photos and thank you for your kind words!

    I hope that you have a very wonderful day as well! :)

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  17. I love your photography, Sarah! As a mommy with a new baby I wasn't able to get out and experience the frost (we had one at the same time as yours), but I enjoyed it through your photos. :)

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  18. Thank you for your kind words, Joy! And even though you were not able to enjoy the frost 'in-person', I am glad that you were able to enjoy it through photos!

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)