Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday's Gifts~ Dust of Snow


 'Tis a challenge sometimes to find a gift in the cold and snow here in Minnesota. We are overly compensated most years and about the end of January all I want to think about is spring muddiness and lilacs blooming. Our LORD, though, asks us to be thankful everyday, for everything, because all things good are from Him. So I can choose to look at the beauty of a snowflake, or ten million zillion of them, and be blessed. What a gift.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued. 


Frosty Bits

Fragile Lace 
 He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’    and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ 
~ Job 37:6
Always Blessed,
Gretchen :)
All pictures are courtesy of my sister, Sara Rose Nissen.  
Check out her artwork over at  as seen through my eyes.



  1. This was beautiful. Snow is beautiful, a gift. Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home.

    1. Thank you! It definitely has its own kind of beauty.


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