Sunday, January 27, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday #16


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Sometimes, especially in winter, when days are short and darkness steals the light, I forget to be thankful. I know God gave us each heavenly body to bring warmth to the earth and to light the night sky (Genesis) and that is a wondrous gift in itself. We've encumbered many dreary days this month so I was totally shocked when BLUE SKIES appeared this week for one solitary day. The color was so beautiful, so awesome for a freezing winter day where the water fountains had frozen and the top of the pond was nothing but a shell of ice.

It was barely 19 degrees when I went out, trusting in the blue of the skies to get me through the day so I could go places I needed to be that day. I took the sky bridge from our apartment building to Anthem Park next door and that is where I passed the ice on the fountains and pond before catching the bus. Seeing it, I almost gave up on my needed journey that day and returned home instead of to the bus stop another block away.

Even though I was dressed warmly, the air was brisk but the blue skies. that followed me everywhere I traveled, kept placating my wandering mind with warmth. I told myself to get a photo to remind me that all my days are not dreary and so I did. There was not a cloud to be seen. What a blessing! I told myself that it is silly to just take a photo of a blue expanse so as I was standing at the bus stop waiting to be chauffeured home with my bags of groceries, I spotted this bare tree, just begging to be in one of my photos. Ü I was too close to it to get the entire tree AND the blue sky which was the point of taking the photo so I decided on a close up of the top of the tree touching that almost forgotten color this winter. . .

Yes, blue skies on a winter day is indeed a blessing! Winter skies showed themselves again and possibly the snow I have been praying and hoping for all winter will arrive later today. It would be another blessing for me!

15 comments:

Blue Panther said...

Clear blue sky on a winter day is a blessing indeed!

Hope you have more of them in the week to come.

Sandy Carlson said...

It sure was cold, Paulie! But that blue is magnificient. I agree. God bless your week.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

I have NEVER met anyone as enamoured with cold winter days! I actually admire you for that... for although NOTHING makes me smile more than big white flakes of snow, the deep cold and I became sorta enemies a while back. :)

Sue said...

Happy BYB Sunday, and have a great week ahead Paulie!! :)

hotdogman said...

I prefer blue skies on a warm, summer day. Are there levels of blessings?

Enjoy the week ahead.

jules said...
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Love Bears All Things said...

A blessing indeed! I know if all we had was sunshine and blue skies, we'd begin to take it for granted. I'm thankful you got out anyway.
Mama Bear

Kerri said...

What a wonderful post! You remind me that God's blessings are all around!

Katney said...

We expect blue skies here tomorrow--when the six or eight inches of snow stops falling. You sould be doubly blessed--LOL. We may go snowshoeing on the pathway this afternoon.

Kuanyin said...

I'm happy to read that you're truly seeing the beauty in the so called ordinary...in truth, everything is extraordinary and precious and a blessing! Happy BYB Sunday!

CyberCelt said...

It has been cold, cloudy and rainy for the past week. Yesterday, the sun came out and it reached 70 degrees. It was a blessing indeed.

dot said...

We haven't had many blue sky days here either but I know spring is just around the corner.

msdemmie said...

We had a wonderful day like that today - such a blessing after all the rain and gloom.

Happy BYB Sunday.

Sharon said...

Wow that's cold! You know, I went out today and saw blue in the sky for the first time in a week and thought how nice it was. It is a blessing!

Your pictures are pretty!

RuneE said...

I definitely prefer blue skies before grey ones (so why do I live where I do?)

Thank you for you nice comments! I think the pattern is meant to be a snowflake, but that is only the opinion of a humble man in these matters ;-)