Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Winter light

Goodness me. January flew by and it's already the 7th of February! Last post I was celebarting Christmas and looking ahead to the new year. Now it is in full swring and shaping up to be as great an adventure as any. Highlights for me so far have included snow and almond crossiants (nothing new on either front). I also experienced my coldest day to date -7 (minus 7 degrees celcius!) AND that was during the daytime, while I stood outside on playground duty for 1 hour! Compared with the rest of Canada which regularly hits -40 that seems like a summers day, but for this little Aussie that's something to write home about. Here are some colours of winter. I've spotted spring bulbs poking their heads up already so I want to celebrate this season while it is still here. Image above courtesy of Jill Barklem, author and illustrator of the Brambly Hedge books. Stories from my childhood I've fallen in love with all over again.
An east Vancouver spectacle is the crows flying east overtop EVERY afternoon around sunset.
But Jesus Christ is the light of the world. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it.
(John 1:5) At church we have been using this phrase when speaking about some aspect of darkness in the lives of children aroundthe world. I find these words so reassuring when the daylight hours are few and there seems to be darkness in the lives of so many.

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