The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day.... Brrr....

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Yes, yes, it's a "borrowed image" that I found on google, but I loved how it had the dewdrops dripping from the heart... ok, ok, I know they aren't dewdrops, but it works, don't you think??? I hope everyone is having a sweet Valentine's Day. I know my office has set up a "Sweets for the Sweets" table, where everyone brought in something to share. I made my famous brownies and added the strawberries, chocolate sauce and fudge that bf surprised me with... YUM!

Well, onto the weather... well, we had the "storm" roll through on Tuesday that preceeded the approaching cold front... and that means that the cold front has arrived. I awoke this morning to a very cold 25 degrees, and the temperature was able to drop another degree before the sun arrived to take care of warming things up some. Mini-Dew was concerned about standing at the bus stop, but she didn't end up standing out there long because the bus arrived early this time... must have avoided all those blasted Leaving my neighborhood, I noticed that one of my neighbors apparently left their sprinkler system on, and their little baby pine tree was covered in icicles. It was a pretty rare treat for South Georgia, so, of course, I had to stop and take a picture. Temperatures in South Georgia are only expected to climb to the low 60's today, and then drop back into the 30's. Brr... I am not a fan of the cold weather.

Every day, I drive past this picturesque tree on my way to work, and lately, the sun has been just behind it casting a glow around it. This morning, I decided to snap a shot as I was going past. I will probably post more as the scene changes with the position of the Earth.

LL called to tell me that she had a dream about me last night. Apparently, she was at Wally World, and a storm rolled in that produced a small tornado in the distance. Her first thought was to call me (can't understand why... just an fyi, if that ever happens to you, call the National Weather Service or dial 911 or local emergency management, so they can get the word out... then, call me.), but when she called, she got my voicemail, and my recorded message was very ominous indicating that "big changes were coming!" Weird.

I was watching the Weather Channel today, and they were talking about the confirmed tornado count from the Super Tuesday Outbreak that occurred on February 5-6, 2008. They had it listed at 73, giving February the record for the most tornadoes in a month, but Wikipedia has a total of 80 listed. I am not sure which is more accurate... Wikipedia actually has a page listing all the tornadoes and known details about them. I am sure that many feel overwhelmed as they dig through the rubbled remains of what once was their home, their business, their school, but my hope is that they will remain strong, that God will grant them sufficient grace to make it through. God bless all those impacted.Someone shared this in an email with me. I don't know who to give credit to, but I love it!!

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I love the picture of the silhouetted tree against the sky... very intense photo...
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Thanks, Michele! There are some mornings that it just takes my breath away... especially when it's foggy... unfortunately, it's on the entrance ramp for the interstate, so it's not too safe taking pics of it... but I was ready this time.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Happy Valentine's Day to you too. :)

  4. Thanks, Bethy. I really love your snowflake work!! I hope I get to meet you in person in June!

  5. Love the tree and the heart in the sky, I pass a similar tree almost everyday, so beautiful in the spring!!
    Totally off topic, sending you a pm on in a minute, check it out :)

  6. Thanks, Nicole. My favorite scene with that tree involves low fog and sunlight haze behind it. I will make a point of capturing that tree as often as possible, so I can pass along the beauty of my mornings.

    I will check the PM. :O)


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