Beauty and life found in a winter’s dismal cold rains

“In winter, when the dismal rain comes down in slanting lines, and wind, that grand old harper, smote his thunder-harp of pines.”
Alexander Smith

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1







And for those who have not choice but to be outside, it’s time to hunker down. . .




My neighbors two horses bear up, or down, under the dismal weather.
When it gets too terribly cold or snow and ices, she does put on their coats.
The horses are probably 25 years old, and when you see one, you see the other–always together in tandem. Today they looked much as I have felt.
Supposedly the sun is to make its appearance tomorrow. It will be the first time in several weeks. None too soon may I add as I think man, beast and fowl can all benefit from a little sun!!
Here’s to sunny days ahead and thoughts of the coming Spring. . .



(a collection of images from the yard: rain drops, a tufted titmouse, a bluebird, and a pair of forlorn horses / Julie Cook / 2015)

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

6 comments on “Beauty and life found in a winter’s dismal cold rains

  1. Lynda says:

    Julie, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we are blessed that you are able to see beauty and record it for us. I hope you have sunshine today. At the moment it is snowing here but there is beauty even in a dark day. Blessings and prayers.

  2. ptero9 says:

    Very beautiful! Thanks for helping me bear the winter’s rain Julie!

    • we have a strange thing in the sky today—I think they’re calling it “the sun”—-first time it’s shown itself in 10 days–Hope all is well on the west coast–
      Hugs from the southeast—

  3. Beautiful thoughts for some very beautiful pictures!

  4. Love the photos. Those two horses look soooooooo pitiful. I sure hope you get some sunny days soon. We’ve had two in a row now and they’ve been glorious. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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