Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter weekend

Although the buds can be seen on my maple tree, forsythia bushes and lilac bush, it didn't stop Mother Nature from playing a trick on us. The calendar may say spring, but the landscape says otherwise. These pictures are the result of a storm that hit us hard on Good Friday, dumping about 9 inches of snow in the area I live in. They have had to re-schedule the annual kiddie Easter Egg Hunt at the local park until the following weekend. Some disappointed children, I'm sure, but they can have fun next weekend this way, too!

It was very windy and before the snow accumulated on the swings, they were blowing as if invisible children were playing there. Once the heavy wet snow built up, the wind had trouble moving them. In spite of the fact that we have this new, perhaps unwelcome snowfall, we still have a lot to celebrate this weekend.

The greatest gift God has given us. His only Son to die on the cross and be buried and rise from the dead to give those who believe eternal life. How much He must love us! It is truly hard for me to comprehend a parent. I know how much I love my children and how difficult it would be to watch one of them crucified. That is why it is so very hard to understand. He let His Son pay the price for us. He bought us with His blood. How lucky we are to have a God who loves us so much.

Happy Easter to all of you!


Anonymous said...

Happy Easter! Can I call you snow bunny? LOL Does your dog ever look at you with a look of, "not again!" (in regard to snow)


martie said...

shawny - our dog actually loves the snow and can't wait to run out there and stick her nose in it a push it around as if searching for some treasure beneath all that snow! She doens't like the wind, rain, or thunder and lightening though. She tries to become a 'lap' dog then! LOL


Lori said...

Wow..that is quite a snow!

I, too, think of how difficult this must have been to see God's son suffer, even to save the world. You can tell I'm less than perfect...I don't know if I could have given my son.

Slick said...

Would you believe it actually snowed here for like 5 minutes? I was astounded...and surprised.

Hope you had a great Easter!

Tracy said...

Whoa!!! You got more snow than we did!!! Is it ever gonna end?? We are supposed to get more tomorrow afternoon! Is it Spring??? My pussywillow tree already has buds on it, and I am afraid this will be a not so good year for our plants and trees. Winter is not giving up, I bet ya we will have snow or threats of snow until end of April/May. I also think this will be a "cool" summer. We may not get a whole lot of over 90 degree days. Who knows what mother nature has in store for us??
Love the pictures!!!