Sunday, January 13, 2008

chit chat from the land of ice and snow






some scenes from my wintery world ... i took these photos the other day ... on my walk ... can you just see the crowds of people? *grin* ... pretty quiet, isn't it? the kids are back at school and the parents are back to their daily routines ... the weather has been mild (due to change tonight tho', -30C), so i've taken advantage of it and just enjoyed my little town ...

2008 has had a quiet start ... leo started reading through the bible this year (by himself) ... i did that in 2007, so this is my year to pick a book and try to study it in more depth ... i am starting with Revelations ... it has always intrigued me ...

the library is still fun ... i enjoy my part time hours ... tho' i must admit to being tired on the weeks i work 3 days - what a wimp, eh?!!! i still feel young, tho' my body gets tired a little faster, reminding me of my own mortality ... i mean, my 54th birthday is just around the corner - i think i will turn those numbers around and make it 45 ... *smile* ... maybe that'll give me more energy? do you think?

just a little "hello" post ... and blessings on ya for the week to come!



"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~Jesus (Matthew 6:19-21)

17 comments:

Mari said...

Those are really pretty pictures. I like the quiet and lack of crowds. It makes for the best walks I think. Glad you are still enjoying your work. Revelations would be an interesting study!

Jammie J. said...

You always capture the best and loveliest scenes. You know how to find peace.

It's always such an encouragement to visit you.
(hugs) :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos as usual! Good plan, reading the Bible through this year...I am behind, but that is my goal too...the other years I have done so, have been wonderful times in the WORD!! Blessings on you both!!
Elizabeth

Cathy said...

Wonderful pictures, Saija, but not my kind of weather, as you know. That's great Leo is reading the Bible through. His Word is medicine to our bones, I believe the Word says. And the Word also says we will be blessed by reading Revelation.
You are not a "wimp" - working is just hard.

Blessings~

Mimi said...

what a beautiful scene for a walk... I love your little town (even tho I have never been there) it just seems so very peaceful and serene ...
blessing for you and Leo as you begin your journey into 2008...

Pat said...

Your posts never cease to inspire me. You put so much feeling in a few words...you have a true ministry.
Isn't it something how much each year takes a little more energy from us? That's the one part of growing old I could do without, but like you said, it does serve to remind us of our own mortality - and allows us to draw closer to the Lord. His plans are all good.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

As always you take the prettiest of pictures!! Your area is gorgeous!! I need to do this and take more pictures of where we live. I am so glad that Leo is doing well in this new year. You are still very young...Now my next birthday next month I am going to be 63 and it is not 36...that would make me younger than my children..smile. Sandy

Amrita said...

Its really cold out there. Those pictures are treasures in the snow

Pat said...

on my next birthday I'll be 61. I don't think ANYONE would buy 16!!

Daughter of the King said...

Those pictures are wonderful..you have such a talent for taking such great shots...
...nah...we aren't old....we are almost the SAME....
Deby

Nancy said...

Oh saija, You are such an infant, I have several years on you, but still feel young in my heart & most days body. Good for Leo's bible challenge & to you as you delve into revelations..
Lovely pics I like the quiet as well.

Maggie Ann said...

You have a gift for photography...I love seeing your 'art'. So you have a birthday coming up soon...mine is almost here....I turn the big 60 (tomorrow) and thank the Lord he's given me so many years, though they are flying by! I get tired quickly lots of times. I'm good for a couple of hours before I wind down. Better run, I'm determined to get to bed earlier tonight. I'm trying to recover from a nasty headcold. *hugs*

daisymarie said...

We're studying Revelation in our ABF at church. We're using Eugene Peterson's (The Message) book "Reversed Thunder." It's well done and an interesting read.

Michael said...

Beautiful photos.

Take Care
Michael

Penless Thoughts said...

The beauty you share and your posts are a blessing.
Susan

Saija said...

mari ... i have an american friend who has visited us ... and she always sighs "so much, for so few" ... :o)

jj ... i feel like a little sparrow, finding the resting place for my spirit ... in this little town of ours ...

elizabeth ... the bible always refreshes, doesn't it?

Cathy ... today was my all day and evening at the library - and i did have fun ... *grin* ... and if i had my druthers, i'd druther be in a place where it didn't get quite so cold - but then there would be lots more folks there too ...

mimi ... our town does have the seedy wicked elemnts in it, but there is so much good stuff & good folks - that i just concentrate on that!

pat ... how sweet of you to say that, tho' i don't quite see myself in that light ... but it made my day anyway! blessings on you !

Sandy ... and what's wrong with being younger than your children? it can be done? can't it? *smile*

amrita ... it is indeed quite cool here - today was lovely but the next 5 days are going to put us back in the ice box!

pat ... well, maybe add 20 to that ... :o)

Deby ... i just point and press - and then look to see what i've captured! and i'm glad that all of us mature ladies agree that we aren't old yet! *grin*

nancy ... yay for being an "infant" ... :o) ... tho' i don't think you have that much on me in years, or atleast you are very well perserved!

maggie ann ... it is hard to believe you will be 60 ... you truly look great and you have alot of energy too ... !!! have a wonderful trip & b.day!

tina ... i like the message for comparison studying ... sometimes it helps me to visualize a different way ... blessings on ya!

michael ... hey you ... long time no see ... hope all is well with you & the fam!

Susan ... thank you ... it is so much fun for me to take pics and to post the ones i think you all might like!

Rein said...

Beautiful winter pictures!