skywatch friday

The other day I was driving home from running errands and I saw that little patch of blue sky peeking through a blanket of lead colored clouds. During the winter, the landscape around here seems to lose its color. But I think maybe we sometimes simply lose the ability to see the muted colors of the season. That little bit of bright blue sky reminded me to look a little harder, to look past the naked brown branches of the trees and the withered flowers in my garden. I went across the street and photographed the fishing pond in the park again, frozen now, but rimmed with bronzed grasses and crowned with just enough blue sky to renew my fragile faith.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

20 thoughts on “skywatch friday

  1. the pond, your words, and Mother Theresa’s too–all beautiful and moving this morning. You have no idea how much i would love to run and glide across that pond, so much joy there.

    Sweet witnessing to you (and mr. bookbaby too).

  2. I could not agree more with what you say,
    and the pictures captures it all in the most beautiful way!

    I see you are reading “Twilight”. My daughter just finished reading this book, she loved it. The second volume in this trilogy has arrived today, it will be a Christmas gift for her.

    Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

  3. Wonderful photo. The compostition and colours are amazing. The place looks so quiet, calming, and wintry. Well, the winter is all about these, is it.
    Beautiful.

  4. Beautiful capture.

    I’ve always liked the muted colors of winter. There’s a stark kind of beauty to them. The patch of blue sky you captured really adds to the winter browns and bronzes.

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