I live in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina these days. After living in such places as Alaska and Massachusetts, I have had considerable difficulty acclimating to the steamy, hot summers and the pretty-much-nothing winters. Over the weekend, my husband and I went for a drive to take pictures of the various huts and barns from long ago that still stand in abundance in the countryside around us, and we marveled at the also-abundance of daffodils, which started to bloom in mid-February. Perhaps you can see them in the photo above.
They got their comeuppance, though, when we got up to this, this morning:
Is this an example of God’s sense of humor? We have been longing for snow for months, and had pretty much given up…
Let Thy knowledge cover my heart
as the snow covers the ground.
Let my heart melt in Thy light
as the snow before the sun.
Let my heart show the purity of snow
in the path of righteousness.
Pour on me Thy eternal life
as snow on earth.
Make my heart delighted
by the snowfall of Thy knowledge of Truth. –Inayat Khan