Saturday, February 09, 2008

Winter here at our place

A Norwegian Maple we planted in our front yard.
Notice the heaps of snow we shoveled from our driveway and from what the street snowplows left. This picture to me, hardly does them justice, probably because of the heaviness of snow and ice mix that we piled here.
A Norway Spruce Deb transplanted from our last residence.
Our dog, Cleo (short for Cleopatra). She is a Samoyed.


Anonymous said...

this is the best post ever! wow, that is a lot of snow! and a wonderful new tree that will grow tall. the sharing of what your house looks like so we can picture it in our minds...i like the yellow! and cleo, she has such a lovely face and eyes, i hope she is as friendly as she looks. i have quite a visual this is truly wonderful sharing for me, thank you.

lorenzothellama said...

Lovely, lovely snow! It's so nice when it's fresh and white and so 'orrible when it's mucky and melting.

Lovely, lovely dog. Badger would love to play with her!

Thanks for answering my questions so thoroughly. Glad you like Donald Soper. He was SUCH a man!

Do you mean when you talk about different sorts of Christians that there are some like the psychics and mystics, and then there are the practical people etc. Do you mean 'many parts of the same body'?


Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, and I think there has been more. We had some rain this week that got rid of some of it, but then a nice little fresh blanket late yesterday.

Cleo is very friendly and full of fun and mischievious as well. She's a nice dog. Full of energy, too, I might add.

Glad you could get into this so well, as I'm not that good at sharing the visual, though I do like my camera (first digital one for me), alot.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, Lorenzo. It is pretty, especially when fresh, and I know Cleo would love to play with Badger as well; she is full of play.

As for different kinds of Christians, yes. Some are more mystical and others more practical, etc.

And that can mean misunderstanding at times. But it can also mean good harmony together, as each of us in Jesus, does our part.

I can't begin to do what any other Christian does, in any way- but I have my small part to play, and hopefully am faithful in growing and developing that, for my part of the Body of Christ.

It is important that we are vitally, as in life-orientation, connected by simple faith to the Head, Jesus.

And in that, I don't see two classes of Christians. But one, in Jesus.

The Walk said...

I also love the yellow. It looks like a little bit of sun in all that snow.

Cleo is a beautiful dog.

Thank you so much for sharing these.

And I know I've mentioned this before, but starting late last summer/early fall or so, I really started to feel drawn to explore what it meant to be part of the Body of Christ. You know, not just me, the individual Christian, but me, as part of a Community. And your blogging has really helped me to develop some groundwork for my understandings. I appreciate it. Thank you.

Ted M. Gossard said...

The Walk,
Always good to hear from you, and glad you like the pics. Yesterday that was good, but with the temp and wind chill today, I don't think I would take the camera outside, nor is Cleo outside.

Glad also that you've been helped concerning community in Jesus. I keep working on that, because it's inherent in what is true "in Christ". We too much see ourselves in individualistic terms, more influenced by the Modernist Enlightenment worldview, than by Scripture. The individual in Scripture is important, but life, and life in God is inherently relational.

Thanks for your kind, encouraging words.

preacherman said...

It sure looks cold.
It is a nice 80 degrees at my house today.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Windchills around 15-25 degrees below 0 Farenheit. Yes and smowy,too,or blowing it along with some more coming down. Looks fresher today, with some more.

You're blessed. Yes, I do look forward to Spring.

Ted M. Gossard said...

That was temp and windchills Sunday. Actually Saturday when I took these pictures, I think it was over 30 degrees F.