March 23, 2011

For lo, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11, 12

My calendar says spring, yet there’s a coating of snow on the lawn!

It’s not often that I quote the King James Version of the Bible. In the first phrase of the verse above, the New International Version starts off with, “See!” and the New American Standard translates it, “For behold.” But I love the poetry of the KJV here—it captures the wonder and joy of spring in the air!

Several people have sent me this video about Yosemite National Park’s frazil ice flows, unique events that occurs during March and April in the Yosemite Valley waterfalls. Rangers call the flows—which look like snow but are actually small crystals of frozen mist—“magical,” and visitors come specifically to see the phenomena. The appearance of frazil ice means spring is on its way!

If you haven’t seen the video, take a look. Share the wonder of God’s creation. Rejoice that He is in control over all the earth, setting “an appointed time for everything [and making] everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 19).

Happy spring!


  1. Amy Schlaf says:

    WOW, what a great video!! ALMOST makes me want to go see it – but – it’s too cold!!! Thank you for another good blog. MOM

  2. Peggy Parker says:

    thank you for a wonderful reminder of how beautiful our world is, especially in Springtime.

  3. Sara Harless says:

    I had to check Bible Gateway to find the location of one of my favorite Biblical images. It’s in Job 38:22 (New Living Translation) 22 “Have you visited the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of hail?” This is apparently one of them!! Great story, Penny. Thanks!

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