ISAIAH 61:1-4

ISAIAH 61:1-4

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has anointed me to
Preach the good news to the poor. .
Bind up the brokenhearted,
Proclaim freedom for the captives,
Proclaim release from darkness for the prisoners,
Comfort all who mourn
Provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them
The oil of gladness for mourning
And a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Stopping by the Park on Rainy Day

A Rainy Winter Day

We had an ice storm starting about midnight. The roads were a sheet of ice until after 9 a.m., so school was canceled. About 10 a.m. things were fairly passable, but the weather is bleary: gray, dreary and leaving me blue. So I decided to start looking for beauty as I drove. I shot the photos above, but it didn't help much. Pictures don't do justice to that tangible feeling of a gray curtain descending on everything one can see. Vision is dim; the light is dim. It feels like driving through a damp gossamer world of gray veils.

So I decided to go to my favorite spot in Elgin. Anytime I'm feeling blue, the beauty there cheers me us. So camera in hand, I stopped by a park on a rainy winter day.

Stopping by the Park on a Rainy Day


  1. It's so frustrating when it rains after a beautiful snow. Everything turns mucky and muddy. I love it when the sun shines through!

    Your pictures from Elgin are really pretty :)

  2. I'm envious of the 80 degrees!!! Although the snow is beautiful!

  3. These pictures are breathtaking, stunning. I just read "Stopping By the Woods" to my poetry class this week - these photos would have been the perfect complement! Maybe I'll do a reprise after the break, with your permission :)

    (Thank you for visiting me!)


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