Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ice, Ice, Baby

The Midwest has been covered with a coat of ice for the better part of 4 days. I am aware of some serious situations where people have been without power for days. I know of one dairy farmer who is under severe duress as he needs power to run his milking operation. Simply put, his cows have to be milked or they will dry up and his farm could go out of business. Such storms cause serious hardship, no doubt, keep the Midwest in your prayers.

At the same time the coating of ice causes such distress, there are rare pictures to be taken, and you can bet my wife was out taking them. These are a few of the pictures she took just a mile from our house.


Rick Calohan said...

These photos like winter itself are beautiful provided you do not have to drive in these conditions. Having spent Christmas in the Philippines in 2004 and 2006 where the average daytime temperature was anywhere between 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit, (that is 29-32 Celsius for are international readers) it is nice to remember what the Lord promised to Noah.

God's Covenant with Noah
GENESIS 8: 20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
By the way current temperature in Butuan City, Philippines 86F, Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%. Current temperature in Roeland Park 21F Snow this morning will transition to snow showers this afternoon. Cold. High 23F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

Veronica Mitchell said...

Beautiful pictures.

Frontier Forest said...

Nothing more beautiful, yet destructive than an ice storm. Sure saw some beautiful sights along the highways as we were driving to Branson, Mo.