It’s a rarity to have snow in Cypress, and when it happens it’s beautiful and amazing no matter how quickly it passes.
It was around midnight when I peered out my front window on the night of the great snow. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the falling flakes. When I realized the snow was actually sticking to the ground, I grabbed my jacket and boots to step outside my home to capture a few images while I could. I knew the magical white covering wouldn’t last for long, and wasn’t sure if it would still be there when I awoke in the morning.
All night long I awoke every couple of hours to see if the snow was still there. The next morning I was thrilled to see the snow still on the ground. Again, I donned my boots and jacket and immediately headed to the pond to be amazed by the beauty. No coffee needed this morning, as I was so excited to see the snow.
The brief walk to the pond was amazing as the snow clung to the trees, bushes and rooftops. Perhaps a half an inch of snow left a beautiful white blanket on the lawns.
When I arrived at the pond, the beauty did not disappoint. Although there was not much snow on the ground, the trees were resplendent with white. The mix of fall colors with the new fallen snow made the scene all the more glorious.
However, even as I walked around trying to capture every bit of the sublime beauty, the snow was dropping from the branches of the trees. I knew it would not last for long.
By the end of the day, there were only sparse lingering patches of snow on a few rooftop corners that hadn’t gotten much sun on this heavenly day. As quickly as it appeared, the snow faded away leaving only a hope that perhaps if conditions are just right it will come again sometime.
In a year of catastrophic hurricanes, devastating fires, and destructive earthquakes God has graced us with a brief moment of wondrous beauty of nature. It’s fleeting passing reminds us to savor each precious moment of it’s glory.
As the resplendent colors of fall fade into the often dreariness of winter days, there is still beauty to be found in a bright, clear day filled with sunlight, or the beads of ice on shrubs and branches that glimmer like crystal.
If you truly love Nature, you’ll find beauty everywhere.
– Vincent Van Gogh