Looking through the ice at …

By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the water is straitened…Do you know how the clouds are balanced? The wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge.

Job 37:10, 16 (In the natural world God has placed in the hands of us the key to unlock the treasure house of God’s Word..EG White) No matter what shape or size clouds are they are essential to life on earth. Clouds: 1) protect against the sun’s intense heat 2) a blanket at night to keep us from getting too cold 3) precipitation and signalling weather changes.

Rain, we have had a lot and now ice. Here are three windows into the frozen garden pond. Then a drainage pond in the meadow with a picture of part of the Popeswood meadow pond. All three ponds are mostly frozen solid.

The ripple effect of ice formed over tufts of green
with palm, shield and spear in brown shaped leaves.
All perfectly kept in place.
The rotting leaves make for an acidic place.
Not good for fish.

Advice from a pond :

Be clear,

Look beneath the surface

Shore up friendships

Take time to reflect

Sunlight on the fiber optic grass.
The leaves deep down turning darker with time and the ice.
Zebra rush with white ice.
It is high time I got all those leaves out.
An autumn job not done.
In the distance a drainage pond in Pope’s Meadow.

‘Drop by drop it will make a pond.’ This is a Turkish proverb.

The hard surface of the big pond in Popeswood Meadow.
Sunlight catching the bare branches of a tree on the left which will be covered in pink blossom
when spring comes.

‘It is remarkable how long people will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the time to sound it out. ‘ So says Henry David Thoreau.

You never knew about people, like you never knew how deep a pond was because all you saw was the top.

Terry Pratchett.

Thank you for looking at these three ponds as I saw them today. At home and in the meadow.

Sandy 🙂

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