Taking a closer look at God's gifts...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Land of blue ice...

Water. Earth's most abundant resource. Pretty basic, wouldn't you say? Perhaps even mundane.
But add some cold temps, glacial waters, a few thousand years, some global warming (or seasonal thawing, depending on how you look at it) and ordinary water turns into an extraordinary jigsaw of geometric delight.

This photo was taken from a boat near Portage Glacier in Alaska. Granted, not everyone has a chance to get up close and personal with a glacier, but even when you do (and I've been fortunate to be able to visit several in the two years I've been in
Alaska), it's too easy to be dumbstruck by the enormity of the glacier itself. But if you can drag your eyes from the breathtaking sight of a huge mass of blue ice snaking its way between the mountains, dragging trees and boulders, earth and anything else in its path right along with it, then there are other beauties to be examined and enjoyed and overcome by.

Miracles wrapped in wonder and tied with delight--that's what awaits us when we carefully unwrap the gifts scattered throughout the earth by our Heavenly Father.

See you along the trail...

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