We woke to about 1 1/2 inches of snow this morning. I looked out and saw the sun was illuminating the fountain in the pond by the back patio here in the desert southwest.
It just seemed so peaceful.
Thee water continues to flow without complaining despite the cold and snow.
Seems a good lesson for us….to BE who we are and LIVE, no matter what the situation, in PEACE.
I heard thunder and decided to check out the clouds before fixing our snack. Boy was I in for a surprise!!
In 25 years of living here, this is the first tornado we have seen in this area.
It kept reaching a little further down.
And moving a little further east.
Finally it appeared to nearly reach the ground before dissipating.
It was definitely interesting to watch and I’m quite happy to have been able to simply observe from a distance!
(I did have my plan in place in case it decided to move south!)
Today, I have the urge to wander around shooting the freshly painted landscape. I watch the clouds and hear the symphony of birds amid the rush of wind among the trees. I really try to listen to my intuition, so when I get bored with where I am and sense a call to wander toward the east, I heed the call.
While admiring the gleaming desert floor, I see a stirring in the snow out in the field and look for an animal. What I see instead is a rapidly forming snow devil!
Desert dwellers are accustomed to seeing dust devils. We see them often, mostly in the summer. But to witness the same phenomenon in a snow scape and watch it dance and skate across the desert floor….WOW! It is a snow show just for me…well…and whoever else happens to see it!
The second picture has a small snowbow (yes, similar to a rainbow) on the lower left (see below). It reminds me that when we look closely at what appears turmoil, we often see a promise that no matter what things look like right now….everything is really just fine.