I'm finally signing in again and the cold white stuff is still falling outside. My meandering path is mostly impassable now so I've faced our treadmill looking out the window so that I can still get some walking exercise while pondering nature. I use the time on the treadmill to say a lot of prayers but as I pray my meandering mind moves rapidly to other thoughts. I see the lake from the window. The lake is frozen solid to a depth of about 26 inches and the blanket of snow is at least that too. But seeing the lake isn't that easy from our windows because the neighbor's lakefront is full of brush and small saplings. But, the good thing is, he said we could take out whatever we wanted to. I love to do this type of work and today I trudged down the hill with our purple sled and logging tools and continued on my quest to make a nice clear view. Whenever I finish and come back up the hill to see how it looks, I find some more and know there will be more workdays ahead. The pictures show the tools, and some of the work. Everything looks black and white these days - that's why spring and its vibrant greens are so welcome when the season arrives.