It has been an unusually warm March here in Wisconsin with high temperatures often in the 70s and 80s. The picture above was taken on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 of Lake Winnebago at High Cliff State Park. It was warm and beautiful.
I took over 400 pictures that day, and wanted to stay until the last bit of light expired; but thanks to daylight savings time, midweek Lenten services start an hour earlier. (The clocks may change, but the sun still goes down at the same appointed time. See Genesis 1:14). I made it just in time for the sermon.
March 2011 A.D.
Exactly a year ago, we had some snow. The following pictures were taken last year on March 23 and 24:
It was an amazing blizzard full of blowing snow and howling wind.
Below, are pictures from the day after, March 24:
A radiant vernal sun presided brightly over a land of Winter white.
There were many Robins in the snow; apparently they thought it was Spring.
Because the weather has been so different this year, the above photos seem unreal.
No matter what the weather brings, the word of the Lord is eternal. His promises endure forever.
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”
— Genesis 8:20-22, NIV1984.