sun beams and snow demons
I started to write this last week, but the crazy weather we've been experiencing and the crazy report that it could snow again next week brought this back to my mind. One day last week it was 70.
The next day it was 30.
It reminded me of when it dumped on us a few weeks ago. On the radio today I heard about a Norwegian town that has suspended mirrors on the surrounding mountains so that the sun reaches the town square. The townspeople talked about the difference a few rays make. Here is an article about it in The Atlantic.
It reminded me of this quote:
God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of any, or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.” ― Jonathan Edwards, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733
So while the country embraces for colder winds, yet again, and a Norwegian city tries to get some rays downtown, we thought we'd share some pictures of our recent snow escapade.