Well, it is still January, but February is almost here. Today as I went out to get the mail, I noticed these little yellow flowers poking their heads up through the green blades of the grass and plants around them. They are so pretty. Sorry most of the pictures are blurry. The sun was so bright that it was hard to tell if the flowers were in focus or not.
In the first picture, you can see the little bee in the left hand corner of the flower. She landed there just as I started to take the picture.
Even though we know winter has not ended, we are really enjoying this mild weather – in the 50s and 60s and sunny. The strange thing is that the breeze is warm and the air feels humid. That is very unusual for winter here. Usually, even if the temperatures are mild, the breeze has a bite to it and the air is dry. There are other signs that spring is on its way. Some of the birds that come through here in migration have arrived. The gnats and flies have arrived. Our tree in front of our house is losing its leaves. It usually only does this after the last hard freeze has passed. However, it may be a little confused because of the warm weather. So far the Bradford pears have not blossomed yet, but we did see a Dogwood that is starting to blossom and a Redbud tree that is almost ready to bloom. I’ve seen spring arrive as early as March here, and it looks as if it might do so again.
Below is a picture that Mom sent of a beautiful rainbow there in Owena, Papua New Guinea. Please pray for Dad and Mom. I have updated their blog with a special prayer request. Thank you for praying.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)