My husband was back to Japan on late Wednesday night last week, which explains why I haven't been blogging for a quite while. =P We managed to spend some good time together over the weekend, though the weather was not exactly great. Grey clouds seemed to loom forever but I really enjoyed the outdoor as I've been cooping at home during my husband's absence. Went to church yesterday and we received Easter eggs shown in the picture above. Aren't they cute?
Sleepy swans enjoying an afternoon nap...zzzZZZ...
Oh really?!?! How do we look now??
Alright, I confess. The scenes are made up. One more : I am borrowing the shots from my husband. =P
Lakes, both huge and small, are nicely thawed. Unlike many other bloggers residing in Canada, U.S. and U.K., we have yet experienced any snowfall since the last in February. The climate is obviously getting warmer somehow, as I do recall snowfalls in March when I came to Japan 3 years ago.
We went to visit the huge ice rocks that I've shared in February. With lesser snow around, moving about was much easier and safer. The ice rocks have reduced a little in size and reshaped slightly, mostly because they have started to melt. Still, they never failed to stand at about 3 meters tall.
I always appreciate nature and enjoy the peace that it gives. Nature is always so unpretendiously beautiful, and generous in giving delight to those who relish it.
The running water of the gentle stream sounded so inviting, it made me sit for a while... The water was not cold at all, probably due to a hot spring nearby, but it had a silky touch. My husband claimed that fishes aren't likely to exist in such waters, as they can only survive in really cold water sources. Hmm... all my husband thinks about is fishing.
As I watched the streams, I felt my soul renewed. I recalled one of my favourite Psalm in the Bible,
' The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. ' Psalm 23.
Meditating on God's words in a natural environment like this is such a luxury! I can't thank God enough for what simple and satisfying joy He gives me... =)