Man is no law-giver to nature, he is an absorber.
She, it is who stands firm; he, it is who must accommodate himself.
It is cold. Really cold. The kind of cold that has not been seen around these parts for a while.
Most of you already know that. Some of you bundle up and go out to get things done fast, then rush back into the warmth. Some of you never leave your house because you were prepared and did not need too. Then there are all those people that must be out in this weather for their jobs.
Watching the news reports of this cold weather that has gripped many of us makes me think and feel. I am in awe of those incredibly generous and compassionate people who take care of our most vulnerable. They search the city streets for the homeless. These people I admire so much because I do know how cold it is out there. This must be a difficult job. They never think of themselves, but only for the people that they can help and protect from the cold. Good people. Remarkable people.
Farmers are also out there. It does not matter the weather, if you have animals you are out there. Nothing else matters. You will go out and make sure your animals are comfortable and safe and then you will head into your warm house to get warm and then go check them again.
It is so deceiving out because it is so beautiful as well as cold. The sunshine takes a bit of the chill off (only a bit). The winds blow the light snow around to create beautiful swirls that block out the sun. The days were so cold yet so beautiful on my trips to take care of the cows. I did not think about the weather until I exited the tractor. Then it hit me square in the face. I still found that I was drawn to hiking through the snow in the bush to check out the beauty that nature takes care of.
With our cows, all comfortable and sheltered I focused on my lens. I tried to capture the beauty that came in the middle of the coldest days I have ever been out in. I am so happy I did that. It would be really hard for me to explain the feel of the cold, but it is easy to show the raw beauty.