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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mary and Jesus Watch Over The Snowy Yard

I went for a little walk today, just down to the library to return some books.  On my way home, I stopped in to our little local cafe to get a snack.  As I walked through the snow, I was struck by the beauty of the day, the snow on the trees and the mountains.  Even though there is a lot of snow on the ground, it isn't too difficult to walk.  The snow makes it much easier for my boots to grip the ground, thus I had my eyes up rather than at my feet looking for potential hazards.

As I came through our gate, I glanced at our snowy yard, and noticed how pretty the Shrine Charles put up in our Mary Garden looks with snow on the little roof, so I whipped out my phone and took a picture.  Not the best resolution, you can't see the details of the icon, and I cropped it so our neighbor, who was shoveling snow in his driveway wouldn't be in the picture, but it's not a bad picture, for a quick snapshot!

I'm linking up to Sunny Simple Sundays!


  1. So how much snow do you have? And is it really cold, it must be.

    Don't laugh, re your comment, when we were little they used to bundle us up the same way...we couldn't do anything requiring us to bend.


    1. Jen, it is not that cold, in the lower 30s. It is starting to get slushy and wet. We have about 6 -7 inches of snow on the ground.

      I remember bundling up our kids when they were little so they looked like little pig sausages!

  2. Beautiful picture. Thanks for your sweet note!

  3. The snow capped shrine really does look wonderful.

  4. Paula, thank you for visiting and following my blog. We have two sisters who live and minister in Alaska. They live in St. Mary's, Alaska, and work with the Yup/ik Eskimos. I'll enjoy following your blog and will check out the fracking link you provided.


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