Saturday, March 16, 2013

A morning chat...

It is a quiet morning for me as I sit here drinking mint green tea. (It's so good! Thanks mom and dad for the great idea!) My hubs isn't feeling too well, so he's still sleeping. There's been some pretty nasty flu bugs floating around Russia this winter. One missionary south of us had a healthy, active man in his church pass away from this bug. Another missionary in Siberia was very ill for weeks. Praise the Lord he is doing better. One man in our church got very sick, but he is also doing better. Our family has stayed well, and for that we are quite thankful. It makes me thankful for the prayers of others! Oh how missionaries need your prayers!  I must admit when my hubs woke up this morning and told me he had a sore throat and didn't feel well at all, my heart sank a little. Prayerfully, it's just a little bug that his body will fight quickly and easily.

It is considered springtime already here in Russia. It may not look like it or feel like it compared to growing up in Kansas, but our calendar says it to be so! :) March 1 is considered the beginning of spring here. It's very interesting. There are 12 months and four seasons so each season gets 3 months. Plain and simple...:)  There are still a few feet of snow on the ground, and I will admit that I'm excited to see the ground again! Moscow received record amounts of snow this year, but despite the inconvenience it really is beautiful! Snow can be wet, cold and make travel (especially by foot) a bit troublesome, but I'm still not over the incredible beauty of it!

We have a girl here visiting from Southern California. Yes, a Southern California girl in Russia! :) Some of you may know her. Her name is Jennifer Dunlop, and her dad is a pastor. She is teaching English in Moscow, and enjoying many new experiences! :) She is a talented photographer as well. I think she has captured the beauty of winter in Russia quite well so I thought I would share some of it with you. Enjoy the pictures, and I hope you all have a delightful day! :)

This is in our city of Domodedovo.

This is the forest behind our house. It's beautiful in every season!

I absolutely love all the birch trees! 

This is front of our house. Lots and lots of snow! :)

This is a site I rarely see. We don't make it to this part of Moscow very often. That is the Moscow river full of sheets of ice.

I had to throw this one in there. This is a great picture of old and new Moscow. The smaller buildings are very old apartment buildings from back during communism. The very cool looking blue building in the back is a newer apartment.


  1. Getting a pic of that blue building was very difficult! (Out the window, at a very odd angle, and with the iPhone) But it's such a cool building and I love the views I see from work each day! =)
    I agree that winter here is very beautiful and yes there is a LOT of (melting) snow right now!! "So much fun" to walk in, haha! =)

  2. Obviously not as cold down here as it is up there but we're still waiting for Spring. It's been a long, hard winter here i Croatia and we've had more snow than we have in the last 20 years.
    Loved the photos, beautiful! Hope hubby feels better real soon.