Uplifting Remnants

      A 60-degree day followed by torrential rain as a front dropped the temperature nearly 50 degrees in less than 24 hours left interesting ice sculptures in this year’s January thaw.

During a walk along the D&L Canal a few days later, these ice ‘tree skirts’ remain as remnants of the drastic temperature and weather changes typical in January’s roller-coaster weather in Pennsylvania.

The torrential rains and water created by melting ice on the canal raised water levels about a foot.  The quick return to winter cold created these ‘ice skirts,’ a unique sight I had to share.

A week later the return of a 50-degree day destroyed these remnants, but the memory and pictures remain.

We, too, can create a unique work of art or generous gesture that displays its beauty in the moment or for a short time thereafter.  But like these ice skirts, they may be fleeting or soon forgotten.  Capture the beauty in the moment and savor its uplifting remnants.  The cost is priceless.

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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