Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Alive in the arctic, flowers and faith

Perfect, tiny flowers borne by tiny plants that grow in meager earth just above the many metres of permafrost ice below. It is a mystery how they survive. The radiant energy from the 24 hours of sunlight is an important factor. Some of these flowers are barely 1mm in diameter. Beauty in an inhospitable arid place








This aster reminded me of my father who loved asters and anemones.
The are many triggers to prompt memories on this trip.




Tiny buttercups.




During our journey we have often seen small Frontier chapels in the tiny communities.
Back in Wiseman a devoted Christian lady has created an inspirational peaceful chapel in an unused log cabin. The welcome sign includes Isaiah 40:31 and an inviting sign tacked to a tree says 'All welcome 24/7'. We accepted the invitation and were blessed in this special place.
'But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint.'




The chapel













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