A polar bear brings you flowers.
Happy Friday, everyone!
And by “it”, I mean The Winter That Will Not End…
The one thing Grandmom had in mind for Vacation Week that actually came to pass was to plant some bulbs. These little kits were on clearance at a local shop, and made for a fun way to spend part of a sniffly, drippy day. For a couple of bucks, we got pots, bulbs (paperwhites for Angel, hyacinth for Niko) and Magic Dirt. Just add water, stir….and….
Presto! That little cookie-thing turns into just the right amount of soil to fill the pot!
Planted, potted, watered. Perfect for a couple of little ones who didn’t feel well, but were bored just sitting around…
A week later we had this. There are tiny buds on the paperwhites…
And a tiny green tip on Niko’s hyacinth.
They’re so proud.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Is it raining again?
The snow is melting off the roof?
Someone left a faucet running?
That dripping sound? Noses. Every. Nose. In. The. House….Plus coughing, sneezing, fevers…Nasty.
So rather than having fun adventures during the week-long school break, we did a lot of this:
Poor kids. All on the mend now…and back in school. The Adventures will wait.
Ah…the good, old Front View…
Is that a person standing down by the apple tree?
Let’s get a bit closer.
Well, hi there! When did you arrive? Did you come in with the storm Saturday night?
Speak up – can’t hear you….
I should have known this crew was up to something…
Special Note To Whomever Is In Charge Of The Weather:
The kids have been sledding.
They have had days off from school.
Now, they have finally gotten to build a snowman.
We’re done with this stuff now, right?
Once again, We’re covered in this.
(Another 8 inches, or so)
It’s been a long slog this winter…
It seems to be shifting…moving away from the dry, deep cold towards the damp, bright chill of a new season.
Maybe. But I’ll take it…
…one melting, glistening drop at a time.