“Wanna see a magic trick?’ I asked the Little One.
She gave me the “Yeah, sure, Grandmom” sideways look…
“No, really…” I insisted. “Let’s cut some Magic Sticks.”
Now she was convinced I was trying to put one over on her…but Cutting Things ranks very high on her list of Favorites these days, and sticks are always fun.
So we cut a handful of forsythia and willow branches to bring inside. We set them up in an old canning jar along side Angel’s seedlings in my office.
She stepped back to admire them, then shot me a look…
“Well?” she demanded.
“Doesn’t work that fast,” I said. “But you keep checking, and in a few days, those sticks will turn into flowers.”
“They will not!” she snorted. “Grandad! Grandmom’s joking me!”
Sometimes, you’ve just got to make your own Spring….