Tuesday, March 08, 2016


Oh, what a day! What a beautiful summer-like (yes, summer-like) day! Windows wide open, birdsong coming in strong, cheepers running this way and that, as if themselves confused about the sudden onset of this grand loveliness.

It's a full Snowdrop-sitting day for me and immediately after a sunny breakfast...

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... I head out to her place.

What if, what if, we pulled out something with short sleeves today? Just this one day, because I know we'll return to March and trudge restlessly through iffy April, but for now, let's pretend it's May, or better yet -- June!

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Run, little girl, run with the wind!

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Warm days, happy days, giddy grandma, giddy Snowdrop.

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And in the afternoon, Ed shows up, just for that walk, not anything grand or extravagant, a simple brisk walk around the neighborhood, but oh, what a walk! Light sweaterss (in Ed's case -- shorts), light spirits, spring steps, summer thoughts.

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We come to the lesser lake -- it's ice free!

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And a coffee shop interlude, just because.

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On the way home we stop at the playground. First time this year!
Can I just run around grandma?
Are you really only fourteen months old, Snowdrop?

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Her mom had told me Snowdrop likes going down the slide just fine -- with someone. I'm game! Ed catches us (and takes the photo). Admittedly, not a long slide. But thrilling! For the grandma as well as the little one.

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Such a day! And what is most extraordinary is that the best is yet to come.


  1. You and Snowdrop and Ed keep me smiling.

  2. Our Autumn day yesterday was 40C and only went down to 29C at night / our hottest night on record here in Melbourne. Jean


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