Thursday, April 27, 2017


Well, I didn't see it, but they say that sometime in midmorning, the fat drops of rain looked awfully much like fat flakes of snow. Oh brother!

The temp hovered near 40F (a whopping 5.5C) for the better part of the day. The cheepers weren't complaining, but what do they know!

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Breakfast is very much indoors.

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The rains stop just as I am picking up Snowdrop and so despite the cold, we go for a shortened adventuring walk in her school's neighborhood. It really is a beautiful time of the year and the colors in the yards are just sublime!

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Still, we do not pause and indeed, at one point I find myself running behind the stroller, so that we can get back to the warm car faster.

If Snowdrop misses the sunshine, she does not show it. True, we do not pause on our walk from the car to the farmhouse, but the little girl is in great spirits and once inside, plunges into play as if she hasn't seen her favorite toys in weeks!

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She is now so full of stories and questions that it makes your head spin, but all in the nicest way!

(In the kitchen, telling me my tea is ready.)

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(With her baby, finishing off a snack. Oh oh, she notices my cake dome. It's full of cookies.)

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Earlier in the day, I had stopped at a bakery to get some croissants for Snowdrop and I also picked up some cookies for Ed. I made the mistake of leaving them in full view. Snowdrop does love oatmeal cookies!

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And so the clouds hang low and the air stays on the nippy side, but the house is warm and there is so much to do...

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... and if you glance out the window, you see spring in full view before you! How lovely is that!

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As Snowdrop naps, I stroll down to the old orchard, in full bloom now, and pause there for a few minutes.

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It's overgrown, it's secretive, it's bordered by a meadow of grasses and flowers. Magic. You don't need heady temperatures and sunshine to feel it: pure magic.