Scenes of a (Hopefully) Fading Winter

*Farm fresh, colorful, local eggs.


*Indoor play-messes wherein the play continues from day to day without ever putting the toys away in between.

*Static, static everywhere… but less so all the time.

*Pears ripening in the windowsill.

*Cat naps… and cats napping.

*Snowbanks taller than the children, and in some cases, taller than the parents too.


*Those last few inches of new fallen snow, optimistically left unshoveled… in hopes they melt instead.

*Giggling, for the joy of giggling. (Also, a form of “winter exercise”, when all else fails.)


*Ice houses leaving the lake, one by one.

*3D movies from the library.

*Projects that pass the time due to needing glue… lots and lots and LOTS of glue.


*Anticipation of warmer days, snow melting, thawing soil, spring flowers, and neighborhood walks so vivid that it aches.

*Perusing of summer photos, most especially summer foods, to remind yourself that winter does end, and it WILL end soon.
*Snow forts- tall enough to stand in!- built by a dedicated daddy.

*Sanity saving friends that you are so grateful for that you want to kiss their feet or stroke their hair or simply weep each time you see them.
*Timeouts for- out of sheer boredom- being just a little too rough with the kitten.

*Thinking about Easter dresses, and emails planning Easter meals.
*Putting “flowers” on the grocery list. For real.
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Also, several of your comments from yesterday’s post made me laugh. Out loud. As in: a noise was actually coming from my throat. (Sarah’s yeti comment has me intermittently chuckling whenever I think of it…) I’ve responded to several of them, so if you left a comment you may want to check back.
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7 thoughts on “Scenes of a (Hopefully) Fading Winter

  1. Thats an awesome snow fort! And I love the pic of Marin (is that her name here?) on the steps… and I hope you answer your f’n phone tomorrow cuz I need to talk at you

  2. Look at all that snow! I must admit, it does put our snow into perspective – we almost always leave the driveway snow to melt – on only occasionally regret it.

    Loved the pictures.

  3. I’m scared to say how much I want winter to end. March does not always mean the end of winter in my beloved Alberta. But I’m hoping, because as pretty as pictures make it…I’m tired of snow!

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