Monday, February 15, 2021

too much winter

"You can't get too much winter in the winter."
~ Robert Frost
Thursday, February 11, 2021 I took my grandchildren to a local farm to see the newborn baby lambs. Because those mama sheep are giving birth to adorable twins and triplets even though it was about 10 degrees and very snowy outside the lambing shed. We trudged about the farm through deep snow and my 4 year old granddaughter remarked in an encouraging affirmation of the day "Winter is sure doing a good job of wintering today." As she skipped on through snow drifts nearly her height in her little pink boots. I was miserable with the cold and managed to stay for an hour or so before I suggested that we go back to grandmas for hot cocoa and marshmallows. As we slowly walked back to my car I noticed how beautiful the scenery was. This little stream with the ice and snow and trees all glowing. I promised myself that as soon as it becomes a bit more tolerable temperature-wise, I will go back to that scene with my portable easel.

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