Friday, March 8, 2013

Snow signals

One of the best things about spring time snow is that there is usually enough light outside for you to be able to see it snow.

The second best thing about spring time snow is that if you get to see it in the morning there is usually a lovely pink sunrise peeping through it which turns the whole sky into a painting.

The third best thing about spring time snow - and maybe I should have put this first - is that by tomorrow or the next day at the latest it will all have melted. No shoveling required.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Socks

I think that new socks are just the cutest thing. They're so tiny at first. And the pattern of the yarn color is still a surprise. You never k ow which shade will come next. What color will end up next to each other.

They're just adorable. Teeny tiny little stitches lined up in rows. All nice and neat and pretty.

New socks are a wonderful thing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Something about a new year makes me think back over not just the past year but my entire remembered life as well. So much introspection can be - well - boring.

Maybe it's the way the sun is still out when I leave the city and head home. Perhaps it's the sight of chionodoxa leaves peeking out from beneath the last of the winter mulch.

Whatever it is, it seems to be screaming DO SOMETHING NEW!!!

Fortunately I have just the thing. New yarn.

Okay, still boring, but I'm well past my purple hair phase and.not quite up for my skydiving phase yet. So yarn will just have to do.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring is Coming

This morning I saw crows at the train station. Normally I wouldn't give a hoot about crows, but these are the first crows of the year.

When I was in 3rd grade, my history teacher told me that the Indians believed that the crow was the god for spring. If they wanted spring to come faster they would leave corn out for the crows to encourage warmer weather. I'm not sure just how accurate that information was.

A few years back I read an article that said that crows come when the ground is soft enough for them to get earthworms. Our gardens are definitely soggy and the worms are coming up.

So this morning even though it was a brisk really frigid cold cold cold morning, when I saw the crow I got a little bit warmer inside.

Just a few more weeks till the gardening chores begin!