Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Snow Day with Walker

Saturday, February 16th turned out to be remarkably different than I had expected.  Joy and Hunter were in Boston for the debate tourney and Walker and I were home alone for the weekend.   I was full of plans for farm work for the day, and as the day before had been a crisp mid winter day, I did not even check the weather before making plans about what I wanted Walker and I to do that day.  There was pruning to be done on the apple trees, piles of mulch to be moved and repiled with Charles's front end loader and a garden to ready.

But as it turned out, none of my plans were to be.  I woke up early and as soon as I walked into the living room, I saw that it was overcast and snowing!  Not expected.  I thought that as this was the only snow of the year so far, I had better wake Walker to see it.  Sure enough, he was excited wanted it to stick.  But the thermometer said 34 degrees, so that wasn't happening.  So I made a quick check of the weather and soon realized that, snow or rain, we were going to see precipitation all day.

Well, the precip was most definitely snow, and it never ceased for the entire day.  It snowed constantly for the entire daylight period, sometimes quite hard, and yet never did it stick even a little.  Such a day I had never seen before.  It was beautiful, but as for getting work done, it was deadly.  Walker and I sat in the sun room nearly the entire day, watching it snow, and watching the birds eat from the feeder, playing and talking and reading.
Snow Day

So, no trees pruned or compost piled, yet a beautiful day shared with my just 7 year old boy, who is on the cusp of loosing a front tooth.  Another day I would love to hold onto tightly, to stick in a bottle so that I might relive it again and again as I watch my little boy turn into a big boy.  A perfect day to experience over and over, to try and improve on each time as in "Groundhog Day"!
Walker as a 7 year old!

Children are the blessing of life.  They teach you things that you could never learn on your own.  They show you how to love and how to feel in ways you didn't know were possible.  They make you strive to be better than you would ever otherwise be.  And for me, they make me wish that this snowy day would never end.