Lynne’s Farm (WIP)
When you are an anvil, hold you still.
When you are a hammer, strike your fill.
Ides of December
Yesterday’s snow storm is over. The sun came out today and the wind died down. It was a very calm day, here. For a good part of today, the sounds of shoveling and snow plow blades scraping driveways and the road. No snowblowers! We had 7-8” of snow and it was too wet and heavy for a snowblower. My car is cleaned off, my parking space and the driveway behind my car is cleared as well. The guy next door did a lot of the shoveling on his side of the driveway and also started clearing a path on the sidewalk in front of my house. I did the rest. It was slow-going because of the weight of the snow, so I took it slow and enjoyed being outside. Wispy clouds were moving across the sky and as I watched I experienced a sensation I used to enjoy as a kid; that of squinting my eyes in such a way that it appeared the sky and clouds were stationery and the earth the moving body. I set my eye glasses way down on my nose in hopes that my bare eyes would absorb some Vitamin D from the sun. And perhaps I did or perhaps it was a combination of the sun and the exercise – I feel much happier and healthier than I did before I suited-up and went outside to shovel snow.
Plus, I found a Snickers in my hand bag I’d forgotten I bought!
Which is good news for my sweet tooth as I’m almost out of cookies.
The sun is beginning to set; the hours of sun and warmth were all too short.
More January-type weather is forecast for the next few days and another snow storm forecast for Tuesday morning.
And so it goes….