Monday, March 8, 2010

Zipity Do Da

 After several gloriously sunny, snow-melting days, with temps soaring up into the 50's at times, I was dismayed to find that Saturday had dawned so cold and gray. The forecast called for light snow Friday night, so I wasn't surprised to see it when I looked out my window Saturday morning.  It surprised me that there was 6 inches of it.  I don't know if the break made Saturday's plunge back to winter harder to bear, or if it gave me the lift I needed to get through this last leg of winter.  I'm trying to look at it as a boon, a taste of what's to come.

This was Saturday morning:

Yesterday made it easier to see it as a boon.  It was still cold; it had barely cleared 20°F at 11am, but the sun had sole dominion over the sky.  He'd banished all but a few stray wisps of cloud from his sight.  Since it had stayed cold, the snow was just as powdery as when it first fell.  The wind blew it off of the roofs in great swirling eddies that sparkled in the sun, like so much fairy dust cast willy-nilly into the air.  It was a gorgeous, bright, sunny day and I loved it.

This was Sunday morning:

I got up early with Elora, and enjoyed a nice lazy morning while Brandon slept in.

I ran some errands mid-morning, did some sewing, and got some great family time in with both Elora and Brandon in the afternoon.  The whole day was just wonderful, a very zipity-do-da day.

It was a lazy day for Brandon too.  He spent a lot of time stretched out on the couch, reading or playing with Elora.  And maybe checking his eyelids for holes?  He's the one who snapped this shot at sunset.

A lovely end to a lovely day.


  1. Beautiful pictures! I love that song. We've had lots of fun times singing it!

  2. I love easy days like that =)

  3. Adrienne, I thought I was reading a novel, nicely put into words.... Can't get enough of those lazy days. Love them!!!

  4. love the pictures! elora's getting so big so quick it seems! enjoy your st. pat's day! :)

  5. Adrienne, I love you dearly but it never really got above 36 this week! There was one record of 45 but that was at the airport where I think the plane engines made it warmer. There was NO soaring into the 50's happening. I am only writing this cause the cold is making me CRANKY.

    Your pictures are pretty though. Love you bye.

  6. Maybe it was last week, then. But I know it was above 50 2 days in a row, because the thermometer in my car told me so. And it *felt* warmer. The days kind of run together for me....