Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

I don't know how it got to be February already. For those of you who don't know, I work as a librarian for the 3 to 6 year olds in my kids' school. It's lots of fun. Since the end of holiday break we've been reading books with snow themes. Today was groundhog day (is winter going to be over soon?) and the last of the snowy books, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, a classic. The kids laughed at the snow falling on Peter's head and knew that you couldn't put a snow ball in your pocket for tomorrow. So cute.

Snow is melting around our house too. It's been a beautiful winter. The snow makes the yard look lovely, and we love being able to follow animal tracks. Usually winter is much more drab. Once the snow is gone we'll be waiting anxiously for the crocuses, then daffodils, poppies, irises, DOGWOOD trees, and last but not least pounds of raspberries at the end of June and early July. Will we still be here? Will the raspberries be a welcome gift for the new owners of the house?

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