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Saturday, January 17, 2015


"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder." ~Susan Orlean

I have waited two years for snow. SNOW!!!! I love it! Such delicate unrestrained beauty; frozen water falling from the sky, cloaking everything in a mantle of clean brightness. I'll take snow over rain any day. Sadly this snowfall will not last. Nature has clothed Herself in an ephemeral slip of snow lace which will melt away with the sunshine.
   The first thing I did after checking the fire, was to put on some snow music. Jean Pierre Rampal and Claude Bolling's Suite for Piano and Flute. To me this is the quintessential sound of snowflakes, dancing down the sky, each one as individual as a musical note. My daughters knew from the time they were toddlers, whenever they heard this music, that the first snow was falling. The music and the snow make me want to do the happy Snoopy Dance!
   On another note, Les is doing great. We just need to put some muscle back on Dear Sir, and that will happen as soon as we leave this marina and begin cruising again.

Only 13 more days to go. I'm off now to make some Malted Barley whole wheat bread and play in the snow!


Anonymous said...

All looking good, try not to get toooo excited now!
Canal at Hillmorton froze over about half an inch thick.
Thawed enough for us to move for water by late morning though.
Take care now you two.
Ann and Keith nb Oakfield

Anonymous said...

Wow thanks for the introduction to that Fabulous music ... listened for half an hour to other stuff too.

Les - congrats to you for letting it all hang out. You are Beautiful (and interesting). May the healing and love continue throughout 2015.
no snow here in Pullman Karen

Tom and Jan said...

Hell.... Imagine what Les would look like if he hadn't opted for keyhole surgery! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm with you in the snow thing Jaq, as long as you don't have to drive at the same time as everyone else. You two will be fine as soon as you leave the ward!

Stay warm by that fire!

Alistair x

Judith nb Serena said...

Glad to hear Les is progressing well, keep up the good work. Do we get the recipe for the malted loaf, my efforts of late have refused to rise. Love the blog found from a link from Tom and Jan when Les had his first op. Know what you mean about wanting to be out and about, we returned to Serena today after three months at 'home'in Wales with two new granddaughters and can't wait to get the jobs done and get away.
nb Serena

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