Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Before the Snow Disappears

Well. The snow HAS already disappeared, thankfully. I guess the title of this post should be "Before Summer Arrives". This is another post of catching up.

With my skiing post yesterday, I meant to include some photos and video of Mickey and the one kindergarten classmate that took ski lessons with him. His name is Jackson and he has skied before. If you watch the video posted yesterday, you'll see a boy who holds his arms out in front as if he were holding ski poles. That's Jackson. His mother designs beautiful jewelry. These are two very tired boys.

And here are a few snapshots of Mickey and Jackson before the snows at a harvest festival.

There are a lot of things I like about our yard, many of which lie in my imagination and will be realized as the years go by, but one reason that exists now is the built-in sledding hill. The hill was a bit rough this winter with stones, and boulders, and jagged sticks poking out of the frozen ground making going downhill a bit perilous. Oh yes, and a well kind of stuck right in the middle of the sledding path made going downhill a bit harrowing, but we all survived. As you look at the photos and videos, note the hills of snow covered dirt. In upcoming posts you'll see all those hills have disappeared.

One Sunday while I was at work, Mickey was joined on our sledding hill by kindergarten classmate, Anna Marie.

I'm too tired to flap my wings and legs!

Can we go in and have hot chocolate?