Monday, March 2, 2009

in the cold of March

March is here! I don't really remember starting February, let alone finishing it, but time flies when you're having fun! ha!

I had a REAL weekend this last weekend it was WONDERFUL. i had both days off at Starbucks, which doesn't happen too often. I went to work with landon on Saturday to the Deerfield Outdoor Show where his job was to teach kids how to rock climb on the climbing wall - or pretty much just belay all day. I met him there after a quiet morning spent reading, journaling and drinking coffee. it was GREAT to put my climbing harness on again and i just LOVE, LOVE to teach kids to climb. Landon and i often did this while we were in Kenya - it was part of our job there, so it was fun to do it together again. I love to see Landon teaching kids how to climb - he is so patient and sweet to them. I love kids in general and had a BLAST!!!

It is still cold here. Yesterday i took Duvick for a walk beside the creek for an hour. I sent him to chase geese, and he pretty much just ran through the woods whil i walked on the dirt/ice trail beside the river. It was wonderful to be among all of the beautiful trees - and i was completely alone for that hour (besides Duvi) - no one else out here ever ventures outside when it's cold. It was SO cold that Duvick came upon a frozen squirrel. The squirrel and my completely frozen cheeks, buns, toes, and legs made me realize that it probably was time for us to head back home.

When i got home i discovered these daffodils!
I was just amazed! where do they find the strength and energy to grow when they live in the frozen earth? Aren't they early? Well, anyway, i'm excited they're here! I couldn't believe that in the same day i saw a frozen dead squirrel and the beginning of such beautiful life in our Spring flowers! hooray!

This morning we woke to snow and it's still snowing now.

3 comments:

Sara said...

That is pretty crazy you saw a frozen squirrel. Seems like something you should only see in the movies. Glad you had a relaxing weekend!!!!

Tjasha said...

i'm sorry, but that image of the frozen squirrel completely made my day. haha.
poor thing...

Merritt said...

oh hannah - i'm glad you finally had a good day! i understand the need for some quality alone time! and i must admit that the frozen squirrel was bizarre! can't wait to see you next week!