Last April, the weeping crabapple tree, located in front of our bay window, was blooming away!
As I looked out the window at the wintry scene, my mind started thinking about. . . .
the flowers I would be planting around that tree in a couple of months.
However, before long, the snow stopped and the RAIN started!!!
Yes, it snowed, then it rained!!!
Note the robin in the MIDDLE of the street. . . in the cold rain!!!! Why???
OK. . . so as I looked at our yard, which was now brown and cold and covered in a snowy, slushy combination, my mind wandered back to. . . .
last summer and our lush green grass. . . and my stint on the John Deere as my hubby was taking a fishing trip to Alaska!
we enjoyed on warm summer evenings when we would sit on our front porch with little lanterns blazing away. There was no freezing involved at all with that rain. . .
but now our rain had turned to SLEET!!! Yep, the little rocky bits of this winter precipitation were piling up everywhere and covering. . .
the very spot where Izzie and THE STONE RABBIT soaked up the warmth of last summer's sun.
The sleet continued and it was clearly now sticking to our sidewalk.
Even THE STONE RABBIT is getting antsy for Spring to arrive. As he sat in the front flower bed yesterday, he was recalling. . . .
how much he loved to settle in that same little area when it is warm and filled with fresh greeness and pretty reddish PINK flowers!!!
Later that morning, a robin was perched in the weeping crabapple tree. . . .puffing those feathers out in an effort to keep warm.
At least he (or she?) wasn't in the middle of the street.
It continued to rain, sleet and snow all day. However, by late afternoon, the snow won out and started to make its presence known on driveways, sidewalks and streets.
It wasn't so long ago that our Grands were enjoying a fun afternoon on that driveway. . . playing with the water hose in the warmth of the day.
was the scene of a rollicking garage sale a few months back!!! This guy didn't last too long. . . I was so tempted to bring that PINK faced fellow home with me, but someone beat me to him.
It wasn't so long ago that the Grand Girl was sprinting up and down that same sidewalk on a delightfully sunny afternoon. . . without a thought of snowflakes or freezing rain.
I remember the day the Grand Boy enjoyed crawling around on that same area. . . trying his hand with sidewalk chalk. . . barefoot!
there was a Summer day when the Grand Girl eagerly watered all of my plants out there and sat with me on one of those chairs. We rocked and chatted and enjoyed our time together.
Yes, while THE STONE RABBIT eagerly looks forward to warm weather, he decided to make the most out of another cold and snowy day.
He built a snow fort and made lots of snowballs. . . and he waited for his buddies to come by! :)
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HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!