I posted the previous two entries early this morning before popping into the hot tub. I was a bit reluctant to change into my swimsuit, as it was so awful weather-wise last night. Today’s weather report called for clouds this morning, turning to some sun in the afternoon. Who ever believes those reports anyway?
I sat in the tub, which has a run cycle of about 20 minutes. I leaned back and closed my eyes, taking in the warmth of the turbulent water swishing all around me. It felt so very nice to be relaxing, as everyone else in the house was still asleep.
As I was indulging in this soak, I suddenly became aware of feeling extremely hot! As I opened my eyes, I saw a patch of blue sky above my head with the sun beaming down with such intensity, it was actually making me feel overheated! I switched places and moved to where the sun would be behind me. As I looked northward, towards the woods, I could see a sliver of sunshine far up the hill. Almost as though scrolling down a computer screen, the sun edged its way down the hill towards me. I watched as it slowly approached me, and then felt the warming rays atop my brow. As I reached up to swipe away a wisp of hair, I could feel that the water drops on the back side of my head from the water had frozen! Such a day of contrasts!
I looked around me and spotted icicles hanging from the railing and grill on the back deck. I purposed that as soon as I was out of the tub, I would photograph them!
I used the squeegee on the back deck to move any loose snow and ice from the deck. When I was done, I went out front to shovel the driveway up by the truck and Explorer. As I set my foot off the porch, I decided to take a (shameful) photo of the Christmas wreath still hanging on the front of the garage…..
Doesn’t it look pretty decked out in that snow? Yes, I know it is March and Christmas is but a memory, but I am hard-pressed to take that wreath down. It adds a great deal of character and color to the face of the garage.
As I took some boys down to meet their ride home on Friday night, I told them I just cannot find it in my heart to take that wreath down! One fellow smiled and confided he also enjoys Christmas lights…..