Saturday, April 19, 2008
Today is a beautiful anomaly.
Snow doesn't fall very often in Victoria, even in the coldest months, so when it does the novelty never wears off. I felt pure childlike exuberance when I opened my eyes this morning and saw giant fluffy flakes drifting downward. I took extravagant pleasure in the freedom of being able to cozy up under the warm covers on a Saturday morning...nowhere to go...it's cold outside, why not stay warm and comfie?
But I just couldn't stay there for very long! I could here my camera hollering at me from inside the closet. I put my warm woolies on and out into the garden I went before the snow melted away forever. The periwinkle were not quite as excited as I with this one last hint of winter...but they were stunningly beautiful, wrapped in an icy coat. *was thinking of you, dear Linni*
When I came back into the warmth, I wanted to linger in this state of childlike delight...so I did something I haven't done for years. I made french toast sprinkled with, you guessed it, a very light dusting of sugary snow (icing sugar in the morning?!?!?). But not to worry...I kept the Guilt Monster at bay by making it with whole grain bread and finishing with some delicious fresh fruit.
I think I will cozy up again, this time with a good book and a warm cup of chai. Perhaps there will be enough snow later in the day to build a miniature snowman. I wouldn't count on it though...it is after all, spring....right?