"Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light. Approach!
The incrusted surface shall upbear thy steps
And the broad arching portals of the grove
Welcome thy entering."
William Cullen Bryant, *A Winter Piece*
TIME: 2:59 PM
PLACE: Front yard
SUBJECT: Ice covered leaves and branches
We awoke to sun, blue skies and below freezing temperatures. The good news is that combination of the sun and the ice all around made for a sparkly, pretty day. The bad news is that the kids were off school again. The novelty of the weather and being home is wearing off both me and them...I posted on my Facebook last night that I was ready to wet them down and throw them outside! Nevertheless, we survived another day of togetherness and I am certain that school will be in session for tomorrow – although tomorrow being Friday means that they go back for one day and then they will have another two days off due to the weekend. How inconvenient.