our snow flower fairy. She is a bit indecisive, but she does not let that bother her at all. She likes to keep her options open. Her favorite expression is "if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes," but unlike most she says it with a bit of excitement in her voice.
While her body is deeply rooted to the earth with snow, she carries every season with her...she wears spring's yellow snapdragons and wisteria vine in her scarf, summer's nasturtiums and butterfly bush flowers in her crown, and autumn's hickory nuts make her smile while chrysanthemums make up her sparking purple eyes. She has autumn at her fingertips, but walks solidly toward winter with the memories, hopes and dreams of springs and summers swirling about her head.
Today this capricious fairy helped us appreciate the interesting quirk of weather we are currently experiencing. We had fun digging through the snow to find frozen flowers, and we were surprised at how many flowers were still blooming. I think we took them for granted, but they are stunning against a backdrop of snow.
In her honor we came in to make homemade hot chocolate and a treat. In case you are wondering about that blur...it is a yummy scone about to be devoured by Jude. And if our power stays on and our Internet connection remains active, I'll share that recipe with you tomorrow as promised.