It's supposed to rain tomorrow, quite heavily at times, so that should help all of our snow to dissipate fairly quickly, but still -- it feels like taking one step forward and two steps backward. As we drove home from church last evening, the snow had already begun to fall thickly. Thinking of how things were likely to look in the morning, I was reminded of these lines from Robert Frost:
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."
-- Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time
Robert Frost, by the way, lived in New England and knew well what was meant by "Mud Time."
In an effort to help myself continue to think spring, I am posting pictures of a couple of spring banners I made for my daughter's birthday. I think I'm going to make some for myself as well.
|Sheet-music spring banner|
|Polka dot spring banner|
I printed the polka dot letters out on card stock, then just simply cut them out, leaving about half an inch at the top of each banner. I folded over the half-inch tops thus formed and stapled them over some yellow/white baker's twine.
All of you who are already experiencing spring, be thankful! It looks as if it may still be awhile up here, so the rest of you might consider making a few spring banners...