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Frosted Moss (A Brief Moment In Time)

As I was outside with the energizer bunny (Ryder), the sky darkened and small wee bits of snow swirled in the wind. It lasted only 5 minutes, but that was long enough to coat the moss in our yard in waves of white frosting.

Notice the little wavy pattern of the snow.

Notice the little wavy pattern of the snow and how it’s stuck to just one side of the moss.

Unfortunately, it came in 5 minutes and then left in 5 minutes.  The temperature was exactly 32 degrees farenheit and the sun was peeking off and on through the clouds just enough to melt everything it touched.

You can see some of the droplets beginning to form from the snow.  It was beautiful while it lasted.


Heck inna Handbasket

This has been “One of Those Days”.  Nickled and dimed to death.  I hate being pecked at all day.  Bad night, bills, taxes (more), car situation, puking, poop/diarrhea,  uncooperative machinery, blah, blah, blah.  Got the picture?  Need I put details?  I didn’t think so.  Saver of Bugs has been here done that, so she is probably way glad to be at school.  Spider Bait at least had the self-preservatory instincts to not put “Look at the Bright Side of Life” from “Spamalot” on his I-Pod.  It would not have gone well for him.  Instead he brought me a ‘Kiss’ so I could “eat chocolate and think happy thoughts”.  I would have smacked him, but he did bring me chocolate.  So this will be a hit and run post.  Here’s a quote I can relate to today:

“It’s not the tragedies that kill us,” Dorothy Parker once observed, “it’s the messes.”

But since I’m supposed to be looking for positive things, through gritted teeth I’ll give you this:

“Every morning when we wake up we’ve been given a wonderful gift – another day of life-…   Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

My mug for tomorrow will probably be this:

In keeping with the mood today, there are currently 2 squirrels beating the crap out of each other on my roof.   It sounds like screeching elephants.  I keep waiting for one of the little suckers to take a header off the side.

My header today is moss growing in our yard.  I laid down on my tummy to get this picture:

So that’s it.  The boys are at scouts for at least another hour and I quit.  Comfort food,  absolutely tea, a show of my choice (a rerun with a happy ending) are all on the menu.  I need a couple of hours of mental health time.  Bye!