That warm spell last week gave me a false sense that spring had arrived. I worked in the yard cleaning up leaves and debris. I even opened the windows briefly. But all good things come to an end, and the frigid air a snow have returned reminding me that it is still February.
But, even the cold of February couldn't dampen Emily's and my enthusiasm for a new group we have joined. What group is it you ask? North Central Ohio Rocks. It is a rock painting group that leaves painted rocks at random locations for people to find. Just days after a fb friend invited us to join, we found a rock at the grocery store. It happened to be a rock from a sister site Northeast Ohio Rocks, but it definitely inspired us to get painting. We finished our first two rocks (mine is the owl and Emily's is the pastel) and are working on our second two.
And of course, since we still are officially in winter, I read some wintry books. The first was titled, Red Sled. It is the story of a son and dads day of sledding and how it makes them glad. Told in extremely simple rhyme, this book would be perfect for that child just beginning to read on their own.
I also read Plants In Winter, a non fiction science book for the very young giving a simple picture of what happens to plants in the winter. The pictures are beautifully photographed winter scenes that are pretty familiar about now.
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