Now, as with most rituals and secret rites, special accoutrements are often required. Here we have a splendid and colourful selection of magic wands.
I wasn't sure that this was a test I could pass! I felt like I was in one of those dreams where you show up in class on test day, ill-prepared and naked. (Oh come on, don't tell me you haven't had one of those dreams?! Anybody???)
On another snowy day, other friends invited us for brunch and a walk. My camera lens steamed up at the sight of the blueberry waffle, piping hot and thirsting for locally produced maple syrup.
a large dog, camouflaged for the snowy environment,
and a small snow baby, carrying live ammo in the form of snow balls.
Best not to mess with her!
Of course, the very best intervention is when my daughter comes home to visit. This time she acted as chauffeur, driving us to see out-of-town friends...
All together, with friends like all of the afore-mentioned,
and with the kind, colourful, and amusing comments from blog pals like you,
I just may make it through to the end of this winter
with a smile on my face!