Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Slice of Life: Snow Day #2

I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, BethKathleen, Deb, Melanie, Lanny, and Kelsey
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
A two hour late start -
last night's verdict. Amended
to CLOSED this morning. 

We rarely get snow in the Seattle area, so it's a treat when it happens. And even though I'm retired, I feel a certain delight when I open the district web site to see the welcome word - CLOSED!

I know snow pics are ubiquitous, but for me
snow always calls for a celebration!
And we had 6.5 inches!
Grandson Jack enjoyed four
different outings yesterday!
A snowy twilight table setting!
(Just in case you're not familiar with our 
yearly discussion... those are 
white lights, not Christmas lights.
And I need them in 
November, December, January, AND February!)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Poetry Friday: Kitchen Sink Marvel!

  Tabbatha Yeatts-Lonske at The Opposite of Indifference
is hosting this week's round-up of poetic goodness. 
a hummingbird preens
shimmering iridescence
grace for a gray day 

I was at the kitchen sink when I spotted a hummingbird on a rain-kissed leaf right outside the window. After watching for a bit, I called to Jack to join me. I did not want to leave the spot in case my movement would cause the bird to fly away. 

So I cajoled, "Jack, come to Grandma. I have something to show you. It's a hummingbird. We have to be quiet."

And he came. And I scooped him up. It took a bit for him to see what I was talking about. But he finally spotted our hummingbird. We talked about his long bill and how he was cleaning himself with his bill. We watched for several minutes, almost holding our breaths, marveling at the beauty just beyond the kitchen sink.