Happy Friday, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are all doing well.
I’m joining Nancy of A Rural Journal in Random 5 Friday, a very fun meme. To join in the fun, go HERE.
Virginia got snow! Altavista got snow!
I’ve written before how I love snow, so Wednesday and Thursday were exciting for me. We haven’t had this much snow in about four years. We got around 10 inches, maybe a bit more since it snowed again all afternoon Thursday. Lots of other parts of Virginia got more.
It started snowing Wednesday afternoon and snowed all night into Thursday morning, plus Thursday afternoon.
|Looking down our street.|
I have marveled at the beauty of the snow, especially how it looked on the trees and branches of bare shrubs.
|Looking out the window on the side yard.|
|Each branch made beautiful by the snow.|
I have not been sledding in years. In fact, I don’t remember going sledding since I was a teenager. But Thursday, we got out a sled and a snowboard, and Larry and I packed a good path in the side yard. Then I went flying!
Adventure is my word this year, but foolhardy is not. I knew I couldn’t stand on the snowboard, so I sat on it.
Larry wouldn't try it. He said he didn't want to break something. But he pushed me and took photos. And laughed with me.
|Me taking a break. I am soaking wet.|
|This photo is a little blurry, but you can still see I'm having a great adventure!|
I didn’t know I had so much laughter and yelling—the joyful kind—in me. I laughed, yelled, squealed, and had a fabulous time sliding down the hill and falling into the snow.
After one fall, I just rolled over on my back and lay in the snow, looking up at the sky. It was turning gray, getting ready for more weather. The branches of the trees were stark against the sky. And I was content.
For Valentine’s Day, Larry and I are going to eat tonight at Main Street Café and Coffee, a restaurant in Altavista where we often enjoy lunch. They don’t normally serve dinner, but they are having a special Valentine’s dinner featuring tastes of Italy. We’re looking forward to a nice evening.