I arose before dawn and a pair of tree earrings were already dangling from my ears when my husband John said, "Did you see the snow?" And it wasn't an April Fools trick. There was snow!
The snow cancelled any thought that Arbor Day posters would be my motivation today. I donned these icy crystals that I made one snow day, and headed down the drive.
The thermometer read 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Our home on top of the first foothill of the Blue Ridge is always 2 degrees colder than the foot of the hill. By the time I reached school, 15 miles away, it was spring.