"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eve Surprise

Our assumption that this extremely late Easter weekend would ensure atypically balmy spring weather for the holiday has turned out to be erroneous. We woke to snowfall this morning, which continued till afternoon when it was replaced by light drizzle.

The flowers I planted yesterday--columbines, primroses, anemonies, etc.--are buried under a blanket of white. The blooming daffodils, hyacinths, and crocrus are bravely defying the wintry scene.

The girls were amazed that the Chap had to shovel snow from the deck.

As I type this, he's laying and kindling a fire in the downstairs sitting room.

Tomorrow after church we will open up the cottage for the season. Because the weather is supposed to be considerably warmer and drier.

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