Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pond Skating

"Summer fading, winter comes, frosty mornings, tingly thumbs...water now has turned to stone..."
--Robert Louis Stevenson, taken from "Picture Books of Winter"


Occom Pond is no Rockefeller Center ice skating rink, but I'll take it. Our quiet New England pond is iconic-looking enough for me. To qualify as a true Vermonter/New Hampshirite, it's high time we acquire our own ice skates. [Note to self: scour through every thrift store in April.]

Has Mother Nature muzzled March's lion? We're seeing lamb-like weather already--and if February continues to play tricks on us, our ice skating weather may soon be over. As for the snow that is in the forecast this weekend, there better be a blanket of it in our backyard for a particularly eager little boy.

And for an eager mom.