The title of this post is cited as "unattributed" and I think I know why ---- if he or she were named, folks around here would be seeking him/her out to give him/her some kisses of their own - baseball bat kisses, "smack in the face" kisses, "this-is-what-I-think-of-your-snowflake-kisses" kisses.
Thank you, heaven, for your kisses, but you can stop now. I think we're just about all kissed out. I know I am. I used to think that it would not be possible for me to get too many kisses, but IT IS. No more. Please. STOP KISSING ALREADY. Please?
Yesterday my backyard was a solid mass of 4 1/2 feet of snow. I was no longer able to open my back door. Cats were going stir crazy. Birds were going hungry. And I was feeling claustrophobic.
So, I hired someone to do what they could to get me a backyard that was somewhat functional. He dug out the door and shoveled a 10 foot "trench." It allowed the cats to run 10 feet forward and 10 feet back. For about 15 minutes this morning they thought that was great. Then, not so much.
I took half a bag of bird seed and pretty heavily sprinkled it along the trench. Within about 20 minutes, the first chickadee and four squirrels arrived for breakfast.
I bet you can't imagine what happened. about half an hour later......... Well, perhaps you can.
Heaven began offering up some more kisses. Just enough little sweet baby kisses to completely cover up all the seed and give the trench a nice snowy bottom.
I'm sorely tempted to throw out some more seed .... but so far this month I have used up about 20 pounds of bird food, with practically NONE actually being able to be eaten by any feathered (or fluffy, long-tailed) creatures.
I can't get to any of my hanging feeders -
I will have to simply resign myself to famine in the backyard and stir-crazed cats inside. PLUS there is more coming today and then, again, on Weds or Thurs .....
How am I ever going to be able to prove my theory that there ARE at least two snowflakes that are alike, if every time I begin looking at them they are immediately covered. There is no way that anyone will ever convince me, with the billions and billions of snow flakes that have "kissed" us all in the past month, that there aren't at least two that are alike.
Trying hard to find a silver lining and came up with the thought that at least my roof is not in danger of collapsing - I don't think!
Maya Angelou's words can usually comfort me, but this quote, while a bit unsettling, is a perfect way to end this post .....
"Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."
Stay warm and safe out there, everyone.