Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Celebrated in early February, Imbolc, also known as Candlemas and Groundhog's Day, marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring. Because it is a celebration of light, many people make or burn candles and have a meal of pancakes (the shape of the sun) on this day. We had a breakfast of homemade pancakes and strawberries on Sunday morning, and although February 2nd was a very chilly day, we had a glimpse of the coming Spring this weekend as the temperature rose to a sweltering 38 degrees! It was a beautiful weekend to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. I was extra giddy on Saturday because I got a 'snow day' (aka on-call from work!). Noah and I convinced Curtis to go on a hike with us to check on our little creek.

At the creek, we found lots of ducks also enjoying the heat wave.

Even as the weather gets bitter cold again, there is something comforting in the the thought that we have passed the halfway point and are on our way toward Spring!


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