Yesterday the news was all aflutter with a winter storm watch for western New York. Being a native to this area, this type of weather was not outside the realm of possibility, even considering the fact that we are a week and a half away from May. I refused to allow the thought of a snow day to even cross my mind, because as we all know, if you think it, it will not happen. When I woke up this morning, it was still dark, and although it was cold, the morning lacked that feeling of a silent, muted, snow covered morning. When the dogs came in from their morning rituals, they had snow on them, so I turned on the porch light and saw that there was maybe an inch of snow on the ground, definitely not enough to warrant a day off. So, I continued my morning ritual, drinking my cup of coffee and preparing mentally for the start of a new week teaching mathematics to adolescents with spring fever and the approaching prom on their minds. As I was finishing my cup of coffee, the phone rang. A robotic, automaton voice stated that the school would be closed today. I jumped for joy! So, today I will spend the day sitting and spinning and reading. This was a very pleasant and joyous surprise and something I will not take for granted. So now, without further ado, here are some photos from the morning, and some photos of my new spinning wheel!
|Macho in the snow...although he can go inside, he seems to like being outside in the snow. Go figure!|
|Macho with his icicle wool!|
|The view from my side porch of the April snow storm.|
|Riley checking out the new wheel, an Ashford Traditional!|
|Sabre approves of the new wheel.|