This morning we’re experiencing our first significant snowfall of the winter season. It’s a beautiful snow that’s sticking to the evergreens and has weighed down each branch, as if mother nature has given them all an insulated blanket.
When I was a child, after a heavy snow storm, I would find young evergreens which had their branches weighted down to the ground. You couldn’t tell where the branches ended or where the snow-covered ground began. I would dig a small opening and crawl under the lowest level of branches and lay in my wintry cocoon. Mostly you heard nothing.
Now that Gavin is four, we’ll be searching for these young evergreens and we’ll show him how to create his own wintry cocoon. He’ll be dressed in his winter gear, and we’ll bring a sled.