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Snow Days!

Aaron and his first Snowman

My little grandson, Aaron, really enjoyed his “snow day” with his mom the other day! The first snowman that he actually helped with from start to finish was an exercise in imagination. For the last few years I have been the, ‘Oh No, it’s going to snow’ person, never looking at the positive side. Just seeing the danger on the roads, sidewalks and of course, the problems with snow accumulating on the tops of our greenhouses. But when my daughter sent me this photo of Aaron and told me his 3-armed snowman was sporting a tail and his name is “FRIEND,” I have to say I really wished I was there with them.

I hope that you to will be able to stop, slow down and smell the snowflakes; that is, just enjoy our Winter season. Put on our winter clothing, go outside, and just breathe. Walk around with kids and grandchildren, spouses, friends or just in solitude, and explore for signs of nature. Are those fox tracks or a deer? Just have fun! I know I am going to.  Tomorrow with yet even more snow in the forecast, I am going to go outside with my camera and see if I can experience the wonder that I know my grandson will see when he wakes up and looks out the window.

Posted by: Stephanie Fleming

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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