Flowers in Winter
I have always liked flowers and I always will, but I don't think I have appreciated them so much as I do now. This fresh enjoyment all comes from simply living in Minnesota during winter.
Minnesota winters basically consist of snow from November to May. This being my first winter here, I am not sure of all the facts about a MN winter, but I can tell you that not only must we enjoy looking at snow for about six months, but some days are just excruciatingly cold, as in negative 20 or 30 or 50 or whatever. You get the point though. Its cold! And then when the warm days do come (positive 10° is considered warm around here) we get super excited. But it gets better! When the weather gets above freezing, like in the past few days, it gets even more wonderful. I have had the pleasure and honor of stepping in just a few "puddles" of water that ended up being like 7 or so inches deep. That makes for some rather cold wet feet. ;) So all in all, winter is wonder and snow is wonderful, but spring flowers are wonderful, too, because its just not something you will see popping out of the ground in winter around these parts.
I must give thanks where thanks is due. The flowers were given to my roommates and I from some of the guys in my class! Thanks, guys! Ya'll are awesome!
*Note: This post has been written for you, Mom, because you wanted to know what is happening around here. I hope you got a marvelous image in your head of me stepping in the "pond" that I thought was a "puddle". ;) Or you possibly even heard me scream another time when I stepped on thin ice (that I thought was strong) and fell through the 7 inches of water while classmates were watching. ;)