barely balanced



I liked the way that these tall piles of snow managed to stay upright, nestled in the branches of this tree in our front yard. In the afternoon light, it even had a bit of a glow.

This photo was from Sunday. Now, remarkably, much of the snow is gone. We had a warm stretch, and lots of rain, melting and compacting the 2 feet of snow from Saturday down to maybe 4 inches. I thought that much snow would stick around for weeks! 2 years ago, we had a winter where the snow just kept coming, without the melting in between. There were a number of roof cave-ins around the area from the weight of all that snow. I like the quick melting snow much better!

Speaking of balance, I’m having a bit of trouble getting all the things done I need to do. It’s been another crazy stretch, with all kinds of commitments left and right. Valentine’s Day stuff for the kids. Work stuff. Home stuff. I have an early meeting in Boston tomorrow, and then I will collect my mother at the airport. The house is a mess, and I still haven’t found the guest bed. And I really, really want to share a story about a Big Thing I did last week. But I need to go to bed!

I also feel compelled to say that now that I’ve publicly announced my intentions to post every day this month, it suddenly feels like more of a burden to post every day this month. I know that’s sort of silly, especially given that I don’t actually *have* to post every day this month. And I certainly don’t need to do anything spectacular when I post every day this month. But now I have this strange compulsion to repeat the phrase “post every day this month.”

Did I mention that I need to get to bed?

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4 responses to “barely balanced

  1. Remember, posting every day this month could just be posting a post that says “post”, maybe with a picture of a post, if you have one. Or a postbox. Wait, you’ve already done that for friday fotos. But a signpost would work. Or failing that, maybe some pasta. I mean vowels don’t really count, right?
    … Maybe I should go to bed too.

  2. Oh! But I meant to say, this picture is beautiful, and I’m intrigued by your tantalizing hint about the Big Thing you did.

  3. I could never post every day for a month. I did it for 10 days once (in response to prompts) and I enjoyed it but was also glad when it was over. I strive for three times a week.

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