Martha Thinks

Thursday, January 12, 2012

On a Winter's Day

This has been a *very* unusual winter here in the Northeast. While last winter it was record-breaking in it's own extreme way with a snow day once a week, this winter has been extremely mild with no snow in the whole month of December and almost half of January. This is a flooded field in our sports-field complex near 3 schools. The town purposefully floods it with the intention that it will freeze and be used for a skating rink.

There are at least 2 spots in town where this is done and I think it is something so charming that brings the past to the future. Instead of finding a frozen pond that may be pitted with tree stumps and branches, this is a nice, flat and clean spot with pretty smooth skating when it's solid.

Typically by now the little ones with their pom-pom hats, middle-school kids with their hockey nets and high school kids in their blue jeans would be sharing this frozen space.
Unfortunately for the skaters as of January 11, this is what the "skating rink" looked like. But it did make for a lovely walk with Brady and Bono before Brady heads off to his next semester at the University of Illinois.

The geese are loving it and it was chilly but a refreshing way to spend some time outdoors. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
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