Why Lemony?
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February 19, 2004

something green

The girls and I wandered outdoors today like a family of sleepy bears just up from hibernation, awakened by the fact that the toy room (the coldest room in the house) was actually bearable to play in. Outside, they immediately found mud and covered themselves in it, and I went around theraputically pruning last years growth from roses, sage, a bed of perennials (sp?), and sawing off the bottom round of limbs from our monster christmas tree in the back yard. It felt really good to muck around hacking at things and smelling my favorite piney smell from the branches I was cutting. And I saw something green, maybe daffodils and some other small bulb that has naturalized there, poking up from under that fancy pink flower tree- it's been so long since summer that I've forgotten the name of it! Anyways, those little green things were pretty brave to put their heads out here before its even March. I hope they don't get blasted when it gets cold again. Maybe I should cover them up a little to protect them. But I sure am glad they came out. Foolish, brave hope in the melting snow. My little friends cheering me along to make it through till spring.

Posted by Bahiyyih at February 19, 2004 05:03 PM

Youre a child of my heart. It reminds me of me hoping for little plants to poke their heads up. Right now there is too much snow but the birds are singing in the morning and today was in the mid forties. What a joy after so much cold.

Posted by: Patty at February 19, 2004 06:53 PM

Isn't the tree called mimosa or some alcoholic beverage? I do that (sp?) thing after a word I'm not sure about too - We're such twins!

Posted by: Layli Elena at February 19, 2004 09:45 PM

Yeah, Bill confirms that its a mimosa- isn't that a girl scout cookie?

Posted by: Bahiyyih at February 19, 2004 11:49 PM

Dearest Bahiyyah,

I hope that those perciouse first stirings of spring are not in the least dampened by any amount of snow that blows. It is the perfect time of year to start forcing Paper Whites in the windowsil. It is so wonderful to hear your voice through your words, Stay warm! The Fast is approaching! your bro, Nate

Posted by: Nathaniel House at February 21, 2004 05:56 AM

Nate! It's so lovely to hear your voice too! How do you manage to put so much love into so few words? Thank you. Please tell me how you are and what's happening in your life. I miss you! your sister, Bahiyyih

Posted by: Bahiyyih at February 21, 2004 10:58 AM

Mom says that's a Formosa, which she says is also a country - Wait, she's changing her mind. Maybe it's Samoa. Whatever.

Posted by: Layli Elena at February 21, 2004 03:03 PM

Samosa I think. It's the one with coconut and chocolate on top and a hole in the middle.

Posted by: Bahiyyih at February 22, 2004 10:37 AM