We still have snow on the ground! It’s melting fast though, and will probably be gone by tonight. I hope it comes back soon.
The kids went sledding after church yesterday. Kids everywhere were sledding! We drove a bunch of back roads home from church, and in every town I saw sled tracks down huge hills and kids pulling sleds through the snow. Such a novel thing, this October snow! Maybe by January the kids will be bored by snow. Maybe. I don’t remember ever being tired of snow when I was a kid! Me and my brother Steve, we built a lot of snow forts back in the day.
The trees around here were damaged by the snow. A lot of trees! It was a wet, heavy snow, and the trees haven’t lost all their leaves yet. Driving around yesterday, I was sad seeing all the broken branches! I would have cried if I wasn’t afraid of appearing looney. Oh, and then last night we watched “Captain America.” There’s a scene towards the end where soldiers are running through the forest. There’s gunfire and explosions, and I think I saw a maple tree get blown up. Then I was sad again! No people actually died in the making of the movie, and if a movie shows animal trauma the movie-makers are quick to assure us that no animals were harmed during the filming… but what about the trees?! Poor trees.
I didn’t plant any more trees this year. I showed self-control, even though I was sorely tempted every time I drove by a tree nursery or saw a baby tree planted in someone else’s yard! I’m afraid I struggle with covetousness.
My trees are doing well, by the way. My sugar maples were absolutely gorgeous this fall! Do you know what I thought yesterday, as we were driving around and I was noticing trees? I thought how my trees will stay and grow old with me, even after all the kids have moved out. Do you know anyone as tree-obsessed as I am? I thought not.