Snowgirls, snowboys, and one snowcat

Snowboy Dylan, made by Susan today, January 15, 2013
These are my grandson's eyes and sunbeam hair.

Yesterday was treatment (I have cancer). After, I climbed into bed about three in the afternoon and slept until dinner. I woke an hour for soup and headed back to bed until 7:30 this morning. That’s a lot of sleep! 

I wake with a smile, feeling strong and fresh, and head for my chair to sit quietly for a while. The window blinds in our home pull open from the top and we keep them partway down to see trees all around. As I enter the room, I notice lines of white on the branches. It snowed!

I live in north Texas (USA). With luck, it snows once or twice a winter. It rarely lasts more than a few hours.

I quickly dress, head outdoors to build snowboys and snowgirls using natural materials from our garden. 

Snowgirl Gwen Monet Varga

Snowgirl Isabel Bacchus

Snowboy Maxwell Bacchus

Snowgirl Brooke Burkhart

Snowboy Ryan Burkhart

The snow melts quickly. Impermanence. Transition. No snow left, and one more idea. Snowgirl Isabel becomes Snowcat Jeanne, a girlfriend living in Ohio.

Snowcat Jeanne Desy

I wrote this post on January 15, 2013.