A recent post called Hope and despair in pictures from A Thing About Joan truly resonated with me. March is a crazy, unpredictable time of year in the Midwest in general and in Wisconsin specifically. We’re used to snowstorms or a light dusting of snow (like today) or beautiful 50 degree days that we experienced just a few days ago. This leads to a lot of melting of the now ugly gray-brown snow. Long gone are the days of the first white snows that stick to trees when we are all moved to say, “But it looks so pretty.”
As a family we LOVE getting outside on these first warm-ish, above freezing days. Daddy O. and I even walked to a nearby restaurant on Friday night for a fish fry date night with two other fun couples. It was so nice! Earlier that day my kids had fun riding big wheels and bikes:
Image of HOPE – first nice day of March 2014
An even better image of hope was the reprieve from Wisconsin Winter that Daddy O. and I enjoyed on our Kid-free Fun in Phoenix Trip.
Image of Hope – SUNSHINE and Striking views of Chihuly exhibit and scenes of Phoenix, Arizona.
Images of despair from winter are probably best captured when I discovered that our indoor weather station DOES display negative temperatures, though I was a bit confused by this display:
Image of despair: looking at my weather station during the polar vortex
I guess I have HOPE that today is only in the 20’s, although I am bummed to be dealing with hopefully the final head cold of winter. I decided to spare you the image of my red-Rudolph-ringed nose and wastebaskets full of tissues.
One final image of hope is a recent colorful drawing from big sister. Aren’t we all looking for rainbows and possibly our pot of gold on Saint Patrick’s Day?!
Image of Hope: A Rainbow for St. Patty’s Day
Have a wonderful day! What do your images of Hope and Despair look like? Thanks for the inspiration Joan. Link back to her awesome blog to share your posts!