Sunday, December 26, 2010

We've got snow we've got snow we've got snow!!!

photo by Di Rose
Hooray! Snow! Finally I'll get to gaze upon the rosehips surrounded by a blanket of white.  We'll haul out the sled and head over to the tobogganing hill, get really exhausted and head home for hot cocoa.  I look forward to these days all year, and we hardly get much snow, so I do a lot, a lot of waiting.  When the city world turns white, we are blessed with a fresh spirit, one of surprise, delight and joy.  One of my family's favorite things to do when is gets cold, but particularly when it snows, is to make pinecone treats for our squirrely friends.  Take a pinecone and with a knife spread it thickly with softened natural peanut butter.  Then pour out about 1/4 cup of birdseed onto a piece of waxed paper.  Roll the whole thing in the birdseed and then wrap the waxed paper gently around it.  Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to harden the peanut butter.  Then place them outside where the squirrels can find them.  Keep your eye on them if you want to watch the squirrels' rapture when they discover them!
Photo by Steppinontoes

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