Cold Snap | crookedman's Blog
I've hit a low with going slow in the snow. Picking through the ruts of ice on my bike, I don't like.
Waddling when walking.
Pied Wagtails on the park reminded me...
When I was a boy one Christmas day I made sparrow traps out of snow in the garden, baited with bread and seed. When I got lucky the little shallow tunnels I'd dug would collapse in on the sparrow, making them flutter it off as they took flight, chattering grumpily. Nothing's as beautiful as a bird shaking snow off.
I could do that. I could take on the mean eyed robin that patrols the end of my garden.
Except he's way too smart to fall for the bread in a hole trap.
My daughter has been praying for a blizzard in the hope that they close the schools. Health and Safety rules. Except today she fell over on the ice and hurt her ankle. She's not so sure now, but still fancies having a lark with snowballs in the park. The last time I hit her with a snowball she burst into tears, but it's fine if she smothers me. I'm expected to fall over and get pounded; avalanched. But it might stop her playing Minecraft for an hour, so in the name of Good Parenting I suppose I should take the beating.
For the sake of fun.
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