I did take views from my window on Thursday, Jane! I did, honest. It's just that, as usual, good ideas don't immediately materialise into anything in my land! I got home from school on Thursday in thrall with the blue skies and light afternoon and also absolutely shattered. I curled up under Ripple and let the suns shine wheresoe'er they pleased, as long as it wasn't too close to the green sofa... Half of the house has been sick this week, and a quarter of it is off on his first school trip next week, so it's been a tad fraught!
Days in the Frozen North are starting to whisper Spring in their lengthening, despite the fact that on Thursday the warm sun was punctuated by two very heavy snow storms that swept over the Lough. The wind that blew them in was so strong that the snow snowed upwards. And then suddenly it was all gone. Spring will come!
Here's a view from just inside the window; friends have just delivered it. They made us a family coat of arms for the Meadowplace! It is very humbling to see yourself reflected in others' opinion of you, especially if you fare quite well therein! I don't see the huffing and puffing and thumping and bumping in this (not so) little work of art, but then I suppose neither do they! I'd like to think that Jesus was at the centre of who we are, and that hospitality is a sign of the Kingdom here, but maybe this will hold us that bit more accountable to the ideal.