Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard
Much of the snow has disappeared on the driveway, but some is lingering on the decks. It was so wet and heavy that I only cleared a path leading to the steps. Simply staying put at home on Friday seemed the prudent thing to do and there are always indoor projects that need attention. The black flies were just barely making an appearance on Thursday, so I wonder (hopefully) if this change in the weather has decimated their ranks!
The Town meeting attracted 6 people, plus 10 attended by Zoom. Although fewer than 80 people voted in the election (30 were absentee ballots), all of the Town articles passed easily. In the only contested seat, Mike Coleman was voted into the Lister position.
As usual we had a lively Book Group discussion. Girl with the Louding Voice provided some interesting information about life in Nigeria and the plight of women there. We all were grateful for our lives here in VT. The meetings will still remain at 6:30 PM, but the day have been changed to Wednesday. We decided on the following books for the next three months:
5/12 The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia
6/9 The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
7/14 Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll
Birds return to the feeder as snow swirls
Then wind lifts daffodil heads with twirls
The ground that sprouted early green
Suddenly changes to hues of opaline