Do you know that snow can be a lot of different things. I have heard that the Sami people have quite a few different words for it, in Norwegian we use adjectives to describe the snow. Today the snow has been kram which means that it is wet and perfect to form. After bearkfast Terje went out cross country skiing. "The day is so perfect, I plan to be out for a couple of hours" Terje said as he kissed me goodbye. Fine, I thought, two hours with my books and knitting until he is back and we can start our Saturday chores together - shopping, hoovering, baking.......
Before sitting down I had to fill the bird feeders though, and as soon as I came out into the garden I knew I could not go in again. I hadn´t made snowman in a hundreds years, not since I was a child, or at least not since the kids were toddlers, but once learnes it stays in your hands and fingers,
and soon the garden had new inhabitants, a snowman daddy, a snowman mummu and three snowmen kids, with sunflower seeds as eyes, tiny twigs as arms.
We are freezing, the dad and the youngest kid cried, and I was sent indoors to knit scarves for them.