The traditional old wood structure that sits by every community ice rink. Battered green paint on the outside. Inside smells of wet wool too close to the heater. Kids everywhere. Little ones on double-bladed training skates. Older ones with hockey sticks or figure skates. Pairs of skaters, including Moms and Dads, skating hand-in-hand. with the required rowdy kids, playing crack-the-whip. A snapshot in time.
I know - it won't last long. But the chives are even up! Or at least they've reappeared as the snow has melted and receded. The peonies are up - the iris - the columbine - and the POPPIES! Birds are starting to sing - the Cooper's Hawk is back on campus - squirrels are chasing each other. It's SPRING, I tell you! SPRING!
Plus it's flooding season. Looks like it'll hit here next week.