Tuesday, January 15, 2013

the swept path.............

This path got snow packed before I could get out and clean it but I did the best I could this afternoon.  There's always those places left after the snow blower has been used - the little path to the bird feeders, to my cottage, to the storage shed, those little places that need a little more care.  And the broom is the one to do it.

There's kind of a peace and satisfaction to cleaning my little paths with the broom.  The rhythmic swish, swish, swish, swish takes me back to when I tagged along grandma as she made her little path to the cellar to get a jar of something out for supper.  The brush strokes were so neat and even when you looked back at where you'd been. It's isn't a chore to do this but a connection to her.                               Diane

6 comments:

purplehaze said...

Kinda invites you to make a snow angel doesn't it!!!!

Name: Amanda said...

Sweet memories. Also, I love your new header! xobean

Laurie said...

I love how the simplest things can bring back the most fond of memories.

June said...

Have you been as frigid there as we have been here Diane? I wasn't able to get the front walk shoveled after the last snowfall the other day either and now it is rough and scary.
That will teach me to procrastinate.
sending hugs...

Tammy said...

I like your new header. Be careful while you are out there swish-swish-swishing. :) Hugs, Tammy

Jayne said...

How lovely that you have that sweet memory as you sweep your own path.