Every February I keep a careful watch on one of my favorite plants. Arnold's Promise is a beautiful witch hazel that brings bright golden blossoms here in the dead of winter. The blossoms are a cure for the winter doldrums. I cannot tell you what uplifting sight it is. This February magic never fails to excite me. As an added treat, the refreshing aroma fills the air with the slightest breeze. When I open the front door I can smell the witch hazel and every year it is a breath-taking moment.
In addition to such a great outcome for the injured player, and Arnold's Promise fulfilled once again, we have had several days of record-breaking warm and sunny weather. Life is good. So very good.
We set up a temporary office for the injured player in the dining room. The Golden Girls have maintained faithful vigil. No matter where he chooses to sit Nurse Ellie and Nurse Lucy lie as near to him as possible, alert to his every need. [OK, they are at least there if not so alert.]
We feel truly blessed with every single golden day. In fact, even the cloudy days are golden to us right now.