After yesterday's surprising 14°C at 4pm, and last night's warm wind, we woke to 6° at 8am and no water anywhere in the house.
This morning, there was no husband, no water, a fox at the chicken coop, a dog with self-inflicted diarrhoea, two children bent on killing one another with my boot trees, and a mobile phone that had given up the ghost. Despite this, we did manage to get to school within two minutes of the bell, and in pretty good order.
On the way home to wait for my heroes from Sicea, the water company, I snapped this little survivor of the snow, and hope that I will come out of this blooming as well.
Scilla, Carmine Superiore, February 2012