I just bought this gorgeous paper cut on Etsy. This is likely to be the first letter of the new baby's name -- and if not, it's still the first letter of mine.
At dinner last night there was a lot of animated discussion about the arrival of spring. Our friend Bonnie showed Luke where it said "First Day of Spring" on her calendar. "It's going to be spring at 8:22 am tomorrow," she told him. He was suitably impressed.
This morning when he woke up, his first words were, "It's spring today!" He ran to the window and looked out. "Hey, there's still snow on the ground!" he said, extremely put out. "Why is there still snow on the ground? Will it be gone later today?"
Further discussion revealed that he'd expected to see green grass, leaves on the trees, and flowers in full bloom. If only it worked like that. I don't expect him to be comforted by this paper cut L bursting into bloom I just bought him but, well, it comforts me.
I almost sprang for this one, too:
The artist, who isn't named on the site, works with rice paper in the traditional Chinese style and has almost two hundred paper cuts, some of them incredibly intricate, in her shop.