Our library is still closed for the winter, in fact it won't open until July.
It was built in the late 1890s for a sum of $25,000. privately donated by Mrs. Martha Leavitt Jones, the wife of the founder of Sorrento. A splurge for the day I'm sure, but look how long it has lasted as it's intended purpose, which was to serve as a library for a community of 200 people.
It has a covered, arched porch on two sides of the structure, which is more visible this time of year without the leaves on the trees.
An old tradition is to paint the porch ceilings the same color as the sky to trick the wasps into thinking it is the sky, which keeps them from building their nests. Or to keep spiders from spinning their webs. And less Spring cleaning is needed!
Notice the layer of sand and grit still on our roads. They usually sweep that up sometime in the spring. One year it snowed the day after they swept and the plow truck laid down more sand. Maybe that's why they are holding off this year.