Friday, January 9, 2009

61 degrees

It was 61 degrees at 2pm.
This is January 9th.
It seems strange.

A slight breeze from the south-west felt refreshing
when I was walking in the sun.

The ice has melted from the little pond.

I could hear the Northern Flickers call to each other.

The Carolina Wren was waiting for me at home.
It is too early for nesting.

I looked about for bugs.
I only saw a gnat and a fly.

I sat in the sun and took my socks and shoes off.

The wind will shift. It will be cold again.

Today I just enjoyed the warmth.


TC said...

How did your feet like the feel of sunshine? ;~)

Q said...

Dear Tc,
It felt wonderful...the wind did shift and it is so cold now...the wind is strong out of the north. I am so glad my toes were able to get a bit of sunshine.

marmee said...

we all need these respites from the cold and to feel the sunshine on our faces/feet, wonderful!

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
It did feel is kind of hard to acclimate when the temperature swings 40 degrees in 12 hours! This morning it is so cold...19 degrees.
I am somewhat concerned for my perennials. I hope they keep sleeping.

Mary said...

Sounds lovely and warm there! I love both the wren and cardinal shots!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Today the north wind is howling and artic air is coming in. As the day unfolds it just gets colder and colder. I am snuggled up in my long silks and blanket and space heater...remembering a week ago and the warmth.
Glad I got out when I could!
We are on the up side of spring.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.