Thursday, January 22, 2009
The freeze- thaw cycle continues.
Today we were on thaw.
The temperature is 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit.
The wind is calm. It will shift soon.
A cold front is moving in.
sending seeds floating lazily about the backyard.
Friday, January 16, 2009
into snow showers.
I sat outside with the birds for a little while.
It was very cold.
Lots of birds came to the deck.
The wind had spilled my bamboo.
A pile of white sand begged for a heart.
I sat a bowl of suet butter out for the Carolina Wren.
The wind shifted.
Cooper's Hawk came looking for lunch.
The sun came out.
I bundled up and went walking.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ice blue skies greet the afternoon sun.
I am grateful for the forced tulips.
They bring warmth to this chilly day.
The dish gardens are starting to bloom too.
The hyacinth are scenting the house with spring.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I want to come back in the spring
when the wildflowers begin to bloom.
when the dragonflies are mating.
Friday, January 9, 2009
when I was walking in the sun.
The Carolina Wren was waiting for me at home.
It is too early for nesting.
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.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I went walking in the little woods near my house.
I could hear the Robins high in the trees.
They were waiting for the sun to warm the ground.
Someone had made a wreath for the birds.
I heard a sigh deep in the woods.
The ice on the pond was breaking up.