Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I Had Things To Do

My attention was diverted by a myriad of chores and errands yesterday and by the time I got around to blogging it was nearly bedtime and I figured I wouldn't have anything to say this morning so I didn't.  Blog, that is.

I picked the ripening Boxcar Willie tomatoes so that Durwood can pounce on them as soon as they've reached the peak of tomato perfection.  In slug news, the bowls of beer are still pulling them in.  I've got three more cans of that high-quality brew I bought last week so there's plenty of ammo left if we get a big rain and have to reload.

While we were having supper a hummingbird came to the feeder I moved right near the patio doors and stayed long enough for me to get the camera up, ready, and snap a few frames.  It isn't the best lighting or backdrop but see those tiny buzzing wings?  I love it, we love it, and sometimes even a brave oriole will come for a sip.  Durwood's picture is a little blurry but you can see the "big" oriole on the tiny feeder.  You should see them contort themselves to dip their bill into the sipper hole.

Last night I finally got time to sit on the couch with my feet up and knit a few more rounds on the Dobby Hat(s).  I'm glad I followed my whim and made the top striped.  I see more spiral striped hats in my knitting future.  I love the way it looks.

August 26--Tom & Pat Leeson, People in Forest.  The light in the forest was green.  All of the shades conspired to tint the very air with their insistent greenness.  Breathing it in made Sophie feel like her cells rejoiced, dancing with the heightened level of oxygen proximity to all the plants' respirations gave them.  She was conscious of the give and take--her exhaled carbon dioxide for the forest's emitted oxygen--a perfect symbiosis of woman and biota.  The bright sunlight of the clearing made her shrink back into the shadows but the chuckling of water over the rocks in the stream bed drew her out onto the fallen log that served to bridge the gully.  The benediction of the sun's rays fell on her head and shoulders as she balanced on the broad trunk.  She returned to the thick forest feeling welcomed back into its green embrace.

And now it's time to gobble some Cheerios and get dressed because I get to go to the chiropractor before work today. Yay, I love getting my bones rearranged.  It makes me feel taller for a few minutes.  Hasta la vista, babies.

1 comment:

Aunt B said...

Missed you yesterday but resisted the urge to make a panic call up there. I know you have a life outside your blog and sometimes need a day off. But you're so good about posting and I always love the pictures. And the little stories too!!