Monday, October 23, 2006

Winter is winning

“Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting and
autumn a mosaic of them all.”
Stanley Horowitz

Today fall and winter seemed to be battling. There were times of blustery cold wind and rain and then the sun would shine. The wind has just about blown all the leaves off the trees so autumns mosaic is almost done.

I started feeling sorry for the birds and put out their seed, hopefully the bears will leave it be. I think they appreciated the easy pickings because as soon as I came inside they were already at the feeders.
I have had a migraine that will just not go away and so I have just sat and watched them.

Mr and Mrs Cardinale showed up. She must have been having a bad feather day because she did not want her picture taken. Trust me I tried and tried and tried.

The little black capped chickadee

Is it a grosbeak, finch or a redpoll. Somebody please let me know.

The tufted titmouse

The thought of picking up the knitting just makes my head hurt worse. I did finish a pair of slippers which I gave to a friend of mine and I am now working on a pair of gloves. I just started the thumb gusset on the second one, so if I get rid of this headache today I should be able to finish them. So to have something fibery, I have been reading about Rhinebeck. I could have gone but I didn't. I didn't need anything but it is fun to go just to be by that much fiber all at the same time. Next year the house will be done and I can do MD, Endless Mt. and Rhinebeck till then we need to work thru the stash. So I need to go take a nap and get rid of this migraine so I can start.

1 comment:

Terri said...

Love the pictures of the birds. I stocked up on some seed for the feeders myself today. I love watching the birds.