Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nature Laughing

“Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."" ~ Maya Angelou

I was under the impression that this winter was to be a mild. Maybe we are just experiencing 11 degree night temps with 28 degree highs because we have not hit winter yet!? Work with me here!!! All I know is that it has been uncharactaristically cold. It didn't ease us into it - one day it is in the 30's and 40's then BAM your fingers are so frozen they can't open the clothes pin. It has been so cold that the river started to get ice on it.
Needless to say not much work is getting done outside. I have been putting those inside hours to good use though. I finished two pairs of Peekaboo mittens for the nephews for Christmas. I made an aka Red Baron Flies Again (earflap) hat and pair of legwarmers that a friend asked me to make. And I admit before I stuffed them away until after Christmas I did peruse the first of the seed catalogs.Yesterday I baked both carrot and pistachio muffins and froze them for lunches. I made taco soup, BBQ beef, rice pudding and corn chowder. Stick to your ribs and keep you warm forewarned....also sticks to the thighs, belly, butt etc.

Along with cooking and knitting I have been sitting and watching the birds...Some don't enjoy the scrutiny...Bird with attitude. I should clean those windows when it warms up some!


Sister said...

The bird pics are wonderful. Now share some of that stocked up knowledge and tell me what they are??

Maybe Mother Nature is getting all the bad stuff out of its system to allow you to have moderate weather for the real winter.?? Hope!

Anonymous said...

OMG the birds are wonderful. I love watching them here too, but I don't have gorgeous blue birds here during Winter. What bird is that? Our Eastern Bluebirds were here in October and early November, but haven't seen them lately.