Like a bird with broken wing
that has traveled through wind for years…
I sleep and my heart stays awake…
~ George Seferis
Another gray day. Another storm approaches. The weather folks have been steadily downgrading the severity of the storm since last night. There might be some sleet or snow, but we’re so far south (not far from Virginia) that rain is most likely. It’s the winds we’ll need to watch out for, I think. They could cause some coastal flooding, and for us that means flooding in the woods because the house, thankfully, is not in a flood zone. Or wasn’t in a flood zone under the old maps. The new maps might change that status.
The topsy-turvy weather makes it hard to get used to the cold. It was 11°F when I rolled out of bed this morning. It will be near 50 tomorrow, then back to the 20’s and 30’s with snow in the forecast for Saturday.
On the positive side, looks like we’ll be in the 50’s Tuesday through Friday next week. There will be rain with that (of course), but it will be nice to have the temperature settle down a bit.
Well, this is dull. I’m blogging about the weather. I’m afraid there’s not much else going on other than shifts here and there. Shifts in the weather, shifts in the wildlife, shifts in general. The geese (Canada and Snow) and blackbirds are on the move. Some of the Red-Winged Blackbirds appear to be settling in, their calls becoming part of the outdoor symphony.
Daffodils are popping up all over, and one of these days I need to get out in the meadow and clear away the grasses and wildflowers from the asparagus bed. I had a look at the garden while I was out today. I found it depressing. I couldn’t believe how many tiny pieces of plastic are mixed in the with the dirt.
It’s like that all over the property. The big pieces aren’t so bad because they’re easily cleaned up. But all the tiny pieces! Ugh. The only thing to do is take a bag with me whenever I go out, and start picking them up.
Enough of the doldrums. Life is good. Even cleaning up all the trash is good. It’s good exercise for me, and it means it won’t end up in the water or in the stomach of a bird or other animal.
Thank you for dropping in today. Sorry about the blahs. Things will be picking up soon. I’m sure of it. I hope your Wednesday was without blahs, and full of hope and possibilities.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂