Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In my little world

I have been under the weather—both, under a heavy blanket of snow that have had me dreaming with warmth and the color green of a sunshine filled world for days, plus recovering from a nasty food poisoning... vomiting, headache, diarrhea, fatigue, gastric distress and the like. Yucch! Not feeling 100% my normal self yet, but there's always a positive side to all negative... and that is, I got to stay home yesterday and today.


Although I was so weak I couldn't even move yesterday, I enjoyed my day watching the birds outside...


The Black-capped Chickadee... these little fellows love the snow... hard to find them in spring or summer around here, but comes winter and you'll see them all day in the garden, searching for food in the snow or flying from tree to tree with undulating and rapid wing beats. So precious.

I have heard that these birds are well known for their boldness near humans, so maybe they can feed from my hand some day? That's if I dare to go out, of course... for now, I much rather sit by the fireplace with its cozy fire and just enjoy the view from the window....

This is what I'm seeing...

Oh oh, and have I mentioned what I saw this morning? Ah yes, footprints in the snow! The Winter Troll? Yes... I'm still shivering just to think about it.

Everything was covered in snow; perfect and white and just too cold to go outside... so I went to the other window to check on those footprints. My eyes focused on the curving paths, and shivered just as I looked out over the side of the garden. More footprints.... yes! The cherub? It could not be!


This little cherub here.... he's a total rascal you know. Just look at his face! Could the footprints be his? I wondered. Maybe, he decided to walk around and get some warmth? It's been very cold here you know... I would not blame him for being pissed... 

I am annoyed at this cold too.  Every winter I dream and wish and dream some more of a little cottage in sunny FL. Ah the flower-crowned head of a bougainvillea resting on the roof of my little sun-filled cottage, and in the garden... in the garden would be a Crepe Myrtle and a Royal Poinciana, magnolias and lovely trumpet trees would be everywhere, and of course, my garden would be house to turtles and frogs and lizards I never get to see around here, and (alligators?) and armadillos and and and...

OK, you can tell my brain isn't working well, so I best be off now and have some rest and hopefully I won't puke again.... awful awful thing...




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