Wednesday, January 13, 2016

contrasts



The weather was crisp and clear this morning. The river water catches the sun and it shines like moonlight against the silhouettes of the trees.



We had a scant amount of snow fall overnight.



...and today the winds have caught up with us. On my way to the henhouse, I grab my earflap hat that I knit from handspun Icelandic Sheeps wool. As I slip it on my head, I think of how many years ago I made the hat, and how it has worn so well. It seems to get better with age.



The sky is bright blue, without clouds at the moment. The wind will bring them, soon enough. I walk past the old tree and wonder if some critter is asleep..curled up in one of those cozy holes in the trunk. I used to think owls slept in there. If I were an owl, I would inhabit that tree.



Glancing up in the other direction, I notice the eagle. Probably looking for breakfast. I tell him to move along, and go fish the river for his breakfast...leave my chickens alone!



Back inside the cabin, I stoke the coal-fire in the woodstove. It will be a good day to stay inside and finish up some projects...



...or maybe start a new one!







2 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

Your poor chickens. I have never thought about an eagle taking a chicken. I always think of them as scavengers or fishers. That shows you how much I know. Our river is just going back into its banks. It has been so weird here weatherwise. I guess you could say it was continuing with the weirdness. Maybe it is the new normal. We were out birding in this cold wind. I could have used a hat with earflaps. I had my earmuffs on under the hood of my coat but brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Your wool work looks so cozy and the coal fire sounds cozy too. Keep warm.

Cathy said...

Lovely to catch up again...Hope you are ready for snow!!

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