Seems like I remember that phrase from my youth…a song? A Cartoon?
Anyway, it’s been awhile, but that is because I have such limited internet and cellular. All my internet and phone activities have been drastically reduced, and it looks like it will be that way for awhile yet.
We return from Q and make our way down the 7.7 mile dusty road back to CLR. Up the hill we go and with no observers I back into my spot within inches of where I was last time.
We pick up a new blue mat while in Q. My patio has been inlarged!
In the middle of the night I wake to howling winds and WS rocks like never before. In fact it has been VERY windy, with rain and cold most days since I returned, until yesterday who the weather returned to beautiful. The old timers here say it’s the worst wind they remember. I don’t know what the gusts were but I’d guess 40-50 mph on and off for days and nights. We rocked but we didn’t roll!
Seeds just blow out of the bird feeders and the feeders just blow to the ground, so I don’t use the feeders but just sprinkle bird seed on the ground. The little birds remain plentiful except during the very worst of the winds. (Where do they go, anyway?). I don’t see how they manage to fly. Those little bundles of feathers are more hardy than I imagine.
Bird feeders at a calmer time.
During a lull in the wind we walk to Colleen and Fred’s house, and I thank Colleen for watering my plants while I was gone. I haven’t told you about my cactus garden yet. Maybe next post. I also planted a few herbs in pots and those babies really did need watering.
Joy and Shiloh usually love the wind and enjoy staying outside sniffing it, but even they had enough after awhile and preferred being inside, plus with those big gusts often they had to be inside anyway. I did a lot of reading. I’ve been reading Patricia Cornwells “Scarpetta” series on and off for many months now. I finally finished the….I think it’s 24 book series. The main character, Kay Scarpetta, is a Forensic Pathologist, and through many of the books she is the chief medical examiner of the state of Virginia. Very interesting…if gory…stuff, because the author has a background in the same field.
These re are the last three of the Scarpetta series that I read. I would have loved to read them in order the way they were written, but that didn’t happen.
It was a good time for soup.
Veggie soup with dumplings on top.
As of yesterday the windy weather broke and it’s calm and beautiful again. Last night I had a campfire and watched the sun set behind Wandering Spirit.
Notice the star near the top of the picture?
And of course it’s not complete here without another amazing sunset.