Friday, February 19, 2016

The Best of Winter

It is another beautiful, still winter's day with a cloudless and deep blue sky. Even though I've almost gotten the second baby quilt ready for the machine quilter and I want to get it to her before I go away next Tuesday, at -3C, I had to get out on the trail,
How could one turn down a day that looks like this?


Definitely warm enough for the open trail today.


Recently, I listened to a program about trees and how they cooperate together to survive, and since then, I've taken to talking to them when I'm out. Even before that I often would stop and breathe in the woodsy air having a sense that they were breathing with me. Call me crazy!


I made it to the part of the trail where I'd seen this nest last fall. I heard that the birds don't come back to them. I wonder.

 There's always a pretty shape to catch my eye. The hangers on.


And of course a little visit with my friends. When I stopped to take close ups of the leaves they appeared in a little flock of eagerness.


So, no creative sewing or knitting today. This is enough.


I've got a sausage and bok choy minestrone soup simmering which I must go check

Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Mereknits said...

You are not crazy at all, I talk to trees all the time. When one of mine was a bit sick, I chatted with it everyday and patted down the trunk. It is healthy now!
Meredith

Mystic Quilter said...

What a wonderful walk to take. Like Mereknits above I don't think you're crazy, I think we all might benefit from talking to nature. Wonderful to see the little bird taking food from your hand, is this one that you regularly feed? I have two back birds which come pretty close to me but don't think they'd take the next step and actually feed from my hand.

Jo Ferguson said...

Sometimes a clear day and fresh air is all you need.