(Picture taken a few minutes ago. Click to enbiggen and find the bird!)
~~~~~~In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me is an invincible summer~~~~~~
The snow has stopped. Finally. I know we've had a breeze of a winter compared with most out there. Funny how that entitlement sets in. As if snow was a direct affront to our green winter. When winters past here are the stuff of legends.
"We used to walk across the bay!"
"Seven feet tall, the snow would be. Right over the roofs of the sheds!"
And now we get a light snowfall and the outrage is tangible.
I was cabinned for 4 days. I know cabin is not a verb but I like to create my own.
I didn't get much done. I slept. I read. I watched Series 1 of "House". Old-Ladied (there I go again!) in front of the fire. Memories. Dozed. Got on the phone a bit. Lost internet connection. Fired off some politician letters mouthing off yet again about the lack of basic business infrastructure (Broadband, Fibre Optic) that has been promised for over 10 years for the outports. They don't realize how insulting it is for all representatives of government to Blackberry (and again!) me a reply. The usual. I don't have to relay it here. Polipromises as I call them.
Days are longer. Sun is actually in the sky at 5.30 p.m. I walked the dog around dusk yesterday as if taunting the day to elongate even further.
There are many birds here that haven't been seen in these parts through the winter. Ever. I haul out my bird book as they feed in my feeders. So many strangers. Finding my feeders.
It is good to be alive. Reaching out and touching the face of Spring.