Tuesday, January 3, 2012
On My Walk This Morning
be very sociable birds. One of them I noticed only had one leg. As he hobbled along, I
saw that there was a light brown female, who never really left his side. As I stood and watched,
flight as they were very hungry. The water came on in the tree wells and they wanted me out
so they could take baths in the fresh water. Black birds really enjoy bathing.
air had this lovely, brown crunchy smell. There was the smell of the cold and the damp air,
but then the perfume that comes from the ground that is changing day to day. I read once
about a woman in the 20s that got cancer. She had these gardens and she knew that if she
could just crawl to the garden each day and lay on the ground the earth would heal her.
It did and she went on to come to the west coast and catalog every wild flower in the mountains
around on west coast so they wouldn't be forgotten. I wish I could remember her name.
I always think about that especially, after being sick for so long then to have my health return.
being so sick to not be able to walk and observe and listen and smell, is always harder on me than
anything. I do receive strength from being outside. No wonder I was such a poor student in school,
real life was outside.
the girls had a jail break. They busted out and ran to me. I laughed and laughed to see the shocked
look on their faces, as if to say, " How did we get here." Yesterday, we ended up with a 82 degree
day. It was wonderful to open the doors and windows and have some fresh air. We broke a record
that was set in 1905.
I am hoping that we won't have a year like Texas did in 2011, I am starting to get a bit jumpy. With
no rain in December, and no snow pack in the Sierras it makes you wonder. Then I read this today.
" The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.(Isa. 58:11)
I hope you have wonderful day this day January 3rd.