When I was a kid, and there came a fresh snow, I would put on my boots, take the dogs and just go! To see what kind of tracks we could see, which amounted to rabbit tracks, and maybe bird tracks, and mice. It was a whole new world..even though I had been over every of acres and acres many times before, it seemed new when it was snow covered. If the snow was heavy on fence posts, or on a limb, or just anything, I did not hesitate to take a bite of snow from it. And we always made snow cream. I don't think I would do either now.
I have not seen one of these owls since 2012! I would love to know why they stopped passing through. It was nothing to go out there and see 6 or 8 or 10....that remained during the winter. Then there were none. Not one single one.
This started out just something to sew without thinking...totally did not think I would like it. But I did like it. It was finished in 2006. I named it River of Light. it was a quilt as you go string block. the only consistent thing was the yellows, the yellow sashing...and the black strip next to the yellow. None of it was really measured, so it really surprised me that the black strips came so close to matching up in most cases.
Now, I would have loved to had the plums in the previous post, but wow! What I would not give to have these. I have finally found an orchard that has them, but the past two years they did not produce. I so wish instead of cutting down the crabapple tree I had, that I had grafted these and one or two other varieties on to the tree.
I could not get a clear shot. Even though it did not seem to be paying any attention to me, I was afraid to risk getting closer. I think I would have had the same situation to deal with no matter where I was.
It is actually 2:43 as I get this ready to post tonight. It has not stopped snowing today and the snow has drifted. I have not even attempted to shovel the sidewalks yet. I figure why bother when it is still snowing. The young man across the street shoveled his early and now you would never dream it had been cleared earlier.