Friday, November 23, 2007

Procrastinating...


Today I will go back to the loom. It is always so hard to begin again! But I've already said that, haven't I? So here I sit, at the computer, uploading photos I took at the cabin while we were there for Thanksgiving. I took over 100 photos, most of them of sunsets on Wednesday evening. I've done that before too, haven't I? It's hard being original sometimes. But the sunsets at the lake are always stupendous! Maybe it's the altitude there. And the reflections help, too.

When we went up on Wednesday, it was quite warm, mid-60's, even up there. It has been a record-breakingly warm fall here. And dry. Even the cabin (which keeps the night temperatures, so is usually very cold when we get there) was warm. But after our sunset drive around the lake, the wind began to blow, and by morning there was about 2" of snow. About time! There have been many years that we had to ski in to the cabin for Thanksgiving. It stayed cold, so maybe it will really turn into a Colorado winter after all.

The cabin birds can always see us coming. A chickadee came to the window as we were unloading the car, then went and sat on the empty feeder. It landed on the filled feeder as I was hanging it. I swear she said, "It's about time you came up to fill this feeder!" They, and the jays, had it empty by evening of the first day. The next day we re-filled it, and there were the hundreds of chickadees, a half-dozen or more huge Steller and Pinon jays, nuthatches, and a woodpecker(!) spending their time trading spots at the feeder. This is the feeder, and probably the same (or related) chickadees and jays from the Winter tapestry.

I did what one is supposed to do at a winter cabin. Sat in front of the fire and knit a bit, looked at a few magazines, sketched some, did a few crossword puzzles, and enjoyed my honey!
Now, the cup of coffee is gone, so I must quit procrastinating and get back to the loom!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

we wish we were there! --R & A

tapestry13 said...

Kathy!
What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had--thank you for sharing it. I know the birds really enjoyed their "feast," as well!
Thanks for your comment at my blog, by the way.

Happy getting-back-to-the loom day!
Tommye

Anonymous said...

Kathy, the photos taken by your
cabin look wonderful; what a great
place to go to. I am so glad to
hear you have loads of chickadees
there. I love them, but since we
had a bad outbreak of the West Nile
virus here a few years ago, they
sort of disappeared. Now I get
elated when I just see one or two
once in a while at our feeder (or hear them somewhere in the distance).

Happy weaving. Odette

Anonymous said...

Kathy, the photos taken by your
cabin look wonderful; what a great
place to go to. I am so glad to
hear you have loads of chickadees
there. I love them, but since we
had a bad outbreak of the West Nile
virus here a few years ago, they
sort of disappeared. Now I get
elated when I just see one or two
once in a while at our feeder (or hear them somewhere in the distance).

Happy weaving. Odette

K Spoering said...

Wow, Odette, I didn't realize West Nile killed chickadees. We've had dead crows on our block from West Nile, and have very few chickadees down here in the valley, but I've never made that connection. How sad! Our cabin is at too high an altitude for West Nile, so I guess that's why there are so many there. I'm glad they like altitude - another thing to be thankful for!