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Sunday, 8 February 2009

BLACKBIRD

The Blackbird sits on the top bough of the tree at the bottom of the garden. It hasn't any experience of snow so it must be relying on some sort of instinct. It is high up and surveying its domain. It may well be disconcerted by this new STUFF but it copes with it all much better than we humans seem able to.Here it is with a better surround. The local snowman is its only companion. Behind the two of them is the footpath into town, heading off to the left behind the hedge.It's amazing what you suddenly want when you can't have it. Luckily, I was snow bound with a bag of knitting, a sudoku challenge booklet, my camera, my computer, great cooking opportunities, wonderful company and a warm cosy home. But I missed Tigger and I'm sure she missed me. Boy! did she shout at me all the way home. Eventually D dug me out of the driveway and checked me to the local petrol station. From there I arrived home with a score of 20 Stobarts and a happy cat.

Still very concerned about the fires in my home state of Victoria.

Cheers Gillian






2 comments:

sue said...

The snow looks wonderful over your side of the world at the moment. The fires here are devastating to say the least. We had smoke here on Saturday until the winds changed. Brian Naylor and his wife were both found together in their home today burnt to death which is quite tragic isnt it. The total deaths is 106 so far. I have been listening to the radio from people who have lost everything, and from those who still have their families. I think this is worse than the Ash Wednesday fires too. I am glad to hear that you are safe in the snow and have all the essentials you need. The knitting looks wonderful.

Maari said...

Gillian, you are a legend. Thank you for reading my blog and making me smile :-) xx