...but is thankful for the birds,
the window, & the heart-yarn toy!
It is now early Monday morning,
after the blizzard
of 2010, and the side streets here
in Ellicott City Historic District
are still treacherous, looking more
like frozen icecaps than pavement.
And too, we are weary of being indoors.
The good cat food is now gone; I am now
reduced to turkey soup and arugula.
Looking out at those busy birds getting the last remnants
of seed from the feeder...and on the ground! This beautiful
red cardinal made me go running for my camera,
taking the photo
through glass and screen.
At dusk on the 6th, it was over.
The clouds came in against blue and coral;
trees were ebony swords poking skyward...
Two birds birds
on a wire with
another close by, at peace after
the driving snow, made
me feel the same way.