I thought today I would chat a bit about home.
This is a garden house for the birds, and probably my favorite with the tiny china bird
on a nest perched on top. Birds have yet to nest in this home, maybe this will be the
year, who knows.
It's a holiday for some, Presidents' Day, the day on the calendar now honoring
all American Presidents. It used to be a celebration of George Washington's birthday,
things change! As this is not and never will be a political blog, I rest my case.
Staying home today is just like many other winter days. It's dreary, cool, raining off
and on, but tomorrow and the rest of this week promises to be warm and sunny again.
The weekend was fabulous and I did some required garden chores in hot sunshine
under a cloudless deep blue sky.
Yesterday, early evening, we enjoyed a glass of wine of the front porch with a
neighbor - sharing travel stories - until the coolness of dusk arrived and I had to
reach for a sweater.
Yesterday I actually saw a pair of wrens flying around the gazebo with dried leaves
in their bills - goodness it's much too early to be picking home sites and building nests!
This winter I hung some of my bird houses in the fig tree out front - along with
feeders and a few lanterns with battery operated candles which light up at
dusk - and fortunately they've held up well through the drastic weather changes
this season brought.
So, off to do some Monday kitchen chores - making leek and potato soup
(a good day for soup of any kind), and trying a recipe I recently found for
mushrooms and polenta. I'll share later if it turns out to be as tasty as promised.
Tonight is my Tai Chi class. It continues to be very interesting. . . . . and difficult!
Practicing alone between classes is hard but I'm enjoying the class and will continue.
I'll miss three March classes whilst in Patagonia so will have a lot to catch up with
on my return!
Yes, going away again soon. Always fun, but thoughts of home will
accompany me on this exciting expedition adventure. . . . . . .as always.