Last year by this time, we had been frozen.
Our green tomatoes were scattered on newspaper
to finish ripening and
the fire was lit nightly.
So far this year we've been pretty lucky.
We have lit an evening fire a few nights.
It won't be long.
The weather is turning ~ blessed rain.
I've filled the lamps and we have one by one
closed the windows against the chill of night.
They are now all closed.
The last was the bedroom:
to hear the river, the frogs, and the quail
both nesting and waking in the ivy trees
is something we relish.
(out our bedroom window & back door)
It is now time for a bit of reflection
by the warmth of the fire with a cup of
something warm to drink.
And so begins the season of inside,
a time to pause
and take notice of the things within.
I've been away for a bit
and I thank you for your patience.
Sometimes there are just those things that need tending to.
There was a nice weekend in Spokane
that I will share with you soon.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches