Sunday, January 3, 2010
Sunday Salon-Windy, Snowy and Cold
I am sitting here looking outside at my bird feeder, a constant source of delight for what seems to be an infinite parade of winter frequent fliers who are waiting in a holding pattern to land. No joke!! I think the entire neighborhood flock has descended upon my front porch for food. Owen Beanie (one cat) is loving the view as he salivates, clicks and grinds his teeth, flicks his tail back and forth while dreaming of a potential dinner. NOT! There are a variety of birds, woodpeckers, nut-hatchers, blue jays, chickadees and others I can't remember their names who stop by. It is cold, very cold outside and the wind chill makes it feel below zero today. The snow is continuous sometimes steady, sometimes swirling about without a destination. I love the snow, more so when I'm inside with a good book, or knitting rather than shoveling the driveway.
Today is the last day of my vacation from school and I go back to teaching the kids tomorrow. It has been a great break to rest, reflect and regenerate. I have read some good books, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters really took me by surprise. I didn't read the summary before, so I was quite surprised by the ghostly mystery I encountered. I might not have read this book otherwise, so I'm glad I didn't know about it ahead of time. How about you? Have you ever read a book without reading the summary first?
In true Sunday Salon fashion, today I am finishing the book The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. This is another fine read..tearful at times, but I have about one third left. I'll post a review this week.
I hope everyone has had a great holiday season. I am so grateful to have you as friends. Peace and happiness to you all in the new year.