Warm...

… I slipped on a fleece and a pair of boots this morning and padded my way out along the path to the patio… this day is cool and humid and the chill of the metal chair easily penetrated my flannel pajama bottoms…. I didn’t stay outside long… just long enough to finish half a cup of coffee and cuss a few times at the blue jays as they hunted from tree to tree…

… a few took the time to land in the leaves that cover the back yard… red and brown and yellow… dogwood, pin oak, and poplar… the jays tossed the leaves with their beaks and pecked at the damp earth underneath before flying up to the tree tops squawking…

… the light outside today is unpromising… a soft, filtered glow shaped by incredibly high cloud cover… resulting in a shadowless kind of daylight that is neither cheery or warm…. it just simply is… but knowing the dynamics of how such a light is created doesn’t help the mood much…. Meteorology is a cold, comfortless mistress, I suppose…

… I guess I should have built a fire….

… today is definitely a day for flannel sheets and down comforters… and color – bright and warm – from something less spacious than the late-October sky…

… I so hate the blue jays…. especially in the autumn… they are the Mongol horde of the bird-world… relentless and daring…. cunning bullies who are too good at what they do….

… perhaps a steaming bowl of chili with cheese crumbled on top is in order…. something warm… something very warm…

by Eric on October 26, 2006 | Bullshit (5) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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hate bluejays as well. To bad they are so pretty when they are just sitting, which isn't often. "the collective" already chase them away from the finches, and wrens...

bullies is right.

Bullshitted by Armywifetoddlermom on October 26, 2006 01:14 PM

OTOH - we had a huge hornet's nest in one of our trees one year, directly outside the bedroom window... One morning, 3 blue jays were screaming like mad outside the window. When I looked out they were in the middle of tearing the thing to shreds. Within half an hour it was completely gone. Wow!

Bullshitted by Teresa on October 26, 2006 04:30 PM

I don't hate the wretched blue bullies. They're not unpleasant to look at and they are only acting out a millenia of instinct. That's not to say I don't dislike having a greedy horde of them chasing off the other birds. I don't love having them around but I feel kind of sorry for them. What an ugly life to have to lead.

And I have to say I'm impressed with Teresa's story. I've never seen a Jay do anything that useful. I would have liked to have seen that.

Bullshitted by Libby on October 26, 2006 07:59 PM

Sigh. I agree about the flannel sheets but right now I would give just about anything to warm my frozen feet on DHs legs. (I love him all the more because he lets me :o) He always gets deployed in the cold months it seems....

Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on October 26, 2006 09:00 PM

That chili sounds good.

Bullshitted by Sgt Hook on October 26, 2006 10:20 PM