I have always been energized by thunder storms. I love to stand outside with the wind blowing my hair every which-a-way. I have been sitting on the bench by the backdoor watching the leaves twirling from the trees and going everywhere the wind blows them. Winter is the time I can access how well the trees are holding up on the property east of my property. I can see broken limbs now as the leaves twirl around.
Because of the warmish weather, I did get some gardening done yesterday. I planted a few things and moved things a bit. My yard has certainly gotten away from me. Sigh!
I also have a thing for kingfishers. Except in the city living, I have always lived near water that houses one or more kingfishers. I have always loved them. This morning as I took the back road into town, I saw my little guy sitting on the wire looking over his domain. It makes me happy to see a thriving bird population nearby.
My birds are eating from three feeders now. Of course, I am having the usual difficulty with squirrels. The red bellied woodpecker "talked" to me the other day, and I saw the suet was low. Usually I only have the downy woodpeckers this time of year. The bigger ones usually wait until real wintry weather to check out the suet and sunflowers.
I finished my pillow. It fits the comfy chair perfectly. I should have made the pillow inside a bit longer, but it still works.
I am moving along slowly on my sweater. I did try it on and I am about four inches to the finish of the body. I am pretty sure I am going to have ample blue yarn. It was a total crap shoot whether I would. I know that the math is supposed to work, but I never rely on math anymore. I think it is going to be a rugged everyday sweater that will service me well.
I am also knitting baby hats for a friend's unhatched grandbaby. Her daughter is coming the second week of December for a visit. Some of her friends are having a baby shower for her during that time. I can't stand it when there aren't any homemade baby things, so she will get two baby hats from me.
I am going to go sit outside some more. Uh-oh. The sun is shining a bit and there are black clouds on the horizons. Not a good sign. I did see rays of sun peeking through the clouds driving home. That's when I noticed the low clouds swirling around.
My grandmother once told me I was born in a thunderstorm. That is probably why I get so energized and excited when I feel the energy of the storm brewing. Even Noodles was acting squirrely.
Keep your eyes on the skies. Keep your eyes on the weather. Keep safe.