Picking up
Thursday January 30th 2014, 11:19 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

It rained! Two nights in a row! Not a lot of rain, but, actual water falling out of the sky!

I finally blocked the waiting Lisa Souza Tahitian Blue shawl.

It was one of those moments, picking the finished piece up this morning, looking it over, swirling it onto my shoulders, having not till that moment been exactly sure how it would come out, where you think, Wow. This is one of the prettiest things I have ever knitted. This is what I had hoped for. (Thank you, Lisa!)


This evening, a single dove arrived and pecked quietly away alone on the deserted porch, and I looked at it and thought oh honey–you’re a sitting duck. Don’t you know that having no random helter-skelter in the way of the chase is exactly what a hawk wants?

But Coopernicus came in the long way across the yard and the dove happened to glance back over her shoulder just in time and somehow she beat him.

Or else he wasn’t really trying, as he curved around to land on that chair again. He exchanged glances with me, lifted one great foot then the other as he turned and then he took off towards the redwood at great speed.  He was dead serious about not being late for dinner tonight.

Y’know? I could get spoiled….

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Yay. We got rain with a show last night. Lots of lightning and thunder …was soooo good to see(and hear)

Comment by Ruth 01.31.14 @ 9:29 am

your California rain came down as about 3 inches of snow for us last night, with more predicted to arrive later today — I hate shoveling it, but like the fact that I won’t have to wrestle hoses out to water the trees because of it

glad you are feeling better — good to hear you’re knitting!

Comment by Bev 01.31.14 @ 10:01 am

So happy to know you are knitting, and Coopernicus is doing fly by’s just for you. OK, maybe strutting his status, but still I don’t think it’s a coincidence he shows up for you. Enjoy!

Comment by DebbieR 01.31.14 @ 2:41 pm

“Actual water falling out of the sky.” I know what THAT is, ha!

Happy to enjoy your Coopernicus stories.

Comment by LynnM 01.31.14 @ 4:31 pm

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