Monsoonal rains swept across the state last night and today......cold rains driven by a front pushing through, with thunder and lightening and howling winds. Last winter we had record snows, this winter almost balmy days interrupted by bouts of rain and cold. Interesting stuff, weather.
The dogs are restless when it rains, we take down them out ( we have great LLBean rain gear) but the thunder and lightening spook them.....I hear Bear, his claws clicking and clacking on the wood floors, he is ready for me to write.....he's not very happy, Calliou has to decided to visit his sacred office space. I think Bear thinks that collie is way too uppity, and he wishes he were younger......he'd teach Calliou a thing or two.
Even the birds knew the weather was going to be miserable today......they chowed down on the suet this morning.....the cardinals and woodpecker have a dance that they do, each flying to the feeder for a bite of suet, then going back to a branch on the persimmon tree, waiting their turn.
I gathered the last of the turnips today, big fat purple globes with creamy bottoms......mashed with butter and salt and pepper for dinner....not bad.
A really good guitar practice tonight.....productive and fun. All in all, a nice ordinary day in the bleakness of winter. A cup of hot tea awaits me, a warm cozy bed.
Good night, Sweet dreams