Saturday, January 29, 2005

Carolina Sunshine & Ice

Here in Carolina we have gone from what we call "Shirt Weather" to "Triple Coat Weather" in four days time. We wear Cotton year round, but are wishing for the fancy TripleTherma stuff we passed over in the Christmas Catalogs. So, we manage. Two pair of socks, pajamas under our clothes, a shirt, sweater and the cotton coat and ziplock bags over our sandals.

An Ice Storm moved in early this morning. A Neighborhood Transformer woke us as the lights blinked out then on, making the computer and printer chatter words I won't repeat. Everything's cancelled and we spent the day watching huge icicles creep longer along the eves.

A large flock of Migrating Cedar Waxwings spent the afternoon eating every berry and seed in our tall trees. They were dressed in Carolina Winter Dress,,,three pair of socks,,,pajamas under their feathers,,,ziplock,,,

This evening a new Rain Front has moved in and the ice is sliding off the house making a WHALLOPing Noise that makes the cats wild-eyed. A Pizza Delivery arrived at six. Wrong house. The Delivery person slipped and slid away into the dark Whalloping night.

So there it is. On Wednesday I spent the day Trekking at the Zoo. It was Seventy Degrees and everyone was enjoying Sun Puddles, even the Birdbath- size Turtles on the River. The Bees were doing the "Lost Bee" Dance all over a tall Flowering Apricot in the Botanical Garden. Blooming Helebores! Today it was "Freezing" and the Carolinabees were wearing ,,,,,,


Annieptigger said...

Oh this was so delightful and wonderful to read. It just makes me want to send you a huge sweater made of thick fleece with a high turtle neck so you can bring it up to your ears if you need. It makes me want to make you a fluffy scarf to wrap yourself up to keep the cold out~!
Thanks for the wonderful blog. I enjoyed the pizza delivery boy delivering pizza at the wrong house. Poor guy.

Glad you fiqured this all out and now I know you should make this journaling into a book. You are sooooo good at writing..
Keep up the good work.. Will be anxious to read your next entry.

Annieptigger said...

Today is January 30,,so where is your next entry?

zeldamax yoshi said...

good 4 u. when is your book coming out?? cant' wait. you will be published. just type it up and send it to the publisher. then you can move to vermont and become a writer k,,, with writers block