Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bird TV

The cold was bitter and wild.
It felt like Winter had arrived
even though the leaves were
 still falling from the trees.

Early would be the word for sure.
Not even the birds had finished their flights.
Not one animal was prepared.
Not even me.

The boots were still in the attic.
The gloves and hats in the upper closet.
My coat was from Summer.

Still I managed to venture out into this fluffy world.
I had to get to the bird feeders.
They hang with silence without me.

Cold my fingers knew well.
Those gloves would have been friends today.
Scoops of seed made the birds visit.

As I walked back with snow in my shoes,
I noticed my cats sitting in the window.
Both watching with delight.
Their tails swinging back and forth.

I'd done my job even in the snow.

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~ JC ~


Brian said...

I wouldn't be prepared for that either!

Helen said...

Lucky kitty cats! Nice Magpie!

clairz said...

Brrr. We've been digging wool sweaters and mittens out of the cedar chest here in southern New Mexico and are bundling up in winter clothes we haven't worn since living in New Hampshire!

Keep making those birdies happy. You are such a good soul to all your animal friends.

Sally in WA said...

My girls like Bird TV, too.

LeAnn said...

Ack Ack Ack......

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, good for you! The snowfall record here has been broken for November. Two & 1/2 feet and still coming. My boots aren't tall enough!

christine said...

Yes feed the birds and then with the cat watch them come. Such a lovely way to spend a winter morning.

ellen abbott said...

the kitties need their entertainment.

Sue J said...

It's not good when it catches you unawares. Nice Magpie.

Sammy and Andy said...

We can't relate even though we try....our mama can though cuz she was born and raised in South Dakota where she says they got "tons of snow and cold weather in the winter".

We purray y'all will stay safe and warm. xxxxxxxxx

Kea said...

Such a lovely post, wonderful writing. The cold? Not so wonderful! We've yet to get snow here, but we're sure we'll get the white stuff very soon.

BTW, the mom doesn't have a car because her single income can't pay the bills and support the fur kids, plus pay for a vehicle. LOL. :-)

Kristen Haskell said...

"Buster Joseph get out of that tree!" When my feline sneaks out for live action tv that is what I have to yell and he actually looks back, meows and then does it. Loved your magpie!

Remington said...

We like Bird TV here too! I am so happy you got your shipment of snow. I am trying hard to keep up sending it to all of my friends. There will be more on the way!

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Lovely post and poem. I have been trying to get ready for winter, stacking firewood, buttoning up the house from drafts, putting out the Christmas light displaym (a bit Charlie Brown, but I tried.) A new addition is an electric reindeer out front. He is glorious.

signed...bkm said...

kitties inside warm and cozy...and happy birds....very nice...bkm

mania said...

Snow! what a delight.Enjoy your wonderful snow and stay warm.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We like Bird TV as well as Chipmunk TV. I like your story, too!
~ Anna Sue

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

as brutal as it was you still took care of the little beasts...:)

Mary said...

I'm not quite ready yet either!

Nancy said...

I'll bet the birds were so appreciative!

Tess Kincaid said...

My little bird friend are enjoying breakfast in the snow outside my window, as we speak!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
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Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
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Jodie Isabella

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