Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunny October Day

Up before dawn as usual. Temperature hovering just above zero. Fed cats, put fire in then got my morning coffee. Yesterday was just beautiful. Not a cloud in the clear blue sky and when I looked at the thermometer it was 15 degrees. Can't ask for better than that this time of year.

I finally got to do some more stuff outside yesterday morning. Rolled up the garden hose and now that's put away for the winter. I put the rest of the garden ornaments away, emptied pots and have them stacked ready to store in the greenhouse, raked leaves, not many left on the trees now but loads on the ground. Every time I get leaves raked into a pile, as soon as my back is turned, the chickens kick them all over the place, lol. These nice warm sunny days they spend a lot of time on the deck stretched out basking in the warmth of the sun.

Then some friends dropped by for coffee. After that I pretty well relaxed for the rest of the day as I figured I'd done enough. Getting over this cold nicely now and didn't want to overdo it as I'm apt to do.

Golden Glow of Sunrise on Jay.

13 comments:

Carin Fuchs said...

Your 'worldwise looking' Jay is wonderful.

Up before dawn as usual? Are you serious? Is there any way to change that weird, strange, againt human nature and utterly nasty habit of yours? LOL LOL LOL

oldcrow61 said...

lol Carin. Am I to understand that you're not up each morning at 4:30, like me. Tut, tut, lol.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am up at 4:30 am sometimes. That is if I am 'left over' from the night before! LOL LOL LOL LOL

Carin Fuchs said...

S... not again, sorry forgot to sign.

oldcrow61 said...

Ahem, forgot to sign again? Maybe late night and not enough sleep, lol. (big grin here.)

flydragon said...

Glad you're feeling better. I'm an early riser too, but not quite that early!! Love that jay.

Tattyanne said...

Glad that you are feeling much better OC. Its surprising how these colds can knock you off your feet! TC Tattyanne X

Tricia said...

Seems a day for many waking up early - despite our time differences. Our clocks went back an hour in the wee small hours of Sunday!

Glad you're taking it easy and still on the mend.

Lovely soft sunlight on your J - nice one OC :)

Juli said...

sounds like a perfect day :) I miss getting up so early, my best time to wake is between 3:30 and 4:00am. the days are grand regardless but there does seem to be something missing in them for me.

Sometime, if you feel the urge, would you post pictures of your greenhouse ?

Cicero Sings said...

Not very early risers at this end ... between 7:30 and 8:00 in the winter ... earlier in the summer. We rise with the sun!

That is a great jay picture!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Great photo of the bluejay. I did garden chores too. Enjoying the last nice days before they are replaced by snow and ice.
Marnie

J said...

Shame! ;0) Your Cluckers were just trying to help you rake the leaves. *snort* Glad you feel better.

Gallicissa said...

Your Jay looks a different bird in that light!