Friday, January 1, 2010
It is quiet here in the forest today. We don't watch games or parades, so the only sound to be heard (other than cats and dogs snoring) is the crackling of the turkey roasting in the oven. Mr. Sunflower is reading in his chair, and I plan to follow suit soon. I am reading a fabulous book about Kit Carson and the story of the settling of this part of the west: "Blood and Thunder" by Hampton Sides, if you are a student (or fan) of the southwest.
I took myself for a long walk this morning. I started by following the deer tracks that began just outside our house, and followed them several acres down. Mr. Sunflower found them happily munching on the dead sunflowers in the yard this morning around 5 a.m. Times must be tough...I have no recollection of them ever coming in to graze during winter. I feel so fortunate to be able to be part of their world, invited or not.