What a welcome sight our faithful sun was this morning. There it was, sending angel rays streaming through the windows, bringing in early morning sunshine after a week of bitter wind. I felt as if a rainbow had come and touched down upon me.
Our kitchen and dining room face the east, with walls and doors of glass. They let the sunshine in this time of year in slants and shafts of light that cast shadows and illuminate all that sit in its path.
In spite of the gusty winds and the hard pouring rain that overwhelmed us this week, there remains a substantial show of green here on the Cutoff. Birds are still flitting about; robins and nuthatches waiting in line to use the bird bath just outside the dining room window earlier and a cardinal flitting outside the den window, its happy chit-chitting drawing my attention. As I write, a blue jay is lording over the neighborhood. Our jays are bullies; bigger and louder and selfish, though they are so beautiful to see. It is a welcome sight to see them around these days as their population was in an alarming decline with the West Nile virus that plagued the area a few years ago.
I hope the weather holds out for all the trick-or-treaters this weekend . . .
. . . and for you and me.