This has been a season of changes for me. I tried to get one last jaunt in my kayak but the wind and water did not cooperate but I am fortunate that I can see the water from inside my home. I even rearranged my living room (again) so I can see the lake while I am sitting watching TV (as long as the night has not rolled in yet). My sofa was just too tall for me to sit and still be able to see over the back to see my favorite reason for still being in this cold weather.
I have been in bird shock for three months as my favorite bird, the golden finch, disappeared from my feeders. Imagine feeling abandoned by wild birds. I asked many people and have called the Bird Store several times and I get the same reason. There is so much natural food for them like berries and nuts that they are not coming to the feeders. In my 21 years here, this had never happened before. I finally gave up my search for them after all this time and a few have come back occasionally. I surprised myself that I was so depressed because I could not see my favorite birds and I missed their molting back to the duller colors of the females. Yet…I have many other different birds like the Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch and Black Capped Chickadee. I am human and do not like change but I am accepting the change (do I have a choice?)
This year is also the year of the Canadian Geese. I awoke one morning and when I looked out; I saw an armada of around 200 geese in front of the beach. They were not pooping on the beach though; they kept putting their butts in the air as they were pecking at grass under the water. My local geese were there but the bulk of the geese were migrating south so they were stocking up on food under the water. One morning I was up early enough to see them all fly in formation to the lake and then watched as they parted in groups to different parts of the lake to feed near shore. The migrant ducks were here for three weeks but they have since left because of the cold, I think. I really am fortunate and have no reason to be disappointed in anything yet I do miss the antics of the golden finch. They gave me a reason to always be looking out the windows.
Do you have a loved one who only likes practical gifts? This article gave me so much info on things that I did not know existed. Even if I am not aware of how to use them, someone younger in my family will know. Imagine their surprise to get one of these items and the knowledge that I will also receive. Who knows, maybe I will get one of these for me.
We are in the midst of a lot of preparation for Christmas. One preparation that you may not be aware of is the energy you can use in preparation for the Winter Solstice. I was not aware of just what an opportunity we have at this time. Do you remember 12-12? Well, Archangel Gabriel is giving advice on how to use this powerful time to your best benefit. I know this is adding another thing for you to do but it can be as small as 2 minutes a day and you will be rewarded greatly. Let’s bring in the LIGHT.
Do you know someone with dyslexia? A font has been created just for them to make it much easier for them to understand what they are reading. Isn’t it great that we live in a time of such great inventions? Pass the word along.
Here is a perfect example of how tragedy brought out compassion and love in 12th graders. The children are not aware yet of the greatest lesson they ever learned from their beloved teacher. This is the true meaning of Christmas.
Ok, Ok, I am going down memory lane. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Do you remember your Christmases as a child? We thought it was agonizing to wait soooo long for it to get here but we certainly did a lot of smiling.
Love and Light