Sunday, February 14, 2010
Back from Galena
I hope you had as wonderful a February weekend, filled with love and beauty, joy and love as I had.
It was the great backyard bird count this weekend....though we did not officially enter...we counted.
In one 15 minute segment of time we counted
It was bird central on our deck!
Early in the morning deer were walking through our yard looking for scraps left from the feeder.
I took some pictures of their tracks...so beautiful on the snow with all the shadows.
I wish I could show you how amazing the night sky is here.....brilliant with stars!
They treasure the darkness in Galena.....I hope that remains...For it is a wonder to behold....something you don't see above you in urban areas...too much light pollutions.
In the summer I love to sit on the deck and watch the sky...and watch for shooting stars.....But it is winter now....so I watch for tracks in the snow istead.
They tell a story but, I am not good at figuring out why all of a sudden the tracks stop...and mish around and then take off again...or when two different track bisect....who blinked I wonder....
In town there were many famliies enjoying the long weekend. It was almost festive. Of course I shopped..got some very nice jewerly.
In one shop..one of my favorite "junk shops" I found an old incense burner...so cool...with chains and charcoal and monastry blend of incense..but hey, I could be burning grass for all I know..it's in this funny looking metal can.....I'll give you an update.
I also bought the neatest copper and siver hammered plate with an Aztec figure on it....now where will I put that? I don't know but it called to me as did a painting of a half nude women draped in shades of beige,green,red,and periwinlke!
We love the merchants in town and visiting their shops is like hanging over the back fence. We know so many by now that they trust us with local gossip..What fun.
The best thing about our weekends there is how my hubby acts...like a young dude again. Money can't buy that. We are two happy people strolling the streets of Galena.
One lady said I was cute when she saw me trying on a necklace.
I smiled, then looked at my husband..."Cute?... I'm not sure about that?"
He looked at me and said, "It's harder for a woman of your age (grrr!) to be cute then to be beautiful."
I think that was my Valentine.