I could write a long post about all the little things that went wrong today. It was just "one of those days." From the Internet being down at the college when I went to take a proctored exam that requires the Internet, to my "low fuel" indicator light coming on, to breaking a handle on a coffee mug while doing dishes... just one of those days. On the other hand, the Internet finally came up while I was still at the college, I made it to the gas station before running completely out of fuel, and it was mug with no sentimental value attached to it at all.
Near the end of the day, things went more smoothly. I gathered my first herb harvest of 2008, on the last day of winter, and we enjoyed fresh thyme on our roasted sweet potatoes. After I got bread rising in two loaf pans, I ran outside to take photos of deer down in the field at the neighbor's farm. For the past several days, I have seen these deer each evening at twilight and each morning at dawn. Often there are 12 of them, and many times they are enjoying the remains of last autumn's sunflowers. You can barely see three of them in the farther field on this "fuzzy photo."
A pretty moon is rising, almost full, and I was able to get a picture showing a tiny white moon against the clear sweet blue of the sky. I have been waiting for weeks on end to see a sky without heavy gray clouds, and the late afternoon hours brought that blue to me. So, it was one of those days... one of those days filled with the blessings of life in a quiet country house on a windy hill.
photos by Aisling, March 19, 2008, last day of winter