Stillwater Diary, May 21, 2019

This photo freaked me out!

If you look carefully, you can see what appears to be a giant goldfinch trudging up from the creek. 

Apparently, I caught this bird flying toward the feeders at the moment his wings closed. At first, I thought I’d serendipitously snapped a fox or some other critter. I had a half-second where I couldn’t figure out what I was seeing!

Today is a writing day. I should get a lot done, since keeping our satellite internet alive is a challenge due to the snow. I have to keep sweeping off the dish with a broom, whereupon the snow falls onto my head and down the back of my neck.

I can’t go out and play in the snow, because I broke my toe the other day. (I stubbed it on the coffee table. Go ahead, laugh!) I can barely stand to wear a shoe, and boots are out of the question! 

Maybe this is the universe telling me to stay inside and get the book done. I’ll try to obey.