Friday, December 11, 2009

I B Sick

In 48 hours in bed, this is what I've seen:

sunrise, sunset, moon rise, bare trees in the woods, squirrels gamboling through tree branches and thundering across the metal roof of the bedroom, all manner of birds at the 'bird tree' (a cedar stob that holds 4 feeders), bluebirds checking out their box (they roost there when it's cold), Phoenix climbing the screen on the porch, Scat taking a sun bath, Lenny and Togo racing each other up the cat walk to sit under the skylight on a beam, skunks eating sunflower seeds on the ground, raccoons skating on the ice of the koi pond, a baby coon playing with an acorn on the skylight like a toddler plays with a ball, cows from
Angelo's pasture walking the fence line, a coyote slinking through the woods, a stray cat rolling in the dirt, birds skittering from trees to the ground like falling leaves, clouds wafting by wispy and low and looking like snow....

here's what I've heard: cows lowing, horses nickering and whinnying, birds singing, cussing, and warning each other, cats purring, talking, and fighting, Scat throwing up, owls hooting in the woods, wind soughing through the trees, raccoons growling and bickering, skunks squealing, the rubbery whoosh of tires on the road, the hum and whirr of the heating system, a movie
Excy is watching in the old part of the house.

And now, so you don't think I've gotten too poetic, I have to drive into town and go pee in a cup.

22 comments:

Jayne Martin said...

LOL! Oh, my dear... You live in paradise. I know, because I, too, live on a farm in a beautiful rural area. Right now I'm looking out my window watching two deer munch their way through what's left of a large strawberry field. Sorry you're sick. Hope you feel better soon.

Lanie said...

Awww. Poor thing! I hope you feel better soon too! So glad I found you this week. Your farm sounds divine. I am up for the country life, tired of this ole city. But it is where the work is and we are blessed to have an income right? ~Lanie

e said...

I was wondering what had happened...

Sorry you've been ill, and I do hope it is nothing horribly serious. Please keep us posted when you can and feel better!

Eva Gallant said...

Take carre,girl!

Deborah said...

OHHH :(
I sure hope you feel better soon. But I have to admit, for being sick, you wrote a beautiful post!

Deborah said...

Hey 100 followers, I just noticed! Congratulations!!!

ReformingGeek said...

I hope things are better soon. Don't let the coyotes know you're down!

Krimmyk said...

I love the imagery even though you are under the weather. Get well soon my friend!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I hope you feel better really soon!
hugs hugs

Secretia said...

With all that you have gone throught, you are an amazing woman to me. Feel a lot better soon.

Secretia

My name is PJ. said...

You are blessed to be fairy tale-like sick...or sick in a fairty tale-like setting!

But the unexpected ending added just the right amount of punch! PERFECT!

Feel better soon!!!

Chris said...

I can't believe you can write like that when you're sick. Actually, I can believe it, it just makes me jealous. Feel better soon.

Jewls said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest...hope you get feeling better soon!

Midday Escapades said...

Aw, I hope you feel better. Tell you what, see those pretty pink and purple flowers in your Gorgeous Blogger Award in your sidebar? Those are for you!

Thanks for popping over to my place. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!! Here's my Sharefest link to my Follow post: http://bit.ly/5hre0m

ScoMan said...

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you get well soon, but it sounds like a very beautiful, peaceful area you live in.

天真 said...

first catch your hare, then cook him........................................

plainolebob said...

Bless you, and BIG HUGS
Take care, and see you soon.

Tricia McWhorter said...

Hope you feel better soon so you can really ENJOY all those wondrous critters that keep you company.

e said...

Hi Whye,

I got the award and list up. I hope you're feeling better. Thanks again.

Tam said...

Hey I was wondering where you were! Hope you're feeling better soon...but if not, you have some pretty neat sounds and sights to entertain you!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

I hope you find yourself on the mend soon

strokeofliving said...

I'm glad that you're reaching out to us mid-recovery.

I know you'll pull through this just like all of your other procedures. You have us, Excy, your friends too keep you occupied. Before you know it boom, your up-and-at-em.

((Hugs)) my friend!