rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,
rejectomorph
flying_blind

Flockers

Shortly after sunset, I rushed out of the house to look at the sky because I had heard the cloud call of a migrating bird. It sounded as though it had been directly above the house and flying very low. I heard it call a couple more times before I got out, and once, more faintly, after I was outside, but the bird (or birds) had already passed out of sight behind the trees to the north. I was hoping to get a close view, while there was still light in the sky, as the larger birds usually pass over at night or fly too high to be easily seen. No luck again.

I saw quite a few birds this morning, but they were the garden varieties, and did they sound annoyed! They weren't expecting the sudden cold spell, and were loudly letting the world hear their complaints. They'll be lucky if they don't get snowed on by Saturday. So far, the clouds are keeping their distance, the tumbled masses crowding the mountains or hovering over the valley, and leaving the ridge clear. Though we had much sunlight, it failed to warm the air very much. There was one hardy (or foolhardy) bee buzzing around the plants in my front yard this afternoon. I doubt if she found much to gather. The flowers were closed up tight against the cold.

I just noticed on the LJ web update page that it now autosaves your draft every few seconds, as you write. That's handy. I wonder how long it stores the drafts? If a storm knocks out my power and I can't get back for two days, will it still be here? I hope I don't ever have to find out the hard way.
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