Cassi Creek: 28 December ended with rain and wind sounding a winter song underscored by the heavy background of rushing water and tumbling boulders. We banked the stove and turned in early last night. Early for us, anyway.
Today began as yesterday left off. The wind is gusting to about 10-15 MPH and pushing small cells of rain along with it. Gloria has fed the birds and squirrels. I’ve hauled in two loads of firewood and may bring one more in before nightfall.
We have nowhere we have to be, no urgent tasks to accomplish. It is a good day for reading, for enjoying the pleasure of each other’s companionship and love.
We plan to have pho for dinner tonight. We have the perishables on hand and a base broth already on the shelf. We have deli roast beef, suitably rare and suitably thin, so that it will cook quickly in the soup bowls as the broth is poured over it. It’s good meal for a damp winter’s night.
Loki is curled up in front of the stove, impeding foot traffic. The wind has died down as the afternoon progresses.