Ice and snow

A little snow and ice fell overnight.


Yesterday I made a path through the mud with old Christmas tree branches. The birds are making their own path of footprints.


Walnut brew left outdoors


Indigo dye project left out overnight


Sweet, furry Daisy seems to like the cool on her tummy.


 

Indoor dyeing

It's so cold that I'm restricted to indoor projects. This has put a halt to most indigo dyeing since I can't air any wet textiles outside. They freeze almost instantly, and trying to unpin them from the clothesline is really hard.


Frozen hemp


Right now my outdoor dye-work is limited to hurried picture-taking.


 

 



 

January wonder

Just when it seemed too cold for anything but cozy indoor projects, an outdoor wonder appeared.


 When the ground is frozen and the world is ice cold, I toss seeds and crumbs to the birds. Today this fine feathered beauty was waiting and watching the festival of sparrows and pigeons from the power lines



 Those feathers!



I think this is a red-tailed hawk.


What surprised me the most was that the birds on the ground didn't seem to mind him at all.  Also that he simply watched them for nearly an hour.

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