Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Good Morning



Up too early because of a misdirected text, but I have proofreading to do anyhow, so it is okay. The full moon is setting on the buildings, turning them all into a spooky wedding cake, which I would have missed if not awakened. The leftover ice on the driveway looks like molten mercury, flowing down the tire ruts.

It is so bright that I had to stop on the stair landing to figure out what I was seeing.

We had a nice chat via text...getting up early was well worth it to have a chance to talk to my far-away boy.How wonderful the technology that lets a mom in upstate NY talk to a boy working within sight of the US Capitol.

And because I was up early because of the text I heard something fall at the sink. When I got up to see what it was I saw something....something black....lolloping across the heifer pasture hill.

I couldn't figure out what it was. Long, very dark, pretty close to the size of my dog or a fox...too big for a raccoon or a skunk. But humpy like a mustelid.

I watched until it went into the heifer woods. Then I realized. It was a fisher!

Although they have been seen on the farm, I had personally never seen one before.

So between the nice chat and the strange animal it was well worth getting up early.



5 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Serendipitous, indeed. I'm glad you're having such a good morning!

Cathy said...

The "snow" moon. You got it! Hubby and I watched the moon shadows last night.

As for that fisher. Wow. I guess you're just barely in their range. Followed your links:
" Fishers mate 6-8 days after giving birth and delayed implantation makes gestation nearly one year." Yikes!

Terry and Linda said...

I hope your cats are okay!!! The moon was just lovely the other night here, then the storm came in, but still I understand...LOVELinda
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lisa said...

Must be moon week, JB posted the moon and you and I did this morning. Hope everything is good up on the hill(mountain).

threecollie said...

Rev. Paul, lol I paid later...had to go to bed at 9:30

Cathy, sure was a pretty moon. As to the fishers, they have been extending their range a lot in recent decades and have become downright common around here. Several instances of them even coming into cities and going into buildings in towns. A lot of mustelids practice delayed implantation.

Linda, I hope all those storms you are getting fill up your water table so you have a good farming year.