Date:         Fri, 31 Jan 1997 00:18:57 -0500
From: Alyce Cresap 
Subject:      notes from a country lady
To: Multiple recipients of list WORDS-L 

Late this afternoon I went downstairs to put out sunflower seeds for the
cardinals, who like to eat just before sundown. But when I went to the
kitchen door I saw someone else at the feeder--Bambi. A cute guy,
probably a yearling, was eating whatever seeds he could find on the
ground. He was only two feet from my back porch. I watched him for quite
a while, but then the dogs wanted out, so I unlatched the door and made
a little noise to give him warning. He looked up and saw me and then
pranced around the yard for a little bit. Yes, he pranced, lifting each
front leg high into the air. Then he strolled off toward the woods. I
let the dogs out when he was a little distance away, although I could
still see him, thinking they could have fun running after him. But they
didn't even see him, and the last I saw he bounded down the hill, white
tail flying. A fun moment or two in an otherwise dull day.

Today I learned that the snow starts to "crunch" under your feet when
the temperature is 14F. This is the result of a scientific study,
according to our TV weatherman. At temperatures above 14F, no sound is
made. Bonnie? Check it out, would you?

alyce cresap, books & ephemera
po box 20, germantown, ny 12526